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Monday, 17 September 2018 06:02

President Ghani Meets Zabul Elders

Monday, September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of Zabul elders and influential figures the other day, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
According to the statement, during the meeting, representing others, Haji Abdulwali and Commander Hazrat spoke and while lauding the president achievements, declared their support from the system, peace process, government’s national and economic plans.
The participants also shared their problems and demands in different fields such as drought, insecurity, education, custom, university’s development, power and many more.
After hearing the participants’ demands and talks, appreciating Zabul elders’ efforts on peace process, the president called people cooperation effective in this respect, the statement added.
The president instructed the independent directorate of local organs that in coordination with defense ministry, share the proposal of Zabul provincial administrative complex construction with him.
To train cadres in the field of agriculture, the president approved establishing agriculture faculty in Zabul university structure.
Likewise, the president assured Zabul elders of beginning work on construction of canals to reduce drought effects and instructed the ministry of agriculture to distribute one thousand ton of wheat to destitute families of that province.
He added based on on-hand possibilities, Zabul people problems would be addressed on time.
 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with principals of private schools in Kabul on Saturday evening, said serious steps have been taken to improve the security situation in Kabul, pledging facilitation and reforms of private schools, a statement from the presidential press office said on Sunday.
Representing others Mohammad Aref Fetri and Sayed Abdullah Ahmad Islammed the recent attacks, calling them against national unity.  They promised no one would be allowed to fan ethnic or sectarian divisions among Afghans.
They urged the president to order a reduction in taxes, simplification of private school regulations, scrapping of non-essential licenses and availability of textbooks through the ministry concerned.
The private school representatives also demanded a cut in power tariff for training centers and inclusion of three teachers in Human Resource Council.
Meanwhile addressing his remarks, President Ghani said attack on the west of Kabul was an assault on Afghan national and religious unity.”  Major changes had been made in Kabul’s security leadership to improve the situation, he added.
The president asked school administrators to evaluate threats in coordination with security forces so that focused steps were taken to resolve the issue.
He added the capital had been divided into four security zones and there was a department responsible for the protection of the western part.
President Ghani directed the acting minister of education to work on amending private school regulations in consultation with their heads.  The private schools should have legitimate licenses and unnecessary documentation should be eliminated, he said.
The president also ordered the Finance Ministry, Office of Administrative Affairs t the Presidential Palace and the power utility to minimize the taxes and electricity tariff for private schools.
 

Monday September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the key Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf and held talks on key national issues in Paghman district of Kabul.
According to BNA report, President and Chief Executive Abdullah were invited by Ustad Sayyaf for the breakfast. The National Unity Government leaders and Ustad Sayyaf held talks on key national issues, including recent political and security developments. There were no further information regarding the main topics discussed during the meeting, but this comes as efforts are underway for the revival of an Afghan-led peace process with the Taliban group. Sayyaf is among the prominent Mujahiddin leaders and former lawmaker representing Kabul in the Lower House of the parliament.
 

Monday September 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting, during which 10 procurement projects were reviewed and eight of them worth over 821 million Afghanis were approved, BNA reported. The contracts approved during the meeting are as follow:
- Procurement project on consumption materials needed for the health facilities of the Ministry for Public Health and reforms projects for the Ministry of Higher Education.
- Consultancy project for the design of the first and second section of Qaisar-Laman road, lengths 28 km, related to the Ministry of Public Works.
- Procurement of spare parts and services of the generators for the Defense Ministry.
- Procurement of firewood for the kitchens of the army units and divisions for the fiscal year 1397.
- Contract for the fiber optic project to be implemented in 43 sites related to the Defense Ministry.
Besides, the meeting approved an approval request to increase the enterprises’ authorizations related to the Ministry for Urban Development and Housing. The meeting also stressed that enterprises’ works should be supervised by civil society entities and people. NPC returned a procurement contract of 650 biometric devices with their all components related to population registration administration. Stressing on supporting private sector, the President added the projects should go on bidding to domestic companies to create job opportunities in the country. The meeting attended by national and international observers including parliament’s national economic, budget and financial commissions, Afghanistan Transparency Watch, SIGAR and Resolute Support Representatives.
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Sar-e-Pul City (BNA) 480 kg narcotic drug and dozens bottles of alcoholic beverages have been set on fire in Sar-e-Pul province.
Abdul Malik Azimi deputy governor of Sar-e-Pul told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug and alcoholic beverages have been collected during separate military operations launched by Afghan security forces in various parts of Sar-e-Pul province during the current year.
The narcotic drug and alcoholic beverages have torched at the presence of police chief of Sar-e-Pul, representatives of counter-narcotic drug ministry and National Directorate Security department.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Aibak City (BNA) At least 13 prisoners have been released from jail in northern Samangan province.
Ahmad Ramin Andeshpoor head of appeal court in Samangan told BNA correspondent, the inmates were released based on a presidential decree issued on behalf of 99th anniversary of Independence Day of Afghanistan.
Col. Shah Aqa Shatab director of Samangan’s prison told, the released prisoners are residents of different provinces and have been sentenced to jail from 4-8 years.
Now, 280 people including 13 women due to different criminal cases sentenced to jail and living in Samangan prison.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Herat City (BNA) As many as seven loyal of Taliban terrorist group were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in Farsi district, western Herat province.
The conflicts occurred when dozens Taliban fighters stormed on center of Farsi district that faced with full resistance of Afghan security forces, in which seven terrorists were killed and 11 others were injured, Jailani Farhad spokesman of Herat governor told BNA reporter.
There were no casualties on parts of civilians and Afghan security troops at the end of the clashes, Farhad added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kandahar City (BNA) Following special operations that conducted by Afghan security forces, 13 suspicious accused of criminal cases were arrested in various parts of western Kandahar province within the last 24 hours.
The arrested people are accused in murder, robbery, narcotic drug smuggling and human trafficking in different parts of Kandahar province, press office of police in the province issued in a statement.
The people were arrested during special operations and vehicles’ checking from different parts of Kandahar province, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, 16 September 2018 10:19

Mine Planters Kill while Planting Mine

Sunday September 16, 2018

Paroon City (BNA) Three mine planters were killed while they wanted to plant roadside mines in a highway in eastern Nooristan province.
The mine planters had plan to place several roadside mines in Paroon city the provincial capital of the province, in which a mine exploded and took the lives of three mine planters.
It has been said there were damages on part of civilians following the blast.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Including 6 Pakistani rebels 13 terrorists have killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Kunar province last night.
The conflicts took place when a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in Nari district of the province.
Security commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, 13 anti-government militias including 6 Pakistani insurgents were killed during the clashes.
According another report, seven armed oppositions were killed during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in Ghazni province.
The military operation has been launched to annihilate terrorists in relevant areas of Nawrozkhail region, Qara Bagh district of Ghazni province, Col. Fazul Khuda Ibrahimkhail spokesman of 203 Tandar Army corps told BNA reporter.
M.A.Ansari
 

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