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Monday, August 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry said that the Afghan government has asked Pakistan to release from prisons those Taliban who can impact the peace process.
Formerly reports existed that Afghanistan had asked Pakistan for the release of Mallah Brother Akhund.
Talking to the press he added that the government of Afghanistan wants release of those prisoners of the Taliban by Pakistan who can impact the peace process of Afghanistan.
According to Mussazai, Pakistan has welcomed this request of Afghanistan and expressed its support to it, he added that it is expected that Zalmai Rassul Minister of Foreign Affairs leave for Saudi Arabia and participate at the summit of leaders Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC).
At this summit the Afghan Foreign Minister will ask the world Muslims to declare their support to the peace process of Afghanistan.

Monday, August 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai expressed sympathies for the loss of life and damages caused by the recent earthquakes in Iran, his office said in a statement.
According to the media yesterday two earthquakes struck in the northwest of Iran, leaving more than 250 people dead and above 2,000 wounded, the office continued.
110 villages sustained huge damages as a result of the earthquakes rocked parts of the country the office added.
President Karzai deeply saddened by the tragic disasters and shares pain and sorrow of the people of Iran, the office noted.
The president offers his deepest condolences to the families of the victim, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei Iran’s supreme leader and Ahmadinejad President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the office concluded.

Monday, August 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai awarded the highest state medal of Ghazi Amanullah Khan to General Abdul Rahim Wardak and General Besmellah Mohammadi former defense and Interior Ministers.
The ceremony held for this purpose at the Presidential Palace, was also attended by vice President, senior generals of the national army.
The medals were awarded to the ministers for appreciation their services during the Jehad and Resistance and their all out efforts towards restructuring the ministries of defense and interior affairs, attraction and recruitment, equipping and expansion of the structure of national army and the national police forces.
Congratulating them President Karzai said that you two personalities have tried your best for safeguarding the country form the occupation of the former soviet Union fought bravely during the resistance era against secret occupation of Afghanistan.
He added that we respect the provision of the Constitution bestowed to the National Assembly of Afghanistan, and while we accepted the decisions of the National Assembly, we praise the services of these two personalities with awarding of the highest state medals.
He noted nations that remember their sons and appreciate them; they remain strong and move towards future with the required power.
As regards the next responsibilities to General Abdul Rahim Wardak and General Besmellah Mohammadi said that awarding of the high state medal of Ghazi Amanullah Khan does not mean their services to the Afghan national but they will serve in other capacities as well.
Both General Wardak and Mohammadi thanked the president for his words towards them and they said that they attach value to the decision of the parliament as well.
They also recalled their efforts towards expansion of the national army and national police, and assured the president and the people of Afghanistan that the base of the national force of Afghanistan for protection of territorial integrity and security of the residents has been laid.

Monday, August 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Japan would provide 11 million US dollars to the ministry for agriculture and irrigation for the provision of improved seeds and an agreement in this regard was inked here yesterday. 
Abdul Ghani Ghoriani the deputy for the ministry for agriculture and irrigation and Japan ambassador to Afghanistan His Excellency Yachir Takayashi signed the agreement on behalf of their respected governments. 
In his remarks Ghoriani said that 50 kg improved seeds and 50 kg fertilize would be given to 80,000 farmers in four provinces of the country. 
He also said that 17,000 tons of improved seeds would be distributed among the farmers in the country’s 34 provinces this year. 
According to the officials with the ministry for agriculture, wheat product in Afghanistan indicates 42 percent increase in compare with last year and the country would achieve self-sufficiency in the field of agricultural products within the coming few years.