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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:09

National Gallery Building Inaugurated

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi on Tuesday reopened the National Gallery building after its repairing completed, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
National Gallery building’s history goes back to a hundred years and to protect its historical value, the ministry of information and culture has spent ten million Afghanis from its development budget for its repairing, according to BNA.
During the inauguration ceremony which was attended by the ministry’s advisors and a number of directors, besides calling reopening of the National Gallery an important step towards art works’ protection and preservation, Acting Minister Ms. Safi pointed out that the National Gallery in-charges should work on regular cultural plans to hold art works’ exhibitions two times in a month.
Art works can help us show Afghanistan’s real feature and history to the people, she added.
Furthermore, she stressed that the ground should be prepared to display the artists’ works so the enthusiasts can visit the exhibitions’ works and national gallery belongings.
Likewise, Directors of National Gallery, Mohammad Hashim Shareq thanked the ministry’s leadership for their cooperation in this respect.  He added there are 338 artworks being displayed in National Gallery halls.
Pointing at some problems and needs, he said, National Gallery needed a standard hall to display the artworks, a depot, a lab to repair the artworks, special lights, air conditioning system, art library, artworks’ digitalization and internet.
He added the ground should also be prepared for opportunities to hold professional educational programs.
At the end, Acting Minister Safi looked round the National Gallery and visited its different sections.
National Gallery in-charge, Sabera Rahmani told BNA that the gallery’s exhibition would be opened at visitors free of charge for a week.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with US ambassador to Kabul John Bass here at the Sapidar Palace, said presidential elections would be held on its due date. A statement from the CE Press office said yesterday.
Both sides discussed ongoing political and military situation, elections, peace process and bilateral relations, the statement added.
Dr. Abdullah said election will be held on due time, adding that peace is separated from elections. “Afghan government, electoral commissions, Afghanistan’s partners, UN and International Organizations are working to hold the elections on its due time and date.”
Reiterating his country’s support, US ambassador said his country was also committed to holding of on time presidential elections in Afghanistan.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The government of Afghanistan is fully committed to hold the 2019 presidential elections as per the Afghan constitution and the date determined by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Haroon Chakhansuri tweeted on Tuesday, after media reports that US was discussing to postpone the upcoming presidential elections.
Presidential spokesman Chakhansuri said in his twitter account that continuity in a democratic process was a must. “Any other proposal than the will of Afghans which is outlined in our constitution is simply not acceptable.
The Trump administration is considering pushing the Afghan government to postpone the April 2019 presidential election while it tries to reach a peace deal with the Taliban to end a 17-year war, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Journal cited unnamed source, some American officials worried the irregularities and protected political turmoil that routinely accompany Afghan voting could paralyze or destroy any peace process US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is able to launch.

Wednesday November 14, 2018
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a wide-ranging appearance by video conference at Johns Hopkins University, where he was formerly a professor, voiced confidence on Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency but warned Pakistan’s alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility.
“I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when,” “All wars have to end politically. There are very few wars, particularly the wars of the 21st century, that are going to end militarily,” he said.
According to the AFP, President Ghani, who is running for re-election next year, said he was offering unconditional talks and pointed to an unprecedented ceasefire with the Taliban in June as a hopeful sign.
“There is total agreement between the US government and Afghan government to move the peace process forward,” President Ghani said, while stressing that Kabul rather than Washington would lead the negotiations. “I am committed to this, to make it happen, because it is a demand of the society.”
President Ghani said that last month’s killing of senior Afghan general Abdul Raziq, by a shooter who Kabul says trained in Pakistan, has “brought an intense level of distrust.” “We equally offer peace to Pakistan to put an end to the undeclared state of hostilities between our two countries,” President Ghani said.
The president said he had not seen a “substantive and measurable change” from Pakistan under its new prime minister, Imran Khan. He said he that wanted assurances in any peace deal that the Taliban, if laying down their arms, were not simply “going to be replaced by another state-sponsored group.”

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Shaberghan City (BNA) At least 700 drought and war affected families have received foodstuffs in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
Zabihullah Zahid district governor of Darzab told BNA correspondent, the families recognized based on a survey launched by World Foods Organization’ office in Darzab district of the province. 
The distribution aids include flour, cooking ghee, pea, salt and sugar.
The drought and war affected families will be received aids for next two months.
It has been said, after ensuring security in Darzab districts it is the first assistance packages that distributed to affected families.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Ghazni City (BNA) Humanitarian assistances have been sent by Afghan Red Crescent to 1000 displaced families in Ghazni province.
According to BNA report, Nawroz Ali Alizadeh deputy Secretary General for Afghan Red Crescent told reporters, Afghan Red Crescent as a humanitarian organization aiming to decrease human suffering have sent humanitarian aids to war-affected families in Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province.
The submitted assistances including foodstuffs (rice, bean, cooking ghee, sugar and tea), non-foodstuffs (tents, blankets, shelters and kitchen sites) and health raw materials.
As soon as possible the aids will be distributed to displaced and war-affected families in two rounds.
It is mentionable that, hundreds families left their houses after that Taliban terrorist group started massive attacks on Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:09

ISIS Commander Killed in Kunar Operation: NDM

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) ISIS commander was killed in joint clearing operations in outskirt of Dar-e-Bandl, Narang district, National Defense Ministry said.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, Afghan security forces conducted joint clearing operations in the mentioned district, in which Ghulam Yousof ISIS terrorist group commander was killed.
Likewise, numerous of heavy and light weapons were seized in the operation.
Another report says, the security forces in the last 24 hours cleared several villages of the province from insurgents.
Huge quantity of weapons were also seized in the operations.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Ghazni City (BNA) More than 100 armed oppositions were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Ghazni province last night and this morning.
According to BNA report, Ahmad Khan Sirat spokesman of Ghazni governor told, the clashes took place between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Jaghori, Malistan and Qara Bagh districts of the province.
Two Afghan national policemen were martyred and four others including Malistan’ police chief were wounded during the clashes, Sirat added.

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Asadabad City (BNA) Anti-terrorism military operation has started in Narnag district, eastern Kunar province yesterday.
The operation has started by participant of hundreds military personnel in various parts of Narnag district.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA report, until now, six terrorists were killed and several villages have been cleared from being of anti-government militias during the operation.
Several weapon storages belonged the terrorists have been seized during the operation as well, the source added.
The military operation ongoing…

Tuesday November 13, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) At least 20 adherents of ISIS terrorist group killed during latest air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan Special Forces (ASF) in vicinity of eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The terrorists have been targeted and killed in various parts of Acheen, Roudat and Pacheragam districts of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan National Army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, air and ground raids carried out by Afghan Special Forces in different parts of the mentioned districts, in which 20 ISIS adherents were killed and their several hideouts along with some military equipment have been destroyed too.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating nine round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent from a series of blast in Nangarhar province.
No one was arrested accused of the mine planting so far.
It has been said, there were no damages on parts of civilians and Afghan security forces following the attacks

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