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Saturday, 14 October 2017 07:11

Youth & Their Hidden Talents

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A number of Afghan youth enjoys visible talents in different art sections, but due to economic problems, they cannot prove themselves.
In fact, if they try their best and make impossible to possible, they can surely show their talents to people.
A Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi Art Gallery Department’s graduate, Hasibullah Najib told The Kabul Times since my childhood, I was keen to paint. My first encourager was my father who has always supported me and provided my requirements in painting.
Then, I decided to be a professional painter and got enrolled in Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi Art Gallery.
He said, “I received many prides so far. For the first time, an art exhibition was held in Babur Garden, where I got the second position and then awarded with cash prize and a cup.”
Likewise, for the second times, an art exhibition was held in Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi Art Gallery where I once again got the second position and received many prizes, and I’m proud of that, he further said.
In 2012, I received Afghanistan’s contemporary arts association membership through which for the first time, I had taken part in an art exhibition.
This art exhibition is annually held among six south Asian countries and was recently hosted by India, where I received many prizes and Art Ambassador logo, he added.
In 2016, I had participated in an art exhibition ‘Underage Marriages’ where I got the first position and cash prize, he went on to say.
In 2017, for the second times, I participated in the same art exhibition and once again got the first position which is a proud to me, my family and my teachers, he continued.
“I have sold many of my works, but people don’t believe in my talent, because, I am a small boy and people think whoever is small, doesn’t have any talent,” he added.
Therefore, I have to attend any official or private art exhibition to prove myself to people, he said.
He added I can paint a person’s face in 15 minutes.
He said, “Unfortunately, art doesn’t worth in Afghanistan and even some people make fun of an artist.”
Anyway, I love my homeland and would never leave it. I would keep painting to reach my goals, he added.
My only wish is to serve my country through art, he said.
My message to all Afghan people is they should let their children to continue their education and higher education in any field they love so to show their hidden talents, he wished.
Established in 1351, Ghulam Muhammad Maimanagi art department has so far trained large number of students in different art sections.
Karima Malikzada

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Scientific session of provincial commissions on violence against women was held with participation of deputy minister of finance and tourism for information and culture Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, governor of Bamyan Mohammad Tahir Zuhair and members of the commissions.
Representing high commission on violence against women, deputy minister of finance and tourism of MoIC said, “This session is a good opportunity for provincial commissions of the four provinces as Bamyan, Parwan, Daikundi and Kapisa to share their achievements and challenges with each other and I hope that the session will finish with a good conclusion in order to have a good report for Kabul so high commission on violence against women operating in Kabul can take steps for addressing challenges and problems of provincial commissions.”
High commission on violence against women has been operating under direct supervision of women affairs ministry in Kabul for the past 11 years.
In the session, Mrs. Mustafavi considered support of governor of
Bamyan and local government of the province from the provincial commission as very good.
In the program, governor of Bamyan Mohammad Tahir Zohair delivered speech and said, “In past, life for women was very bad in Afghanistan, but there have been big achievements from the country’s women during the past 15 years.”
He considered holding such programs for addressing problems of women in Afghan society as very significant.
Bamyan Provincial chief for women affairs Karima Salik said that the commission of violence against women in Bamyan has always work well, adding that governor of Bamyan always participated in the commission’s session and its works in the province was an example for all provinces of the country.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 07:07

