23 February 2017

RSS Facebook

Ads

Thursday February 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) More than 60 insurgents were killed, 15 injured and 6 others were arrested following mopping-up operations led by Afghan security personnel within the last 24 hours across the country.
Press office of National Defense Ministry reported BNA, the operations were conducted to annihilate armed opposition, protect the lives and properties of people and maintain government sovereignty in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Laghman, Khost, Urozgan, Kandahar, Faryab and Helmand province.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions, war equipment and military mobilizations have been discovered and seized at the end of the operations, the source added.
 

Thursday February 23, 2017

Kandahar City (BNA) 30 armed oppositions were killed following clearing operation conducted by Afghan security troops in southern Kandahar province.
205 Atal army corps with sending a written letter issued BNA, the operation carried out to eliminate armed rebels and ensure security and stability in different parts of Zheri district of the province.
Also 5 vehicles belonging the terrorist group were destroyed and 5 rounds of mines have been discovered and neutralized during the operation, the source added.
According to another reporter, two mine planters belonging Taliban terrorist group were wounded due to their own mine explosion in Shinki district, Zabul province.
The mine planters were arrested by Afghan security forces as well.
 

Thursday February 23, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) In continuation of Shaheen 25 military operation 12 members of ISIS terrorist group were killed in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ministry of National Defense press office stated BNA, Shaheen 25 military operation conducted to suppress anti-government militias particularly ISIS terrorist group in Haska Mena district of the province, which recently 12 ISIS fighters were perished.
Four others ISIS adherents including their local commander named Mullah Naim were wounded during the operation as well, the source added.
It is mentionable that 9 villages of Haska Mena district completely have been cleared from being of the mentioned terrorist group’ loyalists.
 

Thursday February 23, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) Three mine planters of Taliban terrorist group were killed by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province other day.
Press office of 201 Sylab army corps issued BNA, the mine planters, while wanted to plant a round of mine in a mosque identified and killed by Afghan security forces in Joy region, Mohmand Dara district of the province.
 

Thursday February 23, 2017

Faizabad City (BNA) Foodstuffs and non-foodstuffs have been distributed to 52 families, those were affected due to recent natural disaster in northern Badakhshan province.
Sayed Hamayoun Dehqan head of counter-disaster of the province told BNA reporter, the assistance that provided by counter-disaster department of Badakshan had been distributed via two helicopters belonging Ministry of National Defense in Maymi district of the province. 
The distributed aids include cooking oil, rice, flour, sugar, dry milk, gas balloon and winter cloths, Dehqan added.
Also cash have been donated to the families that lost their family members following recent avalanches in the district.
 

Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:14

Road Accident Injures 11 Passengers

Thursday February 23, 2017

Taliqan City (BNA) Eleven commuters were wounded due to road accident in Kunduz-Takhar highway the other day.
Security official in Takhar told BNA correspondent, the incident took place, while two passenger vehicles crashed in relevant areas of Taliqan city the provincial capital of Takhar province.
High speed and carelessness of drivers are the main reason behind the event, the source added.
Meanwhile, doctors in a health center of Takhar reported critical the health conditions of four wounded of the incident.
 

Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:12

Book-Reading Culture Boosts In Bamyan

Thursday February 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Bamyan is one of the country’s provinces, where all cultural sections have got better.
Recently book-selling markets and book-reading culture have much improved in the province where dozens of school and university students have been interested in reading books to obtain information, but the students are facing lack of a number of books.
Related to the issue, Acting Director of Information and Culture Ahmad Hussain Ahmadpur told, “There are lots of libraries in Bamyan as the public library, the university and the education and women affairs ministries’ libraries which have various books read by most of youth, school and university students, but the respective libraries are facing with lack of a number of books needed by students. We are trying to address the problem by creating an IT center equipped with internet and equipping the public library of the province with books.” In connection with improving of book-reading culture in the province, Ahmadpur says improvement of book-reading among the youth of Bamyan has put positive impacts in empowering field of the youth as a large number of youth regularly hold weekly literal and cultural programs in the province.
“Most of youth in cooperation with a cultural activist of the province Abdul Ghafoor Mohammadi holds weekly program of poetry, local music and others as well as hold book-reading, paragraph-writing competitions and other scientific and cultural programs; thus, interest and improvement of book-reading have increased among the youth of Bamyan comparing to internet in the province”, Ahmadpur said. Mr. Ahmadpur pointed to a range of book problems in the province and said, “We have books needed by school and university students, but we need more books to address all needs of book-readers. Provincial directorate of information and culture has prepared lists of needed academic sources in coordination with students and university lecturers and sent them to the public library and a number of partnered organizations to cooperate with us in this regard.”
Related to cooperation of book-loving activists, Ahmadpur added, “Last year with initiative of a Bamyani young, a mobile library was operated for children of the province where dozens of children make use of the library every day.”
Briefing in connection with cultural books in the province, Ahmadpur said directorate of information and culture of Bamyan by making use of SAARC programs has published more than ten books written about various issues and it was determined the books would be soon submitted to directorate of information and culture. Replying a question, Ahmad Hussain Ahmadpur said the books which have been recently published were more about researches related to past history of Bamyan and other daily cultural, art and historic issues of Afghanistan. This comes as recent IT developments in the country have caused that book-reading culture is not improving in Afghanistan, but there is hope in Bamyan where book-reading culture has improved recently by effort of youth of the province so that a good competition will be created between provinces in this regard.
Karima Malikzada
 

