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Monday, January 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Spokesperson for the foreign ministry told media over details of economic cooperation conference of Tokyo for Afghanistan. 
Janan Mosazai the spokesperson of the ministry who was briefing the press said that the economic cooperation conference of Tokyo for Afghanistan will be held in July of current year at the foreign ministers levels. 
He added that the conference will discuss two important issues as the extent of international assistance till 2025 for Afghanistan and upgrading the effectiveness of world aid and it’s expending through the Afghan government budget. 
He stressed that the foreign minister of Japan in his visit to Kabul exchanged views in his separate meeting with president Karzai and other high authorities of the country on important and basic issues pertaining to the Tokyo conference. 
At this press conference Janan Mosazai also talked about the fifth round of summit of regional cooperation that is expected to be held on the fifth and sixth of Hamal of 1391 hosted by Tajikistan in Dushanbe city. 
He stressed that this summit will be participated by Presidents of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and issues relating to poverty and security will be taken up. 
According to Mosazai four summits of the regional cooperation were held in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Municipality with cooperation of Pashtani Bank has opened bank account for rehabilitation of historic places as Darul Aman, Cheheston and Tajj Beg. 
In the opening ceremony of the bank account which was held in Pashtani Bank message of President Hamid Karzai was read out by Eng.  Mohammad Younis Nawandish, Kabul mayor. 
The message said, “Afghan people have to actively participate in renovation and reconstruction of the country’s historic palaces and places. 
I’m appreciating this step of Kabul municipality and asking the people to take part in reconstruction of these historic places.” 
After the Kabul mayor spoke and said Kabul municipality has decided to reconstruct and renovate historic palaces and places of Kabul with cooperation of national traders and Afghan people. 
Therefore, by opening the bank account in Pashtani Bank, reconstruction culture of historic place and palaces by people in Kabul city is a good program so that the Afghan people take part in this important scheme. 
Farooq Wardak, Afghan minister of education also spoke in the ceremony and said, “Participation of people in development projects in Kabul city is important, adding I will convince the ministry’s personnel to financially assist the account. 
The ceremony was also attended by a number of members for Afghan cabinet, national assembly, and traders and Kabul people council.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ishaq Alleku the attorney general met with Dr. Kamal Hussain and his accompanying delegation while Abdul Wakil Ameni deputy attorney general was also present. 
At the meeting Alleku informed the UN delegation of the developments and progress in ensuring justice and implementation of legality in the past ten years in Afghanistan and thanked the UNDP for its assistance to Afghanistan and to the attorney general office. 
He stressed that justice and security are part of each other while security is more important and we want to implement legality in secure atmosphere. 
However in spite of international communities aid the Afghans still experience problems. 
He asked the UN to continue its aid to the attorney general office. 
Dr. Kamal Hussain, chairman of the UNDP assured Alleku of its continued assistance. 
It should be noted that the UNDP from 2002 to date is engaged in cooperation with the judiciary and judicial systems of Afghanistan.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Prof. Salam Azimi Chief Justice and Acting Chairman of Supreme Court met with Kamal Hussian specialist and legal advisor of the UNDP in New York and discussed joint plans of the Supreme Court and the UN office. 
At the meeting Prof. Azimi initially discussed joint program concluded within the framework of justice at district levels between the supreme court and the UN and called the role of the UN in reconstruction of buildings of the courts at district levels in the country and carrying of training programs aimed at upgrading the professional awareness of judges as positive and asked the delegation to speed up in implementing the programs and render efforts that by understanding the needs of the judiciary especially in physical infrastructures of courts that are mainly needed in districts of the country. 
Dr. Kamal Hussain said at the meeting that their commitment towards strengthening of physical infrastructures of courts at district levels will be continued and they are exerting efforts that in continued contact with the Supreme Court by assessment of physical status of courts meet their needs in terms of court structures.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In order to bring about coordination among the partner organizations with the ministry of martyrs, disabled and social affairs a meeting was held yesterday. 
To begin with Amina Afzali Minister of Martyrs, Disabled and social affairs appreciated the partners organization in disability spheres and asked for their continued assistance. 
She added that all the people especially the organizations working in disability area are obliged to be at the service of the disabled along with the government of Afghanistan. 
Soraya Paikar deputy minister and Mohammad Hashim Basirat general director of NGOs of Economy ministry viewed that the disabled need for better services. 
It is expected that soon an agreement will sign with the domestic and foreign organizations in this respect.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:38