CE meets Zazai Maidan’s Elders

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Thursday with a number of Zazii Maidan elders at Sepidar Palace.
In the meeting, elders, religious Ulema and youth of Khost’s Zazai Maidan shared their problems with the country’s chief executive and said they have protected their district, but recently the district has been under security threats from other districts and beyond the Durand Line.
They asked for installation of further security posts along areas bordering the Durand line and increasing and strengthening local police forces in the district, adding that a 30-bed hospital was needed to be constructed in the district.
Reconstruction of electricity dam, construction of Domanda and Speri districts’ roads, controlling of Baak district’s stream, granting scholarships to Zazai Maidan’s youth and appointment facilities to the district’s youth were other demands made by elders of the district.
In the meeting, the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah assured of addressing problems of the district’s people and instructed relevant institutions for taking urgent steps in this regard.
Praising the people of Zazii Maidan for cooperation with security forces in tightening security in the district, chief executive said that steps would be taken and facilities would be provided in connection with scholarships to the youth of the district.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled in a message the 21st death anniversary of the country’s top scholar and knowledgeable figure Ayatullah Sayed Ali Beheshti to the deceased family, colleagues and followers.
“The deceased Beheshti was one of the country’s influncial, academic, political and jihadi figure who left brilliant works in promoting Islamic education behind. The deceased Beheshti was a good scholar who had provided suitable facilities for education in remote areas of the country by creating religious madrassas,” President Ghani said.
In his message, the country’s President considered the deceased Beheshti’s steps in Islamic sciences and his writings related to Jurisprudence, principles of Jurisprudence, moral and religious issues as valuable heritage.
“Today, we are happy that the desires and aspirations of Ulema and political figures of the country for balanced development, justice and equality are to become true,” President said his in message.
Besides attention to teaching, learning and writing, Ayatullah Beheshti honestly worked for justice and freedom and stood beside Muslim people of the country during Jihad.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting of the High Peace Council (HPC) said the main responsibility of the council was to provide an atmosphere for restoration of peace in the country, BNA reported the other day.
According to the agency, the president said: “If peace was gained in the price of my life I would not spare to devote.”
After hearing some key discussion and reports about peace by the high peace council chairman, Mohammad Karim Khalili, the president said the ground for peace has been accessed by the 2-day conference of the high peace council members and that war was imposed on the country and “we have no option except confrontation and fighting the phenomenon, as we don’t want war as war is not the winner.”
Coordination should be secured in the government organs, particularly at the local government administrations, said the president adding: “Then I would issue the needed issue with the provincial governors through video conferences.”
According to the president, peace should have a clear area within the Islamic teachings, Afghan values and the country’s constitution.
The president warned that others’ peace offer would draw them to sit around a negotiation table, if they failed to be the owner of peace on themselves, the statement said asking the country’s politicians, civil society activists, and the country’s elders to understand the surrounding importance and that ‘we should be the owner of peace.’
Peace with Pakistan differs with an inter-Afghan peace deal, he said adding there was a need to establish national consensus to restore peace and move forwards towards a clear target and remove any obstacle before the process, the president said.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 07:02

Cabinet Meeting Approves Additional Budget

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet meeting approved the counter-corruption national strategy and directed the government organs for implementation of their work plan after the approval of the second-vice president, the presidential office said.
The cabinet meeting also directed ministers to avoid dual conducts with the parliamentarians and senators and make effort to deal equally in meeting their problems.
An additional budget for the national fiscal year of 1396, was also approved by the meeting. According to the statement, minister of finance suggested an additional budget of 168, 114 million afs to the ordinary budget and 144, 511 million afs to the development budget for the 1396 national fiscal year, which was approved by the cabinet meeting.
Suggested by the ministry of foreign affairs’ deputy to the finance and administration, the cabinet meeting instructed the ministry of foreign affairs to send the contracts with waived taxation to the ministry of finance for approval, the statement said.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appreciated China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan by granting him high state medal during a farewell meeting here in Kabul on Thursday, his office said Friday.
According to a statement from the presidential office, the president following a decree which was read out by the presidential advisor on cultural affairs, Asadullah Ghazanfar lauded Yaw Jing for his efforts to expand relations between the two countries and help to provision of aids as well as management of assistance and strengthening trust between the two friendly nations.
The president wished good success in his future job, while thanking him for his cooperation to draw more aids of the people Republic of China for the people of Afghanistan.
According to the statement, President Ghani said that his country play a connecting role among the regional countries and China would connect Afghanistan with the Asian countries through the Wakhan Corridor.
Efforts of the Afghan government, particularly of the president Ghani was effective and important for restoring peace and stability, the statement quoted China’s outgoing ambassador as saying.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 06:59

15 Daesh Members Killed In Nangarhar

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) 15 members of Daesh including foreign terrorists have been killed in a military operation in Rostay-e-Payeen of Nangarhar’s Haskamina district.
According to a spokesperson to governor of Nangarhar, the military operation conducted Thursday evening in outskirt of Haskamina district of Nangarhar, 15 members of Daesh including foreign fighters were killed and five others injured.
It is said that in the operation, an innocent civilian woman was also martyred.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) Two civilians were lost their lives and another has been injured in a bomb blast of Taliban in Nangarhar province last night.
The event occurred in Sourkhroad district while a bomb was planted by Taliban in a bicycle.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the event two civilians were martyred and another has been injured.
So far, no individual or group has committed responsibility of the incident, but local officials blamed Taliban for the incident.
T. Yarzada

Ferozkoh (BNA) Five armed insurgents were killed in a clash by commando forces in Ghor province.

The insurgents were targeted in suburb of Ferozkoh city capital of Ghor province while terrorist activities.
Ahmad Jaweed Salim spokesman for commando forces told BNA, in the clash, five armed insurgents were killed and three others have been injured.
T. Yarzada

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