23 February 2017

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Charikar City (BNA) Salang highway is closed due to heavy snowfalls and storms on traffic today.
General Rajab head of the highway maintenance chief in a telephonic contact confirmed the closing of the pass to traffic told BNA correspondent, since last night the highway is blocked due to heavy snowfalls and storms on traffic.
Efforts underway to reopen the highway on traffic, Rajab added.

Saturday, February 18, 2016

Kabul (BNA) At least 9 anti-government militias were killed and four others wounded due to mopping-up operations conducted by Afghan Security Forces (ASF) in Zabul and Kandahar provinces during the past 24 hours.
Press office of 205 Atal army crops reported BNA, the operations were launched with coordination of Afghan security forces in relevant areas of Arghandab district of Zabul and Miawand district of Kandahar provinces, as a result 13 insurgents were killed and wounded.

Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:40

Two Taliban Commanders Killed In Tagab District

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Following Afghan national security forces clearing operation in Tagab district of Kapisa province, two commanders of armed Taliban were killed.
Sylab 201 national army headquarters press office stated BNA, Mullah Qader and Amrullah two Taliban commanders who were involved in several terrorist activities killed during a clearing operation and three others were wounded.
Also during a military operation, Taliban commander named Samander was detained with some light weapons from Chapa-Dara district of Kunar province.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kabul (BNA) As soon Ski Qualifiers’ matches will be launched with participation of teenagers, youths and elders to identify the top athletes in central Bamyan province. At the end of the matches 30 top athletes will be selected for ski national team, Afzal Noori head of ski federation told BNA reporter.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:29

The Exchange Rate of Afghan Currency

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow: Buying One Dollar 67/35 afgs One Pound Sterling 83/50 afgs One Euro 71/30 afgs One Emirate’s Dirham 18/32 afgs One Thousand Pakistani Rupees 624 afgs One Thousand Indian Rupees 1055 afgs One Thousand Iranian Rupees 17/90 afgs
Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:27

34 ISIS Adherents Kill, 16 Injure In Air Raids

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Over 34 loyalists of Islamic State for Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist group were killed and 16 others were wounded due to air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in eastern Nangarhar province yesterday. Press office of 201 Sylab army corps with sending a written letter stated BNA, the air raids launched in continuation of Shaheen 25 clearing operation in Dara Bala district of Nangarhar province. It is mentionable that Shaheen 25 military operation sometimes ago conducted by Afghan security forces to annihilate ISIS fighters, protect the lives and properties of people and government sovereignty in various parts of the province. During the operation dozens ISIS members were perished and several villages have been cleared from existence of ISIS fighters in various districts of Nangarhar. The operation continuing until the province completely clean-up from being of ISIS terrorist group.
Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:25

