26 April 2017

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Herat (BNA) Humanitarian assistances took place for 200 flood affected people in Herat province.
Engineer Barak administrative in charge of Herat province told BNA, the assistances have been disseminated for flood affected people in several regions of Herat province.
Tens of houses were also damaged in the last two days in Jou Naw Angel district of the province as well. 
 

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) The commando forces conducted operation on Daesh fighters’ hideouts in Nangarhar province.
The operation started under the leadership of General Monib Amiri in Achen district and still continues.
Jawed Salim spokesman of commando forces told BNA, dozens of commando forces attend in the operation.
He said, the aim of the operation is dismantling of Daesh hideouts and clearing of Achen district from being of insurgents.
The operation was launched while Daesh activities has increased once again in the mentioned district.  
 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Defense and security forces launched clearing operations in various parts of the country, in which 27 armed oppositions including a suicide bomber were killed 17 wounded and 6 others were detained.
According to spokesman of defense ministry to BNA, the operations were launched in outskirts of Kapisa, Nangarhar, Laghman, Paktika, Ghzani, Kandahar, Urozgan, Farah, Faryab, Kunduz and Helmand provinces. 
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Sar-e-Pul City (BNA) Cash and foodstuffs have been distributed to 290 displaced families in northern Sar-e-Pul province today.
Abdul Ahad Iqbal head of refugees and repatriation department in Sar-e-Pul said BNA correspondent, the families due to recent war were displaced from Sayad district and relocated in Sar-e-Pul city the provincial capital of the province.
The assistances provided by World Food Program (WFP) and Norway people to these families.
Distributed aids include cash and cooking oil.
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) Two persons have died and two others were injured following road accident in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Muhibullah Muhaqiq district governor of Bano told BNA reporter, the incident happened, while a car veered off the road and overturned in Mikhak region, Bano district of the province.
The injured of the event has transferred to hospital by local people and their health conditions reported critical, the source added.
It has been said, high speed and carelessness of driver are the main reasons behind the incident.
 

Saturday, April 01, 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:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                            67/55 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              82/50 afgs                         
One Euro                                              71/90 afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/40 afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          627 afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1010 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees             17/45 afgs                       
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) An international conference under the title of Safe Schools to be hold in Buenos Aires the capital of Argentine where using schools as military base and attacks on educational institutes will assess.
BNA reporter reporting the issue writes, the high-ranking delegates from 60 countries will attend the conference.
The participants of the conference will discuss the ways for providing the ground for protecting schools in safety of students in insecure areas. Currently, 21 countries across the world have been determined where the education process has challenged. Afghanistan is one of those vulnerable countries. Without doubt, the current situation of education in Afghanistan will be one of the critical issues to be discussing in Bluenose Aires Conference. It should be note that currently more than one thousand schools closed due to insecurity reasons. The schools used as base by either Afghan security forces or opposition armed forces. In addition, armed Taliban use the schools and public institutions as human shield and prevent the students especially girls to go to school.
Zabul, Helmand, Kunduz, Faryab and Sheendand district, Herat province are the provinces where most of the closes schools located. The closures of the schools there are due their closeness to the battlefronts or used as military bases. Recently the education authorities of Kunduz have said that Taliban did not let the girls to continue their studies after sixth grade. They forced the girls to stay home and avoid going school. In Farah province, Taliban have warned the students of five girls’ school in Farah city not to attend the schools, because there are skeletons in laboratories of the schools. This unreasonable enforced in other provinces where armed oppositions exercise power one way or another. Presently, 3.7 million students mostly girls deprived from going schools in Afghanistan.
According to the authorities of Ministry of Education, the number of students and schools under the threat is high, and the two sides of the conflict use schools as trenches and cause the closure of them. They have repeatedly asked the two sides of the conflict in Afghanistan to respect the schools as academic and educational organ and not for use them for political and military purposes. Unfortunately, still have not received any reasonable answer and they use schools as military headquarters or security bases as before. The Afghans hope, the participants of this international conference hold in Argentina, under the title of Safe schools, extensively discuss the problem and find the practical way for solution of this spiritually fatal problem, the Afghan  people suffer the most.   
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Directorate of Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi Art Center is one of the institutions which could have provided learning facilities of fine arts in various sections to its interested students.
Director of Maimanagi Arts Sayed Sabir Hashimi related to activities of center said, “This art center has various learning sections as painting, graphic, calligraphy, minatory, computer, children art, statue and handicrafts and tailoring.” He asserted that interested students were able to learn various art studies taught by experienced and professional teachers and could receive certificates after graduation, adding that nearly 50 students both male and female have completed their studies and graduated from different art sections during the past one year. Related to absorption of students in the center, Hashimi said that daily dozens student joined the center as they knew that in consideration to government policy all programs and goals of the center were for enhancement of capability and empowering of talents of the country’s youth playing vital role in providing services to the people of Afghanistan.
Pointing to value of art sections in Afghanistan society, director of the art center stressed that all art sections could play valuable role in development of the society, adding that if a person wanted to be a good artist, he should improve his talent in relevant field as creativity and hardworking could help human reach top peek of success. Hashimi by stressing on his accommodations in his working field said he has been lately appreciated by ministry of information and culture for his work and gifted cash rewards and appreciation certificates.
Suraya Raiszada
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Badakhshan province with attractive tourism nature and wild animals has, in the past, drawn attention of tourists from the region and the world, is located in the northeastern part of the country.
Pamir Mountain, entitled with ‘Roof of the World’ is located in the ancient province, where thousands of tourists each year even cragsmen and rock climbers usually visit it. Wild and the rarest animals including snow leopard and Marco polo deer are the most famous ones mostly living atop the high mountains, years ago and recently said to have appeared in the areas, but the generation is feared to be cut due to fragile security and illegal hunting by irresponsible individuals. More than five years, a snow leopard was trapped by some shepherds who claim they have held it after their animals were under attack by it along the skirts of the Pamir Mountain.
The leopard was unskillfully taken to Faizabad – the provincial capital in a policy ranger-type truck that suffered much during the at least one hundred kilometer non-asphalted long road tour. Before the Taliban emergence in some districts of the province, a flock of wild animals including Marcopolo have been seen along the mountains between both Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, but disappeared when illegal groups of armed men attacked them for food or skin in the said hillsides. The ministry of information and culture, after announcing Pamir as the first national park of the country, asked for any sides to make effort for its protection and not resorting to hunting wild animals moving along the highest historical months. So, the entire area residents are asked to spare no effort in providing cooperation with the related officials in protection of the park, as it is not the property of others, but public and under the government full control. In the past, some reports said some areas of the park had been claimed as their properties, with soon after, the government resorted to its full control and the ministry of information and culture announcing the country’s national park. 
Karima Malikzada
 

