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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai, leading a high-level delegation, left today before noon for Ashgabat the Capital of Turkmenistan to attend an international event titled “Nowruz– Festival of Peace and Humanism”.
On the sideline of the Festival, President Karzai is scheduled to meet with some state leaders including Presidents of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan to discuss how to enhance regional cooperation.
Last year, Nowruz International Festival was held in Dushanbe the Capital of Tajikistan and the year before last in Tehran the Capital of Iran.
On this visit, the President is accompanied by National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Spanta, Minister of Public Affairs Najibullah Ozhan, Presidential Advisor in International Relations Dr. Mohammad Yahya Marufi, Advisor to the President in Religious Affairs Mawlavi Jorah Taheri, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President Homaira Lodin Etmadi and Presidential Spokesperson Aimal Faizi.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Aimal Faizi, spokesman to the President of Afghanistan rejects NATO Secretary General’s statement about President Karzai’s recent remarks and called NATO’s war in Afghanistan aimless.
Speaking to the state news agency, BNA, Faizi said, “the people of Afghanistan ask NATO to define the purpose and aim of the so-called war on terror, as they question why after a decade, this war in their country has failed to achieve its stated goals, but rather has resulted in the loss of thousands of innocent lives and destruction of their homes.”
Faizi added, “The people of Afghanistan ask NATO Secretary General that while it is clearly known to NATO that terrorism sanctuaries are outside Afghanistan, why this war then continues in their homes and villages unproductively?”
Therefore, the Afghan people consider this war as aimless and unwise to continue.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The heads of Human Resources departments held a two-day meeting in the ministry of rural development and rehabilitation, here yesterday.
In the meeting which also attended by Wais Barmak, the minister for rural development and rehabilitation and general director of independent commission for administrative reforms, Dr. Ahmad Mushahid, the matters pertaining administrative reforms, civil services and the challenges ahead were discussed.
In his address Dr. Mushahid pointed out that since 98 percent of employments in government departments are taking place by the directors of human resources departments, they should be very careful in employing the employees.
Mushahid also stated the process of capacity building is going on, saying implementation of the process would check nepotism in employing people within the government departments.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Some deputies of Nuristan at the National Assembly met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president.
At the meeting in which chairman and deputy chairman of provincial council of Nuristan were also present, the deputies complained that local officials of Nuristan are not properly attending the problems of the people.
They also touched on insecurity, lack of proper transport reads, non-responsiveness and proper addressing to the people’s grievances by the local officials towards the affected people due to natural calamities, shortage of clinics and health facilities, shortage of schools and non-implementation of development projects and asked government attention towards their problems.
At the meeting in which chairman of the national department for disaster preparedness was also present, Khalili said that he will take those problems with the president of the country.
He also stressed that his viewpoints are such that through creation of sound and health provincial officials most of the local problems can be resolved.
He emphasized on provision of financial food and non-food aid to the province and added that the province is at work priority of the national disaster preparedness committee as well.