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Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:29

6 Taliban killed, 10 arrested

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) six armed Taliban were killed during several operations carried out by Afghan security forces in some provinces of the country.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan Security Forces in last 24 hours conducted cleansing operations in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Balkh, Zabul, Urozgan, Logar, Ghazni and Paktika province in which, six armed Taliban were killed, a talib wounded and 10 others arrested.
It is being said that 12 anti-vehicle mines, 3 Kalashnikovs, 2 pistols, other military equipment and a motorbike were seized.
According to another report, the national police personnel discovered and evocated 7 anti-vehicle mines which were placed by armed insurgents in the outskirts of Paktia and Kandahar provinces.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:28

Sport Gymnasium to build in Ghazni

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) sport gymnasium with capacity of 1000 spectators will be constructed in Ghazni province.
Padshah Khan Hazhbar the athletic head of Ghazni said BNA; the gymnasium will be constructed in the area of 2500 square meter land from development budget of Olympic National Committee within one year at the cost of $ 800,000 and will accommodate 1000 spectators.
According to the source, the foundation stone of the gymnasium was laid down by governor of Ghazni, athletic head and number of state officials of Ghazni. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013 03:53

26,000 people benefit power

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Faizabad (BNA) with operation of two hydraulic generates power, 26,000 people will be provided with electricity in Yoftel Payan district of Badakhshan province.
The power generating machines were inaugurated yesterday , constructed with the financial assistance of German development and economic cooperation ministry.
Mohammad Rafi Bahman head of water and energy office of Badakhshan said BNA; the first generator with capacity of 280 KW will ensure power for 2,000 families in the Ghonbol village, Yaftel Paen district.
According to the head of water and energy dept. of Badakhshan, the 2nd generator with capacity of 125 KW will ensure power for 530 families, 24 shops and 18 public buildings. 
Engineer Mohammad Amin Munsef advisor of water and energy ministry appreciating German government said the people of Badakhshan must ensure the security of activities on the power small plants with their German friends.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The 7th and 8th Sawr are two important events in political history of the country and the oppressed Afghan nation will always remember the military takeover occurred in the country on 7th Sawr 1357, because this chaotic day considered to be as the start of crisis and calamities to the people of Afghanistan and tragic consequences of this day felt by this nation over the previous three consecutive decade and still going on.
On Sawr 7th, 1357 some government opposition factions by using the army resorted to military cope against the democratic establishment of Sardar Muhammad Dawood Khan to topple him from the power and the military take over besides devastating political and democratic spheres of the country pave the ground for regional and neighboring countries to expand interferences into internal affairs of the country.
8th, Sawr is marked as the day of victory of Muhahideen factions after they toppled Russian backed Dr. Najibullah government and this is also remembered just like the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) military takeover on democratic government of Dawood Khan.  Both 7th and 8th Sawr are remembered as two important events in the history of Afghanistan.  Mujahedeen factions after fourteen consecutive years of armed movements toppled Najibullah from the power.
But, the victory followed ethnic warfare and various Mujahedeen factions initiated armed encounters against each other and Afghan people tolerated massive destructions and oppressions as a result of inter-party wars and this internal violence forced millions of Afghans to seek refuge in neighboring Iran and Pakistan for saving their lives from hazards of war.  In short, the day didn’t bring any good change on political chapter of the country and social lives of the people of Afghanistan.
The Soviet Union after ten years of invasion of Afghanistan while withdrawing troops from the country established a pro-Russian regime led by Dr. Najibullah and (Watan Party) to ensure safety of its interests in Afghanistan after evacuation of troops.
But, the soviet decision followed serious reaction of Mujahedeen factions which finally paved the way to the Mujahedeen factions to continue their armed movements against Najib govt in the northern part, Uzbek faction led by Abdul Rashid Dostom and Shoraye Nizar led by Ahmad Shah Masood established a coalition which left devastative impacts on foundations of regime in ruling in Kabul and finally joint efforts of Mujahedeen factions forced Najibullah to resign from the power on 16th April 1992 and later he sought refuge in the UN office in Kabul.
Following resignation of Dr. Najibullah, some mujahedeen parties and some elements from the PDPA party tried to fill power vacuum while on the other hand, some of the Mujahedeen factions like Hezbe-e-Islami hadn’t comprehensive political plan to contribute in the political future of the country and later on with the support of Saudi and Pakistani mediation and pressures of some other countries mujahedeen factions were forced to reach on a consensus.  On 4th Sawr, 1371, Mujahedeen factions reached on an agreement, an interim fifty member council established in Pakistani city of Peshawar under leadership of former president Sibghatullah Mujadidi.
The fifty member council nominated Rabbani as the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan.  But the main issue before the Mujahedeen factions was that these groups hadn’t sufficient understanding and awareness from the positive political and democratic competitions which are implemented in the advanced countries and this gap created serious issues to them and the disagreements between various Mujahedeen groups paved appropriate ground to the fundamental regime of the Taliban to surrender the political power and establish their desired government in Kabul which was totally contrary to humanitarian values, Islam and democracy.  The Taliban after occupying the political power implemented their extremist’s laws on the people under the pretext of Sharia and Islamic teachers.  The Taliban banned the women from working outside the house or getting education and impose series of extremist’s laws on the people to suppress them.
The Taliban by imposing their fundamental laws also proved the way for international terrorism mainly the Al Qaeda terror network to conduct their terror conspiracies inside the Afghan soil.
Following the 9/1 incident in the US international community decided to topple the regime from the power to avoid further terror attacks that were threatening global peace and security.
After the collapse of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan became focal point of international politics and sitting President Hamid Karzai was elected as the head of interim administration on December 2001.
The fact should be realized that Afghanistan extremely need national unification these days than ever before and it’s the need of time that all ethnic groups and political parties of the country come together around a single goal and lead the country towards sustainable peace, security and to ensure territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the country.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:28

