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Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Senate in its yesterday’s meeting supported the recent decree of President Karzai and emphasized that the proposals of the senate in relations to the mechanism for the implantation of the decree should be shared with the president.
Chaired by Fazle Hadi Muslimyar chairman of the senate Hafiz Abdul Qayum head of the legislative, judicial and legal commission of the senate provided information about the president’s decree and said that at this decree request is made of the National Assembly to exert all efforts for carrying its responsibilities taking into account the national high interests of the people of Afghanistan, give priority to the logical proposals of the government and meanwhile supervise the activities of the government and adopt the draft regulations and legislative decree of the government in the coming four and half months.
The senators expressed their all out support to the decree and said that the law enforcement organs are deeply involved in corruption, the accused files are not addressed and the attorneys by taking bribes accuse the innocent people.
They said that currently hundreds of prisoners are kept in the country’s prisons while their cases followed up legally and in other instance there are no reliable documents pertaining to their arrest and the ground for their punishment.
But these organs lack the ability to apprehend the powerful and ensure legality against their violations.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A number of Al-Qaeda commanders was killed by NATO air attack in the east of the country. 
It is said that among the killed bodies Mofti Asad Panjabi commander of Alqaeda in the east of the country was included. 
These commanders were came under air attack of NATO forces in the outskirts of Watapoor district of Kunar province and lost their lives. 
NATO in a press statement said to BNA, in this air attack, Yousof, deputy of Mofti Panjabi , Abdul Qodoos and Sofian other commander of Al-Qaeda were included among the killed persons of this event. 
The statement said Mofi Asad as dangerous Al-Qaeda commander in the area and said he had committed responsibility of attacks of this network in the east of the country and carrying out of terrorist attacks in this area. 
NATO said that in this air attack, a number of Arab nations belonged to Al-Qaeda network have been killed as well. 
It is the 4th commander of Al-Qaeda network which was killed during the current year in military operations of NATO forces in the east of the country. 
Meanwhile Fazlullah Wahidi governor of Kunar province confirmed killing of these Al-Qaeda commanders and said these commanders had rolled in insecurities in the east of Afghanistan. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Suraya Dalil the Minister of Public Health, emphasizing the importance of breastfeeding as a way of improving the health of infants and children said that the exclusive breastfeeding could help reduce child mortality rate by 19 percent, the ministry of public health said yesterday.
Speaking at a ceremony held on marking of the World Breastfeeding Week (from August 1-7), here in the ministry of public health, on Sunday, Dr. Dalil said that the raising awareness of the families; especially of mothers id very important on giving breast milk to children for their health, growth and development, the statement added.
According to the statement, the World Breastfeeding Week (WBFW) is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 of August in 180 countries of the globe.
In 2012, WBFW was celebrated under the theme of” understanding the past- Planning the Future”. Therefore Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan observes this awareness of the families to know about the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children.
The Ministry of Public Health is committed to improve the health status of Afghan population, reduce infant and child mortality and services to them, said Dr. Dalil.
Adding “A recent research has shown that early initiation of breastfeeding could reduce neonatal mortality by 22% which would contribute to the achievement of the millennium Development Goals”.
Dr. Dalil while explaining the benefits of breast milk for health growth and development of children asked the parents, families, elders, religious leaders, teachers and media to play an important role in raising awareness of the important of breastfeeding and contribute in reduction of infant and child morality in Afghanistan.
In the end; Minister of Public Health appreciated the support and hard work of Directorate General of Preventive Medicine and Primary Health Care, Departments of Public Nutrition and Health Promotion, UNICEF, USAID/BASICS, WFP, WHO, Macronutrient Initiative, World Bank, BPHS implementing NGOs, Private Health sector and individuals who contributed to make this celebration happen, and wished them every success in delivering further services for improvement to the health of Afghan people.
Likewise, UNICEF representative to Afghanistan, Peter Crowley said, marking of World Breastfeeding Week is a good opportunity to renew our commitments regarding the health improvement of Afghan children and encourage our mothers and sister to give their exclusive breast milk to the babies.
Subsequently Dr. Ahmad Shadoul Representative of WHO to Afghanistan talked on the issue way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need.
WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.
Ministry of Public Health delivers health services impartially and without any form of discrimination to the needy people of Afghanistan in all corners of the country and request all parties to respect this policy and support health care providers to fulfill this noble job.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen had described the media censor of the house of people as illegal, saying the restriction imposed on media outlets yesterday was against the law has the right to held secret sessions but yesterday’s behavior with journalists was illegal.
Meantime, Farhad Azimi the deputy to secretary to the house of people expressed sorrow over the treatment with journalists, saying it is a matter of regard to prevent journalists report the facts and it is the right of the people what is happening in the house of people.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai by dispatching of separate message addressed to leaders of friendly countries thanked them over their commitments towards Afghanistan.
The spokesperson office of Foreign Ministry said that the president in his acknowledgment messages pertaining to declaring of commitments and support of friendly countries at the Tokyo conference dispatched separate messages to German Chancellor, Prime Minister of Holland, President of Italy, Prime minister of Denmark, President of France, President of Finland, President of Swiss Confederation, Prime minister of Belgium, President of Ireland, Prime Minister of Norway, Prime Minister of Spain, Prime Minister of New Zealand, President of Hungary, Prime Minister of Australia.
In these messages it is said that “Please allow me representing the people of Afghanistan thank you for your active participation at the Tokyo Conference and declaring of your countries’ new assistance to Afghanistan.
Your countries as our friend and real supporter in the past and present are on the side do Afghanistan and achieved outstanding role in reconstruction  of Afghanistan that is being continued and the freshet example of which the commitments of your countries at the Tokyo conference.
The people of Afghanistan appreciate the existing friendship between our countries and praise your cooperation.

