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Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:10

Weapons Cache of Taliban Discovered

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel discovered a weapons cache of Taliban in Nangarhar province.
According to NDS press office to BNA, the NDS personnel during a special operation discovered a weapons cache of Taliban in Nangarhar province.
The weapons cache were hidden in a private school located in 2th precinct of Jalalabad city for terrorist and destructive attacks on a crowded areas of the province.
Two persons have been detained in connection of the case. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Attorney General Office (AGO) has declared that more than 2400 cases of violence against women have been addressed this year.
In a press conference, Zarghona Mostaghfar, Chairwoman of Appellate Court on Elimination of Violence against Women said that the exclusive court has addressed 2424 cases of violence against women in 34 provinces of the country.
Based on figures presented by Ms. Mostaghfar, 1375 cases in Kabul, 250 cases in Herat, 125 cases in Balkh and 116 cases in Nangarhar have been met so far.
But, Panjshir with six cases and Faryab with two cases are among the provinces where less cases of violence against women have been addressed, she added.
Of the figure presented in Kabul, 149 cases have been finalized after courts’ proceedings, 157 cases have been returned to primary court, 111 cases sent to Appeal Court and 67 cases have been sent to Appellate Court for further review, she went on to say.
She added that 147 cases have been temporarily closed due to not referring of the affected women.
It has been mentioned in 2nd chapter of article 39 of law on elimination of violence against women that the victims can give up their complaints whenever they want, an action that will result in stopping of addressing their lawsuit. Likewise, based on report of Appellate Court, 115 cases have been proved to be legal and delivered to the AGO legal department and 230 cases are being reviewed by related committees of the department.
The cases of violence against women are referred to the Appellate Court by the ministry of women affairs, police and civil entities, but Ms. Mostaghfar stressed that the cases are now being recorded to her administration by own affected women.
This is while that based on Afghanistan Human Rights Commission report, since the beginning of this year, 5575 cases of violence against women have been recorded. The cases are including 237 murder, 220 self-immolation and 261 sexual assaults.
Meanwhile, Parwin Rahimi, head of department on fighting violence against women said that there were many women attorney generals addressing the cases of violence against women in 23 provinces and the number of women employees in attorney general offices reached 49.
Besides, AGO plans to pave the ground for capacity building of 244 graduated girls from Law and Sharia Faculty through holding training programs. This is while that the reward and punishment culture has caused the powerful individuals not to be punished and act against law as well as do whatever they want in the society.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 90 armed oppositions were killed, 29 wounded and two others were wounded during military operations conducted by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) within the last 24 hours throughout the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office spokesman reported BNA, the operations were launched with support of Afghan air and artillery forces to suppress anti-government militias, to ensure security and stability, protect and lives and properties of people and government sovereignty in insecure districts of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Maidan/Wardak, Paktika, Logar, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Herat, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab and Helmand provinces.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military mobilizations have been discovered by Afghan security personnel during the operations, the source added.

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At a cost of Afg 16,949,000 funded by National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (NSP/MRRD) 46 welfare projects have been executed in eastern Nooristan province.
According to information of relation and publication department of MRRD to BNA, these projects have been executed in various parts of Wama, Noorgram, and Dowab districts of the province.
The mentioned projects encompass the reconstruction of agricultural water canals, electricity dams, division of water supplies and gravelling of rural roads.
During the implementation of these projects work opportunities have been provided to 1216 skilled and unskilled workers in the said districts.

Wednesday March 15, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Multiply games of Pakistani Intelligence Services in Afghanistan passing each day disclosed even the diplomats and government officials of that country talking on the issue confirm the fact.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes during the last 14 years, Pakistan has been behind all terrorist incidents occurring in Afghanistan. The Red Army’s invasion in Afghanistan provided an excellent opportunity for Pakistan to widely interferences to exercise its long lasting animosity against our country. The recorded documents clearly indicate that Pakistan in its political history since its establishment never had good relation with Afghanistan. The Afghan and Indian peoples consider Pakistan as an artificial country established by colonialists from the territories belonged to the two countries. Pakistan in order to survive as a country in a political arena has resorted to the most shameful tactics unprecedented in world history.
Considering the low and ominous activities of Pakistan, the countries following ambitious goals in Afghanistan in its neighboring countries, use Pakistani politicians and militarists as a means for their achieving colonialist goals and objectives. Pakistan, in exchange of its shameful deeds has opened a place for itself in political games, considering the regional and international developments misusing the rivalries of world’s super powers, proceeded a series of provocations against Afghanistan. Pakistan somewhat succeeded in his policy, the movements and parties who fought against the then Soviet Union and support by the west brought  its control and after the Soviets withdrawal, established and encouraged terrorists groups such as Taliban, IS and other terrorist groups. Recruiting, funding and equipping these terrorist and extremist networks launched a proxy war in Afghanistan to achieve its evil objectives in the region.
The Afghan authorities during the last 15 years have repeatedly complained about great influence of Pakistan on Taliban and other terrorist groups and involvement of that country in terrorist fatal and destructive incidents, which have claimed the lives of many people and caused heavy losses. Fortunately, recently the international communities including US and other western countries have ratified the involvement of Pakistan in terrorist incidents in Afghanistan. Currently, American relevant authorities working on drafting a law that will not consider Pakistan as a strategic ally of that country any more. At the same time, the death of the ambassador and some other diplomats of United Arabic Emirates because of a terrorist attack on guesthouse of Kandahar governor have raised the suspicion of golf countries against Pakistan.
Now, the time has reached, even Pakistani diplomats confess the involvement of Pakistan in terrorist activities, as Husain Haqani an outstanding diplomat who have served earlier as ambassador of that country in Washington releasing an essay in Washington Post has explicitly said “supporting and dealing of Pakistan government has not changed, continues as before.” These undeniable facts confirm the involvement of Pakistan in terrorist incidents. Therefore, the countries and the international community really want to end terrorism and extremism and rid humanity from the evil of this notorious phenomenon, increase pressure on Pakistan the key supporter of terrorism and extremism to desist supporting, training, and equipping terrorist networks in order this evil phenomenon not threaten the humanity anymore.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 10:59

