13 November 2019

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Ten Taliban terrorist group were killed in air strikes conducted by Afghan security forces in Zabul and Kandahar provinces last night and this morning.
The terrorists were suppressed in outskirt of Shahwalikoit and Shahjou districts while terrorist actions.
Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement said, in the air strikes, ten terrorists were killed and dozens others were injured.
Another report says, police of Zabul and Kandahar provinces with discovering of 17 mines from busy roads, prevented a series of deadly blasts.
No one has been detained in connection of the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Foodstuffs distributed for 400 deserved and needy families in Nangarhar province.
The item include, rice, ghee, bean, tea and salt.
These families have been forced to leave their homes due to the presence of terrorist groups or floods.
Media office of Nangarhar with releasing a statement said, the process of helping the needy families in Nangarhar continues with the help of local and international aid agencies.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday November 6, 2019
TALIQAN CITY (BNA) By construction of a water network, clean and safe drinking water have been provided to more than 1000 families in northern Takhar province.
According to BNA report, the water network has been built by water supply program, ministry of rural rehabilitation and development with a cost of over 800,000 Afghanis in Farkhar district, Takhar province.
Gul Ahmad Mosavi in-charge of water supply in Takhar says, the water network at the length of 1600 meters transferred water via pip from wells to water damages then the water distributed to residential houses.
It has been said, the project provide work opportunities to dozens people.
It is mentionable that rural rehabilitation and development department of Takhar has been implemented 20 different development projects within the last seven months in various parts of Takhar province.


Wednesday November 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke over the phone here on Monday night. According to BNA report, both sides discussed successful holding of presidential election, Afghan peace process and state to state cooperation. Congratulating the successful holding of presidential election, Chinese FM Wang Yi called it a crucial process and briefed the President on a dialogue to be held between Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives in China. Both sides emphasized that the peace process should be led by Afghan government and people, adding the bilateral ties should be based on state to state relations.

Wednesday November 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the Acting Minister of Higher Education thanked the officials for doing more in improvement of the situation of higher education in the country, BNA reported. After hearing report and suggestion of the Acting Minister Abdul Tawab BalaKarzay, the country’s President urged the officials for doing more for the improvement of the higher education in the country. The report, the Acting Minister shared with the President, including renovation and development of the curriculum, the situation of the legislative document process, development of the higher education institutions across the country and how to apply the orders of the President in this respect.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A meeting was held to discuss the country’s president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s order on how media have to release special programs on the occasion of Milad-al-Nabi, expected to be marked from 19 to 25 Aqrab (coinciding 10 to 16 November), BNA reported Tuesday.
The Acting Minister Safi urged the entire media, particularly the audio-visual ones to release their programs based on the Sirat al-Nabi and the Holy Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday, according to the agency.  The minister also appointed a committee on the basis of people’s requests with the membership of authorized representatives from the Presidential Office, National Security Council, General Directorate of the Presidential Administrative Affairs.  Ministries of Information and culture and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Academy of Sciences and other related organs, to follow the content and scenario of the Panipat Indian Movie.  The committee was asked to provide report about their studies on the film and share with the ministry’s next meeting, the agency said.
The minister went on saying that people’s demands were the main priority for the ministry and that they were accountable and responsible before citizens, according to the agency.

Wednesday, November 0 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with administrative panel and some members of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) that were also accompanied by their families here at the presidential palace on Monday night, a statement said yesterday.
At the outset, President’s spokesman Sediq Sediqi readout presidential decree easing regular meetings of the MPs with top government officials, the press office of the present said.
WJ First Deputy Amir Khan Yar and MP Shah Gul Rezayee thanked president’s decree and meeting with the families of the MPs, calling successful holding of the presidential election key to institutionalizing of democracy in the country, the statement added.
Meanwhile the president praised MPs’ efforts for cooperation with government, adding regular meetings would be held with house members.
The president went on saying that coordination among the three forces were essential to safeguard the republic in the country, adding the forces needed to work for strengthening of republic, ensuring peace and citizens’ rights.
Hinting to rule of law in the country, the president said peace was the main priority for people and government, adding there would be no winner in the war, but that of the Afghan forces and government was not ready to deal with the constitution.
The president emphasized on three forces coordination and cooperation for development of the country, the statement added.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held video-conference with Kandahar elders, influential, youth and civil society activists here the other day and heard their problems and demands, the presidential statement said yesterday.
The Kandahar residents briefed the president on the problems and demands, particularly in areas of education, public health, investments, agriculture, capacity buildings, water management and urban development, the statement added.
Representing the Ulema, provincial head of Ulema Council, Mawlawi Obaidullah Faizani asked president’s attention towards Kandahar religious figures, construction of madrassas and security in the province, according to the statement.
Addressing the Kandahar residents, President Ghani said extension of electricity pylons have been completed by 70 percent and the city would have electricity in coming summer.  He also said 400MW solar energy project has been completed and 70 out of 90 school buildings have also been constructed in the province and the remaining would be completed soon, the statement quoted the president as saying.
Hinting to urban development as the main priority of the government, the president said Kandahar waters to be evaluated and a delegation to be sent to the province to assess prevention of possible floods in the province.
The president also said that grand mosques to be built in each districts of the province, adding government would focus on salaries of the religious figures and heirs of the martyrs’ families, the statement added.
According to the statement. The president instructed the ministry of higher education to consider scholarships for the Kandahar youth as well as construct a dormitory for female students in the city.
The president vowed to address traders’ problems and thanked Kandahar residents for taking part in the election and defending the republic systems in the country, the statement added.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has protested over summoning of the Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) on Monday.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) SAID THAT PERSONNEL OF Pakistan’s intelligence agency have mistreated Atif Mashal, the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan.
MoFA described Pakistan’s action “In clear contradiction with diplomatic norms and principles.”
“The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, once again calls on the Pakistani Government to align its diplomatic relations with Afghanistan in compliance with international conventions and accepted diplomatic norms,” the statement further said.  On Sunday, Pakistan closed visa operations of its Embassy in Kabul, citing security concerns.  Islamabad claimed that its Embassy staff had faced harassment.
In response, Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Kabul would seriously investigate Pakistan’s claim of security concerns.  “The Government of Afghanistan is committed to providing safety to the diplomats of Pakistan as well as other diplomats in the country,” MoFA statement concluded.
Last month, Afghanistan closed its consulate in Peshawar after Pakistani police in Peshawar removed the national flag of Afghanistan from Khan Market, a property owned by Afghanistan’s national bank.
Last week, the two countries were involved in an exchange of gunfire along the Durand line after Pakistani forces crossed the Durand line.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with the Helmand governor Mohammad Yasin Khan, said that preservation of the cultural heritages was at the focal point of her led ministry, BNA reported the other day.
After hearing reports and suggestions from the provincial governor, Mohammad Yasin Khan, the minister said: “The Ministry of Information and Culture, with limited facilities, had specific programs in Helmand Province and that preservation and restoration of cultural monuments were at the focal point of the ministry.”
She said in addition to the program, the ministry had two projects to implement in the province for the next two years, according to the agency.

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