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Wednesday April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Kabul’s flood-hit areas yesterday, BNA reported. The President visited Kabul’s 5th PD, Qala-e-Wahid where he spoke with affected people and got informed about their conditions. Representing 5th and 6th districts’ residents, Eng. Shah Mahmoud and Eng. Haneef while thanking the President said many houses were threatened by floods, asking for urgent assistances in this regard. The related areas’ residents also asked President to pay heed in construction of sideways, alleys, watercourses and blocking floods’ itineraries.
After hearing the residents, the President said preparations would be taken to block the floods’ ways, adding the surrounding areas of Kabul River would be cleared of usurpation, because, the river’s territory belongs to the nation. He instructed Capital Region Authority and Kabul Municipality to launch an urgent survey and also ordered Kabul governor to prepare the list of affected people at its earliest so urgent aids to be provided for them.
 

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghan national army personnel have rescued dozens families those trapped by floods in western Herat province.
According to BNA report, first the families have rescued by Afghan security forces, then the security personnel have been distributed their foods to them.
Flash floods have been destroyed hundreds residential houses, agricultural lands and gardens in various parts of Gazra district of the province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:59

Ceasefire Leads to Ending War in the Country

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA)   US special envoy for Afghanistan has asked for cease fire between Taliban and Afghan state forces.
Zalmay Khalilzad the US secretary state’s special envoy for Afghanistan who will start another round of negation with Taliban very soon recently has written on his tweeter that the Afghan people have the right to live in peaceful atmosphere away from violence and for preventing casualties, a cease fire should be signed between Taliban and Afghan state forces, because the most rapid way for preventing casualties would be an agreement on ensuring ceasefire.
Khalilzad is asking for ceasefire in Afghanistan that the people of that country and its government consider ceasefire a factor for the growth of trust in negotiations, because of this Islamic Republic of Afghanistan considering the will of Afghan people repeatedly has suggested ceasefire.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has a humane feeling and strategic view about ceasefire, because it protects the life of people and prevents further destructions of the country that establishes trust and strengthens the process of peace talks.
This is Taliban don not accept ceasefire does not mean that they have an upper hand in military and political grounds, it is because of their adventurist nature.
But, the people believe until the sound of gun not become silenced, conducting talks will have no any meaning, but when ceasefire enforced the involved sides, concentrate on related issues to the people.
Ceasefire can further increase the hopes for ending the conflicts and the people expect Taliban to have the capacity and capability to surrender to peace and alongside people protect humane values.    
 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:58

ASF Conflict Kills Taliban Rebels in Faryab

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Maimana (BNA) Six Taliban rebels were killed by Afghan security forces in Faryab province last night.
Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the conflict occurred in Doulatabad district after Taliban attack on police checkpoints, six insurgents were killed and 14 others including Mawlavi Ihsanullah known Tofan senior commander of them were injured.
It is said that Taliban escaped from the area after heavy casualties, and no harm and losses incurred to security forces.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Jalalabad (BNA) Seven armed oppositions were killed and at least 14 others have been wounded in military operation conducted by police forces in Shirzad District, Nangarhar province.
The operation were launched with attendance of hundreds of police forces with support of air forces in the province.
ANA senior commander in east of the country told BNA, in recent action, seven armed oppositions were killed and 14 others have been wounded in Shirzad district of the province.
The insurgents were suppressed by air and ground raids.
Likewise, dozens of regions of the mentioned district were cleared form Taliban and ISIS groups.
The operation continues till annihilation of insurgents in the province.
Another report says, four insurgents were killed in Urozgan province.
ANA commander in south of the country told BNA reporter, a group of Taliban motorcyclists were targeted by air raid in Charchenou district, Urozgan province while destructive activities, in which four insurgents were killed and several motorbikes and weapons of them were also demolished.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA)  The Shaheen 209 army corps personnel reported from heavy casualties of Taliban in North of the country.
Shaheen 209 army corps releasing a statement told BNA, during the three days of Taliban operations, 179 Taliban including 15 commanders of them have been killed by security and defense forces and 77 other Taliban have been injured.
According to the statement, the insurgents were killed in Kunduz, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan, Balkh and Faryab provinces.
In the past three days, several Taliban command and control centers have been targeted and destroyed, and a considerable amount of their weapons has come to the hands of the military forces, said the statement.
It is mentionable that, seven militaries have been martyred and 15 others were also injured in the operation.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Coordination Committee to Pursue Cases on Land and Government Properties’ Usurpation held meeting at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, BNA reported.
During the meeting, the participants shared their relevant administrations’ steps on prevention of land and properties’ usurpation, the agency added.
Appreciating the stakeholder administrations’ activities in fighting land and properties’ usurpation, the president said a joint view and coordination was needed to be created among the relevant administrations in this regard, BNA went on to say.  Likewise, President Ghani instructed the ministry of urban development and lands to provide a clear map of government lands and properties, so hereafter, a clear address to exist in this respect.
He added that lands, townships, properties and illegal areas should be categorized, based on which, administrations can address their relevant affairs.  Pointing that our goal is to protect properties, the president said this was each citizen’s legal right to have trustable land and property.
 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting announced the list of up to 250 people as members of the country’s delegation to participate in the peace meeting expected to be held in Qatar this week, a statement said Tuesday.
The delegation consisted of representatives from political parties, Jihadi leaders, martyrs’ families, high peace council, house of people, religious scholars, civil society, youths, tribal elders, women and journalists as well as government officials, according to the statement.
The upcoming peace meeting is expected to be held in April 19-21 in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
 

