30 April 2017

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:14

Historic Slides Submitted to MoIC

Saturday, April 30, 2017 
Kabul (BNA)   In presence of acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, some historic slides of Afghanistan historic views’ pictures have been submitted by the ministry’s cultural attaché in London to Afghan Film director.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, the ministry’s cultural attaché in London Wahid Parwanta said that the respective slides having 113 historic photographs taken in 1970s from various parts of the country by an English scientist working in ministry of mines as project manager for Afghan institute of management.
He added that the slides had been granted to him by the English scientist family and now he wanted to submit the slides to ministry of information and culture for better preservation.
Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari praised Wahid Parwanta for submitting the slides to ministry of information and culture.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of Paktika representatives to national assembly here the other day, a presidential statement said.
The meeting which was also attended by Masoum Stanikzai chief of the national directorate for security, acting minister of defense Tariq Shah Bahrami, deputy to administrative office of the president Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori and acting minister of communications Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat, the Paktika elders and representatives prayed for the souls of Shaheen 209 corps’ martyrs.
Mahmood Sulaimankhel a lawmaker from the province, spoke on behalf of the people, adding most roads linking districts with Sharan, the provincial capital, were blocked and no major uplift project had been implemented in the province.
Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori briefed the meeting on 72 uplift projects to be carried out in Paktika by different ministries.
President Ghani promised taking measures to reopen roads and improve the communications system in the province.  He said the construction of six schools in many districts would be launched soon.  The president also instructed chef of national directorate for security to adopt necessary measures for improving of the security in the province.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader addressing a gathering asked Taliban to join peace process and give up war and militancy in the country, BNA reported.
According to the agency, Gulbadin Hekmatyar, addressing a gathering marking the 25th Mujahidin Victory Day in Mehtarlam city, the capital of Laghman province said 1.5 million Afghans had been killed, six million maimed and their homes destroyed during the Soviet occupation of the country, but the occupationist forces, despite unleashing terror and torture, failed to subjugate the valiant Afghans.
He hoped the historic peace deal between the government and HIA should be implemented in letter and spirit.
“We created HIA for a political struggle. We have pledged to work for peace and stability as diligently as few ought for the liberation of our motherland.”
Fighting which was against the interest of Afghans, who were killed and wounded, the HIA chief said, urging the Taliban to drop violence for reconciliation. He called for a peaceful struggle to achieve goals. He also called upon Taliban that cannot rule Afghanistan by force.
A strong central government could better safeguard the core national interest, Hekmatyar believed, rejecting the distribution of powers on the basis of compromise and deals, BNA added.
Afghan government and HIA inked a historic peace deal in September last year, paving the way for Hekmatyar to step out of the shadows. He spent almost two decades in exile.
According to peace deal, among 500 detainees of the group, around 68 would be freed and he is expected to arrive Kabul and hold talks with Afghan officials in the coming days.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Panjshir (BNA) Addressing the 25th year of Mujahidin Victory Day in Panjsher province, Dr. Abdullah said the Taliban and Al-Qaeda were pursuing their own goals that included “the destruction of the world and mankind”.
Praying for the souls of martyrs.  Dr. Abdullah said the victory was achieved with sacrifices of the Afghanistan nation and the victory was belonged to all tribes.
“Militant outfits always fight for enforcing their own nefarious agenda, promoting the interest of no state, the chief executive Dr. Abdullah said on Friday.  He urged the people, former jihadi commanders and public representatives to stand united against the enemy.
Pointing to terrorism and its threats, Dr. Abdullah said the national hero Ahmad Shah Masoud had earlier predicted that if terrorism not fought properly would be changed to a global threat.  He asked for national and global consensus against terrorism.  Pointing the national unity, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan passing through a very important situation, adding there was a dire need of unity to overcome the challenges and foil the vicious goals of terrorists, aiming to bring disunity among Afghans.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing an event marking 25th years of Mujahidin victory here on Saturday in Kabul said the country was in a critical situation, warning that dropping guard would help the enemies achieve their objectives in Afghanistan.
The president said the holy warriors had rendered sacrifices for the liberation of Afghanistan and creation of a government that represented all the masses.
Mujahidin’s sacrifices should not be forgotten, he said, adding the era of ruling the people by force had come to an end. Those who still insisted on grabbing power had no understanding of Islam and Afghans, he noted.
President Ghani said the people of Afghanistan had always fought against covert and overt enemies, devoting their lives for the greater glory of the country. Bringing improvement to government institutions, particularly the security sector, was shared responsibility, he said.
“We should remember that our current sacrifices are part of the huge price being paid for the independent of the country. Efforts have been made over the past few decades to suppress our nation.”
President Ghani hailed Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) jihad against terrorism, praising the nation for extending all-out support to their defenders. He hoped the Afghans would emerge victorious in the ongoing war because every Afghan aspired for a peaceful life and a bright future.
“We don’t want the destruction of others; our forces are not intruders. Our nation has no such designs on others. We neither consider any country our strategic depth nor have links with any terrorist group. Bloodshed is not our way of life as we desire peace and the wellbeing for our neighbors.”
President Ghani promised the next presidential election would be held according to schedule and the Wolesi Jirga polls this year. He said the election commission was an independent body and the government was ready to assist it.
Congratulating the victory day, the second vice president said 8th Sawr (28 April) was a historic day for Afghans, asking for more evaluation of such Jihad days. He also called such victories due to unity of the Afghan nation which left positive impact in the region, calling lack of state-building the only weakness of the Mujahidin group which led to devastation of the country.
Praying for the souls of the martyrs, in particular the Afghan security forces, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the Afghan Jihad led to freedom of dozens of countries and millions of people. He called peace the only desire of Afghan people and the government, adding terrorists cannot reach their vicious goals through martyring the people and security forces in different places.
Meanwhile addressing the gathering, house speaker Abdul Rouf Ibrahimi asked Taliban to accept peace process and join a peaceful life.
In his remarks, Upper house chairman Fazelhadi Muslimyar said Jihad has not yet finished and the security forces fighting terrorists everyday across the country.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:39

