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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) German Prime Minister Angela Merkel yesterday afternoon telephoned Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and offered him condolences over Panjwayee incident in which 16 innocent civilians were killed and five others injured in a spree shooting by a US soldier. 
The German chancellor who arrived yesterday in Mazar-e-Sharif in a telephone conversation evaluated security transition process as successful and pledged for further cooperation in this regard. 
In return, President Hamid Karzai welcomed the German Chancellor to Afghanistan and appreciated Germany and its people for their cooperation with Afghanistan, adding the recent Bonn conference was a good example of such cooperation. 
In the telephone conference, the German Chancellor asked the Afghan president to travel to Germany before Chicago conference to discuss related to strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Germany. 
It is worth mentioning that the strategic cooperation between Germany and Afghanistan was once discussed during the current year in the sidelines of Bonn conference and was agreed signing a long-term strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) March-8, International Women Day (IWD) was celebrated at a gathering held in the ministry of public health (MPH) and attended by large number of women from different governmental organs to laud the high position of the women in the society. 
Beginning with, some verses of the Holy Quran had been recited by Munira Qarizada following which the national anthem was sounded and then Minister of Public Health, Dr. Suraya Dalil celebrated the high position of the women with reading out a poem as follows: 
Not men had been those who had won the west battlefield. 
But, those whole lions had only been many from the women. 
The minister said she wants to celebrated the international day and commonly renew their commitment to support the women and work for their welfare. 
According to her, for making a tranquil Afghanistan, there was intense need of the women participation, as there are many female doctor, midwife, teacher, engineer, reporter, lawyer, economist and politician. 
She said hundreds of years ago, the women campaigns for justice had been commenced and as a pleading movement changed into a bright fact for the women rights and this role in the society. 
At that time, the women, by their uprising in front of the flax weaving factory in New York could prove that any uprising for their rights would guarantee their victory to receive their legitimate rights. 
The United Nations, this year, had included the slogan in the international women day for helping the rural areas women to take part in different social, economical, cultural and political as well as the girls in the rural sites to go to school and take their future decision. 
Dr. Dalil asked the women as part of the society to try to economically be capable to get success against one of the main human and UN targets “elimination of poverty” in the country. 
Some gifts had also been distributed among the participants following the conclusion of the auspicious ceremony. 
March, 8 the international women day is being celebrated in the war-torn Afghanistan, while the women across the country, particularly, in the rural areas are unfamiliar with the day which is being marked across the world.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Germany said it would provide up to $312 million of development aid this year to be spent in Kabul, Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan, Baghlan and Balkh provinces of Afghanistan. 
Finance Minister of the country, Hazrat Omer Zkhelwal and German Minister for Development of Economic Cooperation Dirk Nibel signed an agreement to mobilize the aid. 
Zakhelwal told media that the money should be spent on productive projects, such as economic development, education, training, healthcare and good governance Germany provides Afghanistan aid of $430 million each year and today’s pact was part of it, Zakhelwal said. 
Nibel said they would work on expanding their aids to other provinces as well, while German non-governmental organizations (NGOs) would inject an additional $10 million. 
Germany has deployed 4800 soldiers in northern Afghanistan under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command.

Monday, March 12, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Commissions of the Wolesi Jerga held sessions discussing different issues among them the broadcasts of the government-run and private TVs with the presence of the minister and deputy publication minister of information and culture and head of publication of the ministry. 
Likewise, in the commission for religious, education and higher education affairs of the house of people, headed by Khalilullah Khalilzada and attended by Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, deputy minister of hajj and religious affairs, deputy academy of sciences and administrative and finance director of the ministry of education exchanged view on the 2012 budget. 
Minister of information and culture presented information to the commission members over reconstruction of up to 200 historical monuments reaching to the Islamic era and asked for providing a special budget in this respect.

The deputy minister of hajj and endowments also asked for at least ten million USD to construct a congregational mosque in each district of any provinces and added 350 of 160,000 congregational mosques had so far officially been registered in the ministry.