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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:47

Regions Cleared From Insurgents In Zabul

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Qalat (BNA) More regions were cleared from being of insurgents during a clearing operation by security forces in Zabul province.
The operations carried out in parts of Zabul and dozens of insurgents were killed and wounded.
A security source of Zabul told BNA, in the operation, dozens of armed insurgents including foreign fighters were killed and injured.
He added, the security forces managed to clean tens of regions from being of Taliban.
It is said that the operation continues till annihilation of Taliban in the province.
Yarzada
 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) 23 Daesh affiliates were killed in recent conflicts in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were targeted in Kot and Achen Districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the raids 23 Daesh fighters were lost their lives.
It is said that no any harm and losses suffered to security forces and residents in the attacks.
Another report says that two weapon caches of Daesh were discovered in Nangarhar province.
A security source of Nangarhar province said several heavy and light weapons and quantity of explosives were also seized from the caches.
Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:43

Armed Taliban Killed In Air Strike

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lashkarga (BNA) Ten armed Taliban were killed in an air strike in Helmand province yesterday.
The insurgents were targeted by an air strike in suburb of Lashkarga city.
A national army commander in the south of the country told BNA, in the air raid, 10 armed Taliban insurgents were lost their lives.
He added, a large center of Taliban has been destroyed in the raid.
According to reports, the insurgents were targeted while organizing a series of terrorist activities.
Three local commanders of Taliban were also among the death.
It is mentionable that there were no harm and casualties sustained to residents in the raids.
Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:42

Series of Blast Prevented In Nangarhar

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) A series of blasts were prevented in Nangarhar province yesterday.
Security officials of the province discovered and neutralized seven mines which were planted on main roads of Hasaa Mina, Khogyani, Achen, Kot and Batikot Districts.
A police commander in the east of the country told BNA, with planting of the mines, Taliban and Daesh wanted to organize a series of deadly events to civilians, but not succeeded to their evil goals.
He added, efforts have been started by police to identify and arrest the suspects of the event.
Yarzada
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India for delivering commercial good will inaugurate very soon.
BNA economic affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes it is due to an aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India inaugurate , in this way the process of exchanging commercial goods between the accelerates.
Afghanistan India have close commercial and political ties during the last 15 years.  India is one of five major countries that have made huge assistance in reconstruction of Afghanistan. However, exchanging commercial goods between the two countries exercised certain problems. Transportation of commercial goods earlier carried out via transit roads of Pakistan. Due to tense relation between New Delhi and Islamabad in one hand and other hand, the challenging relation between Kabul and Islamabad badly affected the process of trade between Afghanistan and India.
Continuation of such harassments by Pakistan in transport ting commercial goods of Afghanistan and India through its transit roads, made the two countries to find a way for this problem. The best option was establishing an aerial corridor, the two sides agreed. Now, the project is ready for inauguration and will inaugurate very soon.
The most important thing is that and reflected in statements delivered by the Indian and Afghan authorities is establishing an aerial corridor for transporting commercial goods has never been a political move for deriving the third county to margin from free trade. Establishing this corridor is another example of regional cooperation, an idea Kabul and New Delhi considering it the major principle for the economic growth of the region and insists on its expansion.
From the early times up to now, Afghan authorities have said and insisted that only regional cooperation can vanish poverty from our countries and Afghanistan with its geopolitical location can put this great idea in to practice and will spare no any efforts in that regard . Likewise, Afghanistan instead of extorting to negative and illegal rivalries tries its best to join the nations for providing an atmosphere for regional economic growth. Therefore, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has provided the ground for realizing big economic projects in the region. As Afghanistan has played a great role in launching the big following projects: TAPI project that carries Turkmenistan’s gas through Afghanistan’s territory to Pakistan and India, CASA 100 project that transfers electricity from central Asian to south Asia, rehabilitation of Silk Road and   construction of Lopes lazuli Road.
Unfortunately, some countries, since Afghanistan is a land – locked country use it as political weapon for achieving it illegal objectives and ignore its transit right. Especially, Pakistan uses trade as a political means and creates problems for Afghan merchants.
Such a grave situation, compelled Afghanistan and trade partner to think finding an alternative transit road and chosen Iran Chah- Bahar border for the purpose and now establishing aerial corridor can meet the demands of Afghan business people and the people of the entire region.
Accessing of Afghanistan to better transit roads once again proves that politicizing trade and economy is a serious mistake. Today Pakistani traders and investors are concern about decreasing trade with Afghanistan, because, by passing each day lose their huge advantages and resources in Afghanistan.
Establishing aerial corridor between Afghanistan and India can effectively affect the economic growth of Afghanistan and its commercial ties with other countries.
Abdul Khalil Minawi

