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Thursday 05 April 2012,

Kabul, (BNA),

President Hamid Karzai met Audronius Azubalis, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania yesterday .

Both sides discussed issues of mutual interest including the progress made in Afghanistan within the past years and the transition of security responsibilities to the Afghan security forces.

Describing the progresses in Afghanistan as positive, Foreign Minister Azubalis said that he had visited Afghanistan several times but has seen more progress in his last visit to the country.

President Karzai thanked Lithuania for its military and civilian assistances to Afghanistan and appreciated the role by the Lithuanian forces in ensuring security in Ghor province.

In the attendance to the meeting also were Deputy Foreign Minister of Political Affairs, Jawed Ludin; National Security Advisor to the President , Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta and Presidential Chief of Staff, Abdul Karim Khuram

Thursday 05 April  2012,

Kabul , (BNA) ,

- President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani held a telephone conversation this afternoon that mostly focused on Pakistan’s support and cooperation in the Afghan peace process.

President Karzai once again thanked PM Gilani for the very good discussions that the Afghan delegation had during their recent visit to Islamabad. The President referred to the discussions as productive and said “good decisions were made” there and underlined that it was important that those decisions be translated into action.

The President also informed the PM that the discussions recently held in Tajikistan with President Zardari in the sideline of the RECCA Summit and the Nauroz celebrations were fruitful and stated that it was a good news to see the meeting of the Core Group (Afghanistan, the US and Pakistan ) resumed with their fifth meeting in Dushanbe.

Prime Minister Gilani reaffirmed his government’s commitment to the decisions made during President Karzai’s recent trip to Islamabad and said Pakistan will continue to cooperate in the Afghanistan Peace Process.

President Karzai also invited Prime Minister Gilani to visit Afghanistan at his earliest convenience

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:30

US put $10m bounty on Hafiz Saeed


Wednesday 04 March 2012,


WASHINGTON: The United States has put up a $10 million reward to help arrest Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, suspected of masterminding two attacks on India's financial capital and its parliament.

The offer comes at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pakistan and increased pressure on Pakistan to take action against the former Arabic scholar, who has recently addressed rallies despite an Interpol warrant against him.

India has long called for Saeed's arrest and said the bounty - one of the highest on offer - was a sign the United States understood its security concerns. Only last week Saeed evaded police to address an anti-US rally in Islamabad.

"India welcomes this new initiative of the government of the United States," External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said on Tuesday.

"In recent years, India and the United States have moved much closer than ever before in our common endeavour of fighting terrorists."

The United States only offers a $10 million reward for three other people it suspects of terrorism, with a single reward of up to $25 million for Egyptian-born Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Saeed, 61, is suspected of masterminding numerous terrorist attacks, including the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Poor train commuters, foreigners and some of India's wealthy business elite were killed by 10 gunmen in a three-day rampage through some of Mumbai's best-known landmarks, including two luxury hotels and a Jewish centre. A total of 166 people died, including six U.S. citizens.

In the 1990s, he founded Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or the Army of the Pure, one of the largest and best-funded militant organizations in South Asia. He abandoned its leadership after India blamed it and another militant group for an attack on the Indian parliament in December 2001.

Saeed, released from prison by a Pakistani court in 2010, now heads a Muslim charity that the United Nations says is a front for the militant group.

Admiral Robert Willard, the head of the United States military's Pacific Command, last year expressed concern over the expanding reach of LeT, saying it was no longer solely focused on India, or even in South Asia.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:27

6 NATO troops killed iin Afghanistan

Wednesday 04 March 2012,

Kabul, (BNA)-

 KABUL: six international troops were killed in separate insurgency incidents in Afghanistan in the NATO-led coalition force said.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said  three soldier killed in Faryab Provence blast  in the north ,one service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in the south of the country, one by a similar blast in the east and one by an insurgent attack in the east.

All sex incidents happened on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the last statement released on Wednesday. They did not give further details.

