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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture met with provincial chief and directors of information and culture for Herat, praising cultural developments in the province.
In the meeting, provincial chief of information and culture Aria Raufian spoke related to activities and challenges their departments were facing with in the province and said, “Directorate of information and culture has four departments working in information and culture, tourism, art and youth affairs and having considerable achievements.”
“Herat has 280 historical monuments”, Raufian said, adding that national museum, Itifaq-e-Islam newspaper, public library , tourism book, Herat direction, 1050 musicians, 500 engraving artists and more than 50 theatrical artists have been able to add to activities and values of the information and cultural directorate in Herat.
He considered lack of working force and possibilities as problems the directorate facing in the province.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture while expressing happiness over fruitful and valuable activities of the department asserted ministry of information and culture was determined to take serious and practical steps towards prevention from destruction of historical monuments across the province.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session of National Procurement Commission was held on Sunday evening at presidential palace.
In the session, 36 procurement issues and projects were discussed that as a result of which 32 contracts worth 6.290 billion AFG were approved.
The contracts included construction of Prrozi residential project’s C1 and C2 roads, providing solar system and ICT for Shaikh Zaed University of Khost, cleaning project of Kabul river from Pul-e-Artal to Abdul Haq square, construction project of Khair Khana area’s third phase roads, providing, installation and reactivation project for repairing 12 generators of Silab Corps’ Gambiri garrison,  contract for providing necessary medical repairing appliances to MoD health command for 1396, contract of transferring of 100,000 tons wheat to six provinces, electricity transmission and distribution to Grishk city of Helmand and installation and procurement contract of Bulk Meters for DABS.
The session also approved relevant contracts to independent local and regional governance and ministry of interior.


 Monday, May 01, 2017
Kabul (BNA) the security and defense forces conducted joint security and offensive operations in various parts of the country, in which 130 armed oppositions including 46 Daesh fighters and a local commander of Taliban were killed, 24 were injured and three others were detained.
According to defense ministry press office to BNA, the operations with support of air and artillery forces conducted in outskirts of Nangarhar, Kunar, Kapisa, Parwan, Paktia, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Herat, Balkh, Kunduz, Faryab, Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces. 

Monday, May 01, 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                                            67/60 afgs                           
One Pound Sterling                              86/60 afgs                         
One Euro                                              73/30afgs                        
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/35 afgs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees       634afgs                        
One Thousand Indian Rupees             1030 afgs             
One Thousand Iranian Rupees            17/70 afgs                       

Monday, May 01, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Ghani in a clear message addressing armed oppositions and other terrorist groups affiliated to them has said that now the time has ended for a group to come to power through killing, bloodshed, and terror.
Abdul Khalil Minawi Director General of Bakhtar News  Agency analyst commenting on the issue writes President Ghani in gathering held on Friday to celebrate the anniversary of Islamic Revolution victory addressing armed oppositions  said that  they should not thing to reach power through killing, bloodshed and terror, because the ones who have reach power through killing and terror they are neither Muslims nor Afghans.
The statements delivered in time, Taliban and other terrorist groups have never surrendered to the logic of peace, mutual understanding, and dialogue and always tried to get to power via using arms and terror and hostage our people.
This notorious group has never had a single and logical stance regarding to the country and that has caused the recent crisis in the country and further complicated and expanded it.
The problem is that Taliban are devoid of an idea and political will and strategy. They only know the culture of fighting against the people to fulfill and implementing the evil objectives of foreigner and are alien to the logic of peace. The continuation of such a situation have made the Afghans to stand in a holy and sacred war against foreign invaders who use Taliban and IS as a means for achieving their goals in the region. The daily victims of this opposed war are Afghans.
As President Ghani says” the existences of these sacrifices are part of the cost that we pay for freedom and liberty. For many decades, our enemies are trying to captivate our people and for achieving this satanic goal spare no any conspiracy.”
Taliban have accustomed to war, destruction, and no nothing about the logic of freedom, construction, tranquility, and stability. If they are not so, why do ignore the will of Afghan people insist on restoring peace and public Tranquility and welfare? In addition, why do they not pay attention to Islamic teaching that calls peace good?
Recently Taliban have announced their so-called spring offensive under the name of Mansoori. Without doubt, such a design and program and providing the ground for conducting such operations cannot be prepared by some Mullahs and the students of religious schools, but there are countries, powerful organizations and intelligence services behind them. The first and the last aim of ill- will countries is destruction of Afghanistan and humiliating its people and use Taliban as a means for achieving this heinous and inhumane aim.
President Ghani pointing to the issue says,” the destruction of the infrastructure of our country is now the main aim of Taliban and their regional patrons and imposed a war on us.”
Since four decades, Afghanistan is facing a foreign invasion and there is no any alternative but to defend. Although, the sacred defense of the country has cost to the lives of millions Afghans and destruction of the country but fortunately so far our domestic and foreign enemies have not succeeded to become the ruler to the destiny of our people.
Regarding to issue Afghan president says, “As our yesterday’s jihad was right and legal, today also the campaign of our security forces against terrorist is legal and right.”
If we look to the past, our people earlier fought against foreign invasion for fourteen years, and currently also fighting against foreign invasions. Earlier the invaders came to our country to build so-called socialism but today the same invasion takes place in pretext of establishing Islamic Caliphate or emirates. The real organizers of anti – Afghans wars and conspiracies are the foreign intelligence services and use terrorist and extremist groups as a means for achieving their evil goals in the region and in the world as a whole.
Therefore, it would be better for armed oppositions to understand the sensitive situation of the country, if they are Afghan should respect the will of their people and if they are foreign invaders, they should learn from the past that the big powers  in various times have never succeeded to overcome the will of Afghan brave people and defeat them.  

