17 July 2018

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Civic movements identify democracy and demonstrate the will of people for ensuring their legal rights supports by the state.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes during the recent days some sections of the north of the country were the scene of demonstrations in support of a commander of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan.
Nizamudding Qaisari one of the commanders of the movement accusing of using force illegally and violating the law was arrested by security forces last week. The detention of this local commander caused the reaction of people by conducting demonstrations accompanied with violence in support of the commander which damaged some public utility properties and institutions.
The arrest of this local commander alongside several other notorious commanders accused of misusing in the country is a good commence in struggle against irresponsible armed people should not provide the situation for other evil people to use the process for their own advantage.
Whether the demonstrations have been planned or not is a separate matter, but what is of great importance is the accusations against Qaisari which led to his detention. The state should present proper reasons for the people who demonstrate against the detention of Qaisary and try to calm and satisfy them. The relevant authorities should clearly explain that they are serious in struggle against anyone who misuses force and power.  
In addition, there is much talking about the detention of Qaisari among civic and political circles; they insist that it is not only Faryab people who have been harassed by irresponsible armed people.  This problem even exists in Kabul the capital of Afghanistan. We have seen time and again that armed men affiliated to certain people have beaten police, passersby, journalists and shopkeepers and did not care in to instructions of security forces.
This problem is tangible in Herat, Kandahar, Parwan, Kapisa, Badakhshan, Takhar, Bamya, Paktia, Nangarhar etc.  It would be better what have happened in Faryab should be practiced in Kabul and other places against irresponsible armed people and force them to observe the law and be accountable.
The Afghan people never forget the statement of President Ghani which says,:” no Afghan has superiority to other Afghan”.
Any move that leads to good governance and democracy supported by the people but they insist that the state has obligation to respond to any movement or program.
The political experts warned that the state should pursue the new developments in north of the country with high consciousness, otherwise, the opportunists misusing the situation work for achieving their own evil objectives.
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Security and defense forces during the last 24 hours conducting joint clearing operations in various parts of the country killed 81 armed insurgents, wounded 36 and detained 10 others.
National defense ministry spokesman press office told BNA the operations were launched with support of air and artillery forces in Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul, Farah, Badghis, Faryab, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Baghlan and Helmand provinces , in which 81 armed oppositions were killed, 36 were injured and 10 others have been detained.
Likewise quantity of heavy and light weapons of the enemies have been seized.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kunduz (BNA) The construction work of a bridge started in Kunduz province yesterday.
According to BNA, a function was held for this purpose with present of in charges of Kunduz province, the head of public work of Kunduz Engineer Burhanuddin Shinwari said, the construction work of the bridge was started by German Foreign Ministry and implemented by JIZ office, will be completed within six next month.
Abdul Jabar Naemee governor of Kunduz expressed his gratitude to the permanent cooperation of Germany especially in Kunduz province.
He described that Shirkhan Port as one of the important economy highway,
He said that each citizen has a great responsibility in securing and monitoring of project and maintenance and care of public projects, especially the construction works of the Bridge.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:53

