24 March 2017

RSS Facebook

Saturday, 18 March 2017 11:59

CE, MoIC Congratulate Journalist Day

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) CE Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and the leadership of the ministry of information and culture warmly congratulated Hoot 27 (coinciding March 27) as the Journalist Day, BNA reported the other day.
According to the agency, Dr. Abdullah, congratulating the day to the journalists and media outlets and hailed their efforts in protection of the country’s national interests and values, not less than the security forces. “Journalists and media, in the last 15 years, tried their best to institutionalize freedom of expression and implementation of the new and democratic values and victimized their lives,” said the CE as quoted by the agency. He said terrorists didn’t spare any effort to massacre journalists everywhere found and threatened them to prevent their activities in the way of providing the mass with exact information, but they dared any threat and danger to continue their activities, the agency quoted.
He said the government leadership would provide full support to the journalist and the media outlet with all force possible. The agency also reported that the leadership of the ministry of information and culture also congratulated the day to the country’s entire journalists and media outlets and called freedom of expression and press as one of the major achievements in the country, particularly in the recent decade. The ministry of information and culture calls supporting media as one of its top responsibilities and remain committed to provide better ground for media activities, based on the country’s law, through which any citizen could get access to accurate information.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani heard the reports of the presidential administrative affairs performances presented by the related leadership in a meeting held at the presidential palace the other day, his office said.
According to the statement, the president, after hearing the report, hailed them for their hard work to institutionalize governance system through a data management system and bringing reforms and emphasized on the simplification of the administrative process in the center and other provinces of the country.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Ghani received Herati elders, representatives, Members of Parliament and members of the provincial council in the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, his office said in a statement. According to the statement, the elders and representatives spoke of problems pertaining to environment, security, health, education, and society. They also aired their suggestions on these issues. To start with, MPs Eng. Manawar Shah Bahaduri and Masooda Karokhi commended President Ghani for his concentration on important public projects, especially the Salma Dam, Chesht-e-Sharif road and other big projects which were recently started, the statement further said.
They expressed their problems with respect to increase in criminal activities, diminished urban services, paucity of Pashto textbooks for Pashto-speaking localities and nomadic people’s inaccessibility to schools and health facilities. They demanded the President‘s attention in order for these issues to be addressed, the statement added. Haji Mohammad Shah Khan and Haji Ghulam Faroq Khan, in turn spoke on behalf of Herat-based tribes. They reassured the President of their commitment of supporting the Government and National Defense and Security Forces, under all circumstances for defense of Afghanistan. They stated their satisfaction with activities of the Judiciary and Attorney General Office, reiterating that positive reforms should be introduced in the rest of Herat province institutions.
They asked the President to provide Herati cadre with opportunities of contributing to the Government which will enhance a sense of national collaboration and support of Herati people to the Government, the statement continued. Pointing to the recent dispute between head of provincial council and appellate prosecution directorate of Herat Province, they asked President Ghani to pay attention in addressing the case. They appealed to the President to grant pardon to head of the provincial council on the case of misunderstanding. Afterwards, the President thanked the Herati elders and representatives for supporting plans and programs of the Government. He said that compared to any other place; he has paid special attention to Herat during these two and a half years.
On case of head of Herat provincial council, the President said that he got the message, adding that though the issue is related legal and judicial institutions. The President also talked about organizational reforms, saying that all cadres around the country will be picked out and hired in the earliest. President Ghani asked the representatives for their cooperation with the local administration in prevention of corruption. He assured them that their suggestions will be attended to by the concerned institutions. The President said that the Government is focused on development projects in addition to security. He added that Herat province will be connected with neighboring countries through the opening of railways, therefore, it will turn into a commercial hub.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting held at the presidential palace the other day, with the senior security and defense forces’ officers hailed their efforts, a statement from his office said.
The president according to the statement hailed the security and defense forces efforts to eliminate the militants in different points of the country and thanked the international partners’ cooperation and support to the country’s security forces, particularly in the Warsaw Conference. He said 2016 was the year of military and the country’s security troops could foil all strategic plots of the enemies. The president said he has no doubt on the country’s forces victory, as definition between foe and friends was clear. “Any one takes arms against the system is our enemy and should be eliminated.” According to the president, the next four-year plan would bring reforms in the security force and change in force use equation, a plan would help the country get developed and stabilized.
“This is not an internal war as it might have been ended if was a civil war. Now, we are in the fight phase of fighting international terrorism,” the president told the officers. The president instructed the ministry of interior to provide the list of those officers who are expected to be promoted and emphasized that no interference should be allowed in the security and defense forces. President Ghani promised that the facts behind the military hospital would soon be released as researches were continued in this field. According to another report, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah, Abdullah asked the security forces not to allow any political and grouping activities within them, his office said in a statement the other day. At the meeting held in the ministry of defense headquarter on Wednesday, the CE said Afghanistan has experienced a hard and challenging security year, but the enemy failed to reach their targets. He also said the country’s leadership has distinguished definition between foe and friends and those fighting against the system is the enemy of the Afghans, said the statement.
He blamed the Taliban for any destructive and criminal activities being launched by other terrorist groups, as he said the Taliban has provided ground for their activities in the country. The CE instructed the security institutions for further coordination between the forces and thanked the international partners, particularly the Resolute Mission (RS) for extending more cooperation with the security forces of the country and called it promising.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan Ulama Council (AUC) while flaying the Kabul recent terrorist attacks said that attack on Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan Hospital was not justifiable in any religion and called it an anti-human and un-Islamic act, the President Press Office said in a statement. The session was held at the Presidential Palace the other day, during which Mowlavi Qiamuddin Kashaf, head of the AUC was present, according to the statement. In a declaration which was read out by Sheikh Hussain Haidari, Afghanistan’s Ulama Council condemned the border closure by Pakistan, harassment of Afghan refugees in that country and cross-border shelling, the statement added. The statement added that the AUC asked Pakistan to immediately stop its cruel acts that violated all humanitarian principles. They expressed grave concern over sending of Afghan youth to Syria, asking the Iranian officials to end the process and help in resolving Afghan migrants’ issues, the statement continued. The clerics in the statement also requested the government to pay serious attention to enrolling children and youth in education institutes especially for religious studies, in order to prevent their going abroad, which results in their recruitment against Afghanistan. See P4...
After hearing the council’s declaration, President Ghani said Afghanistan’s enemies had snatched lives and education opportunities from the citizens, including children, the statement quoted the president as saying. He branded the terrorists as the enemies of present and future generations, because they wanted to see Afghans live in perpetual humiliation and backwardness. The president asked the religious scholars to spread public awareness and inform people through mosques about the causes and impacts of the war imposed on the Afghans. “Those who violate human values and commit crimes against Afghan people should be exposed and made to face legal action — no matter what position or authority they have,” the president said.  President Ghani thanked the Ulama for motivating the youth to join defense and security forces, saying terrorist factions including the Taliban were committing crimes against humanity by carrying out suicide attacks and bombings. About finding alternative routes for the transit of commercial goods, the president said his talks with the new government of Uzbekistan were yielding good results. Efforts were underway to find other routes besides the Aqina and Chabahar ports, the president added. The issues being faced by Afghan youth have also been discussed with Iran, the statement concluded.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the last day of a seminar organized by Supreme Court in Kabul the other day, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, speaking at the seminar, President Ghani said the Constitution had a clear and separate definition of the three pillars of state — judiciary, executive and legislature.
The president added that the judiciary was a permanent branch of the system, because it played a constructive role in the country’s political, social and economic stability, the statement added.
Justice and judiciary enabled individuals and organizations to find solution to their legal issues, otherwise a collective instability would occur, he remarked. The president said it had always been and would be mandatory to have impartial courts for political stability, adding that a weak rule of law coerced people to approach tribe, ethnicity and other sources in search of solution to their problems.
“This creates parallel set ups and leads to instability and the culture of injustice. In contrast, if the judiciary is strong, it keeps the society united and stable,” the president said. The president said traders were reluctant to make investment, because they feared they would be unable to get addressed their legal issues. In the ceremony, Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chief justice and head of supreme court, deputy to US ambassador in Afghanistan also spoke and brifed about judiciary system and achievements. In addition to President Ghani, the ceremony was also attended by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh, Chief Justice, Sayed Yousuf Halim, Attorney General, Farid Hamidi, Head of Afghanistan’s Ulama Council, Mowlavi Qiamuddin Kashaf and a number of cabinet and National Assembly members, the statement further said.
 

Saturday March 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 40 loyalists for Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during a military operation conducted by Commando Special forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
Press office of 201 Sylab army corps reported BNA, the operation was launched with support of Afghan air forces in restive areas of Koot district of the province.
During the operation Tepa Janjali, Tepa Sahabi, Maidan, Bahadour Baba, Bandark villages of the said district were cleared from existence of ISIS fighters, the source added.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions, military mobilization and war equipment have been seized at the end of the operation.
Also 15 rounds of anti-vehicle mines and 32 rounds of anti-personnel mines have been discovered and confiscated following the military operation.
It is mentionable that there were no any damages to Commando forces and civilians.
 

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) 55 armed oppositions were killed in military operations conducted by security and defense ministry forces across the country.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the operations conducting aimed to annihilate armed insurgents in different parts of the country, killed 55 armed oppositions including 13 Daesh loyalists, wounded 26 and detained 6 others.
The operations were launched with support of air forces in outskirts of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Herat, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Hundreds families of Samangan province were benefited from facilities of welfare provinces of NSP.
According to information and public relation of rural rehabilitation and development ministry to BNA, the work of the projects have been executed in several districts of the province at the cost of 85926,000 Afghanis and put for deposit of people.
The projects consist, construction of social centers, potable water resources, potable water network, retaining wall, two social centers, and construction of two schools. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kunduz (BNA) 15 armed oppositions were killed and 7 others were injured in a special operation carried out by national army forces in Chardara district, Kunduz province.
According to Pamir 20 division press office in charge to BNA, in the operation a weapon and ammunition depot of Taliban were also destroyed.
It is said that during the last week, 50 armed Taliban were killed and 30 others were wounded in the operations as well. 
 

Page 5 of 2516