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Saturday, 12 January 2019 10:56

Series of Blasts Prevented in Kandahar

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kandahar (BNA) A series of blasts were prevented in Kandahar province this morning.
Security officials of the province discovered and neutralized tens mines from crowded areas of the province and prevented from deadly events.
Atal army corps national army commander in south of the country told BNA, the mines were placed by Taliban to target civilians.
He added, no one has been detained in connection of mine planting, but investigation is underway to identify and arrest the suspects of the events.
Another report says, weapons cache of Taliban was discovered in Kandahar province.
The cache was kept in north of Kandahar city in a house.
Security source of Kandahar told BNA, several heavy and light weapons such bombs and mines were also seized from the cache.
No one has been detained in connection of the case.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, 12 January 2019 07:27

Commentary

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Economy says” out of 15 million work eligible people in the country about 9 million of them are unemployed.” 
BNA financial affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes the authorities of ministry of economy have said that only 6. 8 million work eligible people in the country are employed and about other nine million are utterly unemployed or partially busy.
The statements expressed in a time, while the most crucial problem in Afghanistan is unemployment caused the other most complicated problems in the country.
If today the youths of the country are forced to migrate or leave the country it has economic incentives. If armed oppositions successfully recruiting among the community, they use this incentive this is unemployment. Also the big reason for the increasing crimes in the country is also unemployment.
Also, other problems such as mental and some social problems closely linked in to unemployment or collapse economy of the families.
Relevant state organs are chanting slogans for years for creating job opportunities but not succeeded yet. State organs have so far succeeded to recruit some people in administrative, operative and military sections, while the activities of state organs in productive, industry and commercial areas are in low level and cannot meet the expectation and the need of the community.
Likewise, state run organs have not fulfilled their commitments on revival projects which were a good source for employment in the past, like textile factories, agricultural projects and bakeries. If the relevant authorities really want to create jobs, they should hurry for reconstruction of those factories and industries.

During the period, some plans and programs prepared for the growth of private sector but the process not managed properly so this sector against all expectations not succeeded to decrease unemployment.

Today the number of higher education institute is outstanding in the country and annually add four hundred educated people in to work force. Unfortunately these educated workforces with university certificate not settle the problem but add to the problems.  In short, we worked little to create employment opportunities but chanted a lot.
In the meantime, we always accused fighting as a preventive factor for slow grow economy and justified our weak economy. While other countries like Iran suffering world severe sanctions and War –hit Vietnam never forgot their economic growth.
We had and have good opportunities for creating jobs but not used it as required. Therefore, for achieving this great aim and curbing unemployment practical and precise planning and proper management is needed.
If we look carefully at unemployment problem, it is more sensible at rural areas.   The problem has caused the rural people rush in to the cities or joins the ranks and files of armed oppositions. To prevent this need for agriculture growth in rural areas would be an urgent task of the government particularly the ministry of agriculture. Agricultural products should be increased and cultivating of Zofran and other medical bush should encourage replacing poppy and other drugs. This will provide the ground for employment.
Investment in agriculture and animal – husbandry sections needed not huge sums of money. With just precise management one can do a lot of work. Supporting rural productions as an agricultural, animal products, handicrafts we can provide work opportunities. On the other hand sending the working eligible youth abroad to work there is a good way for finding employment opportunities; however the ministry of public work concluding several agreements with other countries has not taken a practical step at that end so far.
What mentioned above indicates that improving the rural economy this is agriculture and animal – husbandry is the most important sections that provide employments and lead to eradication of poverty in the country.  

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jalalabad (BNA) Seven Taliban and ISIS associated groups were detained in recent conflicts of Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province.
The fighters have been arrested during the recent day from various parts of eastern province of Nangarhar.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, five Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups have been detained from parts of Nangarhar province.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons and explosives were also seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lashkargah (BNA) Some powerful individuals and government officials have grabbed tens of acres of land in the Gereshk district of southern Helmand province which halt development work, official said on Friday.
Governor Mohammad Yasin Khan said plan for the recovery of grabbed land would be chalked out soon.
He accused the local officials for their failure to prevent the land grabbing.
Besides Helmand, powerful individuals in Kabul, Nangarhar and some other provinces have grabbed state lands but necessary efforts for stop the practice had been taken.
Tribal Elder Ali Shah Khan told the gathering that tens of acres of land had been grabbed in Helmand but no effort had been taken to stop the practice.
Another tribal elder Abdul Shakour said public trust on the government would be lost if efforts against the land grabbing practice had not been taken.
“The government cannot protect its property so how will it protect the public property,” he questioned.  District Chief Mula Dad Tobagar acknowledged tens of acres of land had been grabbed.  “Effort to retrieve the grabbed land and to chalk out a plan in this regarding was underway,” he said.
Gereshk Mayor Sardar Wali Barakzai said up to 3,000 acres of land had been recovered so far.
 

