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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:23

UNHCR Assist Displaced Families In Logar

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Nearly 2,000 displaced families received assistances in Logar province yesterday.
Salim Saleh spokesman for Logar governor told BNA, the assistances took place by United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees affairs (UNHCR) with cooperation of rural rehabilitation and development office of that province.
Each family got 200 dollars, blanket, medical packages and winter cloths.
According to another report, the rural rehabilitation and development office assisted 180 tons of foodstuffs worth more than 7 million Afghanis for 1000 needy and poor families
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 10:23

New Ministers And Their Obligations: Commentary

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The House of Representatives recently giving confidence vote to 11 nominated ministers took a firm step toward ending a notorious being acting minister.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently the lower house of parliament voted to 12 nominated ministers, where except Mrs. Nargis Nehan the acting minister for mine and petroleum ministry others succeeded to obtain confidential vote.
A number of political experts, civil society activists and defending women rights severely criticizing the dealing of the members of lower house of parliament to Mrs. Nehan called a discriminatory act against women.
However, the lower house of parliament by giving confidential vote to the other nominated ministers took a firm step for ending the notorious phenomenon of being acting minister.
Working as acting ministers in National Unity Government so far considered as a wide administrative gap and because of it the leadership of the Unity government severely criticized.
The lower house of parliament voted to eleven ministers on the eve of New Year and beginning of financial year where the government should prepare itself for performing great tasks.
On the other hand the new ministers should do their best for improvement of management in their relative ministries and counter – corruption should be at the top of their working agendas.
The members of parliament should remember that they gave non confidential votes for ministers who had not spent their development budget. Therefore, the people expect the expenditure of developmental budget should be at focus of attention of parliament members as before and provide the ground for proper and reasonable spending of the budget and serious monitor the process of it.
On the other hand there are rumors that some members of parliament are interfering in works of ministers and enforce their demands on them; it would better for them to avoid this illegal act and support the government as accountable and responsible delegates of their suffering people.
The people hope their delegates perform good services for our suffering community who are severely in need of such services.  
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General 
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:12

CE Meets Pakistani Journalists

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with a number of Pakistani journalists yesterday.
In the meeting held at Sapedar palace, the country’s chief executive while welcoming the Pakistani journalists to Kabul spoke related to relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, counterterrorism and recent changes and common threats in Afghanistan and the region. The country’s chief executive also said that Afghanistan has always shown goodwill to Pakistan, adding that Afghanistan was ready to have good relations with all countries in the region. He regarded terrorism as threat to all countries and the region. Talking also related to economic opportunities in the region, the country’s chief executive stressed that the regional countries should honestly fight terrorism and make use of present economic opportunities in the region. Chief executive also answered questions raised by Pakistani journalists in the meeting.
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:10

10 Contracts Worth 3.6 Billion Afghanis Signed

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) National Procurement Commission has signed 10 contracts costing up to 3.6 billion Afghanis in a meeting held at the country’s presidential palace, a statement said Tuesday.
The contracts covered projects for the Kabul municipality, construction of bridge in northern Takhar province, providing facilities for the Afghan Brishna Shirkat (Kabul main power Supply Company) and providing functioning facilities for the Hodkhil pylon building factory’s electricity and so on, said the statement. The commission, in addition, conditionally approved some fuel contracts of the ministry of interior and rejected a contract relating to the Asan Khedmat’s first center’s administrative building, due to some reasons. Speaking on the issue, the country’s president emphasized on support to domestic products and urged for strengthening domestic companies to invest in the country.
 

