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Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to the north-eastern Kapisa province, met with a number of youths and civil society activists and asked them to determine practical and Afghanized targets, BNA reported.
Representing others, Ghulam Murtaza Khashee, Shukib Kohistani shared information about the Kapisa youths’ problems in different fields, and asked the President for providing jobs and education scholarships as well as paying serious attention to the Alberoni University of the province and transparency in the upcoming elections. They praised the country’s President’s national, regional and international programs, peace program and launching the infrastructural projects. The country’s President asked the youth to take part in a meeting expected to be soon held for the country’s youths at the presidential palace. President Ghani said basic changes, based on a sound competition, would be brought in the next four months and the women participation was the most important and the women would be appointed in the higher government posts. “You are the generation of opportunity. Most of your opportunities are lost, but what give me hope is your commitments in all areas, particularly in elimination of unemployment and fighting drugs.” He asked the youths to follow a target to be implementable and Afghanized. “We should have practical and scheduled plans,” said the country’s President.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan gained control of its airspace on Thursday when President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a radar system at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.
According to BNA report, the new most advance and modern system would help secure the Afghanistan airspace and increase the number of flights. At the radar system’s inauguration at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, Mahmood Shah Habibi, head of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA), provided technical information regarding the new radar system. Masuda Kakar, the first woman air traffic control officer, briefing the gathering said, they could now provide all air traffic services after installation of the new radar system. President Ghani during his speech congratulated the entire nation over the successful installation of the new radar system and ACAA efforts in training its personnel inside the country. He said one of the national unity government’s key commitments was regaining control of the Afghanistan airspace, which had been achieved. He said his government’s main target was turning Afghanistan into a regional roundabout. “And today we achieved the target through the air.” The President stressed over technology use said technology was the need of the modern area and the most advanced technology was being used in the radar system. It is worth to mention the new radar system to increase number of flight in Afghanistan, to vertically and horizontally decrease distance between flights and to also increase flight routes in the country.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the final conference of the National Procurements Commission (NPC), “Resolute Reforms and Institutionalization of Transparency) said his main target was holding transparency in procurements, BNA report, the President thanked the creation of a roadmap in the procurements area said; “The importance of today’s conference is that a step has been taken for the future roadmap and the procurements should be used as successful experience in good governance. He said the government institutions have turned into an absolute professional device and for which, transparency and national commitment have been considered, no disciplinary issue. He said in the past all contracts were with corruption, illegality and inattention, but today, most of them are with less problems and noted that all contracts have been fully investigated and talked on. President Ghani warned that no one could act above the constitution and no government official should think for their economic interests, as conflict of interests cause lack of transparency and none of the national assembly have the right to own company, so they shouldn’t interfere in the issue. “We have reached to 3 percent growth from the depth of the economic collapse and this is the continuation of poverty and we should reach to 9 percent economic growth and that this was impossible without national investment,” said the President. He reiterated that women’s products would be preferred. At the end of the meeting, the President conferred medal of Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan to the Eng. Elham Hotaki for his effort in the different fields of procurements.
 

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:23

Top Leader of Taliban Killed in Kunduz

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kunduz City (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban terrorist group was killed by Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province.
Col. Mohammad Hanif Rezayee spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, Mawlavi Shamsuddin the top leader of Taliban militants was killed during Afghan security forces’ attack in Pashayee village, Dasht Archi district of the province.
Two guards of Mawlavi Shamsuddin were injured, two motorcycles and a hideout of the terrorists have been destroyed during the attack, Rezayee added.
According to another report, Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and defuse 7 round of different types of mines and destroy five hideouts of the militants in Chahardara district, Kunduz province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Zalmi Wardak a former general and expert of political and military affairs mysteriously was killed in Kabul city.
Hashmatullah Stanekzai spokesman of Kabul’s police headquarters told BNA correspondent, Zalmi Wardak was killed in his home located in Karta-e-Parwan area, Kabul city.
The incident is a criminal case and driver of Wardam was arrested accused of the event, Stanekzai added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Qala-e-Naw City (BNA) Over 11 anti-government militias were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in northwestern Badghis province.
Naqibullah Amini spokesman of police headquarters in Badghis said BNA reporter, the clashes took place, while a group of Taliban militants wanted to carry out attack on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Muqar district of the province.
Seven terrorists and four Afghan security personnel were wounded and two Afghan National Policemen were martyred during the attack, Amini added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Pul-e-Alam City (BNA) Three members of a family were martyred following Taliban’s rocket bullet in central Logar province the other day.
Shah Poor Ahmadzai spokesman of police chief in Logar told BNA correspondent, the rocket bullet fired by Taliban and hit on a residential house in Pul Kandahari region, Kabul-Logar highway, in which three member of a family were martyred and two others were injured.
Children and women are among the victims of the incident, Ahmadzai added.
Also four members of a family were martyred due to mortar shell hit on their homes in Logar province four days ago.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:13

19 Armed Oppositions Perished in Farah

Thursday August 9, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 19 armed oppositions were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in southern Farah province the night before last.
BNA reporter quoting Nasir Mehri spokesman of Farah governor reported that, the clashes took place between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces in Dehzak region, Bala Balok district of the province, in which 19 insurgents were killed and more than 30 others were wounded.
The conflicts have continued for several hours in the area, Mehri added.
Meanwhile, four Afghan security personnel were martyred and six others were wounded during the clashes.
M.A.Ansari

Thursday August 9, 2018

Kabul (BNA) About 61 welfare projects have been implemented and put into exploitation in Panshir province.
Eng. Shafiqullah Sultani head of citizenship covenant national program told BNA reporter, the projects include digging of water wells, construction of water canals, roads, bridges, culverts and small hydroelectric devices.
The projects have been implemented with a cost of over 10 million Afghanis in Shatal, Anaba and Abshar districts of province, Sultani added.
At the same time, work construction of 20 welfare projects are underway in three districts of the province and will be completed at the end of current year.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday August 9, 2018

Kabul (BNA) AAI Corp., a subsidiary of Textron, has been awarded a $12.75 million contract modification to provide drone system, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) in support of U.S. forces at Bagram and Kandahar Airfields in Afghanistan.
“AAI Corp., Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $12,759,179.04 firm-fixed price modification (P00002) to contract FA4890-18-C-0005 for force protection efforts at airfields located within the Air Force Central Command’s area of responsibility,” the U.S. Department of Defense said in a release on Tuesday, August 7.
AAI provides a non-developmental contractor-owned and contractor-operated unmanned aerial system ISR solution to perform operational, engineering, and sustainment efforts necessary to effectively execute pre-deployment, deployment operations, post-deployment, and engineering support activities, the release said.
“The contractor-owned, contractor-operated ISR solution is required to support ISR tasking occurring anytime,” the release added.
The total face value of the contract is $28,420,564, and work is expected to be completed by March 27, 2019.
The contract is an extension of the original $15.67 million contract awarded in January, which was set to expire on September 27.
AAI was founded in 1950 and began work on unmanned aerial systems for the U.S. military in 1985. It was acquired by Textron in 2007.
Thedefensepos
 

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