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Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA): President Karzai strongly condemned the terrorist targeted the convoy of Mohammad Mohaqeq a parliament member that killed and wounded some innocent civilians.
According to information received from interior ministry last morning the convoy of this parliament member come under terrorist attack of Afghan enemies in 3rd precinct of Kabul city that left three people martyred and injured several.
President Karzai while strongly denouncing the attack said the Afghan nation enemies by conducting such inhumane act once again demonstrated that aliens and circles loyal to them strive to martyr elders and political personalities of Afghanistan.
The President also had a telephonic conversation with Mohd. Mohaqeq on the incident and conveyed his sympathy with him on those killed and wounded in the incident.
Hamid Karzai expresses his deep condolences to the martyr families and wish speedy health recovery to the injured of the incident.

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Negotiations between Afghanistan and US over security agreement suspended by Afghanistan.
According to BNA, in statement released by national Security Council of Afghanistan says, the 4th round of negotiation between the delegations of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and US continued in Kabul over security agreement due to differences between the action and talk of US in connection to peace process was suspended by Afghan side.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:14

Dr. Zalmai Rasool meets king of Jordan

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasool minister of foreign affairs met Jordan king.
Foreign affairs ministry press office said BNA, in the meeting Dr. Zalmai Rasool expressing the gratitude of Afghan president and people to his Excellency the king and people of Jordan for supporting Afghan especially the cooperation of Jordan arms forces made during the last decade including medical, humanitarian assistance.
Dr. Zalmai Rasool also had a separate meeting with prime minister and foreign minister of Jordan.  The both sides discussed a wide range of issues   between Afghanistan and Jordan as two Muslim countries who have massive common religious cultural and educational interests.
The two sides emphasized to further bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, agriculture fields and strengthening ties between the merchants and further improve ties between the foreign ministries of the two countries.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  Addressing the ceremony for transition the leadership of security responsibility from the international troops to the Afghan forces, president Karzai said Afghanistan is experiencing a historical time and from tomorrow the security throughout the country, is the duty of the Afghan defensive forces and they will lead the process.
Held at the military university, the ceremony was attended by the NATO Secretary General, president Karzai added that I declared to my countrymen from here that in the few coming months the fifth or the final phase of transition will start and this way the responsibility for ensuring the security throughout the country and its leadership will be transferred to Afghan forces.
He added that I want to remember all the brave sons of this country who have lost their sweet lives for ensuring security, national integrity and independence of the country and wish peace for their souls and ask patience for their families.
President Karzai also declared formation of a national non-governmental organization to permanently care the families of martyred and injured and asked the national traders and compatriots to assess this charity organization.
The president while thanking the commission for transition of security especially Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai chairman of this commission added that in all regions where the security responsibility has been delegated to the Afghan forces the situation has considerably improved.
He stressed that when our people see that the security of their region is delegated to the Afghan security forces, they cooperate with their security forces and more people in all parts of Afghanistan were attracted to join the security forces ranks.
In regard with the invasion on Goshta he said that this invasion showed that the great Afghan nation is united under this delicate conditions and defends their homeland with bravery and follows the tradition of their forefathers, the voice of solidarity of the men and women of Afghanistan in support to the brave forces of the country in the eastern parts of the country once again showed that a deep link exist among the Afghan nation and their national security forces.
He stressed that Afghanistan has sacrificed thousands of her sons in the struggle against terrorism, these sacrifices give us the right to ask the international forces led by the US to devise a clear policy for ensuring of peace in Afghanistan and towards elimination of the terrorists bases.  He noted that we know that terrorism is a regional issue therefore while emphasizing on peace negotiation between high peace council and Taliban asked Pakistan to cooperate Afghanistan in elimination of terrorism.
He stressed that supporting terrorism, sheltering the terrorist and using them is mains for ensuring illegal aims are against all international standards, peaceful co-existence and good neighboring. 
He once again urged Afghanistan’s international allies considering the existing realities of the region and threats   pay serious attention towards equipping of the security and defensive forces of Afghanistan in a proper way.
He pointed that Afghanistan as an independent nation having national sovereignty maintains relations with all countries in the world in accordance with the international principles.  He added that we will sign the strategic treaties that would be in our national interests.  He ordered the brave officers and soldiers of the Afghan armed forces to defend the homeland till the last drop of their blood and he assured that our nation will always be supporter of the defensive forces of this country.  He also ordered that use of the air force should be made as per the order no 7284 of the presidential office so that the civilians will not be harmed.  The NATO Secretary General talking on this ceremony said that today is an important occasion and I thank president for his declaration that the Afghan security forces is taking over the security responsibility for leadership throughout Afghanistan.
Today is the day that the Afghans should be proud of it and I am feeling proud of standing on your side.  He added while Afghan forces taking all security across their country our combat missions will be changed into supportive missions.
He noted that NATO with its allies are working on a new different plan that is named “decisive support” the aim of which is to deliver training, consultation and support to the Afghan forces.  We also play our role in international efforts which aim supporting and strengthening Afghan forces in long term and it indicates that Afghanistan will never be alone and will have the support of its international allies in the future as well. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim the first vice president met the head of American delegation and his companions and discussed on inking a security agreement.
According to a report of the president’s press office to BNA, during the meeting the first vice president emphasizing on the interests of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan pointed out that the security agreement between Afghanistan and US to be signed, is extensively and precisely assessed and the people’s and the outstanding politician views are of great importance in the regard.
The first vice president talking about the upcoming presidential elections said, the state is resolved to hold a transparent, fair and timely elections.
The head of American negotiator team talking about the need for signing the security agreement says, the draft of the agreement after reviewing several times by our team and our Afghan friends is ready and I on behalf of the US assure that all necessary and important issues which guarantee the interests of Afghanistan after 2014 have been considered.
He added the security agreement is certainly effective in ensuring stability in Afghanistan and supports it people.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 04:19