Sunday June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) India and Afghanistan will operationalize today, a dedicated air cargo link that will help increase bilateral trade hampered by their troubled ties with Pakistan that disallows Indian goods along the road route. “The freight corridor between India and Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming a reality,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay told reporters in Delhi. The spokesman said the decision to have the “dedicated freight corridor” and overcome the difficulties between India and landlocked-Afghanistan was taken during President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India in December last year. “The idea of establishing a dedicated air freight corridor was taken in view of the difficulties that we have on the ground in terms of connectivity between the two countries. At the moment, the idea is to try and see if this can be with a frequency of, let us say, a month or every fortnight,” he said.
The road link between the two countries passes through Pakistan, which allows Afghanistan to send only a limited amount of goods to India while Indian goods are not allowed along this land route at all. The air cargo service is aimed at giving Afghanistan an alternative trade link to the Indian market and take Indian goods to the war-ravaged country. Afghan fruits, dry fruits and carpets are high in demand in India and the freight corridor is likely to push the imports. “The flight will take Indian products to Afghanistan and will bring products of Afghanistan to India. It will operate between Delhi and Kabul. It is likely that this may take place either over the weekend itself or very early next week.” Asked if air freighting the goods would be commercially viable, Baglay said the first flight to be run by Afghanistan’s Ariana Airlines would determine the feasibility of the idea. “It is, at the end of the day, a commercial venture which is supported very strongly and very purposefully by both the governments.”
He said the idea at the moment was not to operate a daily flight but perhaps once a month or every fortnight. Baglay said the flight would use Pakistani airspace as it is a civil cargo plane and standard operating procedures, as stipulated, would be followed by flight operators. “There are standard operating procedures for commercial flights, freight flights, cargo flights... very clearly stipulated procedures. I am sure the companies concerned are looking into it,” he added. Baglay also said that a warm reception would be accorded to the flight when it lands in Delhi with Afghan products like dry fruits and other agro-goods. At the same time, a Kabul University lecturer, Saifuddin Saihoun told that Afghanistan and India have always had good relation in the course of history and we hope India to further cooperate with Afghanistan in economic development. 
Shukria Kohistani
 