Pakistan seeks Afghan talks over Taliban

 

Sunday, 15 January

Pakistan has made overtures to Afghanistan to resume talks over the Taliban which broke down following the assassination of Kabul's chief peace envoy, an official said Sunday.

Relations between the neighbours are often tense and Kabul has accused Pakistan in the past of supporting the Taliban and associated militant groups that are waging a 10-year insurgency in Afghanistan.

Pakistan's support is therefore seen as key to forging peace in the country.

"After Pakistan expressed readiness, the Afghan government has also agreed to resume the talks with Pakistan over the Taliban," Esmael Qasimyar, a senior member of the government-appointed High Peace Council, told media .

Pakistan is accused  of responsibility for the murder of peace envoy Professor  Burhanuddin Rabbani in September and last month the Afghan president said Pakistan was sabotaging all negotiations with the Taliban.

A government official who spoke on condition of anonymity said Pakistan had recently sent a message through the Afghan ambassador to Islamabad saying that "Pakistan is willing to resume contacts and talks with Afghanistan".

He said Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was also planning to visit Afghanistan, but no dates had been set.

Asked for comment, President  Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi said: "Pakistan plays a key role in talks because the militants' leadership is believed to be in Pakistan.

"We emphasise on good relations with Pakistan and hope that our relations improve, and we hope with the help of Pakistan our peace talks will resume."

The Taliban, ousted from power by a US-led invasion in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, announced earlier this month that they planned to set up a political office in Qatar ahead of possible talks with the United States

 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

(BNA)

Pakistani intelligence officials say they have intercepted militant radio communications indicating Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud may have been killed in a recent US drone strike.

The officials said Thursday they overheard Taliban militants in around a half a dozen intercepts discussing whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area.

Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticised others for talking about the issue over the radio.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the group's leader was killed and said he was not in the area where the drone strike occurred

Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:22

Explosion kills Thirteen In Khanpur

Sunday, January 15, 2012
THE NEWS (BNA) Thirteen people killed and a large number have been injured in an explosion occurred in Khanpur of Pakistan today. 
The explosion happened during the Chelum procession of Hazarat Imam Hussain near an Imambargah.
The reason given by authorities was that a transformer had exploded, but now the possibility of a bomb blast is not being ruled out.
According to the DPO initial investigations indicated that the reason might have been a bomb explosion.
The injured have been rushed to hospitals.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:55

Four Suspects Detained In Paktia

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Gardiz (BNA) Four suspects were detained in Paktika yesterday. 
Lt. General Gul Hotak spokesman of 203 army corp. commandment of that province said to BNA, the personnel of that commandment detained three suspects from Samkani district with a rival. 
According to him, in another operation conducted by these forces in Maidan-Wardak province another suspect arrested with a number of weaponries were seized.   Translated by Suraya-Yarzada


Sunday, January 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Radi Herwi the Afghan athlete of ITF Tick-Wando is getting ready for 2012 competitions in London. 
Herwi since 10 years back till now exercises Tick-Wando. He has got a gold medal and 2 bronze medals from foreign competition. 
In an interview with Najiba Zohab BNA reporter, he said that among 5 athletes from different countries he succeeded to receive the gold medal from competitions which was held in India in 2010.
He also said, that he got the bronze medals from Kazakhstan and Iran competitions. 
Rafi Herawi is 25 years old, in addition Tick-Wando, he is a member of Youths Parliamentarian Athletes group.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada