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Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a ceremony held yesterday at Chahar Chenar Palace for introducing acting minister of commerce and industries Ajmal Ahmadi and Kabul mayor Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz by praising Ajmal Ahmadi for his works, personality, capacity and commitment to the country and his developmental vision said Ahmadi has had key role in reaching Afghanistan to first position in the field of reforms.
“Like Abdul Hameed Zabuli, Ajmal Ahmadi in close cooperation and coordination with private sector will change Afghanistan to an exporting country,” President Ghani said, adding that as a result of close and good cooperation with private sector, the country’s exports will reach to $8 billion by 2014. Regarding to new Kabul mayor Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz, the country’s President said:
“Ahmad Zaki has worked in framework of ministry of urban development jointly with the American Sasaki Company in the field of Kabul city development and knows problems and can find ways for solution.” President Ghani further said that municipalities should be changed to responsive institutions so that Afghan citizens witnessed principal changes in short-term The country’s President by stressing that their architecture should reflect national and Islamic culture as cities were representing the people’s culture added national and Islamic values were their continued bases and attention that have been paid to construction and renovation of mosques in the past four years was unprecedented in the history of Afghanistan. Afterwards, the newly-appointed acting minister of commerce and industries Ajmal Ahmadi spoke and by praising the country’s President for trusting him said cooperation with private sector, changing Afghanistan to an exporting country and supporting from expansion of industry were three principles that would be paid further attention by his ministry. He added that the level of exports should increase by seven folds and culture of service among employees of the ministry should be strengthened to reach their clear vision.
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with his Georgia counterpart, Ms. Salome Zurabishvili at the Presidential Palace, BNA reported the other day. In the meeting, both sides discussed expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries, peace process, elections, joint counter-terrorism, regional connectivity and role of the Georgia’s security troops within NATO- RS mission in Afghanistan, the agency said. President Ghani lauded the Georgian president and her accompanying delegation for implementation of the agreement on opening Lapis Lazuli route, and facilitating Afghan shipments cross through the route and the Georgia’s forces’ active role within the frame work of NATO-RS mission in Afghanistan, the source added. President of Georgia reaffirmed the continuation of her country’s comprehensive cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields and pledged the expansion of economic and trade relations between the two countries. He suggested that the two countries’ delegations should travel to each other, in order to expand bilateral relations, and invited the country’s president to pay an official visit to that country, the agency continued. President Ghani accepted the invitation of the President of Georgia and he would travel to that country at an appropriate time, the agency said.
 

Sunday February 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah have expressed their grave sadness over the demise of the Dr. Mohammad Sharif Fayez who passed away due to critical illness, he was suffering few days ago, Bakhtar News Agency said Saturday. In part of his massage, the country’s president said late Dr. Fayez has worked as the country’s minister of higher education and chief of the American University of Afghanistan and played his role as an educated teacher in enlightening the society and providing the young generation with the jewel of science and knowledge, the agency quoted. “His death is a big tragedy for the scientific society of the country,” said the president. The president prayed for his departed soul and great patience to his bereaved families, said the agency. The country Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also expressed his deep condolence on the Dr. Fayez’s death and said he was the founder of the American University of Afghanistan and one of the country’s great scientific-cultural personality who passed away, recently. The CE said his demise was a big loss for the country’s cultural society, may his departed soul remain in peace.

Sunday February 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Karen Decker in a meeting with the country’s Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh welcomed the government’s efforts for brining reforms in the electoral body and amendment in the electoral law and hoped implementation of the reforms could help the process could go forward transparently, a statement from the Vice-President Office said Saturday. The vice-president thanked the deputy chief of mission for her country’s cooperation in war on terrorism and reconstruction of Afghanistan and asked for further expansion of cooperation and strategic relation between the two countries, according to the statement. VP Danesh assured Karen Decker on a discussion expected to be held soon to bring reforms in the electoral laws, said the statement. After assuring on the process transparency by Sarwar Danesh, the U.S. deputy ambassador said Afghanistan international partners, particularly the U.S. and the United Nations Political Office to Kabul were fully trusted in the leadership and management of Afghan vice-president to the electoral reforms and amendment of the electoral laws, the statement said. 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Deputy minister of youth affairs for information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with scouts delegation of SAARC member countries. In the meeting, expansion of cooperation between deputy ministry of youth affairs and the delegation was discussed.
Briefing related to programs of the deputy ministry, Dr. Sadat said that deputy ministry of youth affairs for information and culture wanted relations between Afghan youth with youth of various countries in particular scouts of SAARC member countries in various fields. Meanwhile, the delegation assured of its cooperation with the deputy ministry of youth affairs.
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Recruitment in-charge for Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was arrested by National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel in Kabul city.
NDS’ press office by releasing a statement issued BNA, the National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel arrested Abu Obaidullah Mutawakil the recruitment responsible of ISIS group, who used to work as a lecturer in a university and was also a prayer leader in Sheikh Mohammadiha Mosque from fifth precinct of Kabul city.
Mutawakil has so far recruited hundreds of youths in ISIS Khurasan ranks and has deployed them in Nangarhar province, the statement added.
It is mentionable that, Ahmadullah, the second son of Mutawakil also joined ISIS group earlier this year and is actively operating in ISIS ranks in Nangarhar province.
Based on information of National Directorate Security, Mutawakil’s nephew Asadullah known as Abdul Ghafoor had also joined ISIS and carried out a suicide attack two months ago in Kabul city.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Foodstuffs and health packages have been distributed to 1000 displaced families in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
Sayed Faizullah Sadat director of counter-disaster office in Jawzjan told BNA correspondent, the families have been displaced due to insecurity from Faryab province and insecure districts of Jawzjan.
The foodstuffs and health packages have been provided by TECCA office located in Balkh province, Sadat added.
Some of the families asked from government to ensure security situation in their areas.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday February 9, 2019

KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) Afghan Commando Forces by launching a special operation succeeded to release five people from Taliban’s jail in northern Kunduz province last night.
Col. Abdul Qayoum Nooristani in-charge of publication in special operation of army corps told BNA correspondent, the special operation conducted by Afghan Commando Forces with support of Afghan air forces in Kharoti village, Chahar Dara district of the province, in which five people released from Taliban’s prison.
Three suspects were arrested, two Kalashnikovs, a rocket launcher and some light weapons have been seized during the operation, Nooristani added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, 09 February 2019 10:23

10 ISIS Fighters Killed Due to Air Attacks

Saturday February 9, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Over 10 loyalists of Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during air attacks in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, the ISIS fighters have been targeted by Afghan air forces in different parts of Khogyani and Roudat districts of the province.
The ISIS adherents were busy on organizing a series of terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and killed, Khogyani added.
It has been said, there were no damages on part of civilians at the end of the raids.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating seven round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several deadly incidents in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
Also, two weapons storages have been discovered by Afghan security troops in relevant areas of Koot and Acheen districts of the province.
Local officials in the province claimed that ISIS and Taliban groups have been used the weapon storages in their terrorist activities.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday February 9, 2019

ASADABAD CITY (BNA) Clashes ongoing between Tahrik-Taliban-Pakistani and Taliban fighters in eastern Kunar province.
Recently, six members from both sides were killed during the clashes in Dangam district of Kunar.
The clashes has started yesterday and continuing now.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA reporter, until now six terrorists from both sides were killed and five others were wounded during the conflicts.
According to reports, during the clashes dozens civilians were forced to leave their houses in Dangam district.
Already, clashes took place between Tahrik-Taliban-Pakistan and Taliban fighters in different parts of the country, in which both sides sustained casualties and hundred local families left their houses.
M.A.Ansari
 

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