Wednesday  04 March 2012

KHYBER AGENCY: At least seven people were killed and several hurt when a bomb ripped through a passenger van in Jamrud, Pakistan

The toll may rise as the victims are in critical conditions.

AFP adds: The van was carrying 15 men from Khurrakai village to Jamrud, the main town in Khyber district when it was hit while passing through a ravine.

"The passengers were going to town for shopping. So far we can confirm the death of six people while nine others are injured," Shakeel Khan Umarzai, a senior administration official, told AFP.

"Three people are seriously injured. It is unclear that the blast was caused by an IED or a planted bomb in the van but explosives were used," he said.

A doctor at the local government hospital where the dead and the injured were taken also confirmed the casualties.

"We are treating six other passengers who were wounded while three seriously injured have been shifted to Peshawar," Mohammed Anas told AFP.

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:12

New Appointed Governors

Monday, April 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) As per the separate requests of Local Independents Organs and order of presidential, Dr. Mohammad Akram Ekhepolwak appointed as governor of Farah, instated of Roh-ul-Amen, Abdul Jabar Haqbeen appointed as governor of Sar-i-Pul instated of Sayed Anwar Rahmati, Amir Mohammad Akhondzada as governor of Urozgan, instated of Mohammad Omer Sheerzad and Mohammad Taher Sabre  as governor of Logar, instated of Atiqullah Lodeen.
T. Rateb

Monday, April 02, 2012
Bamyan (BNA) The PRT of New-Zealand donated 40 tractors to agricultural cooperatives of Bamyan province today.  
According to in charges, these tractors handed over to farmers for mechanizing of agriculture system and approximately, 6,000 farmers will use from these vehicles free of charge.
Hajji Quban Ali, Haqjoo head of cooperatives of irrigation and agriculture Dept. of that province said these tractors donated for agricultural cooperatives of Yakawlang, Wars, Panjab and center of Bamyan province.  
He called using of these tractors useful in improvement of agriculture and economy of farmers. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:07

UN Branch Sets up In Jouzjan

Monday, April 02, 2012
Sheberghan (BNA) The Branch of UN was opened in Sheberghan city center of Jouzjan province yesterday. 
This branch opened with displaying of UN flag by UN special envoy for Afghanistan Yan Kobeen. 
According to BNA reporter, a function was held for this purpose, the UN special envoy for Afghanistan Yan Kobeen said, for better insuring peace in this province, the UN can implement their programs. 
According to him, with opening of this branch, a new page will open from UN activities in Jouzjan province. 
Also, Yan Kobeen visited responsible of Jouzjan province and discussed economic, political, social and military situation of that province.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:06

17 Armed Insurgents Killed In Provinces

Monday, April 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 17 armed insurgents were killed in separate cleaning up operations by security forces in different areas of the country.
According to interior ministry press office to BNA, In 24 last  hours  the national police forces conducted  8 operations  in the outskirts of Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Helmand, Maidan-Wardak and Ghazni provinces, in which 17 armed insurgents were killed and two were severely injured. 
It is said that in these operations, a quantity of huge heavy and light arms and explosive materials were seized by national police forces as well. 
The source said national police forces in the last 24 hours discovered and defused nine different types of mines from outskirts of Kunar, Nangarhar, Helmand, Maidan-Wardak and Khost provinces which were placed by armed insurgents for destructive and terrorist activities. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:05

School Reopening In Helmand

Monday, April 02, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) A school reopened in Nawa district of Helmand province till now today which was closed 8 years back. 
It is said that this school was closed by Taliban. 
Haji Abdul Manan governor of Nawa district said to BNA, this school was reopened with the efforts of authorities and education in charges of Helmand province. 
According to him, the school located in Sarkharz area of Nawa district and 100 students enrolled in it. 
In reopening ceremony of this school stationeries and education materials were distributed by in charges of that district to the students. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada