Saturday, November 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Reports published on some media including in Reuters indicate that on the second day of the Consultative Loya Jirga, access by reporters to the delegates with negative views on the BSA has been restricted by the authorities.
Reuters, “Most participants at the gathering’s second day appeared to favor ratifying the pact. But reporters had little access to opponents of the deal and were kept away by security staff.”
President Karzai once again reminds, as he said in his opening speech, that the participants have the full freedom to express their views away from any restriction or censorship and no individual or government authority is allowed to limit this legal right.
Also, all security staff and organizers of the Jirga have been re-instructed to make sure that no one can, in any way, hinder the effective exercise of this right of the delegates.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) German assisted a quantity of furniture and office equipment to Baghlan Women affairs department the other day.
Khadeeja Yaqeen chairperson of Baghlan Women affairs department said BNA correspondent, the furniture and equipment have been assisted to that department at the cost of five million Afghanis.
According to Yaqeen, the assistance will help them in deliver better services and increasing of their performances.
Earlier German also assisted other several offices of Baghlan in this field.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Paroon (BNA) ten armed oppositions were killed in recent clashes with Afghan forces in the east of the country.
The clashes occurred in Kunar and Nooristan provinces, seven other insurgents were also wounded.
The first incident occurred close to Paroon capital of Nooristan province when a group of armed Taliban attacked on a security post of Afghan forces.
Police deputy commander of Nooristan said BNA correspondent, in the clash, three armed oppositions were killed and three others wounded.
According to him the security forces sustained no any harm in the clash.
It should be said that several weapons and a quantity of explosives were seized.
The second clash occurred in Kamdish district of Nooristan province, when the Afghan forces wanted to prevent from entering of a group of Taliban to Afghanistan.
A border police commander in the east of the country said that four armed Taliban were killed and two others wounded in the clash.
He said an Afghan border police has been wounded.
Meanwhile, a clash occurred in border area of Kunar province, three armed Taliban were killed and two others wounded.
The clash occurred when Taliban wanted to attack on convoy of Afghan forces.
A local official of Kunar said that three armed Taliban were killed and two others wounded.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours conducted several cleansing operations in the provinces of the country killed 12 armed insurgents.
Interior ministry’s press office said BNA, the operations conducting in the relevant areas of Kabul, Balkh, Kandahar, Maidan-Wardak, Logar, Nimrooz and Helmand provinces , killed 12 armed insurgents, wounded three and arrested 8 others.
A quantity of weapons was also seized by the forces.
According to another report, the police of Kabul arrested seven persons accused of killing and rubbery from 5th, 8th and 10 precincts of Kabul city.
Friday November 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As a result of a mine explosion a National army soldier martyred and three others wounded in Kunar province.
Ministry of Defense press office sending a written letter told BNA, armed oppositions planted a mine in Chapa Dara district of Kunar province as a result of which a National army soldier martyred and three others wounded.
Also National army forces launching a cleansing operation in Nawa district of Helmand province, killed an armed opposition and injured two others and three rocket launchers and a motorcycle were also seized.
According to another report, National army forces during security mission discovered and defused 8 mines which have been planted by armed oppositions in different parts of the country.
Friday November 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) during a cleansing operation National army soldiers arrested four people accused of terrorist activities in relevant areas of Paktia and Maidan/Wardak provinces.
Ministry of Defense press office told BNA, an operation launched by National army soldiers in Ahmad Khan district of Paktia and Sayedabad district of Maidan/Wardak province as a result of which three armed oppositions accused of terrorist activities along with some heavy and lights weapons and explosive materials arrested.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Kabul (BNA) With participation of over 150 domestic and foreign companies, the 13rd world exhibition of agricultural products which was held in Badam Bagh of Kabul last week ended.
Minister of agriculture and irrigation Mohammad Asif Rahimi in connection of opening this exhibition said that the aim of the exhibition was to improve the agricultural products in Afghanistan and providing market for them.
He added that encouragement of domestic products, informing farmers about the quality of modern technology which plays the main role in growth of agricultural economy.
According to him, domestic traders, investor and people of Afghanistan can contribute in the growth of economy of the country and with encouragement of domestic industries and productions; they should provide the grounds for the growth and encouragement of farmers, craftsmen and producers.