Wednesday December 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in wreath-laying ceremony at Uzbekistan Independence Minaret yesterday.
At the ceremony, the country’s President was escorted by Uzbek Prime Minister Abdullah Aripov, foreign minister Abdul Aziz Kamilov and governor of Tashkent Rahmonbeck Usmanov. While receiving the special guard of honor, President Ghani laid wreath at Independence and Humanitarian Minaret of Uzbekistan. Afterwards, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his accompanying delegation, accompanied by Uzbek special envoy for Afghanistan, Prime Minister and foreign affairs minister of Uzbekistan and governor of Tashkent, paid a visit to Khazrati Imam Architectural Complex which contains the Great Mosque as well as the place where a historical manuscript of the Holy Quran is preserved. The manuscript was written on deer skin during the term of Hazrat Uthman (R.A). The country’s President thanked relevant officials for offering historic information regarding the complex and wrote a memorial note in the historic book of the complex.
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 07:05

Literacy National Committee Holds Session

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Vice President Sarwar Danesh, national literacy committee’s extra-ordinary session was held yesterday with participation of ulema and cultural figures in council of ministers’ palace.
The session aimed to attract support and cooperation of the country’ ulema, cultural figures and other strata of society from national mobilization’s plan for eradication of illiteracy and spreading of literacy in the country.
In the session, second vice president said:  “Mosque,, tribune, cultural institutions and media have key and effective role in eradication of illiteracy in the country.”
Pointing that providing facility for speeding literacy in the country is the government’s responsibility, second vice president said in consideration to current problems and possibilities, national mobilization’s plan for eradication of illiteracy could not be implemented unless ulema, cultural society, national traders, private sector and media stand beside the government.
Ustad Danesh regarded the role of mosques in consideration to their historic and valuable position as key in connection with expansion of literacy in the country and asked ulema council and ministry of hajj and Islamic affairs for instruction to all priests and imams of mosques to pay attention to importance of literacy and seeking knowledge among the people in particular illiterate figures.
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:59

Dr. Sadat Meets Dunya University Director

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of youth affairs for information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with Dunya University chairman Gen. Sangdil and discussed the youth enrollment at the university. 
In the meeting, deputy minister of youth affairs said that based on MoUs signed between deputy ministry of youth affairs and a number of private higher education institutions, miserable students have been given chances to follow high education with discount or free.
Deputy Minister of youth affairs asked the respective university’s chairman to provide opportunities to miserable students in coming semesters with discount and low fees so that such students could also receive higher education studies.  In the meeting, chairman of Dunya University Gen. Sangdil said that his university would accept more students with discount and low fees and would also provide good chances to talented students at the university.
 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said that the high media council should built trust between government and the people, BNA reported the other day.
He said that the high media council has critical responsibility in the field of people mobilization toward strengthening national unity, the agency said.
The high media council should built trust between the government and the people and directing the public minds towards national unity.
The council’s meeting discussed issues concerning the council’s procedures and how to secure a constructive relation between government and the media, the agency said.
 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the acting minister of information and culture has urged the removal of the Capacity Building Reforms (CBR) and acceleration of the implementation process, BNA reported Tuesday.
Speaking at the meeting held by the CBR committee of the ministry of information and culture, the acting minister said his ministry needed the process to help beef up the capacity of the ministry’s employees and insisted that the process should be accelerated and any challenges facing it should be removed, the state-owned agency added.
Meanwhile, Associate Prof Sayeda Muzgan Mostafavi, deputy to the finance, administrative and tourism said that by implementation of the CBR process, professional cadres should be absorbed at the ministry.  She said the officials of the ministry, by distribution of jobs should help accelerate implementation of the process, the agency said.
 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:50

5 Documentaries Screened

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Five documentary films encompassing life of Chinese in Afghanistan was screened in ministry of information and culture. 
The films have been promoted by Kabul News TV network in cooperation with Chinese embassy to Kabul.  In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion, head of Kabul News TV network Ghulam Jailani Zhwak said in the films life of Chinese based in Afghanistan has been screened.  According to head of the respective TV network, the films aim at further expansion of cultural cooperation between Afghanistan and China as well as introduction of the two countries to the people of each one.   In the ceremony, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism for information and culture associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafasvi and the Chinese ambassador to Kabul spoke related to the films and regarded the films as key in expansion of relations between the two countries.
 

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