Unemployment Leads Youths To Illegal Activities

Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kabul (BNA) Everyday thousands people leave their homes in hope to find work and submit thou selves to destiny expecting to find a livelihood. But also, they fail to achieve this goal. Unemployment leaves behind certain mental and physical wound and even finally results in murder, kidnap, addiction, robbery, dismantle of family foundation and other organized crimes. Employment is available merely to few youth. Fawad a student of 11th class said, “Availing winter leave, I sell fur made shoes and hats in order to either at least support family or purchase book, notebook, pen and other things for my next year. These products are made by women in Istalif districts with special decorations and embroidery. We racial and sell them in Kabul to earn money. We supply them on the roads, streets, pavements under open space and cold weather. It is better than unemployment. Shujaa a graduate of Habibia High School said Unemployment is a dangerous disease. Due to unemployment we have seen that large number of our even educated youth left home, some of them were deported, sank in sea, kidnaped by during as human traffickers or addicted and became a burden to their families. He added, after graduation, due to economic reasons. I failed to continue high education and Unemployment leads youth to illegal activities failed to find a job. I had to big Zarinj model motorbike and work in vegetable market and yet legal money and support family. Mokhtar is a youth who is stuffy of unemployment and think always on its unpleasant outcomes, said, “I was is when started selling vegetable, and fruits. When I grew up, I started on independent business. Not I am 23 and continue this occupation. I sell now apples bags each cantina 5kg fruits. Every day I sell 10-15 bags of apples. He added, we are nine in our family including me, my mother my two young sisters, one brother, wife of my elder brother who died due to sickness with three young children. I am the only supporter of our family. I earn Afs 200-300 per day and give it to my mother to support family and the house rent. I am illiterate but I want to educate my siblings and my brother’s children so they would not safer like me. Qadir is another youth who has a wheel barrow and sells carrot, onion, and potato vegetable or fresh fruits respectively across the city. He said I am proud with my occupation. Fire years ago I made this wheelbarrow at a cost of Afs 29000 and now I work every day from 06:00 am to 19:00 pm my young brother also has a wheelbarrow and we sell the same items and work together. Both of us earn Afs 2000 per day. We are happy to manage support of family and house rent. Asef another poor requires full patience: once should tolerate cold and warm demote. We have to work despite of current problems, so not to be a Barden on other’s shoulders. Karima Malikzada
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Kabul (BNA) A number of Afghan politicians warn that the sessions such as the last session of Moscow on Afghanistan be sensitive and cause renewing the old wounds. BNA reporter regarding the issue reports six partite sessions held on peace process in Afghanistan in Moscow hosting by Russia with participation of Afghanistan, Iran, India, China and Pakistan emphasizing on Taliban should be drawn to negotiation table ended. The session held after two months the session held with participation of the representatives of Russia, China, and Pakistan in absence of the representative of Afghan government in Moscow. The participants of session discussed the ways of restoring peace in Afghanistan. The Afghan government called the talks invalid in absence of Afghan representative. India the main regional ally of Afghanistan also expressed it dissatisfaction on the session and this caused the organizers of the session invite the representative of Afghanistan and Iran in to the meeting, but the absence of US representative which has military forces in Afghanistan and is the major supporter of Afghan government in military and economic fields. It is also questionable that NATO another supporter of Afghanistan was not participated in that session. Although, the diplomats in Russia, China and Pakistan have said that such sessions were advisory bur the presence of Pakistan in sessions the decide about Afghan issue would be not a good news for Afghans, because they consider Pakistan the major factor for destruction of their country. Meanwhile, Pakistan has long lasting experiences on seducing and receding ransom from great powers. A number of Afghan politicians say the invitation of Afghanistan, India, and Iran to Moscow session is a response to criticism addressed the organizers and designers of the process. Taher Hashimy the professor of the university and politician believes that the last Moscow session the unity and close cooperation of the representatives of Afghanistan, India and Iran can be indorsed and justify the results and consequence of the session held in Moscow in December with participation of the representatives of Russia, China and Pakistan in absence of Afghan representative. Afghan diplomats says Afghanistan supports holding an international gathering on settling regional problems including Afghan issue, because the earlier sessions due to Pakistan’s political games and satanic objectives were not successful. Omer Samad the former Afghan diplomat who currently residing in Canada believes if the sessions such as Moscow session aiming to ensure peace in the region and Afghanistan and follow the realities will have a good prospect. Otherwise, if their aims to be the failure of attempts made by other organizations and countries like UN and US in settling the Afghan crisis, would lead the region and the world toward a cold war. The last Moscow session hold in a time, the Russian diplomats are talking about ensuring relation between Moscow and Taliban and some sources of Taliban have confirmed that in their struggle against US require Russians’ support. In addition, there are reports that indicate that the Taliban’s relation with china and Iran and local authorities in some provinces have been talking about military and logistic cooperation of Iran and Russia to Taliban. According to Afghan politicians Russia with deepening relations with Taliban is seeking to play an active role in Afghan issue. Moscow thinks it can use Taliban in struggle and curbing IS and at least keep IS and Taliban busy in Afghanistan in order to keep save the borders of the then Soviet Union. This can be consider as a political game and launching a proxy war in Afghanistan. Western, Russia and Afghan diplomats have repeatedly warned against the political games and proxy war of other countries in Afghanistan.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A branch of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) officially opened in Kabul on Thursday, Bakther News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, attended by some government officials, representatives f relevant organizations, foreign countries’ ambassadors, international organizations’ representatives, industrialists’ unions and national traders, the opening ceremony was held at the foreign ministry. During the opening ceremony, ICC Chairman said the aim of inaugurating this office was to attract foreign investments and cohesion of the private sector, the agency added. “We want to provide fields for foreign investment with the cooperation of Afghan government and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and industrial associations,” said Mayel Aqa Khairkhah, chairman of ICC, BNA added.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah called the beginning of the activities of the International Chamber of Commerce in Kabul vital, adding it will pave the way for drawing foreign investment in the country and will reinforces the ties between the private sectors of Afghanistan and the regional as well as international companies around the globe, the agency continued. In the meeting, the participants also spoke about paving the way for employment opportunities and offering good services for the Afghan people in different walks of life, the agency added. Furthermore, France ambassador to Kabul, ministers of economy, commerce and industries, political deputy of foreign affairs ministry and some other officials spoke in the meeting.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat Met Patricia McPhilips director and representatives of UNESCO Kabul office here the other day, BNA said.
According to Bakhter News Agency, during the meeting Dr. Sadat emphasized on protection of historical relics, calling preservation of cultural heritage and historical monuments Ministry of Information and Culture’s (MoIC) top priority. Acting minister of information and culture also asked people to cooperate with the ministry in protection of their heritages, calling it the country’s unique identity and history. Meanwhile UNESCO representative in Kabul informed of her office’s durable support and cooperation with the ministry. UNESCO is one of MoIC’s clos partner in term of restoration and protection of the historical monuments and relics, where different cultural related projects are currently going on in different provinces of the country through UNESCO’s support and funding.

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