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Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:34

Development Project Work Completed in Ghor

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ghor (BNA) The National Citizenship Pact Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has completed the implementation of 20 development projects in Ghor.
These projects included the construction of water supply networks, solar power, irrigation reserves, a small hydroelectric network, the drilling of drinking water wells and the construction of agricultural canals, which cost 31.4 million Afghanis in Tulak, Shahrak, Lal and Sar Jangal districts of Ghor, and 1681 families in the villages of the mentioned districts have benefited from them and significant positive changes have taken place in the lives of the locals.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:33

Taliban Insurgents Arrested in Kabul

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Police Arrested Four Members of the armed Taliban in Kabul's Shakdara district yesterday.
According to police of Kabul, the Taliban wanted to stormed on police forces in Shakardara District, that they were targeted by police forces, in which one of them was killed and four others have been arrested.
The Taliban are said to have recently carried out terrorist attacks in the Shakardara and Mirbachakot districts of Kabul.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA)  Police arrested eight people in three provinces yesterday in connection with criminal offenses.
The press office of the Ministry of Interior informed BNA that the detainees have been arrested accused of murder, armed robbery, car theft, injuries in Takhar, Khost and Kapisa.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:33

Taliban Released 16 Soldiers in Balkh

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA)  A spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar tweeted that the Taliban had released 16 soldiers in Balkh.
He claims that with the release of these prisoners, the number of prisoners released by the Taliban will reach 800.
But the figures have not been officially confirmed by government officials.
The government is said to have released 4,400 Taliban prisoners from the country's prisons so far.
Release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners and 1,000 military prisoners from government and Taliban prisons is a precondition for talks between Afghans.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 02:33

Afghanistan Records 112 New COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) 112 new positive Covid-19 cases have been detected in different parts of the country over the last 24 hours, taking the nation’s overall tally to 35,615.
A statement from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said 333 individuals underwent testing during the period and 112 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Balkh recorded 38 new cases while Herat saw 23 more infections. A least 20 fresh cases were registered in Ghor, 12 in Paktika, seven in Paktia, four in Badghis, two each in Kandahar, Nimroz and Nuristan and one each in Nangarhar and Laghman. Three people lost their lives to the pandemic while 76 others recovered from it in the past 24 hours. The number of deaths thus reached 1,186. As many as 23,739 people have recovered from the disease so far.
The Ministry of Public Health called on the people to follow medical instructions and guidelines to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

 Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA)  National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, during a visit to eastern provinces, called on the Taliban to stop "killing their own people and destroying their homeland for the benefit of foreigners" and to instead "fight against the enemies of Afghanistan alongside the ANDSF, the office of the NSC said on Tuesday.
At a meeting in Nangarhar with local security officials, NSA Mohib said that Afghans are making peace with the Taliban, but they know that the real culprits of the war are others, who are martyring Afghan scholars and influential people and preventing development in Afghanistan, and the soil must be defended from them.
“Target the enemy in their bases and hideouts, in order to take away their ability to attack Afghan civilians and public facilities,” Mohib told Nangarhar local officials. During his visit Mohib was accompanied by acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi, NDS acting chief Ahmad Zia Seraj and the Chief of Army Staff Yasen Zia. After visiting Nangarhar, Mohib also visited Kunar and Laghman provinces on Tuesday and met the families of victims of the recent Pakistani shelling in Sarkano district. “The shelling will not go without a response, and Pakistan will not be allowed to build facilities on Afghan soil,” Mohib said. On Saturday, senior security leaders discussed the shelling from across the Durand Line.
They evaluated options to overcome this problem and to protect the population harmed by the Pakistan army's shelling.
Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament on Saturday summoned acting Minister of Interior Affairs Massoud Andarabi to report on the recent shelling of Kunar and Nuristan by Pakistani forces.
The parliament in a report said that over the past one year the Pakistani military forces have fired over 13,000 mortar rounds on Afghanistan’s eastern regions, particularly on Kunar and Nuristan provinces, which left tens of civilians dead and wounded.
Lawmakers condemned the shelling on Kunar and Nuristan and accused the Afghan government of neglecting the rights of the Afghan people. Four days ago, at least eight civilians were killed and eleven others were wounded following artillery attacks by Pakistani forces on the Sarkano district in Kunar, as well as on Asadabad, Kunar's capital, according to the local officials in the area. Local officials in Kunar said that the firefight between Afghan and Pakistani forces broke out after Pakistani forces tried to establish new outposts inside Afghan territory.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Zia Hamdard, the governor of Daikundi province and a number of representatives of the provincial council and heads of government departments of the province met with Sarwar Danesh, the second Vice President in his office yesterday.
The governor of Daikundi briefed the second vice president on the general situation in Daikundi, the problems and challenges in the security, electricity, transport, education and agriculture sectors in the province, the VP press office said.
In the meeting, the governor of Daikundi called on the government to pay serious attention to the problems of the people of Daikundi in the security sector, especially in equipping security forces, building airports, constructing transportation routes, building provincial hospitals and repairing schools and building standard agricultural cold storages. VO Danesh thanked the Daikundi Governor, members of the Provincial Council and heads of government departments for following the demands of the people and said that the government was aware of the problems and demands of the people of Daikundi and trying to address the demands.
VP Danesh added that in order to accelerate the process of addressing the demands of the people of Daikundi and the challenges, local officials should have continued coordination and communication with government departments.
The second Vice President added that the main priorities of Daikundi province are the people's access to electricity, roads and airports, and that the responsible authorities have plans in these areas, but it is necessary that the local administration also seriously pursue them. VP Danesh said that the Daikundi Airport construction project is being seriously pursued by the Office of the Second Vice President and the Independent Civil Aviation Authority, and that the project is currently being evaluated and efforts are being made to reach the signing stage soon.
According to him, the construction of Daikundi provincial hospital, along with the construction of provincial hospitals in several other provinces, has been entrusted to the National Development Company and will be soon started.
During the meeting, the Vice President emphasized on strengthening local governance in Daikundi and said that the local government of the province should be more active, accountable and transparent in order to address the problems of the people and try to increase the people's trust. VP Danesh also referred to the peace process in the country and said that local officials in Daikundi province should convey the main view of the Afghan government on the peace process.
He stressed that peace should mean the end of war. The vice president said that the Afghan government considers peace to be one of its priorities, but that peace should be based on the republic and the constitution, while preserving the achievements of the Afghan government and people over the past 19 years.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The meeting of the National Procurement Commission chaired by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was held yesterday evening at the presidential palace.
At the outset, Engineer Elham Omar Hotaki, Director General of the National Procurement Authority, reported to the Commission on the e-Tendering system, which was launched by the Office for the first time in the country and that the construction of a bridge in Takhar related to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, has been put for bidding through this system.
He added that the operation of this system was in fact the fulfillment of the commitments of the Government of Afghanistan in the framework of mutual accountability between the government and the international community (GMAF), which according to him fortunately the commitment was implemented and fulfilled. After hearing the report, President Ghani thanked the National Procurement Authority for its efforts and thanked the agency for the purchase of 500 ventilators for the Ministry of Public Health. According to the agenda, 79 procurement items were discussed at the meeting, which 77 items were approved worth more than 3.4 billion Afghanis, including the construction of cold storages at Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar and Nimroz airports, and two contracts for Construction of 50-bed hospitals of COVID-19 in five districts of Kabul. However, the contract for hiring 80 security guards for the 94.5 km Sheberghan-Mazar-e-Sharif pipeline project of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum was sent back for further investigation.
On the other hand, according to the agenda, in the meeting, the members of the commission discussed the report on the implementation of the guidelines of the previous decisions of the commission on various projects. In the meeting, the members of the National Procurement Commission emphasized on strengthening and supporting professional human resources and businessmen in the implementation of projects in the provinces. The National Procurement Commission instructed the relevant authorities to pay serious attention to the effective implementation of the projects. In addition to its members, the commission's meeting was attended by officials from the National Procurement Authority, national and international observers.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Foreign Minister, Mohammad Haneef Atmar, held a video conference call with Chargé d’Affaires of US Embassy in Kabul, Ambassador Ross Wilson.
Their discussions focused on Afghan peace process, regional cooperation and the importance of strengthening international consensus on peace process. 
Both sides exchanged views on mutual efforts of Afghan Government and release of prisoners, reduction of violence and immediate start of talks between the Government of Afghanistan and Taliban.
Ambassador Wilson highlighted the important outcomes from the recent international and regional meetings on Strengthening Consensus for Peace.
In addition, they exchanged views on the importance of regional connectivity, expansion of trade and strengthening multilateral cooperation; especially between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Central Asian states.
In closing, both sides reiterated their commitments towards reaching lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Monday, July 20, 2020
Ferozkoh (BNA) Twenty projects were completed in Ghor and inaugurated yesterday with the presence of officials.
Zakaria Sirat, head of the press office of Ghor Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department, told BNA local correspondent that the water supply network would cost more than 31 million Afghanis, including 10 percent of the people's share of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development's National Citizenship Pact, Solar power, water reserves, small hydropower, drilling of drinking water wells and agricultural canals have been built in Tulak, Shahrak, Lal and Sarjangal districts.
He added that nearly 2,000 families benefited from the projects.
T. Yarzada


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