16 February 2019

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Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi met Urozgan governor Sayed Asadullah Sayed in her office on Sunday, both sides discussed addressing cultural challenges of the province, BNA reported.
Briefing the acting minister on cultural assets of province, the governor presented his recommendations to address cultural challenges of Urozgan province, including establishing of a radio station and holding of cultural and awareness program for directorate of information and cultural. Recalling ministry of information and culture’s programs for the provinces, minister Safi said much attentions to be paid for those provinces that have not been focused. “MoIC to build library and conference hall in upcoming solar year of 1398,” the minister said. Minister Safi went on saying that training programs to be organized via deputy ministry of youth affairs for the local directorate of information and culture. Minister Safi also assured ministry’s cooperation with the province over addressing the challenges before cultural institutions.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a ceremony to introduce newly-appointed acting minister of commerce and industry Ajmal Ahmadi, Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh tasked the ministry’s leadership to use all legal authorities and facilities and pave the way for investment, industrial activities, balance business and increasing the country’s exports.
According to BNA report, he called security and corruption problems, weakness in justice and judicial section to ensure justice and rule of law, problems in ensuring power energy and the country’s transport network among the key problems against growing business and industry. He clarified that existence of corruption in the relevant administrations has weaken the government’s financial basis and hindered entrepreneurs’ growth. He urged the ministry’s new leadership that besides paying serious attention to the ministry’s capacity building, it should do its best to address the main challenges. He stressed that we won’t get improved unless we tackle all these challenges.
It is merit to mention that among over 400 legislative documents which have been proceeding during the national unity government, about 18 of them are related to the ministry of commerce and industry and effective steps have been taken on their approval. According to him, the government’s policy has prepared the ground to open key trade corridors such Chabahar Port and Lapis Lazuli Routes, air corridors between Afghanistan and countries such as India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Indonesia and China through which worth millions of dollars of Afghanistan’s goods have so for been exported. Congratulating the new post to acting minister of commerce and industry and his colleagues, VP Danesh pointed out that Ahmadi is among the educated cadres who has proven his eligibility when he had worked as senior advisor to the President. He also mentioned former minister of commerce and industry Humayoun Rasa who has made much effort to arrange effective plans and practice them in the ministry.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Heading a high ranking government delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday traveled to eastern Nangarhar province where he met with elders of many district.
According to BNA report, at the outset, Nangarhar provincial governor Shah Mahmoud Miakhail while welcoming the President and his accompanying delegation said coordination and cooperation among people, civil and military administrations have given us high self-esteem to further serve. Representing other, Malik Nazeer said we were glad that Afghanistan’s President has visited Shinwar district for the first time. Lauding the bravery of Afghan National Defense and Security Force and people, they stressed that we want a lasting peace to be restored. They suggested that an office should be given to the Taliban in Kabul for peace talks and asked for supporting and equipping of the people uprising forces. Thanking their warm welcome, the President said I have come to thank Nangarhar people, particularly Shinwar and Momand Dara people, because, they once again have hoisted the country’s banner as like as their hero ancestors.
He added Nangarhar people’s heroisms is a pride to all Afghans, because, the people have fought the enemy alongside the security forces. Furthermore, the President thanked Silab 201 Army Corps’ Commander, that province’s police chief and security directorate who have cooperated the people as like as their brother. He also extended his condolences to martyrs’ families and assured that their devotions would not be forgotten. “Lasting peace would restore and I am ready to sacrifice myself for such a peace,” the President said. If the Taliban come to Kabul for peace talks, we will provide them with office and ensure their security, the President added. He added I have practically proven that our country is a square and heart of Asia. He assured Shinwar and Momand Dara districts’ elders that he will help them build their houses being ruined by enemy.
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Pentagon's top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban, BNA reported.
Patrik Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, said he has no orders to reduce the U.S. troop presence, although officials say that is at the top of the Taliban's list of demands in exploratory peace negotiations.
Shanahan said he is encouraged that President Donald Trump's administration is exploring all possibilities for ending a 17-year war, the longest in American history.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 20 km road has been started in remote area of northern Badakhshan province.
Eng. Nader Shah Shahna in-charge of rural road construction program in ministry of rural rehabilitation told BNA reporter, the road to be with a sum of 70 million Afghani funded from development budget of the ministry within the next six months.
The construction of the road the remote area of Pamir would be linked with Wakhan district of Bakhshan province, Shahna added.
It is the first road that to be constructed in the remote area, Shahna concluded.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 75 armed oppositions were killed during joint military operations conducted by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued that, the military operations have launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to annihilate anti-government militias, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Kandahar, Urozgan, Badghis, Farah, Balkh, Kapisa, Parwan, Ghazni, Jawzjan, Takhar and Helmand provinces, in which 75 insurgents were killed, 20 injured and 2 suspects were arrested.
It has been said, some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the military operation.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Near 8000 kg explosive materials have been discovered and seized by Afghan security forces in central Logar province yesterday.
Shah Poor Ahmadzai spokesman of police chief in Logar told BNA reporter, the explosive materials have been discovered during a military operation led by Afghan security personnel in different parts of Arghak region, Azra district of the province.
A person who had kept the explosive materials was arrested by Afghan security forces, Ahmadzai added.
M.A.Ansari

Sunday, 10 February 2019 10:40

Clashes Took the Lives of 12 Insurgents Dead

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Twelve Taliban fighters were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The conflicts happened between National Directorate Security (NDS) personnel and Taliban militants in Ghani Khail and Khogyani districts of the province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA reporter, the Taliban militants were busy on organizing a series of terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and killed by National Directorate Security personnel.
According to another report, 10 round of mines have been discovered and confiscated by Afghan security forces from crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
Afghan security forces by discovering the mines succeeded to prevent several deadly events.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday, 10 February 2019 10:40

17 Suspects Accused of Criminal Cases Detain

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) As many as 17 suspects accused of different criminal cases were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province within the last 24 hours.
Security source in Nangarhar told BNA correspondent, the people were arrested accused of murder, robbery, narcotic drug and human trafficking in various parts of Nangarhar province.
The people were arrested during special operations and vehicles’ checkpoints in relevant areas of Nangarhar province, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday February 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) At least 25 anti-government militias including six Pakistani insurgents were killed during military operation led by Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar province last night.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, the clearing operation have been launched to annihilate armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in insecure areas of Arghistan district of the province.
Several villages have been cleared from being of anti-government militias and three hideouts belonged to the militias have been demolished along with all military equipment, the source added.
According to another report, Afghan security troops by discovering and defusing six found of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incident in crowded areas of Kandahar province.
M.A.Ansari
 

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