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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Promote Project, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said women had the leadership capacity in different fields, BNA reported the other day,
According to the agency USAID’s promote project head expressed gratitude over the ministry of information and culture’s cooperation in providing internship opportunities for girls.
“After one year of internship opportunities for girls.
“After one year of internship period, 30,000 females have been graduated,” she further said.
Furthermore, Acting Minister of Information and Culture said regular programs should be made to encourage young girls and prepare the ground for their recruitment in government administrations, BNA added.
“Women and girls have bright future ahead and the president supports them,” she added.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture held a meeting titled ‘Commemoration of Martyr’s Week and Media Martyrs’ the other day, BNA reported.
During the meeting which was organized in cooperation with Afghanistan’s Journalists Federation, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi expressed concern over lack of journalists and media staff safety.
She also reported about a guideline draft that has earlier been arranged to cover insurgents’ incidents, adding due to lack of media in charges’ cooperation, it has not been finalized so far.
She stressed that execution of the guideline would help journalists not to lose their lives in the scenes, the agency added.
To support journalists and media staff, the ministry of information and culture applied some laws and regulations which enjoy visible benefits in compare with regional countries’ media law, according to her.
Pointing at construction of a minaret to honor media martyrs and draw more support to journalists’ supporting fund, Acting Minister Safi said the more the fund was supported, the more media staff would be addressed in different situations.
Afterward, Afghanistan journalists’ federation member gated Fahim Dashti briefed the session about his entity and journalists safety committee programs, asking the government and media supporting organizations to jointly work and prepare the ground for journalists and media staff safety.
Monir, Shaheed Shah Mary’s brother who had been martyred in Shash Darak suicide attack said that Martyr was the pride of the country and media staff.  Nai, media supporting entity in charge Mujib Khelwatgar reported about martyrdom of over a hundred journalist’s during the recent years, saying the situation is getting worsened by each passing day and no effort is made in this respect.  Deputy Minister of information and culture on publication affairs Fazel Sancharaki said some exaggeration was made in delivering information, thus, the incidents should be covered in a way not to harm people’s morals.  He added media should avoid showing graphic images.
He stressed that the government and journalists supporting organizations should codify a draft to prevent journalist’s casualties.
At the end, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi awarded a number of journalists and media in charges with appreciation letters.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh met Chinese ambassador to Kabul the other day, BNA reported.
During the meeting, VP Danesh said Afghanistan and China have had friendly and historical relations since long and it still remained unchanged, the agency said.
Calling relations between the two countries important indifferent areas of culture, education, trade, economic and politics, VP Danesh added that Afghanistan and China enjoy common heritages, BNA added.
Second vice president said unfortunately, over the last forty years, domestic crisis and wars have caused attention not to be considerably paid on cultural heritages and in some cases, they have been lost, BNA went on to say.
According to him, if a museum is built by Chinese government is Bamyan province, it would help both countries to preserve their cultural and historical commonalities.
Pointing at tourism attractions in Afghanistan, VP Danesh called tourism attractions in Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces, an opportunity that Chinese tourists can always visit them.
VP Danesh invited Chinese private sector to invest in Afghanistan and stressed that Chinese companies working in Afghanistan should be further standardized.
While handing over the Chinese Deputy Prime Minister invitation to second VP, Chinese ambassador said his country’s high-ranking officials would welcome his trip to China.  VP Danesh is expected to leave Afghanistan for China on Sept. 23 and attend an international festival.
Likewise, Chinese ambassador assured of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan in different fields such as education, health, research issues, cultural and technological affairs.
He said People’s Republic of China would also cooperate with Afghanistan in term of archeology and it is working on a program to train Afghanistan’s national museum employees.  According to him, Chinese government is fully ready to organize cultural joint programs, a move can be effective in bolstering relations between the two countries.
He added last year, about 100 short-term training programs have been organized to Afghans in China and for upcoming year, over 180 higher education scholarships would be allocated for Afghans.
Calling ensuring stability and security a prerequisite for investment of Chinese private sector in Afghanistan, Chinese ambassador added his country is committed on bilateral cooperation and trusts in Afghan government leadership.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In an exclusive interview President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the US strategy to win the war against the Taliban is working.
“For the first time, the possibility of peace is really at hand,” President Ghani said in an interview with VICE News on September 13.
Despite security challenges, talking to the VICE News, President Ghani insisted that there is reason to believe that this time will be different.  He pointed to the Eid al-Fitr ceasefire between government forces and Taliban as a proof that the country is moving forward towards peace.
“The ceasefire showed that this country is ready for reconciliation,” Ghani said in the interview. “We’re offering to overcome the past grievances and move forward and this I think is genuine because if they insist on a military victory that’s something the Afghans will not accept.”
This comes after President Ghani at a gathering in Kabul on Thursday talked in favor of the US’s South Asia Strategy for the past 40 years”.
“The US strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia strategy is a thing for which the people of Afghanistan were waiting for forty years,” said Ghani.
 