Saturday April 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghan national defense ministry has said that the country’s army forces would never allow Pakistan to even cross an inch into their country amid reports disclosing the neighboring country’s influence into some areas of Kunar and Jalalabad in the east.
Following the invasion, the residents of the two provinces ask the government for preventing the Pak militiamen onslaught. However defense ministry rejected if the Pakistani forces have started building facilities in up to 600 meters inside the Durand Line, and said the country’s forces would never allow them build such a facility inside the controversial line. “Pak forces can never enter a span inside the line until a single Afghan is alive.” Reports have earlier said that Pakistan was seeking establishment of barriers along the Durand Line, a pretext to prevent terrorists influence into the neighboring country’s soil, a plan blamed the Afghan government of being against all international legal norms. Afghanistan said Pakistan can’t do this (building barriers) in the areas inside the Durand Line unless finding its agreement and said if the neighboring wanted to prevent infiltration of terrorist groups and their destructive activities, it should destroy their save sanctuaries and training centers inside their lines.
Pakistan repeatedly takes Afghanistan under pressure and resume building facilities or barriers inside the Afhgan soil, when it comes under pressure from international community, particularly the US. If Pakistan wants close relation with Afghanistan and the international community, it should prevent shelling mortars on the Afghan border provinces and avoid sending explosive packages instead of vegetables and fruits to its neighbor. Afghan security and defense forces confirm shelling Afghan border in Kunar and Jalalabad provinces, but said they were unaware of which part of the border has been invaded by Pakistan. On what Pakistan wants by its pretext to build barriers and create problems for Afghanistan, some analysts believed Pakistan has to purchase every cubic meter of water in two USD from Afghanistan, totally reaching to an annual cost of up to 19 billion USD and the goal, the Pakistani politicians believe would reach by creating headache to Afghanistan and keeping the Afghan government in chaos and insecurity.
The plan has been taken by Pakistan after the Afghan government decided not to let its roaring rivers used by the neighboring countries without payments. As seen, US will not tolerate terrorist backing country and Pakistan is expected be included in the UN blacklist, if failed to refrain from supporting terrorism and allowing its soil to be used as safe havens by insurgents. Durand Line is still a countervail issue between the two countries on which both governments often blame each other for terrorism infiltration. Nearly two months ago, a series of suicide attacks took place in a shrine and some other parts of Pakistan, provoking anger from the neighboring country to say the attackers have been entered its soil from Afghanistan, while the Afghan side blame it of providing safe havens for insurgents and their backing terrorists circles inside its soil.
Hamidullah Faizi
 

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