Insurgents Killed In SF Strikes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jalalabad (BNA) Seven armed insurgents were killed in strikes of security forces in Nangarhar province yesterday.
The insurgents were targeted in Batikot District.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, seven insurgents were killed in the raids while terrorist activities.
It is mentionable that numerous of heavy and light weapons, and a motorbike of the insurgents were also seized by security forces.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Farah (BNA) 35 Taliban militants were killed in separate conflicts of Afghan security forces in Farah province during last week.
Mohibullah Mohib police spokesman of Farah told BNA reporter, 35 armed Taliban militants were killed during last week in separate conflicts by security forces in Khak-e-Safeed , Poshtrod, Gulistan and Parchaman Districts.
He added, 38 other Taliban insurgents were injured in the conflicts.
He said, numerous of heavy and light weapons were seized by Afghan security forces in the conflicts.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting and Nominee Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi discussed cultural cooperation during a meeting with cultural director of UNESCO Office in Kabul here yesterday, BNA reported.
According to agency, the cultural director of UNESCO briefed acting minister on organization’s cultural activities in Afghanistan, saying cultural heritage preservation was their main priority.  According to him UNESCO has cultural cooperation with Afghanistan since 1948 and has so far identified more than 2000 historical monuments in the country, assuring his organization’s continued cooperation with Ministry of Information and Culture.
Praising UNESCO’s activities in Afghanistan, Minister Safi said Afghanistan owning rich cultural heritage and that country’s people having crucial role to promote and protect it.
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  In a meeting with BNA leading panel and staffs, acting and nominee Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi heard their problems and demands, the agency reported.
Representing others, BNA director Khalil Minawi briefed the minister on agency’s activities, achievements and challenges.
The director went on saying that the agency was producing around 250 news and reports of domestic and foreign affairs on daily basis and publishing it through its website and the state-run papers of Anis, Hiwad, Islah and The Kabul Times as well as the national Radio and Television of Afghanistan.
Director of the agency besides briefing the minister on establishment of newsroom and easing staffs with new equipment, enumerated a number of problems and challenges, including lack of transportation and reporting equipment.  He also drew attention of the minister on digitalization of news and photo achieve of the agency.  Assuring to address the problems of the agency, minister Safi said steps to be taken on the aspect after assessment of the Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC).  “Afghan traditions, Cultural values, peace messages and national unity should be considered in publications,” the minister told the agency staffs.
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday held a farewell meeting with Turkmenistan outgoing ambassador Mr. Togalakov, BNA reported.
During the meeting, calling Turkmenistan a good neighbor and friend of Afghanistan, CE Abdullah appreciated that country’s continued cooperation recent years.
Dr. Abdullah called Mr. Toglakov’s role precious and effective in bolstering relations between the two countries, according to the agency.
Furthermore, Turkmenistan outgoing ambassador pointed out at his mission tenure in Afghanistan and called this country a good friend and neighbor of his country, BNA added.
He stressed that his country would continue cooperation with Afghanistan in different fields.
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Second Vice President (VP) Mohammad Sarwar Danesh arrived in Ankara on Sunday night to participate in oath taking ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a statement from the VP office told The Kabul Times yesterday.
VP Danesh was welcomed by a number of Turkish officials, including Police Chief and Mayor of Ankara City, a number of Turkish diplomats, ambassador and staffs of the Afghan Embassy in Ankara, the statement added.
Meeting the Turkish officials, VP Danesh hinted to bilateral ties between the two countries, saying Afghanistan was the first country that recognized establishment of Republic of Turkey led by Mustafa Kamal Ataturk.  “Turkey was the second country that recognized Afghanistan’s independence and since that, the political, security, educations, cultural and economic cooperation between the two countries further bolstered.”
VP Danesh went on saying that Turkey was one of the great economic powers in the region, adding the country led by President Erdogan has now been ranked 18th economic power in the world.  The Second Vice President congratulated Turkish nation over victory of President Erdogan a successful conducting of the presidential elections.
The ceremony will be attended by twenty-two heads of states and twenty-eight Prime Ministers and parliament speakers from different countries.  The second Vice President is accompanied by Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, Faizullah Zaki, Chief of Staff for office of the second Vice President and a number of diplomats from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

Tuesday July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Ministers Economic Committee (CMEC) held meeting on Monday to review agricultural crops’ exports, imports and standardization.
According to BNA report, despite positive changes in trade balance deficit, still the situation was not satisfactory, adding there should be no delay in implementation of the programs, Dr. Abdullah said. The ministry of economy presented the population’s national policy draft to the meeting, based on which in 1950, Afghanistan’s population was estimated to be 7.8 million and the number reached to 32.5 million in 2015. Within the policy, a specific framework has been established for prioritization, coordination and execution of population related programs in the country to balance the population growth. Calling population’s national policy draft codification a positive step, Dr. Abdullah said the CMs meeting should further discuss population growth.
Likewise, the finance ministry reported about donor countries’ assistance to Afghanistan from 1395-1396 solar years. According to the report, in Brussels conference, the international community has committed to assist $15.2 billion, $4.3 billion of which has been paid by now. “Balance deficit has had positive change, but we should not be satisfied, because, a small shortcoming would affect all sections.” CE Abdullah said. He stressed all ministries were responsible to cooperate in implementation of agriculture growth policy. The meeting also discussed establishment of economic free zones, domestic products growth, exports’ increase, investment of a private sector to generate 200 mgw solar power and dollar smuggling.
 

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