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Monday, 31 December 2012 07:43

Tariff on imported juice to increase, AISA

Monday, December 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Wafiullah Iftikhar the head of Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) said yesterdays that 30 percent increase on tariff of imported juices to be imposed.  Addressing a news conference here, he faded that the step has been taken to encourage local products.
The minister for finance Omar Zakhilwal in the meeting of High Commission for Investment which held last week had proposed to increase tariff on imported juices with the objective to support local products and the import tax on foreign made juice to increase up to 50 percent.  Head of AISA also stated that a joint venture of US and Afghan would construct a refinery at a cost of 700 million US dollars in northern region of Afghanistan.  The refinery with a capacity of 600 barrel per day would also create job opportunities to more than 1500 people, speaking at the conference, and head of industrialists association Shir Baz Kaminzada said that oil and gas stocks from Pul-e-Charkhi industrial Park and residential areas will be shifted to other places.

 Monday, December 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by president Karzai the National Security Council took up the fourth phase of the security transition at the presidential palace.
Initially, the present security situation was discussed and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai chairman of the transition commission presented a report on the end of the third phase of security transition and the start of the fourth phase of transition to the Afghan security forces.
He said that at the end of the fourth phase of transition the security responsibility of 87% of the people of the country will covered by the Afghan security forces.
He added that 52 administrative units will be included in this phase and with the implementation of this phase the security of the total of 312 administrative units will come under the cover of the Afghan security forces.  The in charges of the ministries of defense, interior affairs and national security department expressed their preparedness with respect of transition of security from the foreign forces to the Afghan forces.  The meeting also discussed landing of an aircraft from the Gulf region at the Kandahar airport and after hearing the report the National Security Council assigned the National Security Advisor to prepare a report and present to the National Security Council in respect to the aim of the aircraft for landing in Afghanistan, from which source or government it has obtained the permit and other details.
Prof. Abdul Salam Azimi acting chairman of the Supreme Court and chief justice of Afghanistan informed the meeting over opening of the offices of the attorney courts at the insecure districts of the country.  The meeting instructed the local organs department and interior ministry to prioritize the presence of the districts governors and police commanders and undertake measures for appointment of district governors and police commanders in those regions.  The administration affairs and secretariat of the council of ministers also received instructions to supervise execution of this process.  The meeting also heard the results of assessment of the ministry of commerce and industries towards illegal taking out of the petroleum from the industrial park of Kabul.  The meeting decided that since the existence of the petroleum and gas reserves and the private security companies are the retaining the safety of the people and those of the productive plants at the industrial park, they should be transferred from that area in other proper areas.  According to another report chaired by president Karzai a meeting was organized with the participation of the security foundations of the country and general John Allen Commander of NATO in Afghanistan which discussed necessary measures for the start of the fourth phase of security transition.  The Afghan side at this meeting, while emphasizing on strengthening and equipping of the Afghan security forces especially the Afghan Air Forces and expressed their readiness for the fourth phase of security transition.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:59

2 Taliban commanders arrested

Thursdays, December 27, 2012

Kabul (BNA) the press sources of national defense ministry said that a commander of Taliban group was arrested from Haji district of Paktia province.  National defense ministry press office said to BNA, the personnel of special contingent of national army arrested a commander of Taliban group on charges of terrorist attacks, planting of mines, and providing of explosive materials for terrorists in the Haji district of Paktia province.  Meanwhile other commander of Taliban group with his colleague was arrested in the Nawzad district of Helmand province.  According to another report, a national army soldier was lost his lives in explosion of mine in Qaisar district of Faryab province. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Pule-e-Alam (BNA) 190 kg of explosives devices of armed Taliban were discovered in an operation in Logar province.  These materials were kept in a hideout of Taliban in the outskirts of Barakai Barak district, and were seized in an operation of Afghan forces yesterday.  Abdul Saboor Nasrati police in charge of Logar said to BNA, Taliban wanted to use from these materials in making of roadside mines and vest coats.  According to police official of Logar province, these explosive devices were smuggled from Pakistan to Afghanistan.  It is said , no one has been arrested in the connection of this case.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:57

6 policemen killed, wounded in Urozgan

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Trenkot (BNA)  in attack of a police on other polices in Urozgan province, three policemen were martyred and three others wounded.  This event occurred in the vicinities of Trenkot city on   a police post, when a police opened fired on other policemen.  Mohammad Aslam police chief of Urozgan said to BNA, in this attack, three policemen were martyred and three others of them wounded.  It is said , this attack was a terrorist conspiracy  and the police attacker worked with Taliban.  According to this police chief, the attacker with cooperation of Taliban group opened fire on other policemen.  The police attacker fled and the security officials of Urozgan said that assessment started for arresting of the attacker.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 10:57

6 terrorists arrested in Logar

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) the special contingents of interior ministry arrested six terrorists in Logar province yesterday.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, these terrorists wanted to place mine in the Pendi area, Barakibarak district of Logar province, they were arrested by police with 18 gallon’s full of explosives devices.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  NATO said that they arrested explosive devices cache of Taliban in a military operation in Sorobi district of Kabul province.  It is said that 350 kg of explosive devices were seized from this cache.  BNA quoting from NATO press statement, this cache of explosive devices were kept in a hideout of armed Taliban in the vicinities of Sorrobi district.  According to this statement, Taliban wanted to use from this material in making of vest coats and roadside mines.

Thursday, December 276, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 33 armed Taliban were killed and arrested in a military operation in Logar province.  This military operation conducted for 7 days by Afghan and NATO forces on several hideouts of rebels in different regions of Baraki Barak district of that province.  BNA quoting from NATO press statement, in this operation Afghan force arrested 20 fighters and killed 13 others of them.  It is said; the Afghan forces seized several arms depots of Taliban and destroyed some hideouts of them.  This statement said in this operation most areas were cleaned from presence of Taliban fighters.  This statement said nothing about Afghan, civilian’s casualties.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kabul (BNA) two local commanders of Taliban and Haqani network were arrested in military operation of Afghan and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
These commanders were arrested in their hideouts in the vicinities of Nawzad district of Helmand and Hadran district of Paktia province.  BNA quoting from NATO press statement, these commanders targeted by Afghan and NATO forces while organizing of terrorist attacks and arrested.  NATO said, in this military operation, number of militias attributed to these commanders was arrested.  It is being said, two arms caches of fighters were seized by these forces.

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Maidan-Wardakk (BNA) assistance took place for 700 deserved and displaced families in Maidan-Wardak province.  Mohammad Shafeeq Daqiq head of refugees and returnees of Maidan-Wardak said to BNA, this assistance consists of wheat, ghee, bean, sugar and salt, and were distributed for 700 deserved and displaced families in that province.  These assistances took place by UN high commissioner organization in refugee’s affairs and World Food Organization.