Two Heroin Production Factory Destroyed

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Two heroin production factories discovered and destroyed in special operation by Afghan national army and national police in Helmand province.
Ministry of Interior told BNA, 700 liters of liquid opium and 40 kegs Morofine,   50 kgs of Ammonium chloride, have been discovered and destroyed during the operation.
The factory is located in Maykhail village of Helmand province.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA)  After two years of national unity government, officials of the government took new steps for joint cooperation in appointments, authorizations, concessions, suspensions and distribution of government institutions.
Such cooperation now followed by officials of the national unity government is a good and necessary step in current situation of the country.
Besides numerous challenges in various sections as maintaining security, economic development, reforms in government institutions, the two years of the national unity government were continually affected for power division and dispute in installations, power and authorizations. The issue was serious and continuing as a number of government’s key institutions have been still run by acting ministers and directors. Even power division and disputes have affected life of the common people who have needed better services and positive change in their life.
However, during the past two years, effectiveness of national unity government in delivering services and execution of legal tasks and other sectors has increased. Power division should not affect all government institutions, work of high-ranking employees and future landscapes.
Now, continued and serious disputes have been cut down. It is anticipated that officials of national unity government by perceiving present facts in government institutions and its impact on life of the people have started new term for cooperation in connection with law and political agreement.
Recent appointments for reactivation of Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and creating a state ministry for reform in security organs have increased new hopes for joint work and cooperation of two leaders of national unity government and attention to renovation of inactive government institutions.
Moreover, recent developments made towards appointment of electoral elections’ officials, work for renovation of voting and polling process and maintenance transparency, distribution of electronic national ID cards and others have been considerable.
Recent changes in work and joint cooperation of both leaders of national unity government will have a positive reflection in Afghan society and put direct impact on daily life of Afghanistan people.
National unity government has no way except agreement and cooperation to end power division disputes and address increasing challenges in security, economic, political and social sectors and it will be a key step towards maintaining national interests and addressing numerous governance challenges if the political agreement is exercised.
The environment created after recent terrorist attacks, appointments and key agreements towards distribution of electronic ID cards and holding parliamentary elections should be kept as a work impetus by officials of national unity government and further facility should be paved for further cooperation and agreement which will be followed by further achievements in maintaining security, reform in judicial, military and civil sectors and increasing safety of Afghan citizens.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Head of the US institute of Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago, Gil Steen pointing to the results of the imitative training in the fields of archeology, historical relics and cultural heritages protection said the university planned to provide different programs in these fields like those carried out for the national museum and archeology, Bakhtar News Agency reported.
According to the agency, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohamad Rassoul Bawari thanked the cooperation of the US institute of Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago, recalled the problems regarding the Mis Ainak projects and other areas of the country and said due to lack of professional staffs and experienced, the projects faced by many challenges.
He asked the Institute to continue cooperation with the ministry in the field of training skilled personnel, the agency said.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 06:49

Dr. Sadat off To China

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, deputy to the youth affairs of the ministry of information and culture has left for China to inaugurate Bakhtar Treasury Expo, BNA reported the other day.
According to the state ran agency, the expo which is expected to be inaugurated in The National Museum of the People’s Republic of China today (Wednesday) and would continue for one month.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 06:48

10 Haqqani Members Killed In Paktika

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) As many as 10 insurgents of Haqqani militant faction were killed the other day after Afghan security forces struck their position in the country’s eastern province of Paktika, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
“On Monday evening, a top commander of the Haqqani terrorist network along with nine others killed and two others wounded in a targeted airstrike of the Afghan Air Force,” the ministry said in a statement.
The statement did not disclose the identity of the killed commander, only saying that the airstrike occurred in Dara-e-Shinki village, Zirok district in the province, 155 km south of Kabul.
As a Taliban-linked group of militants, the Haqqani network mostly operating in eastern provinces and capital Kabul, has been responsible for many high-profile attacks against security forces.
The strike also destroyed two vehicles together with light and heavy rounds of ammunition, the statement noted.
“The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have stepped up counter-terrorism operations with improved close-air support to suppress the insurgency activities of the anti-government armed militant groups,” the statement added. 

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