Sunday June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) World Bank has provided $189 million as part of incentive program for Afghanistan.
Based on officials of Afghanistan ministry of finance, increasing of incomes, structural reforms, sound taxes management, effectiveness of assistance and bringing of reforms in development budget of provinces have attracted the attention and assistance of the World Bank to Afghanistan. Ajmal Abdul Rahimzai, a spokesman for Finance Ministry, said that the assistance would be spent in consideration to priorities in big development projects through national budget.
The assistance is part of $900 million incentive program for Afghanistan in return for reforms in five fields over the three years. Also, the National Unity Government presented an ambitious reform agenda in 2014 to revitalize the economy, however, the World Bank in a report recently said that its implementation has yet to gain momentum. On the other hand, parliamentary commission on finance and budget says incentive assistance can be effective in reduction of corruption in the country.
According to secretary of the commission Kamal Safi, such assistance has put good impacts in budgetary sections and would further help in reforms and better services in the country. He stressed that ministry of finance should spend such assistance provided by the World Bank in necessary areas in a transparent way. On the other hands, Afghanistan ministry of finance has considered transparency and counter corruption as top working priorities of the ministry and such assistance of the international community has result of the ministry’s efforts towards counter corruption and reforms.
Meanwhile, economical expert Ustad Saifuddin Saihoon said, “World Bank has provided assistance to Afghanistan in various fields and such assistance of the bank can be a good start for implementation of economic projects only if the assistance is spend in a transparent way.” It is worth mentioning that today Afghanistan has been able to bring changes in administrative and structural sections in particular changes in structural reforms, sound taxes management, effectiveness of assistance and bringing of reforms in development budget of provinces. According to economical experts and a number of parliamentarians, it is needed that Afghanistan government should further work for betterment of good governance and deliver valuable programs to the international community so that international organizations continue their assistance to the people and government of Afghanistan.
They also believe that the only work in which Afghanistan government should do is to seriously fight corruption and put counter corruption effort in its top priorities. 
Shukria Kohistani
 

Sunday June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With high professional training, the country’s security and defense forces are fully ready to overcome terrorism and government armed oppositions, an official from the country’s defense ministry said. Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, Gen. Mohammad Radmanesh has assured the people of Afghanistan that the country’s security and defense forces’ training and equipment were the main priorities of the ministry, and reiterated that the defense forces have been 100% equipped militarily, and provided with 90 percent clothing outfits, and in term of fuel, they were prepared with at least 95%. Meanwhile, the country’s Ulema Council has announced its support to the Afghan security forces and called them the main protectors of territorial integrity and national sovereignty, national dignity and honors. The council asked the entire Afghan people to support their security and defense forces and cooperate with them in foiling malicious plots and ensuring security nationwide.
Political and military analyst, Ali Rahmani said he believed on the country’s security and defense forces to be capable in suppressing armed oppositions in the spot, but said they need equipment. “They can suppress and defeat militants in the frontline of war and ensure security all over the country, as the enemy has lost their resistance against them,” he said adding in many restive districts and villages like southern Helmand province, the country’s security forces could defeat enemy and they have lost resistance against the brave Afghan troops. But, Afghanistan international partners should provide full cooperation in term of sophisticated military weapons and other needed facilities.
“Heavy weapons, artilleries, tanks, war-crafts, and in general a powerful air-force are a critical need of the Afghan forces,” he said. Naweed Ilham, another analyst and author also believed the government armed oppositions had no alternative except killing innocent civilians, a clear example of which witnessed in the turbulent Helmand province, as they cannot resist the government forces’ operations. In the meantime, a number of Kabul citizens said the international community and the Afghan partners should pay enough attention on equipment and training of the country’s security forces to overcome insurgency and restore security in the country. Rahmatullah and Muzhda two Kabul citizens with the same viewpoints asked the world, particularly the US to provide Afghan security forces with sufficient military equipment and sophisticated arms to defeat insurgency.
Suraya Raiszada
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Head of anti-criminal crime of Logar HQ was martyred in a terrorist attack in Logar province yesterday.
Salim Saleh spokesman for Logar governor confirmed the report said, Colonel Mohammad Jan Abed head of anti-criminal crime of Logar HQ was martyred by unknown gunmen and his bodyguard has been injured.
He added investigation has been started by police to arrest the suspects of the event.
Yarzada
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Paktia (BNA) A group of suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a police headquarters in Paktia province this morning.
Sardar Wali Tabasom spokesman for Paktia security command told BNA, the incident took place around 6 am local time.
He said a suicide bomber initially detonated a vehicle-packed improvised explosive device near the headquarters compound, allowing the other suicide bombers to launch the attack.
He added that the suicide bombers were killed by security forces.
He said nothing about police casualties and financial losses in the event, details of the report will be published later.
Yarzada
 

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