29 January 2020

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a ceremony yesterday opened laboratories complex and DNA tests lab in Kabul.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, the country’s chief executive by praising the ministry of public health and its partner organizations considered the establishment of the complex as a significant steps towards detection of crimes and implementation of justice in the country, adding that interference of any single organ and section in work modality of the complex was not acceptable.
Dr. Abdullah stressed that security of the complex’s personnel and protection of secrets of individuals working in the complex was important; therefore, the ministry of public health, attorney general office and other relevant organs should pay consideration to the issue. The country’s chief executive also asked for creation of such centers in provinces of the country.
In the ceremony, minister of public health considered creation of the complex as a valuable achievement and a key step towards development in the respective field, stressing that practical and significant steps have been taken in accordance to the ministry’s strategic plan to improve health services in the country.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled in a message the demise of Alhaj Mir Mohammad Afzal known as Mir Sahib-e-Guzargah, one of the country’s known religious figures, who has passed away.
According to the message, the deceased Mir Mohammad Afzal was a good, religious and top knowledgeable figure who could have served his society and people during his life.
His death is a big loss to Afghanistan.
In his message, the country’s President offered his deep condolence and sympathy to the deceased Mir Mohammad Afzal’s family, colleagues and all Afghanistan people, wishing paradise to the deceased and patience to his family.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ross Wilson and NATO Resolute Support Mission general commander to Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller the other day.
In the meeting held at Presidential Palace, Gen. Scott Miller briefed President Ghani about his recent visit to Qatar. Gen. Miller said that talks between US special peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban in Qatar were ongoing and if developments were made in this regard, Khalilzad would visit Kabul to brief Afghanistan government about the developments. Meanwhile, President Ghani praised the US for its overall efforts towards Afghanistan peace, stressing on ending the war and maintaining ceasefire in the country.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi asked for serious attention of the related organs including the ministry’s related provincial agencies for the protection and preservation of the historical monuments in Ghazni province, BNA reported Sunday.
Acting provincial director of information and Culture in a meeting with the acting minister, shared information about his led administration achievements including unearthing of 200 transferable and nontransferable historical artifacts during the recent year’s excavation in the province, according to the agency.
According to him, the Islamic museum of historical artifacts has also been reactivated after seven years in the province.
He asked for paying serious attention to the completion of the reconstruction projects on the Abu Raihan Al-Biruni and Sharif Khan tomb, increase in the number of security guards of 012 unit for further security of the historical monuments as well as allocation of enough budget for the Sanayee Weekly, which has more than 60 years of background, the agency quoted.
The acting minister assured him of the ministry’s efforts to repair and restore the entire historical monuments in the province and emphasized for serious attention of the historical heritages and her led ministry’s efforts for removal of all cultural problems in the province.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A one-day women rights awareness workshop urged for wide women representation in the process on Sunday.
The workshop was held at National Gallery Hall of the Ministry of Information and Culture and attended by a number of cultural women and media journalists, mostly from Government entities, in which the role of women for restoration of their rights at the center and provinces of the country was discussed and called important.
Mahboba Sadat, Gender Officer of the ministry of Information and Culture spoke about the women rights and asked for the institutionalization of their rights in various fields of social, economic, cultural even in the military sphere.
“In order to have the women rights defended and their role outlined publicly, their role should be considered in the peace process, as women have had achievements in different fields in the last more than 18 years,” she said.
According to him, women’s role in peace process would help a lasting peace restore in the country, as they have their own rights to be defended during the talks with the government armed oppositions.
In the one-day workshop, which concluded yesterday, Masouda Waisi, a member of the World Women Movement for Peace, also spoke about the women rights and their role for a lasting peace and security in the country.

Monday, 27 January 2020 06:41

MoIC Condoles Death of Herat Scholar

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture has Condoled death of the country’s religious scholar, Mir Ahmad Afzal, who passed away the other day in Herat city.
“Leadership of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) was informed about the death of the country’s religious scholar, Mir Ahmad Afzal Guzargah, who served his people and country, the statement from the ministry said.
The ministry’s leadership extended their grave condolence with the bereaved families and wished paradise to his soul and great patience to his bereaved families, according to the statement.

Monday, 27 January 2020 06:39

Armed Terrorists Killed in Balkh Operation

Monday, January 27, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Sixteen armed terrorists were killed by security troops operation in Balkh yesterday.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban were killed in outskirt of Balkh district.
Large regions of the mentioned district have been cleanup from terrorists and the operation continues till annihilation of insurgents.
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 27, 2020
Qalat (BNA) Taliban senior commander was killed in Afghan Security Forces strike in Zabul last night.
The raid carried out on hideout of Taliban in Arghanb district, two other Taliban fighters were killed and four others were injured.
The Taliban were suppressed on their hideouts.
Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement said, a Taliban senior commander with two of his colleagues were killed and four other fighters were injured.
According to another report, police of Zabul discovered and confiscated eleven mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from a series of explosions.
No one has been detained in connection of failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 27 January 2020 06:37

ASF Raids on Taliban Strongholds in Zabul

Monday, January 27, 2020
Qalat (BNA) Five Taliban insurgents were killed and six others have been injured in two raids of Afghan Security Forces carried out on Taliban strongholds in Zabul,
The Taliban were targeted in Arghandab District last night.
Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement said BNA, two hideout of Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed in the raids.
Another report says, police with discovering of 20 mines from busy roads of Zabul, prevented from a series of deadly explosions.
No one has been detained in the connection of the planting mines.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 27 January 2020 06:36

Flood Affected Families Received Assistance

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Local authorities of Kandahar said that in this round foodstuffs and cloths were assisted for 400 flood affected families.
These families lost their homes and farms due to recent floods in Kandahar, and they are now living in public places or at the homes of their relatives.
Media office of Kandahar with releasing a statement said, in this round foodstuffs and cloths assisted for 400 floods affected families.
The assistance was provided by domestic and international donors.
Recent floods in Kandahar took the lives of 25 people and still destroy hundreds of homes and thousands acres of land.
T. Yarzada

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