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:45

MoIC to Restore 11 Historical Monuments

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture has announced that it would step up in restoration of 11 historical monuments during the current fiscal year, BNA reported the other day.
Addressing a meeting of the government accountability to the nation, the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi said that her ministry has spent up to 91 percent of its development budget during the last fiscal year, according to the agency.
The minister added that work has been provided for more than 700 people, as the ministry started excavations in eight provinces of the country.
“Rehabilitation of the High Art Council, inserting the national journalist day at the country’s calendar, introducing over 4,000 youth with special discount to the private universities, creation of work procedure for resolving the problems of women employees of the Ministry are from the achievements of the ministry of information and culture in the past year,” the agency quoted the minister as saying.
The minister, according to the agency, went on as numerating the last year’s achievements of the ministry in the cultural area to include excavation of Mis-e-Ainak, deification of hundreds of transferable and nontransferable works including the Mis-e-Ainak excavation, restoration of ancient sites and placing up to 198 historical relics at the National Museum.
The acting minister also said her ministry had also achievements in other fields such as finalization of visual media digitalization, bringing amendment at the mass media law, publishing tens of books and holding several meetings with the media outlets in the past year.
Specification of tourism policy, development of tourism, provision of tourism draft policy and assessment of three tourism indexes are from the ministries last year achievements, the agency continued.
For the current year, the minister said her ministry had seven main-targets and 27 sub-targets to be implemented, the agency added.
“Completion of semi-completed projects supervision of development projects, rehabilitation of Kabul Nandaray, starting work on three historical monuments, continuation of excavation on ten sites, holding exhibitions and launching training workshops for journalists have also been the ministry’s achievements,” said the minister.
Meantime, the deputy minister of information and culture on finance, administrative and tourism., Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, also spoke at the meeting calling membership of the ministry of information an culture to seven human conventions, another achievement of the ministry in 2018 and added that efforts being made to increase women portion at the ministry of information and culture.  About the people concern over the recent decision of the ministry of telecommunication to filter Facebook, the deputy to the Ministry of Information and Culture, on Publication Affairs Fazel Sancharaki said the main aim of the ministry was not to shut Facebook, but provide a good management of this social media.
 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kandahar (BNA) Assistance took place for hundreds of flood affected families in Kandahar province.
The aids included foodstuffs and cloths which was provided by donor foundations.
Local source of Kandahar told BNA, in this round the humanitarian aids took placed for 600 flood affected families.
Nearly 1500 houses have been demolished and at least 20 people were lost their lives in heavy floods in Kandahar province.
T. Yarzada
 

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