2 rebels killed

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  two armed rebels were killed during an operation by national army forces in the outskirts of Qaisar district of Faryab province.
According to national defense ministry, two armed rebels were killed during a special operation which was launched by national army forces in the outskirts of Qaisar district.  Quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized.
According to another report, two min planters were killed during exposiion of their own mine in the relevant areas of Nawa district of Helmand province.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:27

8 armed Taliban arrested

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) eight armed Taliban were arrested during an operation carried out by Afghan and NATO forces in Zabul province.
BNA quoting NATO reports, the Taliban were arrested by these forces in their hideouts while carrying out of terrorist attacks in the suburb of Qalat city.
According to NATO the arrested Taliban had responsible for more terrorist attacks in parts of Qalat city.
Meanwhile NATO reported from discovering of an explosive depot in that province.
The depot has been discovered during an operation by Afghan and NATO forces in Shenki district.

Thursday, April 25, 2014
Kabul (BNA)                                                                                                                                               Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) has demanded ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot adequate lands to the concerned agency to expand establishment of industrial parks in the country and attract investments for economic growth of the country. Officials of Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) asked the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to honor all its commitment sought to the agency. In a news briefing, (AISA) chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari told that for attraction of national and international investments industrial parks and townships should be expanded in the country and reiterated his demand from the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to ensure allotment of more lands for construction of industrial parks in the country. (AISA) has requested ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot at least 30 acres land to the concerned agency for establishment of industrial parks in Kamri area of capital Kabul as during the previous ten years national investors confronted major challenges on way of their business because of none existence of industrial parks, said AISA chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari, adding that some national investors have expressed willingness to invest inside the country on condition that the govt provides them adequate facilities including industrial parks. Investors believe that government of Afghanistan not provided satisfactory facilities to them over the previous ten years to invest in the country. But ministry of irrigation and agriculture has announced that working process over construction of several industrial parks have been started in dome provinces. Talking on the matter, Majidullah Qarar a spokesman to the ministry of irrigation and agriculture told media that the concerned ministry has undertaken special measures to ensure allotment of lands for establishment of industrial townships in the country and the decisions undertaken by the ministry in this sphere has been proved productive. Meanwhile, a number of economic analyst have accused the government of Afghanistan of negligence to attract international investments and provide adequate resources to the national investors and business community to transfer their wealth from foreign countries and take part in the development process of the country by investing in different sectors and the issue has left negative impacts on attraction of international investments. At the same time, national of the country believe that if the government provides standard facilities to the business community and investors, soon tangible change will be witnessed in economic progress of the country. Local resident Musa said that expansion of international investments in the country lays landmark impacts on economic prosperity of the country and asked the govt to ensure establishment of industrial parks in the country to attract national inventors.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:26

2 American soldiers killed

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) two American soldiers were killed during a clash by armed Taliban in the country.
These soldiers came under attack by armed Taliban and lost their lives.
It is being said in this clash, Taliban sustained heavy casualties.
NATO confirmed killing of the two American soldiers, but said nothing about exact area of the incident.
During the last week, two NATO soldiers were lost their lives in two separate incidents in the south-east of Afghanistan.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Criticizing from non-removal of fortifications of Pakistan established by that country inside Afghanistan, the spokesman of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan (MoIA) says that Afghanistan lays emphasize on the removal of these fortifications and never accept its existence.
In a joint press conference with the political and military spokesmen of international forces established in Afghanistan in the name of ISAF, the spokesman of ministry of internal affairs of Afghanistan Seddiq Seddiqi evaluates incorrect the reports released by foreign institutions as saying that Taliban attacks increased 47 percent in Afghanistan.  Because any foreign institution are not able to offer correct and fixed report about Taliban attacks.
Seddiqi elucidated that in first quarter of 2013, 1020 incidents are registered in Afghanistan.  This shows a proportional increase.
The ISAF spokesman in political affairs Domenik Medley, also in this conference said that after 2014, all security responsibility of Afghanistan would be handed over to Afghan security forces and the role of ISAF would be changed from military to supporting role.
He said that at the meeting of Brussels that be attended by foreign ministers of NATO member nations, he would meet with his Russian counterpart in connection with Afghanistan and the role of Moscow in rehabilitation and strengthening of air forces of this country.

The spokesman of ISAF forces Gonter Ketz with confirming of emergency landing of an aircraft in Afghanistan said that the reports received by us on emergency landing of an aircraft in Afghanistan.  But so far, it is unknown that this plane in belong to which institution and its crew are belong to which nationality.
At the same time, Ketz evaluated the security situation of Afghanistan as satisfactorily and added that the security gets improved and now, eight million Afghan children go to school and nine million people have access to health centers.
The ISAF security spokesman in Afghanistan added that now, the security forces of Afghanistan are maintaining the security of 90 percent territory of Afghanistan and in the near future, they would shoulder the security responsibility of all territory of their country.
In respond to this question that did Pakistan established military fortification inside Afghanistan with the support of ISAF?  Ketz said that ISAF has no role in this connection and in tripartite meeting of Afghanistan.  Pakistan and ISAF we make effort for cooperation of both nations.
A number of experts in political, military affairs flay establishment of military fortifications by Pakistan inside Afghanistan and ask Afghan government to do practically in this respect and probe the issue.
At the same time, the people of Afghanistan are putting out of patience about repeated meddling of neighbor’s in Afghanistan and ask government so to prevent committing such crimes inside Afghanistan and doesn’t permit any more so the enemies through various ways and means to meddle in our soil.
This is in a time that recently with holding demonstrations, the residents of Nangarhar province asked for the removal of Pakistan fortifications from inside of Afghanistan.
 

Thursday, April 25, 2014
Kabul (BNA): according to reports published in media the NATO’s Secretary General Andres Fogh Rassmusan in recent meeting of the organization held in Brussels expressed the NATO’s alliance members enduring support with Afghanistan after 2014 the timeline set for evacuation of foreign forces from the country.
The organization to continue assisting Afghanistan in training and equipping of its forces and will discuss further economic support with the war-devastated Afghanistan in the organization’s upcoming session.
The NATO’s new decision on supporting the Afghan government after 2014 would help the country get rid of misfortunes and Afghanistan as a self-reliant state to observe progress in various spheres.
The cooperation pledged by the NATO members also assists the Afghan government to have a competent and strong security force and would reject the baseless propagations and rumors of the self-interested media and circles loyal to them on deterioration of security situation after the pullout of foreign forces from the country by 2014.
These media link insecurity in the country on incompetence’s of the Afghan national security forces disable of defending the territorial integrity, national sovereignty and independence of the Afghan nation.
The aim behind such gossips is to create state of horror and chaos among the Afghan nation as these circles can’t see a stable and prosperous Afghanistan and strive for their personal interests.
President Hamid Karzai has called such propagations of foreign media a psychological war imposed by Afghanistan enemies and has strongly rejected such baseless reports and assured the Afghan people on prosperous and stable Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country by 2014.
The Afghan nation particularly the ANSF won’t let the terrorist and enemies of Afghanistan to create anarchy and implement their heinous plans by conducting suicide attacks, roadside bombings and martyring the innocent civilians.
The pledges made in Tokyo and Chicago conference retain significant role in rehabilitation and development of the war-devastated Afghanistan as the participants of the meeting promised their countries full support in political, social, cultural, economic, security and other various spheres with the country.
So the assurance given by the Intl. community and other friend countries guarantees the prosperous future of Afghanistan.
It’s while President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation, left yesterday for Belgium to attend a trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US.
At the trilateral meeting, discussions would focus on Afghan-Pak relations, the Afghan peace process and the recent tension in relations, including the issue of the border gate built by Pakistani army near the Durand Line in Goshta district of Nangarhar province.

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