Daesh Commander Held in Zabul

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A Daesh commander was detained in Zabul province yesterday.
General Mirwais Nowrozi police chief of Zabul province told BNA, Khalid Akhondzada a commander of Daesh group was arrested with his five colleagues in joint military operation conducted by foreign and Afghan forces in Zabul province.
He said, six other members of Daesh group were also killed which three of them were foreigners.

Wednesday, April 26, 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                                            67/65 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              86 /10afgs                         
One Euro                                              73/60afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/40afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          635afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1040 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              17/80 afgs                       

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Beijing City (BNA)  In the sideline of Afghanistan Media Management Seminar (AMMS), Afghan media-staffs visited Yinchuan city the capital of Ninxia province of China.
According to BNA reporter from China, Afghan journalists warmly welcomed by local authorities of Yinchuan city and based on previous schedule the participants had been visited National TV station of Ninxia, Ninxia daily Newspaper group, Yinchuan News, museums, mosques and industrial park of Ninxia province.
During staying in Yinchuan city views and suggestions on rule of media in a society, particularly in China and Afghanistan countries had been discussed between governmental officials of the city and Afghan journalists.
Also Dr. Shamsul Haq Aryanfar chairman of Afghanistan state-run allies delivered a short significant speech indicating some key points in connection to the two countries social, economic and cultural similarities.
It is mentionable that Afghan Media Management Seminar held by Chinese Ministry of Commerce for 20 days, which 30 journalists participated from state-run and private media outlets of Afghanistan.
The seminar to be continued for next four days.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA)   Afghan people and government ask the donor countries and international community to carry out in practice their commitments and moral obligations regarding to Afghanistan and by putting further pressure on terrorist groups and their supporting countries reduce the problems of Afghan people.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes the recent tragic incident in Balkh province where a number of our compatriots lost their lives in terrorist attack faced serious national and international reactions.
In the national level, this inhumane   crime further increased the hatred of our people to Taliban and even certain politicians who showed great sympathy to Taliban acknowledging to their mistake called the group nothing but a terrorist group. In the international level, from America to Australia and from Russia to Arabic countries and India, even Pakistan the major supporter of terrorism and extremism criticizing that barbaric attack condemned it.  Among the countries, Chinese foreign ministry expressing concern over the complicated situation of Afghanistan insisted on continuation of peace process under the leadership of Afghans.
The sympathy and coordination of foreign countries to our people regarding to the recent and previous terrorist incidents clearly demonstrate that finally terrorists are isolated and condemned in international level.
Although the Afghan people express gratitude for the sympathy and coordination of foreign countries made regarding the recent terrorist attack on Balkh army, but believe, just condemning terrorist groups would not be sufficient and cannot solve the problem.
What today, the Afghan people are experiencing in the name of terrorism and extremism in reality these notorious phenomenon in address and name of IS and Taliban are deeply rooted outside our country and imposed on our country. It is an open fact that our neighboring countries have used and use so called Taliban and IS as a means for achieving their illegal and ambitious objectives in the region, in this way Afghanistan is the victim of exported terrorism and extremism.
Considering the situation, the Afghan people expect the international community especially the countries that have formed their relations with Afghanistan based on strategic agreements, instead of just condemning terrorist attacks honestly work and cooperate toward removing the external factors of Afghan problem.  Friendly countries who really want to end terrorism and extremism that not only threat the region but the entire world should   further equip and support Afghan security forces and  help Islamic Republic of Afghanistan  in restoring stability in the country.
Ensuring security and strengthening the pillars of Afghan central government, in long term will fulfill   the interests of many countries of the world because instability and insecurity in Afghanistan lead to the growth and expansion of terrorist activities to other countries of the region and world.
Afghans wish the world to deal Afghanistan with a logical view. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Herat (BNA) dozens of armed oppositions were killed in clashes by security forces.
The conflicts occurred in the last three days between armed oppositions and security forces in Shindand district.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, in the clashes, 25 armed oppositions were killed and 30 others were injured.
Several local commanders were also among the dead.

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