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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:01

Electricity Grid Inaugurated in Parwan

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Charikar (BNA) An electricity network was inaugurated by local authorities in Parwan yesterday.
According to BNA correspondent, at inauguration of this power grid, Fazludddin Ayar governor of Parwan said, the network cost 15 million Afghanis, and provide electricity supplies for police training and driving center of Charikar police second, third and Fourth precincts.
He said the network was built on the basis of an agreement between the Interior ministry and Breshna Corporation with the financial support of CTK institute.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:00

Drone Raid Kills Taliban Key Commander in Farah

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Farah (BNA) A key commander of Taliban   Mawlawi Towkul was killed by drone raid in Farah province.
Mohibullah Mohib police spokesman of Farah told BNA correspondent, two Taliban insurgents including Mawlawi Tokul one of Taliban key commanders were targeted by drone raid in Shahr-e-Kohna region, Poshtrod District and killed.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Several agricultural projects were put into exploitation in Nangahrar province.
The projects are located in Kama District, included construction of seven cold houses and 13 water gates in the canals.
Shrefullah Afzali governor for Kama District, told BNA, the project’s cost seven million Afghanis, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture.
He said that with these projects agricultural work and prosperity will flourish.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:56

Gang of Looters Arrested in Kabul

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Police of Kabul arrested a gang of looters in a clearing operation yesterday.
Ferdous Faramerz spokesman of Kabul security commandment told BNA correspondent, this man and his accomplices engaged in armed robbery in outskirts of 18th, 13th, 6th, and 3rd precincts of Kabul.
Attempt to identify and detain other members of criminal gang are underway by police.
Meanwhile, Kabul police have speeded up the process of identifying and arresting perpetrators of crimes in Kabul, and so far many lawbreakers and criminals have been arrested.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:54

Terrorist Events Prevented in Herat

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Herat (BNA) The NDS officials during the past ten days prevented from several terrorist events and also succeeded to arrest number of criminal defendants.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, the NDS officials also discovered and confiscated at least ten mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from a series of deadly events.
These individuals will be referred to judicial institutions after completing their case.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:50

Dozens kg of Drugs Confiscated in Nimroz

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Zaranj (BNA) Police of Nimroz discovered and confiscated 138 kg narcotic drug yesterday.
Ibrahim Amini press in charge of Nimroz security commandment told BNA, the anti-narcotic office of the commandment discovered and confiscated the narcotic drug from Kong district of the province.
A man with a vehicle and Kalashnikov has been detained in connection of the case.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with residents of Kabul’s fifth PD as part of launching national debate with residents of the city.
In the first such meeting held at Arg’s Chahar Chenar Palace, residents of the city’s fifth PD including women, youth, religious Ulamas, dignitaries, influenced figures and tribal elders and representatives of six committees shared their problems and demands with the country’s President.
Representing the others, Ali Ahmad Kargar by praising the country’s President for kicking off such national debate and hearing the people’s problems welcomed the government’s step in connection with changing all security personnel of the city’s fifth PD.
He asked for reopening all streets closed by powerful figures, taking legal action against mafia and land usurpers and starting construction work of 300-bed hospital in Dewan Begi.
Representing religious Ulamas committee, Mawlavi Abdul Matin asked for registration of unregistered mosques in the area, eradication of narcotics and prevention from construction of illegal buildings and towers and attention to religious Ulamas.
Representing tribal committee, Eng. Sayed Rahim Satar also shared the people’s demands with the country’s President, asking for prevention of interference in appointment of security personnel, attention to transportation system, addressing water stream problems in Sadat Township, prevention from usurpation of green area and land and addressing of drinking water in the area.
Also, representatives of education, youth and women committees shared their demands and problems with the country’s President.
Praising representatives of all committees for sharing their problems and demands, the country’s President said all the demands and suggestions would be changed to practical programs and would be implemented, adding that the debate was aimed to meet residents of each PD of the city to hear their problems and demands.
President Ghani added that the government would take serious action against armed irresponsible individuals and powerful figures and if needed, he would order the use of force and operation against them as the people were tired of them.
The country’s President instructed governor of Kabul to take serious action against usurpers who have usurped lands in the city, adding that security problems should be categorized and a committee should be created to identify perpetrators of murder, threating and wounding the people.
Regarding security and safety of women, President Ghani by considering role of religious Ulamas and representatives of people as key said a special office should be created in each PD for the security of women.
President Ghani stressed that it should be clarified how many people had the permission to have arms and guns, asking that license process of weapon should be suspended.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of Mass Media High Council was held yesterday.
In the meeting, members of the council discussed holding a meeting for seeking suggestions and consultation regarding draft policy on mass media.
Also, members of the council expressed their visions and suggestions about the meeting.
Hasina Safi asserted that there should be visions of media agencies, journalists and media experts for enrichment of the policy, stressing on better holding the meeting to be held the following week in Kabul.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman met with the Afghanistan’s Youth Representative to the United Nations Aisha Khurram, and the Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Kabul Peter Prügel yesterday, a MoFA statement said.
At the outset, Aisha Khurram briefed the minister on her recent visits to Germany and the United States of America, and her participation in the United Nations Security Council plenary and other meetings that she had during her journey, the statement added.
Appreciating the achievements of Khurram, Minister Zaman, discussed her upcoming plans and activities as the Youth Representative to the United Nations and expressed his support in implementation of her plans, the statement went on to say.
Khurram further raised the lack of presence and awareness of youth regarding the peace talks and called for establishment of mechanisms in which the youth could also be informed on peace relevant issues.
At the end, while wishing her further successes in her future plans, the Acting Foreign Minister called her a deserving representation of the new generation, the statement concluded.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Zuhra Bayan Shinwari, head of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), in a press conference on Tuesday said that 9,866 complaints out of 16,545 complaints have been rejected due to lack of evidence.
“Now we are moving into the recount process, and, so far, there have been no serious problems between the two commissions,” Shinwari said. 
The votes of 109 polling stations have been invalidated and 75 people have been fined over alleged involvement in fraudulent behavior. 71 Independent Election Commission (IEC) employees have been fired, according to IECC officials.
Mohammad Qasim Ilyasi, a commissioner and spokesman for IECC, said: “We think it is too early to disclose the names of those who have been referred to the Attorney General.”
After yesterday’s announcement, the electoral campaign teams will have three days to appeal the IECC's rejection of the campaign team's complaints.
The polling stations designated for recount are in 19 provinces, IECC spokesman Mohammad Qasim Elyasi said. He said the commission received 381 follow-up complaints on its initial decisions about the assessed complaints.
Nangarhar, with 1,580, has the highest number of polling stations to be recounted, according to the IECC. There will be recounts in Kunar, with 248 polling stations, Paktia with 386 polling stations, Nimroz with 177, and Helmand with 150 polling stations.

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