Farmers and gardeners received assistance

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) gardening tools assisted to vanguard farmers and ordinary gardeners in Logar province.
The Ministry of Agricultures and Irrigation assisted agricultural tools to vanguard farmers in Mohammadagha district of Logar province.
Engineer Mohammad Homayoon Omar head of agriculture and irrigation dept of Logar said BNA, the national  agriculture and livestock project of agriculture and irrigation ministry disseminated agricultural tools for 17 farmers of Mohammadagha district.
This dept assisted farmers in construction of garden, prevention of disease and pests, improvement of irrigation system, providing markets for the products and training of farmers, and so far such programs of services have been carried in 22 provinces of the country.
According to the source, the project started activity in last year in center and Mohammadagha district providing more than 800 jiribs for orchard.  
Abdul Rahman one of the farmers expressing thanks to the authorities of the project, requested such project to be constructed in the other districts of the province.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 04:16

Road construction begins

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kandahar (BNA) the construction work of a road began in Dand district of Kandahar province yesterday.
The road will be constructed from development budget of Public Work ministry at the cost of 29 million Afghanis.
Syeed Ali Dand district governor said BNA, the road at length 4/5 km and width 5 km will be completed within six month.
According to the source, the road will link Dand district to Daman district of Kandahar and thousands of the residents benefiting from transportation facilities.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 04:12

Taliban commander killed

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Farah (BNA) a Taliban commander was killed in air attack by NATO in Farah province last night.
Abdul Rahman Zwandou , spokesman for Farah governor said BNA, Mullah Taj Mir commander of Taliban was killed as a result of air attack of NATO  forces in the Shewan village, Balabalok district.
Zhwandou said, a quantity of weapons was seized in the operation.
In this operation the security forces and civilians received no harmed.  

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 04:11

8 Taliban mine planters killed

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Kandahar (BNA) eight Taliban mine planters were killed by NATO air attack in Kandahar province last night.
Jaweed Faisal spokesman for Kandahar governor said BNA, the attack carried out in the Kesighara area, Shahwalikot district, in which 8 Taliban mine planters were killed while planting mines in a busy road.
According to Faisal, 10 mines, 5 Kalashnikovs, 3 sets of communication and 4 motorcycles were seized from the site of the incident.  

Wednesday June 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA)   Afghanistan’s foreign affairs ministry has announced that the 4th and final round of talks over Kabul-Washington security treaty would begin soon and the people of Afghanistan would be taken into confidence in a Jirga before signing the agreement. According to the assertions of officials in the ministry of foreign affairs, Kabul will host the final round of discussions between representatives of the two countries and it’s expected that talks over signing of the pact would be finalized in the 4th round of discussions. But, the ministry of foreign affairs has also announced that Afghan people would be taken into confidence over provisions of the security agreement before signing the agreement. In a press conference, Janan Mosazai, spokesman of ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan said that previous rounds of talks had been held in a highly friendly environment and we hope that the talks over the security pact is finalized soon and the final decision with respect to signing of the pact would be taken in the a Jirga. In the talks, Afghanistan urges on its sustainability and longstanding stability while the American side emphasizes in judicial safety of the US troops in Afghanistan within the framework of security agreement. Spokesman of ministry of foreign affairs Janan Mosazai emphasized that negotiations with the US on the security agreement has been carried out with consideration of our national interests and in the view of Afghanistan’s geo-economics location among the heart of Asia countries. Commenting on the Afghan-US security agreement and impacts on peace restoration, military expert Atiqullah Amarkhil emphasized that Afghanistan and US relations are based on common interests of both allies and it’s important to realize that expansion of relations with the world countries strongly support Afghanistan in international scenario and now it depends on us that how we attain benefits from our ties with global community. It’s said that establishment of a number of US military facilities were part of the negotiations in the security accord. Talking on the security treaty, military expert, retired Gen. Noorullhaq Ulomi said that every decision should be taken in the light of Afghanistan’s national interests, because the Afghan nation not ready to deal on their national interests. Political commentator Mahmood Saiqal believes that finalization of the security agreement has great significance for ensuring longstanding security and stability both in Afghanistan and in the region and the security agreement would be signed between two sovereign and independent nations. What nourishes public confidence on post-2014 security situations of the country if the security agreement with Washington, the agreement which clarifies presence of the US troops in Afghanistan after 2014 while president Karzai in a recent statement unveiled that the US intends to establish at least nine military bases in Afghanistan after signing the security treaty with Kabul. Finalization on the security agreement would have positive impacts on security situations of Afghanistan and both allies have vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation a number of common topics that include regional cooperation and protection of human rights, evaluating importance of security agreement on stability of Afghanistan local resident Jawed believes that the security pact supports Afghanistan’s interests on that time that the US defends Afghanistan against the external threats which emerge from beyond our geographical boundaries. And Afghanistan as ultra-nation NATO ally should be protected by the alliance in case of any sort of foreign invasion. The security agreement between Kabul and Washington also conveys a clear message to the militants as well and it clarifies that Afghanistan will continue stepping towards socioeconomic opulence after the foreign troops evacuations and the insurgents shouldn’t dreaming to invade Afghanistan once more and implement their extremist political system. Because, international community mainly allies of Afghanistan including the United State have assured Afghanistan that they would remain alongside the country for long term period and the world can’t tolerate that Afghanistan once again become hideout and safe havens to the international terrorism. This came after president Karzai has persistently announced that signing of the security pact with the United States of America strongly supports Afghanistan’s security situations, further training of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and their military requirements which include latest weapons and technology.