Thursday February 23, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan-Pakistan relations refer to the bilateral ties between the two nations.
Both neighboring states are Islamic Republics, part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and designated by the United States as major non-NATO allies.
Relations between the two countries have been subject to various complexities over the past decades, by issues related to the Durand Line, the 1978-present war (i.e. Mujahideen, Afghan refugees, Taliban insurgency and border skirmishes), including water and the growing relations of India and Afghanistan. However, the two states are working together to find solutions to these problems. This includes possible defense cooperation and intelligence sharing as well as further enhancing the two-way trade and abolishment of visas for both sides’ diplomats. Since Pakistan gained independence in 1947, relations between the two sides have faced ups and downs. Based on international relations law, needs, security and economy issues, cultural similarities, and international treaties can pave the way for further growing of relations between the states. Afghanistan-Pakistan relations have never been good as it was in Taliban era. In fact, Afghanistan has faced many challenges over the last more than three decades, resulted to be changed into an instable and weak country in all fields.
Most of experts call Taliban a Pakistani sovereignty not Afghani, because they believe that the Taliban have always been supported by Pakistan.
Relations between the two sides have become more strained after the Afghan government began openly accusing Pakistan of using its ISI spy network in aiding the Taliban and other terrorist groups. There have been a number of reports about both sides’ skirmishes, which usually occur when army soldiers are in hot pursuit chasing insurgents who cross the order back and forth. This leads to tensions between the two states, especially after hearing reports of civilian casualties. Pakistan has always vowed to cooperate with the government of Afghanistan in peace talks with insurgents, but it has never been honest in this regard, as recently, it restarted shelling inside Afghan soil which resulted in injuring many innocent people. Pakistan has always violated the international relations rule and never observed the inter-governments relations’ principle. 
Lailuma Noori
 

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a recent measure to draw attention from the neighboring country to concentrate on the terrorists training centers inside its soil, Afghanistan submitted list of 85 notorious members and their three training centers to Pakistan.
The list included Haqqani Network along with other terrorist centers and members located in Sindh, Baluchistan and Khayber Pakhtunkhaw regions of Pakistan, and said that if Pakistan wants fighting terrorism, it should focus on the enlisted sites. Afghanistan has also warned to use the international sources to increase pressures on its immediate neighbor, if ignored to take measure in this field. The list has been submitted via the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan few days ago, with Pakistani side showing green light to take step in the scope, but it is not still clear if it was honestly ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in this field. Afghan people believed terrorist activities have overwhelmed both countries and even feared to threat the world, so there is a need to jointly take step against by the two countries. However Afghanistan has submitted similar lists to the Pakistani side, but it had not still paid attention to the issue.
Undoubtedly terrorist safe sanctuaries are only inside the Pakistani sides and they are financed and trained and commute there with no restriction, so this is a need to focus on their main training centers and targeted through joint efforts by the two countries. If Pakistan considered the list of terrorist members and centers submitted by the Afghan side, then the Afghan government would absolutely study about the list of 76 notorious members of terrorists and take step in their elimination. So, Afghanistan should take firm its decision about the lists of terrorist members and their training centers it submitted to Pakistan, unless it takes strong plan to suppress them in the spots. However, the United States has not still taken measure against Pakistan and believes Pakistan was itself the victim of terror, while Afghanistan based US forces general commander Gen. Nicolson has warned that success of war on terrorism was impossible, until terrorist safe havens were available inside Pakistan. After Donald Trump took power in the US, Pakistan is now apparently planning fight terrorism as the new US president has said that he don’t allow Pakistan to extend terrorism war against his country’s forces, as he is businessman and don’t want much money and effort go in vain.
This is not still clear, if Pakistan really wants to start antiterrorism operation in its soil or it only wanted to target those groups against its interests, as in the past it has repeatedly been seen that, the neighboring country transferred terrorist groups who are working for its interest to the safe sites by military vehicles but targeted those against Afghanistan and India. Now the international community is deceive that Pakistan shouldn’t distinguish between good and bad terrorists and similarly take military action against. On the other hand, Taliban is now under pressure by UAE and warned to join peace negotiations with the Afghan government or their office in Qatar would be shut and face sanctions from both the Saudi Arabia Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
Hamidullah Faizi
 

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                            Buying                                       
One Dollar                                                          67/40 afgs                                  
One Pound Sterling                                            83/95 afgs                              
One Euro                                                            71/10 afgs                                   
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       18/35 afgs                              
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                          624 afgs       
One Thousand Indian Rupees                            1065 afgs               
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                          17/95 afgs      
 

Page 1 of 2484