Saturday September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani laid the foundation stones of a 50-bed hospital for Pul-e-Charkhi central jail, a new block for prisoners and a separate block for attorney officers and administrative officials of the prison here on Wednesday.
According to BNA report, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and other officials, including Attorney General, Farid Hamidi were present at the gathering held at the meeting hall of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison. Addressing the gathering, Attorney General said government was responsible before the nation and to address their problems, adding law on treatment of the sick prisoners has been finalized and a committee has been constituted to review their problems and to decide on their treatments.
Meanwhile, Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak said 45 percent of the prisoners were eased with English language and computer courses and another 40 percent provided with vocational trainings. Speaking on behalf of the prisoners, Qari Zafar thanked the President for his attention and visiting the prison for the third time. Zafar shed light on problems and difficulties being faced by the prisoners. Meanwhile, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ordered a second review of the cases of Pul-e-Charkhi prisoners said a team under Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh was working on the cases of death row inmates.
The President in his speck offered condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in suicide attack in Nangarhar province. Emphasizing of the prisons, President Ghani said his government was trying to construct more facilities for prisoners. He promised with prisoners to review their cases again until justice achieved in this regard. President Ghani said six hundred acres of land around the Pul-e-Charkhi jail would be turned into a park and a monument would be built in the memory of all martyrs. He told the prisoners that their demands would be reconsidered and women prisoners’ cases would be reviewed again.
 

Saturday September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Addressing a gathering in connection with the Martyr’s Week at the Presidential Palace on Thursday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani prayed for the departed souls of recent terrorist attacks’ victims in the country.
President Ghani suggested that there was the need for a new perspective to observe the Martyrs Week as social cohesion was a must for the country’s stability. “Other countries gained stability after dark days with consensus on social agreement, it means these countries ensured balance between justice and compassion due to the social contract,” he said, adding Afghanistan would not be able to heal its wounds until its people reached that agreement. The President said things achieved with wisdom and sacrifices should not be lost to emotions, adding some circles in the region wanted to cut Afghanistan’s relations with the international community.
He said the nation’s pain was general and it needed a general solution. “Every person in this country feels he or she is more oppressed than others.” Pointing to recent terrorist attacks in the west of Kabul, the President said all followers of Jafaria jurisprudence were the pride of the Afghan nation. “The enemies of the Afghans should clearly know that this nation cannot be eliminated and anyone thought so were buried in this country’s mountains,” he added. The President stressed on rehabilitation of areas damaged in the conflict. About rowdy supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the President said firing in the air and making noise on roads and streets not only help, but, create problems for people showed disrespect to the martyrs. President Ghani said if people waited for foreigners to build their government or rescue them from poverty, it meant they forgot their own responsibilities. “Every nation that forgets their responsibilities fails.”
About Wolesi Jirga and district council elections, the President said; “We should turn the election issue into a social discussion the way that it exhibits our social justice and religious unity.” He said Afghan security forces were now trustable and was the opportunity to end the four decades of war and crisis. “Our unity, social justice, religious unity and history is under attack, so our responsibility is important in the current time than ever before.” About assistance to martyrs’ families, he said a coupon for 10,000 families of martyrs would be prepared in near future. He added 4,000 educational scholarships in private universities were also allocated to the families of martyrs. Representing the families of martyrs, Attaullah Safi and Abdul Razaq Bashardost said their fathers fought for the independence and territorial integrity of the country. They asked President to do more for peace as the war-hit nation was tired of ongoing violence in the country.
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) More than 10 Taliban militants were killed and several villages have been cleared from being of armed oppositions at the end of Qahar military operation led by Afghan security forces in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province.
The operation has started three days ago by participating of hundreds Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, over 10 anti-government militias were killed and several villages have been cleared from existence of terrorists at the end of the operation.
Several hideouts belonged to terrorists have been destroyed and dozens heavy and light weapons have been discovered by Afghan security forces during the military operation, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday, 13 September 2018 07:10

Clashes & Air Raids Leaves Eight Rebels Dead

Thursday September 13, 2018

Kunduz City (BNA) Over 8 armed oppositions were killed following air raids and during clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province.
Col. Mohammad Hanif Rezayee spokesman of 209 Shaheen Army corps told BNA correspondent, the terrorists were killed in vicinities of Amam Sahib and Dasht Archi districts of the province.
Nine Taliban militants were injured, nine hideouts belonged to Taliban along with some weapons and ammunitions have been destroyed during the attacks, Rezayee added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Asia Cup 2018: For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
They may not be the giant slayers like Bangladesh or an explosive side like Pakistan, but they certainly have the element of surprise with them and they can upset the odds on any given day. Afghanistan cricket team is all geared up to take the cricketing community by storm in the Asia Cup 2018, which will start from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Afghanistan just sits on the brink of being revoked the Test status from them, however, they continue to sideline their spot in the ICC team rankings and secure victory one after another.
After a fantastic run of games in ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan played a 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh and destroyed the Tigers by sweeping the series 3-0.
Also Read: Asia Cup 2018: History and records narrate the story of coveted cup
Barring their horrendous collapse in a one-off Test match with India, Afghanistan has been in sensational form since the turn of the year especially in the shorter formats of the game.
The Asian side once again showed its prowess in T20Is when it travelled to play T20 series with Ireland. Afghanistan won the series 2-1.
For the Asia Cup 2018, Afghanistan has announced a solid final 16-man squad and has made a couple of tweaks in the team. Sayed Sherzad, Munir Ahmad and Wafadar, who are yet to play a competitive match, have been included in the squad.
Sherzad and Wafadar are fast bowlers who have been inducted in the squad to complement the world-class spinners that Afghanistan has in Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. While Munir Ahmad is a budding batsman.
Here’s the final 16-man squad of Afghanistan for the Asia Cup 2018:
Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar
Newsx
 

Thursday September 13, 2018

Herat City (BNA) At least 60 people including women and children were injured due to traffic accidents in western Herat province.
Dr. Mohammad Aref Jalali head of doctors in regional hospital of Herat told BNA reporter, 60 people including 7 women and 6 children were wounded due to road accidents in the province.
Carelessness of people, disobedience from traffic laws, lack of awareness from traffic laws and carelessness of drivers are the main reasons behind the deadly traffic accidents, Jalali added.
M.A.Ansari
 

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