Monday, 06 August 2012 09:36

Afghan-Tajik Leaders Speak Via Telephone

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had a telephone conversation yesterday morning with Imam Ali Rahman President of Tajikistan.
At this conversation both sides exchanged views on the regional situation, borders and cooperation between the two countries in different spheres.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The National Security Council said it respects Parliament’s decision to disqualify Ministers in accordance with article 92 of the Constitution, the office said in a statement yesterday.
The Lower House of the Afghan Parliament voted on Saturday in “no-confidence” to the Minister Interior and Defense, the office added, president Hamid Karzai, who chaired the Sunday’s regular meeting of the National Security Council thanked the Ministers for their hard work and dedication throughout and instructed the Ministers, while respecting the decision of the House to continue in office until new replacements are introduced within the provisions of law, the statement said.
The president thanked General Mohammad and General Wardak as hard-working, Mujahid and true sons of Afghanistan who he said spent many years in helping develop a new system in Afghanistan.
The President said Afghan government will not only decorate them with highest state medals of honor, but would ask them to continue as experienced and dedicated persons to serve their nation and their country in other capacities within the government, the statement added.
Minister Mohammadi and Minister Wardak expressed gratitude for the trust and confidence placed in them and said over the past ten years, they did everything in their power to develop and nurtures a security system and spared no efforts in forging a national sense of unity, the office continued.
The minister said that as soldiers, they would continue to serve their people and their people and their country, the office declared.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The government of Afghanistan welcomes the repatriation back to the National Museum of hundreds of ancient Afghan artifacts stolen from the museum and other parts of the country during the past two decades, the ministry of foreign said in a statement.
“These ancient artifacts are a precious and valuable part of our cultural and historical heritage,” said foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul. “That these artifacts have been recovered and now repatriated to their home back here in Afghanistan is a moment of pride and joy for all Afghans.”
Omara Khan Massoudi, Director of the National Museum, who played a critical role in preserving large numbers of artifacts from the National Museum during the war years in the 1990s.
Said “the return of these invaluable artifacts will further enrich our National Museum,” Masoudi said the National Museum will soon put some of the artifacts on display for public viewing.
We are grateful to all those inside and outside Afghanistan who played a part in identifying, retrieving and repatriating this cultural treasure back to Afghanistan, “said Dr. Rassoul, we‘re especially grateful to the British government and the British Museum for their help in this tremendous task.”
The 843 pieces cover artifacts from the Bronze Age all the way to the Islamic period and include such rare items as al a 1” Century AD elephant ivory, a Buddha stone statue, coins, pots, stamps and a 3000 year old axe.
The British Embassy in Kabul handed over the collection to the Ministry of Information and culture at a ceremony at the National Museum today.
Having been the crossroads of the world’s major civilizations over the millennia- form the Kushan and Bactrian period to Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic eras Afghanistan remains home to one of the richest and most diverse treasures of ancient sites and artifacts, making the country a center or world historical and cultural heritage.

Monday, 06 August 2012 09:15

8 Min Planters Arrested In Helmand

Monday, August 06, 2012
Helmand (BNA) Eight mine planters of Taliban were arrested in two separate operations in Helmand province. 
These mine planters were arrested by police when they wanted to place mine in Peeach Haji Fatah Mohammad area of Sangeen district. 
Eyewitness said that these mine planters came with their car and motorcycles for planting of mine in this area. 
Daud Ahmadi spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, Taliban wanted to target covey of Afghan and NATO forces. 
According to Ahmadi, several roadside mines, explosive materials, light weapons, mortar mine, a Saracha car and two motorbikes were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 06 August 2012 09:13

Taliban Commanders Killed In Balkh

Monday, August 06, 2012
Balkh (BNA) A number of local commanders of Taliban killed in clash between armed Taliban in Balkh province. 
This clash occurred in Charboldak area of Balkh district. 
A source of national security of Balkh said to BNA, in the clash 11 Taliban fighters including four commanders, Mullah Baqi, Mullah Hasan, Mullah Safar were killed and 10 of them have been wounded. 
He said this clash occurred on distribution of collection tribute from people. 
Meanwhile, Temorshah governor of Balkh district of Balkh province said that the clash of rebels with interference of security forces was ended and among them, a commander Mullah Zai with his 14 accomplices was jointed to government. 
According to him a number of rebels wounded and transferred for treatment of a medical center.  
T. Suraya-Yarzada