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Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:19

Public opinion should not be confused

Sunday September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The recent appointment of new governors on one hand has warmly welcomed by the people, and at the same time prompted the domestic and western media to resort to varying comments and assertions.
Naturally, in country or order the changes are based on the prevailing laws, considering the reform aspects within the society.
However, when the Afghan government initiates new appointments or replacements in the country, some domestic and foreign circles sabotage it and they are trying to define the changes in their own way.
One of the instances is a report the AFP of France published recently.
The report writer argues that the government of Afghanistan has replaced the governors who were supporter of the west.
The writer of the report has never thought that with these assertions he has trampling down the fundamentals of journalism and openly intervenes in the domestic affairs of a country that has just rouse out of the dusts of war.
He defines the national thinking in Afghanistan in his own way, while Afghanistan is an independent country, its leadership is being elected by the people of Afghanistan and there exist no authority in this country.
There is no authority to take any step in support of this or any other country.
The fact that no governor or senior government employee on the basis of the Constitution has the right to support and country, while for them the national interests, religious values are preferred the most rather than supporting any other country.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan considers such view points and reports as violation of norms of morality of journalism and considers them as attempts for creating discord in the affairs of the country and asks them to be attentive towards their profession and journalistic morality and avoid creating of confusions and empty propagandas for disrupting and confusing the public opinions.

Sunday, 23 September 2012 08:17

Security forces discover Taliban weapon cache

Sunday September 23, 2012
Nimroz (BNA): The security forces discovered a huge weapon cache of Taliban militants from a border area of Nimroz province yesterday, the NATO-led force said in a statement.
Containing some 3000 kg heroin, hashish, opium, hundreds kg of explosive-packed car bomb, the statement said, adding special police unit and conjunction with the NATO-led troops discovered the contraband during an operation.
Several Taliban insurgents were also killed during the operations, it added.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili received delegation of the Shurai Hambastagi Millie Aqwami Afghanistan (Solidarity council of Afghanistan’s tribe) here yesterday, a statement of presidential palace said.
In the meeting the vice president while lauding the efforts of the entity said that such bodies can play effective role in progressing the country.
The vice president also described significant the years after 2014 for the people of Afghanistan and pointed out that the people of Afghanistan with unity can take the country towards development and progress.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received Mahmoud Khan Achekzai the leader of Pashtunkhwha National Awami Party in Presidential Palace yesterday.
In the meeting besides exchanging views on the situation in Afghanistan and the region president also thanked both the leaders for attending the international conference on the first martyrdom anniversary of late Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani.

Kabul (BNA) Addressing the international conference on the anniversary of martyrdom of Prof. Burbanudden Rabbani, leader of jehad and resistance and Shaheed of peace and in honor of the week of peace and national unity in Kabul First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim said that Ustad Rabbani under all ups and down in the transformation of Afghanistan carried the leadership of Jehad and resistance of the people of Afghanistan and sustained immense miseries and pains.
He added that he had all the human qualities and from his childhood he stood in the face of cruelties and injustice, strived in training of the youth of the country with Islamic spirits and he presented a good number of apprentices who are shouldering great responsibilities in the country.
He assured that ultimately the wishes of Ustad Rabbani will come true in the country and the praised the efforts of Ustad Rabbani in restoration of peace and stability in the country.
He noted that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan deems it its national duty to work for restoration of peace in the country so that peace is restored here.
He added that we shall live in this direction but at the same time try to preserve the achievement of the past ten years and we all make peace with those who respect the Constitution and observe all accepted human rights.
He warned that we are decisive in this direction so to strengthen our defensive security forces to be ready to fight against those who are not prepared for peace and restoration of peace and stability in the country.
He pointed that all that the issue of Afghanistan a regional issue and has its links with the regional countries.
He pointed that all the regional and world countries should work for peace in Afghanistan otherwise calmness would not prevail here.
At today’s conference Farouq Wardak Minister of Education and chairman of the commission for preparation of the anniversary of martyrdom of Ustad Rabbani, Salahuddin Rabbani chairman of the high peace council, Prof. Abdul Rab Rasul Sayaf Jehad leader in their speeches discussed different aspects of life of Prof, Rabbani and reiterated on the need of the society for peace.
The conference has been organized at the International Hotel which was attended by some leaders of Jehad, members of the cabinet, and some important political and cultural personalities from the region and the world.
According to another report, Marshal Fahim met with some representatives of the people at the House of People and members of provincial council of Khost province and discussed with them current situation in the country and praised the bravery of the people of Khost and other border province in the struggle against terrorism and mentioned that your bravery in defense of the homeland will be remembered eternally and the government is obliged to serve you and all the people of Afghanistan.
At the meeting two elders of Khost shared their environmental problems in terms of creation of agricultural extension farms which was expected to be established in the center of the province so that the ground if prepared for education and agricultural investigation of the Khost university students and due to some reasons work on the farm has been stopped.

Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:14

Second media gathering opens in Herat

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Herat (BNA) The second gathering of international journalistic morality with the participation of Deen Mohammad Mubarez Rashidi the deputy publication of the ministry for information and culture was opened in Herat yesterday.  Backed by media outlets Hewad, Kleed and Radio Dunay with the objective to discuss the journalistic ethic, the exhibition was attended by journalists. Cultural figures and directors of media outlets, head of journalists center, Mr, Quraishi said.  He also added that Ahmad Ahsan Sarwaryar the director of information and cultural department in Herat city also attended the forum.  In his speech, Mr. Rashidi described the media development and press freedom one of the important achievements of the government and better than other countries.
Presciently there are some 1000 printing media outlets, 50 television channels, 500 production companies, 700 printing press and dozens radio channels in the country, he went on to say.  Head of media watchdog Sediqullah Tawhidi, head of Kleed Group Mrs, Najibi Ayubi and two professors of Herat University professors Hadid and Mrs. Adila Kabiri also spoke on the occasion and later on the forum concluded with question and answers.

Sunday, 23 September 2012 06:07

House of People holds session

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The House of People with its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair held session yesterday.  In the session, according to the press office of the House, the lawmakers once again condemned the artillery shelling by Pakistan military on the eastern border regions and appreciated the foreign ministry for taking the issue with the United Nations Security Council.  The House also expressed concern over establishing Pakistani checkpoints inside Afghanistan soil, calling on concerned bodies follow the situation.
The lawmakers also hailed the president for reshuffling and posting provincial governors and calling upon local organ directorate to respect merit in appointing local officials.  Some of the lawmakers in the house of people also expressed concern over the modalities of agreement with the Chinese company MCC in Aynak copper mine, saying the company has halted extraction.  They also demanded explanation from the ministry of mines.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the high-ranking Chinese delegation led by member of political bureau of Chinese People’s Communist Party Zoiangkong yesterday.
At the meeting held at the presidential office, both sides discussed expansion and further consolidation of relations between the two nations and realization of action plan for implementation of the joint strategic statement between the two countries.
President Karzai welcomed the delegation and thanked China for its assistance in the past ten years to Afghanistan and said that we are in favor of further expansion of ties between the two nations.  Touching on the issue that China has been among the first countries that have invested in different spheres in Afghanistan in the recent years, he said that we want that these investments expand.  He called China as honest friend of Afghanistan and stressed that Afghanistan wants further expansion of relations with the countries of this region especially the friendly China.  He linked security of this region to the cooperation of the regional countries and stressed that in order to over-come the common security threats, the countries of this region should jointly work.  Zoiangkong told president Karzai that the aim of his and his accompanying delegation visit to Afghanistan is for realization of the decisions that were taken during the visit of the president of Afghanistan and his meeting with the Chinese president in relation to the strategic cooperation between the two nations.  He added that China wants improved life of the people of Afghanistan and we want to expand our cooperation with Afghanistan.  He expressed the willingness of his country in investment in Afghanistan and hoped that more Chinese investors come to Afghanistan and invest in different spheres here.
After this meeting the plan of action for implementation of the joint strategic statement between Afghanistan and China and two cooperation agreements in different security and economic spheres were signed among the in charges of the two countries.
Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president, Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta National Security Advisor, Habibullah Ghalib Justice Minister, Anwarulhaq Ahadi Minister of Commerce and Industries,  Assadullah Khalid General Director of National Security and deputy minister of interior affairs were also present.
The agreement on action plan for implementation of the joint strategic statement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the People’s Republic of China was signed by Jawed Ludeen deputy minister for political affairs at the ministry of foreign affairs and the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan.  The agreement on technical-economic spheres valued at 150 million Yuhan was signed by Anwarul Haq Ahadi Minister of Commerce and Industries and deputy minister of foreign affairs of China.  Meanwhile, the agreement for assistance for completion of police equipment between Afghanistan and China was signed by deputy minister of interior affairs and deputy minister of public security of China.

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai accepted in a ceremony held at presidential palace the credentials of the new Polish ambassador to Afghanistan.  After the ceremony President Karzai met with the ambassador and discussed bilateral ties between the two nations.
President Karzai thanked Poland for its assistance to Afghanistan in the past years and called the Polish mission presence support to the Afghans.
He expressed the hope that Afghanistan’s relations and cooperation with Poland is further consolidated in trade, education and other spheres.  The Polish ambassador assured continued cooperation of his country with Afghanistan in the mentioned spheres.  The ceremony was also attended by administrative deputy minister of foreign ministry Abbul Hai Haidar and head of protocol department of the ministry Hamid Sedeeq.

Saturday, 22 September 2012 14:05

Fuel tanker set on fire in Herat

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Herat (BNA) Taliban set on fire a fuel tanker in Herat province and killed the driver of the tanker last night.  This tanker belonged to Aria private company and set on fire by Taliban near to air port of Herat and the driver of the tanker was killed.  Colonel Abdul Raof Ahmadi spokesman police in the south region of that province said to BNA, armed Taliban attacked on this convoy which passing from Herat to Kandahar.  According to the source it is the first event which occurred near to Herat airport and they dispatched delegation to that area for investigation.  This attack took place which in that located the police commandment of west region, Zafar 207 army crops commandment and ISAF forces commandment. 

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