At the same time, the second vice president who attended at his exhibition said that lack of marketing for domestic agricultural productions is a main problem before increasing of agricultural productions in the country and he relates the maintenance security with increment in agricultural products.
He added that attending to capabilities and vast capacity of agricultural sector in providing employment and reduction of poverty, how much we make efforts in strengthening and growth of this sector, in such scale, the ground is prepared for socio-economic activities and also would annihilate the influence of terrorists’ and their activities.
At the same time, a number of economic experts of the country who were attending in this exhibition, expressing their optimism regarding to the measures taken by the agriculture ministry said that for introduction of domestic agricultural products, this ministry should provide the ground for marketing of agricultural products to foreign countries.
The executive director of chamber of commerce and industries, Qurban Haqjo said in connection that one of the main problems of farmers of the country is lack of standardized spring houses.
If such spring houses be established in the country and the farmers protect their productions in them, this would play its important role in the growth of our economy. On the other hand, through this, poverty would annihilate and employment would be created.
Likewise, a number of farmers who were attended at this exhibition and showed their products, believe that opening such exhibition can play its role in introduction of their products and is important for merchants.
They welcomed this measure adopted by Ministry of Agriculture. One of Kandahar farmers, Mohammad Agha said in the connection their introduction and marketing of domestic products pave the way for introduction of these products abroad, on the other hand, the merchants interesting to export domestic products to overseas. This is beneficial for both either for us or those merchants who purchase our products and then export to abroad.
A horticulturist of Kabul, Mirza Gul said in respect to opening of this exhibition that fortunately, our country has good products that are unparalleled in the world. Because, our products are ripen naturally not artificially and has good taste. So our products have good markets in the world.
At the same time, a number of our countrymen while are happy for opening of this exhibition, say that all things which are exhibited are domestic products and are possessing every kind of praises.
On of girls who had come along with her family members, Nafisa says that our domestic products have now good markets in abroad and mostly exported to India, Pakistan, US and other world countries.
She added that today in our city markets all Chinese, Iranian and other countries’ products are sold that neither have good taste nor don’t ripe naturally, so, if spring houses be established in the country for protection of agriculture products, there is no need for the import of foreign products.
While, the improvement and the increase of agriculture products are at the focus of attention of Afghan government, the Ministry of Agriculture opened the exhibition. The exhibition was opened for the public for three days and over 60000 people watched it.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Lashkarga (BNA) Mrs. Negar Afghan police woman died in the Hospital this morning.
The police woman was targeted by armed Taliban in Lashkarga city and wounded yesterday.
Omar Zwak spokesman of Helmand governor said BNA, Mrs. Negar died at 6:00 am this morning in Lashkarga hospital due to injuries she had received earlier.
Zwak said, Mrs. Negar as a police woman served for more than 20 years in Helmand province.
Zwak blamed Taliban for killing of Mrs. Negar and said investigation is underway to arrest and bring the culprits to the court.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) During an operation in Balkh district, Balkh province, yesterday, Afghan and coalition security forces killed two insurgents while searching for a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader.
The IMU leader is believed to have a long history of planning attacks against civilians and Afghan and coalition forces.
The leader is accused to have coordinated a failed attack against a public gathering, specifically targeting the Balkh provincial governor and other government officials with suicide bombers.
He is known to conduct coordinated operations between IMU and Taliban networks, and has extensive experience facilitating the movement of improvised explosive devices throughout the area. An assessment is still ongoing to determine additional details of the operation.
In other news throughout Afghanistan:
The Afghan and coalition security force arrested one insurgent during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today.
The leader is believed to have operational control over a group of insurgents responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is suspected to be a key insurgent facilitator in the area, procuring and distributing weapons and other military supplies.
The Afghan and coalition security force arrested four insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. The leader is believed to manage a network of insurgents throughout the province, and gathering intelligence to use against Afghan and coalition forces.
He has also participated in executions of Afghan officials, assisted in the facilitation of weapons to local insurgents, and directly associated with Abdullah Wakil, the former Taliban leader for Panjwa’i district. Wakil was killed during an Afghan and coalition operation on March 31.
During an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today, Afghan and coalition security forces arrested three insurgents. The leader is believed to be responsible assassinations against government officials, facilitated movement of money, distributed weapons and insurgent fighters, and conducted multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the local area.