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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:41

Water Canal To Be Constructed In Farah

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Farah (BNA) The construction work of a water canal started in Center of Farah province yesterday.
Mohammad Mosa Nazari deputy governor of Farah told BNA, the canal will be built in Zorya village of the province.
He added, the canal will cost 650,000 Afghanis, to be paid from development budget of agriculture and irrigation department of Farah province.
The work of the canal will be completed within six months.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:40

1,000 Families Displaced In Ghor

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FEROZKOH (BNA) More than 1,000 families have been displaced from various parts of Ghor due to recent skirmishes erupted between armed insurgents and Afghan security forces.
According to head of refugees and repatriates department in Ghor Abdul RabGhafoori, recent insecurities in a number of districts of Ghor have caused that a large number of people leave their houses and resettle in provincial capital.
He concerned over increasing of displacement of the people as a number of families have left their homes due to increasing drought in the province. He further said that his department was making effort to convince welfare organizations to cooperate in this regard as some families were provided assistance.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BERLIN (BNA) Afghanistan cultural relic’s exhibition was opened the other day at Business School Berlin (BSP) of University of Berlin, capital city of Germany.
In the exhibition, a number of cultural relics from Afghanistan such as dresses and clothes, Afghans’ traditional foods, historic pictures, traditional dishes and relics were put on display at the university.
Hundreds of Germans, Berlin-based foreigners and university students visited the exhibition and liked all relicts of Afghanistan.
It is determined that such exhibitions will be held by Afghanistan cultural attaché to Berlin in other cities of Germany to introduce the Afghan culture and its relics to Germans and German-based foreigners.
 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:36

