Monday March 20, 2017
Kabul (BNA) About 22 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have been killed in air and group attacks carried out by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in various parts of eastern Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA, the raids were conducted in different parts of Acheen and Koot districts of the province.
The ISIS adherents were targeted, while they were busy on organizing terrorist activities in the mentioned districts.
Casualties didn’t incur to civilians and Afghan security troops at the end of the assaults.
According to another report, 11 Taliban members were killed following air raids led by Afghan air forces in Khogyani district of the province.
The Taliban rebels were busy on organizing a series of destructive activities, which targeted and killed.
Also Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and seize six weapon depots during separate operations in various parts of Nangarhar province.
The weapon depots belonging ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups have been discovered in Acheen, Koot, Khogyani and Heska Mina districts of the province.
A security official in the province says, dozens heavy and light weapons and ammunitions have been discovered from the depots.
Meanwhile, four rounds of mines that had been planted by enemies of the country to cause deadly events on innocent civilians have been discovered and confiscated by Afghan security personnel in different parts of Nangarhar province.
Monday March 20, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that media and journalists were one of the terrorist groups’ goals, because they have realized the power of media, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, addressing a gathering held to mark Journalist Day, Dr. Abdullah said that the government has sometimes used the journalists’ reports on fighting corruption and solving security vacuums. He added however, today’s achievements are not comparable with last years and there have taken steps on laws and access right to information, but they are not satisfactory, the statement further said. He stressed that based on Afghanistan Journalists’ Center figures, the violence rate against journalists has declined, but still there are many cases that have not been addressed, the statement added. Dr. Abdullah also assured to step up for establishing Journalists Supporting Fund, the statement continued. At the end, Dr. Abdullah rewarded the Journalist of the Year and ten other best journalists with appreciation letters. The program was organized by Afghanistan Journalists’ Center to mark Journalist Day.
Sunday March 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Freedom of speech and the growth of Media in the country is a great achievement in national level and this achievement owed to the creative work of journalists and public support.
BNA analyst of media affairs commenting on the issue writes March 17 celebrates as the day of journalists; this can be consider as valuing and glorifying the work of journalist who accepting all risks inform the people from the daily events of the country in this horrible situation of the country. Afghanistan is experiencing a nascent democracy that has started with freedom of speech as one of the most important pillars democracy and moving on the right direction. Enforcement of the law of accession to press further strengthened and accelerated the process. Freedom of speech and development of media in the country in spite all challenges and problems facing, is the result of devoted services of journalists who spare no any effort and devotion in that regard. Because of the heroic and the patriotic activities of journalists, they praised by the people across the country. Journalists and media have seen the most deadly incidents that even claimed the lives of some journalists during the last four decades. Currently journalists are facing the lack of safety in their daily working and this has imposed their activities to serious ambiguities, because, there is no any guaranty for protecting the lives of journalists or correspondents who provide storied from the battlefronts. In addition, the owners of media who have the authority of recruiting journalists, do not guaranty the stability of their works. While journalists and media staff in general serving with high commitment expect the support of people, government and public organizations. This expectation should be meeting and the working atmosphere of media and journalist should further improve.
On the other hand, media staff and journalists have certain moral responsibilities, before the public, they should obey them. Unfortunately, there are journalists and media that their activities are based on ethnical, linguistic and religious tendencies and forgotten the key principles of their jobs, while the work of media should be national and meet public requirements. The media and journalists can win the heart and mind of people and introduce press as the fourth power pillar in the society only when they meet their moral and patriotic commitments honestly and consciously in practice. In addition, it is to the state, social, civil society activists’ organs, and public in general further increase their support setting aside all political views from press and journalists.
Saturday March 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony, the ministry of information and culture, with the acting minister, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bavari appreciated a number of youth innovated unprecedented devices including electronic ones, BNA reported the other day.
Bavari said supporting the intelligent and talented youth was the main responsibility of the ministry of information and culture and the ministry’s leadership would spare no effort to provide ground for their further advancement and development of their works. In the ceremony held at the National Museum compound, a number of talented and innovator youth were granted letters of appreciation, the agency said.