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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Maimana (BNA) Taliban shadow governor for Khan Charbagh district, Faryab province was killed in an attack by security troops yesterday.
Qari Shah Mohammad Taliban shadow governor for Khan Charbagh district was targeted by security troops while terrorist activities and killed.
In the raid, three other members of Taliban group were also lost their lives.
Police commander of Faryab province told BNA, in the raid, the security forces killed Qari Shah Mohammad shadow governor of Taliban for Khan Charbagh district with three other members of this group.
Qari Shah Mohammad was involved in recent insecurity in parts of Faryab province.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) 33 Daesh affiliates were killed in recent conflicts by security forces in Nangarhar province last night.
The fighters were targeted in Achen, Dorbaba, Kot and Hasaka Mine districts.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, in the raids, 33 Daesh loyalists were lost their lives.
He added, the fighters were targeted while terrorist activities.
It is mentionable that no harm and losses suffered to security troops and residents in the raids.
Another report says that the security troops of Nangarhar province succeeded to prevent from a series of blasts in that province.
According to reports, the security officials of that province with cooperation of residents discovered and defused six mines from crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
A security source of the province said that with discovering of the mines, series of bloody events were prevented. 

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 04:58

Security Forces Re-Take Ghormach

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces managed to reclaim Ghormach district in northern Fayab province on Monday after a three hour battle with the Taliban.
Local officials said dozens of insurgents launched an attack on the center of Ghormach at about 4am local time.
Abdul Qahar Aaram, head of the 209 Shaheen Army Corps media department in Balkh said security forces were able to drive back the insurgents.
“The insurgents were driven back after three hours,” he said.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Ministry of Finance awarded the best large taxpayers in Continental Hotel here yesterday, aiming to raise the level of taxpayer compliance, promote taxpaying culture, achieve the revenue target encourage investments and develop economic activities in the country, a statement from the ministry said.
Abdul Sattar Murad, Minister of Economy praised running of such programs and said: “tax collection has a significant role in revenue increment and funding economic infrastructure projects, so awarding the compliance taxpayer would increase the level of income tax.
He added:” funding the national projects mostly relies on the aid of donor countries and within running such programs, the government and private sectors would be encouraged to further investment and compliance and enable us to secure funding the national projects from the domestic resources”.
Meanwhile, Shafiq Ahmad Qarizada, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Customs said the Ministry of Finance was planning to raise the level of taxpayer compliance that is why it launched today’s program to encourage the large taxpayer who has shown more compliance than other taxpayers.
“We expect that sound competition to be created among large taxpayers in coming years to recognize them as best taxpayer and lead to development and standardized economic activities in the country,” he added as quoted in the statement.
Khan Jan Alokozay, Vice Chairman of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) thanked running such program and asked launching of the programs for Medium and Small Taxpayers Departments as well.
DG of Revenue Department and Director of Large Taxpayer has provided information to the participants about revenue increment and today’s program.
At the End, 8 large taxpayers in different sectors (Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), Kam Air, Afghanistan International Bank (AIB), Saladin Security Company, Alokozay International Limited, Alokozay non-alcoholic beverage company, Automotive Service and Yenco Lmitiz Construction Company (VICC) were awarded, the statement added.  It is worth mentioning that, Deputy Ministers, Directors of Government Institutions, representatives of people in national assembly, administrative office of the president, ambassadors.  Officials of large companies, National Procurements Authority and some others have participated in this program, the statement added.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the session of council of ministers was held yesterday.
In the session, the country’s chief executive in his preliminary assertions while commemorating International Labor Solidarity Day once again congratulated Mujahidin victory day, adding that achievements of the people of Afghanistan as freedom, independence, voting right and freedom of speech were results of the people’s struggles during Jidad and resistance period.
In his speech, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah by pointing to visit of Pakistan parliamentary delegation to Kabul said that message of the Pakistani delegation was to consolidate relations between the two countries and our message was that Afghanistan wanted improvement of relations with all its neighbors, but clear and fundamental discussions were needed to be done related to problems and challenges.
The country’s chief executive welcomed joining of Hekmatyar to peace process and expressed hope that other armed opponent groups would also hear the voice of peace.
Pointing to Taliban spring operations, chief executive and that such operations would not have any achievement except killing of innocent people, targeting mosques and civilians.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah once again stressed on peace and negotiations with armed opponent groups, saying that peace process was a good opportunity for those groups who have reached the result that they could not reach their goals through war and violence anymore.
In other part of the session, various issues such as security situation of the country, handing over construction projects to ministries and civil government institutions, safety excretion of clinical trashes, coordinating guidance of high audition authority and internal auditory authorities in public sector, joint agreement for decreasing civilian casualties caused by traffic accidents between general directorate of land transport and general directorate of traffic and other were discussed.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy Minister of Administrative, Finance and Tourism for Information and Culture opened yesterday painting exhibition titled ‘Labkhand’ ‘Smile’ in Kabul.
According to BNA, the exhibition was held by national gallery department for information and culture in cooperation with Omid International Organization.
Nearly 40 painting, calligraphy and drawing artifacts from young artists were put for exhibition.
In opening ceremony of the exhibition, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism for information and culture spoke related to role of art and artist and asserted despite of critical circumstances and current problems in the country, Afghan artists have not stopped their effort, but continued their artistic work and created valuable works.
Praising young artists for their works, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism for information and culture considered holding such exhibitions as valuable step towards improvement and development of art in the country and asked media to broadcast and publish Afghan artists’ works.
Meanwhile, head of national gallery Mohammad Hashim Shariq while speaking related to problems in which Afghan artists were facing said artists have been able to reflect pains of the people of Afghanistan through their art works despite of limited possibilities.

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 04:55

HIA Peace Deal Encouraging Step: UNAMA

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNAS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement on Monday said it was encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signaled by the agreement between the government of Afghanistan and Hezb-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and his peaceful return to Afghanistan.
UNAMA supported the efforts by Afghanistan’s National Unity Government to engage all those interested in establishing an equitable peace and renouncing violence for good, the statement added.
According to UN mission, the agreement with Hezbe-e-Islami demonstrated the preparedness of Afghanistan’s government to seek peace with armed anti-government elements, and UNAMA was looking forward to its full implementation and to other armed actors joining a peace process.
The UN welcomed agreements that will contribute to a reduction of violence in Afghanistan and allow Afghans to live in peace with each other.
After decades of war in Afghanistan, the UN sees all steps towards reconciliation, inclusive peace and a lasting end to the conflict as positive, but remains mindful of the issues around transitional justice and the importance of upholding human rights, the statement concluded.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah introduced yesterday Faizullah Zaki as acting minister of Labor, Social Affairs, martyrs and disabled to employees of the ministry.
Praising Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil for her work and achievement in the ministry, the country’s chief executive hoped that Zaki could also direct the ministry to proper way.
It is worth mentioning that Faizullah Zaki has been selected as designate and acting minister for labor and social affairs based on decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
According to another report, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a separate decree has appointed Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil as head of Afghanistan medical council.

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.


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