VP Danesh Meeting Gen. Dostum In Ankara

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ANKARA: (BNA) Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, who is in Turkey to attend oath ceremony of Turkish President, met Monday evening with First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in Ankara.
At the meeting held in a friendly environment, vice presidents discussed current situation of the country and stressed on need for consolidation of peace effort and national understanding, need for unity and reconciliation among various tribes and addressing various issues through direct and constructive dialogues.
Danesh regarding presence of the first vice president as a major and influential figure in the country as an a need and effective step towards consolidation of national understanding process and national unity, peace process and holding elections. In the meeting, First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum while welcoming the second vice president and thanking for the meeting said: “Addressing the problems of the country and consolidating the unity in this critical condition requires a broad view, efforts, and self-control.”
He hoped that the country’s problems would be resolved in a peaceful environment, mutual cooperation and respect.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A statement from The Presidential Press Office, quoting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar, where a number of innocents were killed or injured.
The statement said while the country’s president is in an official visit to Brussels to attend the NATO member countries’ leaders conference, has expressed his regret over the recent incident and said: “The enemies of Afghanistan, by launching such crimes want to overshadow our efforts for the peace process, but they should know that they can’t reach their targets and we will not retreat from our priorities,” said the country’s president as quoted by the statement from the Kabul based press office.
He said that a consensus has been made at the national, regional and international level for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the Afghanistan peace related OIC conference going on in Jaddah of the Saudi Arabia indicates the government of Afghanistan has been committed for restoring peace and stability of the country based on these consensuses.
The president instructed the related organs for immediate help of the recovery of the wounded and providing aids for the families of those killed in the incident.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting and Nominee Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, during a meeting heard report about the works, performances and plans of the deputy publications ministry officials, BNA reported the other day.
At the outset, Fazel Sancharaki, the deputy publication minister of information and culture provided report in details about the work, achievements and plans of his office related affairs and shared his vision with the acting minister about the improvement of the related affairs, the agency said.
Likewise, Jafar Rastin the deputy publication ministry advisor also gave details about the structure, work and achievements, as well as challenges, deputy publication ministry was facing and said review on the mass media law, drawing up the guideline about terrorist events, review on the structure of the journalists support fund, finalization of the process of media activity license simplification, conducting journalists related capacity building programs, signing MoUs with various governmental and international organizations, among the key achievements of the deputy publication ministry, according to the agency.
Likewise, present at the meeting, the deputy ministry’s related directors provided details on their visions and suggestions about improvement of their works, the agency added.
The acting minister praised the works of the deputy ministry and said: “Despite the reported failure on nothing has been done in the ministry of information and culture, much has been done, but we should highlight our work to the people.”
“With the available resources, we should work hard for better work and after investigation in various parts of the ministry, practical steps would be taken about the available challenges, particularly on the budget and reforms,” said the acting minister, as quoted by the agency.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The National Procurements Commission (NPC) meeting, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair, on Monday evening, approved up to 68 contracts costing 7. 44 billion afs.
The 68 contracts were among the 73 recruitments plans, which have been approved in the meeting held at The Presidential Palace, said the statement.
The contracts included Nili City’s road building project relating to the ministry of public works, Bangi and Eshkamish water supply project in northern Takhar province, relating to the ministry of urban development, building of the 12.38 km road in Dashti Barchi of the capital Kabul, signing an interstate contract of 10 GB internet with the Uzbek Telecom company and many others, according to the statement.
The NPC meeting also approved the amendment of the second term with increase in the prices of18 contracts related to the Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) and the amendment of the first term with the increase the prices of 16 contracts of the (BPHS) in 31 provinces of the country, relating to the ministry of public health, the statement further said.
In addition, the meeting approved the project of Main-Link internet services offer to automatize the customhouses 24-hour working system and the Back-Up-Link internet service offer for the automatizing the finance ministry’s work affairs in19 sites, the statement added.
The ministry of defense’ offer for providing medical equipment for the MoD’s Chief of Staff and some other offers, have been returned for more investigation, the statement continued.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed for the formation of a delegation consisting representatives from The Presidential Office and the ministry of urban development to assess the defense ministry’s contracts for making decision about, in the future.
The president, once again insisted about the practice monitoring of the projects and use of domestic products and settlement of the companies’ tax.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a rare gesture, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called upon the Afghan Taliban to put down arms for ending the long-standing war.
A two-day conference of religious scholars from 57 countries here yesterday deliberated at length the measures for restoration of peace in Afghanistan and put forward suggestions aimed at helping bring peace and stability to the country that has suffered for decades due to extremism and terrorism, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The two-day International Muslim Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan is being hosted by Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC).
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh and around 200 representatives and 108 Ulema are attending. As many as 105 religious scholars from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt and other Muslim countries are attending the conference. The Afghan Ulema delegation of 35 members is led by Chief of Ulema Council Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf.
Dr Qibla Ayaz, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, Pakistan’s top advisory body, along with other religious scholars is representing the country at the moot.The event was moderated by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Dr. Shouqi Ibrahim Allam, who discussed Islam’s clear position on terrorism and violent extremism. It was also discussed the ways to contribute to the efforts of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan and bring Islam’s principles to bear on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations.
The high-level panel of  Muslim  scholars  from  Afghanistan and the world emphasized on the correcting the erroneous interpretations propounded by terrorist groups about the teachings of Islam.
They also highlighted the need to discourage the propaganda of terrorist groups and stressed the need to create an environment conducive to peaceful reconciliation.
The decision to hold the conference was based on resolutions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The final declaration announced from Makkah’s Al-Safa Palace Wednesday.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in ‘National Partnership Conference for Enhancement’ said that despite of current  problems in the country, investors who have invested in private sector were helping both the people and government as development of private sector and investment in the country would result in improvement of economic condition and reduction of poverty and unemployment.
He asserted that national unity government was paying serious attention to economic sector and supporting investors in the country.
“Afghanistan seriously needs increasing of domestic products and improvement of industry,” Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said, adding that although the country’s imports and exports balance have faced with unprecedented changes, more works should be followed in this regard as it is not satisfactory.
Considering insecurity, illegally trafficking of the country’s mines and corruption as big challenges towards investment in the country, chief executive hoped the four-day exhibition of private sector could give good result and boost domestic products as well as expose challenges facing investors in the country.
The country’s chief executive instructed relevant organs to provide necessary cooperation to private sector.
Organizers of the conference asserted that positive changes have been brought in private sector asking national unity government for addressing their problems.
At the end of the conference, chief executive opened a four day exhibition held by 170 government and non-government organizations.  Opening the exhibition, the countries chief executive said national unity government would try its best to witness improvement and increasing of domestic products.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the head of a high-level delegation left Kabul for Brussels on Tuesday 10 July.  President Ghani is expected to attend NATO summit in Belgium which is scheduled to be held on 12 July and address the meeting.
The meeting is said to discuss the presence of NATO in Afghanistan and their assistance to Afghanistan.
This comes as the Executive Directorate had said in a statement that Dr. Abdullah will also participate at the meeting.
 

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