Abdul Khalil Minawi

Director General of 
Bakhtar News Agency

Monday, May 01, 2017
Ferozkoh (BNA) two strongholds of Daesh fighters were destroyed by NATO drones in Ghor province last night.
It is said in the attacks, the two strongholds of Daesh were destroyed and suffered heavy losses to them.
A police official of Ghor province told BNA, NATO drones targeted the strongholds of Daesh in suburb of Ferozkho city and Doulina district.
According to him, at least 30 Daesh affiliates were killed and injured in the attacks.
Meanwhile, local officials said that no any harm and casualties suffered to residents in the attacks. 

Monday, May 01, 2017

BEIGING (BNA)  Hosted by China’s International Publishing Groups (C.I.P.G.), the 2017 media management seminar attended by up to 30 Afghan journalists, including state-run and private media outlets, was concluded in Beijing, the capital city of Chia on Sunday.
Leading the Afghan media delegation, Dr. Shamsuhaq Aryanfar, head of the government dailies delivered a comprehensive speech during the closing ceremony thanking the C.I.P.G for holding such prolific and fruitful seminars for the Afghan media house.
He expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality offered by the Chinese seminar organizers and the most effective as it could help the Afghan journalists get more and fresh information offered by the experienced Chinese lecturers, about the China’s achievements and its future programs in different fields including political, economic, and cultural arena.
“Your great WeChat and Weibo internet initiative is highly laudable and commendable, through which big part of your country’s economy could be managed well on one hand and on the other, helps China remain safe and secure from any diversion,” said Dr. Aryanfar.
In fact, this could be praised as a great initiative by the Chinese wise leadership to create its own social media to help the people go ahead towards a welfare and tranquil life, he said.
Pointing to the Belt & Road project, as the China’s mega project, the head of government dailies called it the world’s largest project and added that the Afghan media delegation learnt more about the project during their stay in China.
“We support the mega project in advance, but Afghanistan shouldn’t be bypassed as the ancient Silk Route has been crossing the country,” said Aryanfar pointing to the importance of his country once the project was implemented. “It [the Belt & Road] ensures regional connectivity and boosts trade and economic cooperation among the regional countries.”
The project if got executed would help the eastern countries turn to the hub of the world economy as well as connects the other three continents of the world, he went on as saying.
He said the visiting of the Chinese training, publishing and cultural centers was very constructive for his led media delegation during the 20-day stay in China.
The media delegation head suggested continuation of such workshops for the Afghan media outlet in the future, as he believed they would get their skills and professions improved further than ever.
He also asked for providing scholarship of higher educations for the Afghan students, particularly in the fields of sciences and technology.
As part of his suggestions, he referred to the first lecture which he said was about public diplomacy, saying it was the diplomacy of public services for the mankind and human society and that this should be expanded furthermore and replaced with the individualism diplomacies.
Dr. Aryanfar also suggested the friendly country of China should have established a TV with the Afghan official languages of Dari and Pashto, as the Belt & Road project crossing through several countries, with BBC, VOA and Euro News’s of the said languages, as he added the Afghan people know little about the mega project.
He also drew attention of the Chinese leadership for doing more for the Afghan media, particularly those of the state-run ones as well as supporting Bakhtar TV expected to be established by the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan.
“The ancient Silk Route had crossed through Khutan and Kashghar to Samarqand onward to Balkh in Afghanistan. from Balkh, a line had been extended to Marw, towards Central Asia and another line to Herat of Afghanistan onward to the Middle East; Turkey and then to Europe and the third one linked to India, so this line could be revived again,” he suggested.