Saturday, 12 January 2019 07:24

MoIC Slams Assassination of Javid Noori

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the ministry of information and culture has strongly condemned the assassination of Javed Noori, an employee of Farah governor office and reporter of a private media organization in the province.
Javid Noori, who was on his way to office days ago, was kidnapped by armed opponent group in capital city of Farah and was later assassinated.
Leading body of the ministry was saddened over the killing of Javid Noori and asking security organs to make further effort to maintain security of journalists and media workers.
The leadership of the ministry of information and culture wished Javid Noori paradise and patience to his family and the country’s journalists.
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by deputy minister of art and culture for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary, 4th meeting of commission on holding Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan International Seminar was held the other day with participation of authorized representatives of relevant institutions.
In the meeting, Prof. Bawary said that decision would be made for translation and publication of all relicts written by Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan, adding that similar step would be also taken for all other articles.
Afterwards, participants in the meeting discussed agenda of the international seminar.
At the end, members of the commission asked the country’s writers and researchers to send their articles written regarding cultural, literal and political personality of Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan to the commission.
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) acting director Jeffery P. Cohen called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh.
In the meeting, Cohen considered role of second vice president in maintaining of rule of law, counter corruption and reforms in various sectors in particular reforms in electoral system and judicial organs as effective.
Considering USAID as one of close partners of the people of Afghanistan in the past 17 years, second vice president stressed on the agency’s continued cooperation in coming years.  Second vice president said that with cooperation of international partners in the past 17 years, the people of Afghanistan have achieved new values as political system based on the will of Afghan people, constitution, human rights, freedom of expression and media and other values and protection of such values also require mutual cooperation between Afghan people and international partners.
Vice-president Sarwar Danesh considered presence of terrorist groups as common threat for the people of Afghanistan and US and fighting the threat was considered as possible if followed by mutual and friendly cooperation of Kabul was Washington.
Briefing in connection with US aid programs for development in Afghanistan, USAID acting director said the agency’s aid programs would continue in Afghanistan as before.
 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) On the first day of his trip to Beijing the country’s (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed Afghan owned and Afghan-led peace process, regional security and bilateral relationship between the two countries, his office said the other day.
The NSA thanked the assistance of the government of China with Afghanistan in different areas and termed Beijing’s role vital in regional peace and stability.
Chinese foreign minister stressed over the Afghan led and owned peace process and added peace in Afghanistan may not be possible without direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.  The Chinese foreign minister reiterated his country’s support to Afghanistan in diverse fields, particularly in peace and reconciliation process.
 

Saturday January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, addressing a gathering held to mark the country’s 15th constitution approval anniversary, said any move to hold peace meeting with the Taliban in the absence of the government was against national interests, his office said the other day.
According to BNA report, “No sign of the Taliban inclination for peace and change in the viewpoints of their supporters for peace has so far been seen,” said the CE asking all political parties and personalities to not enter peace deal with the militants, merely for their temporal interests. Emphasizing on a peace deal under the umbrella of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Chief Executive of the national unity government noted that any peace deal with the Taliban in the absence of the government, was against national interests.
The CE said review on the composition of the negotiating delegation was under discussion, but any peace deal out of the government’s framework, would yield nothing except desperation. Dr. Abdullah said he was also one of the government’s oppositions, but has never been intended to bypass the system. He also said that formation of a transitional government was not in the interest of the people and basically such a system’s creation was not practical. According to him, delay in the presidential election was for more transparency in the process and according to him, the peace and political reconciliation process had no role in delay of the presidential process.
 

Saturday January 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a gathering of journalists from all over the country told that their demands should be turned in to a list of commitment to be assessed in one of the country’s cabinet meeting.
According to BNA report, the President, after hearing details about the entities created from various groups of journalists in the journalists national meeting, by their representatives, Abdul Basir Haqju, Wazhma Tokhi, Farhad Juya and Simin Sadaf, welcomed the journalists coming from 34 provinces of the country said: “Your selection of the most dangerous journalism career is the indicator of your love to your country, law and the national interests.” According to the President, creation of an active economy was very effective to overcome poverty and joblessness and that the country stands on its feed via an actively created economy, in which the free journalists could attend for discussion. The President said that Afghanistan would reach a lasting peace and that the culture of peace could be significant in the elimination of 40 years’ crisis.
He called the role of journalists very important in strengthening of national unity and emphasized that role of each Afghans needed to be ensured in the nation-building process. He instructed the presidential spokesman, Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri to turn the demands of journalists into a scheduled commitment to be discussed in any of the cabinet meeting, as according to him, all administrations’ commitments needed to practice them. The President said the entire Amania (The era of King Aamnullah Khan) historical castles would be rehabilitated and work on the Kabul Balahesar (Kabul Fortress) would soon be started, adding that the 100th freedom anniversary of the country would be turned into a national discussion.
 

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