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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:10

10 Contracts Worth 3.6 Billion Afghanis Signed

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National Procurement Commission has signed 10 contracts costing up to 3.6 billion Afghanis in a meeting held at the country’s presidential palace, a statement said Tuesday.
The contracts covered projects for the Kabul municipality, construction of bridge in northern Takhar province, providing facilities for the Afghan Brishna Shirkat (Kabul main power Supply Company) and providing functioning facilities for the Hodkhil pylon building factory’s electricity and so on, said the statement. The commission, in addition, conditionally approved some fuel contracts of the ministry of interior and rejected a contract relating to the Asan Khedmat’s first center’s administrative building, due to some reasons. Speaking on the issue, the country’s president emphasized on support to domestic products and urged for strengthening domestic companies to invest in the country.

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in wreath-laying ceremony at Uzbekistan Independence Minaret yesterday.
At the ceremony, the country’s President was escorted by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov, foreign minister Abdul Aziz Kamilov and governor of Tashkent Rahmonbeck Usmanov. While receiving the special guard of honor, President Ghani laid wreath at Independence and Humanitarian Minaret of Uzbekistan. Afterwards, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his accompanying delegation, accompanied by Uzbek special envoy for Afghanistan, Prime Minister and foreign affairs minister of Uzbekistan and governor of Tashkent, paid a visit to Khazrati Imam Architectural Complex which contains the Great Mosque as well as the place where a historical manuscript of the Holy Quran is preserved. The manuscript was written on deer skin during the term of Hazrat Uthman (R.A). The country’s President thanked relevant officials for offering historic information regarding the complex and wrote a memorial note in the historic book of the complex.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:05

Literacy National Committee Holds Session

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Vice President Sarwar Danesh, national literacy committee’s extra-ordinary session was held yesterday with participation of ulema and cultural figures in council of ministers’ palace.
The session aimed to attract support and cooperation of the country’ ulema, cultural figures and other strata of society from national mobilization’s plan for eradication of illiteracy and spreading of literacy in the country.
In the session, second vice president said:  “Mosque,, tribune, cultural institutions and media have key and effective role in eradication of illiteracy in the country.”
Pointing that providing facility for speeding literacy in the country is the government’s responsibility, second vice president said in consideration to current problems and possibilities, national mobilization’s plan for eradication of illiteracy could not be implemented unless ulema, cultural society, national traders, private sector and media stand beside the government.
Ustad Danesh regarded the role of mosques in consideration to their historic and valuable position as key in connection with expansion of literacy in the country and asked ulema council and ministry of hajj and Islamic affairs for instruction to all priests and imams of mosques to pay attention to importance of literacy and seeking knowledge among the people in particular illiterate figures.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:59

Dr. Sadat Meets Dunya University Director

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of youth affairs for information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with Dunya University chairman Gen. Sangdil and discussed the youth enrollment at the university. 
In the meeting, deputy minister of youth affairs said that based on MoUs signed between deputy ministry of youth affairs and a number of private higher education institutions, miserable students have been given chances to follow high education with discount or free.
Deputy Minister of youth affairs asked the respective university’s chairman to provide opportunities to miserable students in coming semesters with discount and low fees so that such students could also receive higher education studies.  In the meeting, chairman of Dunya University Gen. Sangdil said that his university would accept more students with discount and low fees and would also provide good chances to talented students at the university.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said that the high media council should built trust between government and the people, BNA reported the other day.
He said that the high media council has critical responsibility in the field of people mobilization toward strengthening national unity, the agency said.
The high media council should built trust between the government and the people and directing the public minds towards national unity.
The council’s meeting discussed issues concerning the council’s procedures and how to secure a constructive relation between government and the media, the agency said.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the acting minister of information and culture has urged the removal of the Capacity Building Reforms (CBR) and acceleration of the implementation process, BNA reported Tuesday.
Speaking at the meeting held by the CBR committee of the ministry of information and culture, the acting minister said his ministry needed the process to help beef up the capacity of the ministry’s employees and insisted that the process should be accelerated and any challenges facing it should be removed, the state-owned agency added.
Meanwhile, Associate Prof Sayeda Muzgan Mostafavi, deputy to the finance, administrative and tourism said that by implementation of the CBR process, professional cadres should be absorbed at the ministry.  She said the officials of the ministry, by distribution of jobs should help accelerate implementation of the process, the agency said.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:50

5 Documentaries Screened

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Five documentary films encompassing life of Chinese in Afghanistan was screened in ministry of information and culture. 
The films have been promoted by Kabul News TV network in cooperation with Chinese embassy to Kabul.  In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion, head of Kabul News TV network Ghulam Jailani Zhwak said in the films life of Chinese based in Afghanistan has been screened.  According to head of the respective TV network, the films aim at further expansion of cultural cooperation between Afghanistan and China as well as introduction of the two countries to the people of each one.   In the ceremony, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism for information and culture associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafasvi and the Chinese ambassador to Kabul spoke related to the films and regarded the films as key in expansion of relations between the two countries.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:48

Police Martyrs Family Received Aids

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ghazni (BNA) Aassistances took place for 60 police martyrs’ family in Ghazni province yesterday.
General Mohammad Zaman police chief of Ghazni told BNA, each martyrs family received 10,000 Afghanis, flour, rice and ghee.
The assistances took place by Ghazni security directorate for families who martyred this year due to war with insurgents.
Ghazni police chief during visiting with martyrs police family said, that memoires of those who were martyred in defense of their homeland and their people will remain immortal.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:46

2 Key Taliban Associates Killed In Helmand

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lashkargah (BNA) Two key Taliban associates were killed in air strikes in two regions of Gereshk Districts, Helmand province yesterday.
A security official of Helmand told BNA, Daud Alfat shadow governor of Taliban for Gereshk district with his 4 bodyguards were killed in Mosa Qala and Greshk Districts.
Another top Taliban leader with his three bodyguards were also targeted in Mosa Qala District and killed.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:40

Taliban Rebels Killed in Ghazni Operation

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ghazni (BNA) 20 Taliban rebels including three commanders of them were killed in a clearing operation by security and defense forces in Ghazni province.
An ANA official told BNA reporter, 20 Taliban rebels with their three commanders were killed in air and ground operations of security forces in Dehyak, Andeer, Moqor and Gelan Districts.
He added no harm and losses incurred to security forces but several regions have been cleared from insurgents.
T. Yarzada

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