Secondly, the route passing through Afghanistan would be the shortest way and economically important which makes it easy to build railway and facilitate connectivity in the region easily, he added.
Third, transporting oil, gas and electricity from the central Asian countries to Pakistan and India, crosses through Afghanistan and the project had specified the central role of this country, according to him.
“Fourth, with extension of railway through Afghanistan, the ground for creation of work for people and security in the war-battered country could be provided, so no militant group would be able to recruit from among the poor people,” he noted.
Fifth, the endemic war in Afghanistan has been imposed to destabilize Russia and China, where China through implementation of the Belt and Road project can foil the malicious designs, Aryanfar added.
If Afghanistan has been overlooked in the Belt and Road project, the continued militancy would facilitate the terrorist groups to turn the country into the terrorists’ sanctuaries to destabilize the whole region including China and Russia, as currently they are recruiting from among extremist people of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Chechnya and those of the China’s Uighurs to form terrorist groups, Aryanfar said, adding China can use its influence on some regional countries to help restore peace in Afghanistan and the region.
“China, as the powerful neighbor, can invest in Afghanistan, particularly in the field mining and extraction of Aynak copper mine,” he said
According to head of Afghanistan government dailies, policy and programs of China are vital for development of economy and serve the human society. “We hope it could go ahead successfully to further achieve its goal and spare no effort to help peace and security restore in its neighboring Afghanistan.”
The seminar organizers of the C.I.P.G warmly welcomed the suggestions and pledged to take them to the authorities for more focus and implementation if possible.
The Afghan, at the end the closing ceremony, received certificates provided by the China’s International Publishing Group (C.I.G.P).
F. Akhgar

Monday, May 01, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) dozen acres of land were destroyed from poppy bushes in a clearing operation launched by security forces in Dara-e-Nor District of Nangarhar province.
Mohammad Azim Ramzi governor of Dara-e-Nor district said BNA, dozen acres of land have been cleared during the last three days in the mentioned district.
The operation will be continued with cooperation of security forces till destruction of all poppy lands in the province. 

Monday, May 01, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA)  31 Daesh loyalists were killed and five others were injured in recent conflicts in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were targeted in Kot, Dorbaba and Achen districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the raids, 31 Daesh fighters including three commanders of them were killed and five others were injured.
The fighters were targeted while terrorist activities.
It is said that there were no any harm and losses sustained to security forces and residents in the conflicts.
Another report says that four weapons caches of Daesh were discovered in Nangarhar province.
The caches were kept in hideouts of Daesh in Dorbaba, Achen and Kot districts.

Monday, 01 May 2017 04:04

Series Blasts Prohibited in Nangarhar

Monday, May 01, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) series of blasts were prevented in Nangarhar province.
The security officials discovered and neutralized nine mines which were planted on Achen, Kot and Batikot districts highways.
Police commander in the east of the country told BNA, with planting of the mines, Taliban and Daesh fighters wanted to organize series of deadly events to civilians, but not succeeded to their evil goals.
He said, efforts are underway to identity and arrest the suspects of the failed event.
Likewise, the security forces of Nangarhar province discovered three weapon caches of Taliban.
The caches were kept in hideouts of Taliban in Hasaka Mina, Rodat and Khogyani districts.
According to reports, dozens of heavy and light weapons were also seized from the caches.

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