21 October 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 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:
One Dollar                                            68/30 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                              89/40 Afs                           
One Euro                                             80/20 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/55 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          638 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1050 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees              17 Afs                           
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Paroon (BNA) 15 Pakistani Taliban insurgents were killed in recent conflicts in Nooristan province this morning.
The clashes occurred in Want Waigal district while a group of Taliban stormed on a convoy of security troops.
A police senior commander in the east of the country told BNA, in the clashes, 15 Pakistani Taliban insurgents were killed
It is said that no harm and losses incurred to security forces and residents in the conflicts.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) Eight civilians including two kids martyred in recent conflicts of Taliban and Daesh in Nangarhar province and four others have been injured.
In the clashes, 12 Daesh and 14 Taliban have been killed and nine other insurgents were injured.
The conflicts occurred late yesterday evening in Khogyani district.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, eight civilians including two kids lost their lives and at least four others have been wounded.
Several part of the country especially Nangarhar province were witnesses deadly clashes of Taliban and Daesh fighters.
The clashes has caused that thousands of families to leaves their homes.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ferozkoh (BNA) 33 people were martyred and at least 20 others have been injured in a suicide attack inside of a masque in Ghor province yesterday.
The Suicide bomber detonated his improvise explosive device inside a mosque in Doulenia district while praying of people.
Fazel Ahmad a commander of Jamaiat party is also among the dead.
A security official of Ghor told BNA, in the suicide attack, 33 people lost their lives and at least 20 others have been wounded.
Meanwhile, doctors in a medical center of the province reported the health statues of eight injured critical.
So far, no individual or group has committed responsibility of the attack.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) European Union in its last session announced its strategy on Afghanistan and once again the member countries of the union confirmed their support from Afghan people and government.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes European Union that it’s most member countries has military presence in Afghanistan and is the closest ally of US in counter – terrorism struggle has recently announced its strategy on Afghanistan.
The foreign ministers of the Union in their recent session calling the situation in Afghanistan fragile, renewed their commitments on the country aiming restoring stability, strengthening peace process in to the interest of the region and the world, enforcement of law and public rule in the country, providing the ground for good governance, improving the role of Afghan women in the community, settling the refugees problem and economic growth of Afghanistan. These were the major part of European Union’s strategy on Afghanistan.
The Afghan authorities and politicians consider the announcement of European’s strategy as a sign of continuation of world support from Afghan people and government and called the European Union a powerful and confidential friend of Afghanistan in world arena.
Afghan people welcoming the good well of world community and European Union insist that the strategies of friendly countries and world powerful organizations on Afghanistan should be effective and constructive and practically be useful in restoring peace and stability in the country.
In addition, it would require the countries and organizations practically assist Afghanistan in building capacity in security, economic and good governance fields and pay serious attention on improvement of security, economic social and good governance fields. The most essential way for settling Afghan problem and restoring stability in the region is supporting Afghan security and defense forces, because they better know about the situation and geography of their country and can operate successfully therefore, it would be reasonable to invest on them. Meanwhile the Afghan people expect the friendly countries and international organizations focus on funding and equipping centers of terrorists located outside Afghan territories in order to eliminate the terrorists’ strongholds and hideouts to save the lives of Afghan innocent citizens and the lives of the national of other countries fighting against terrorism.
Also, the Afghans wish the programs and strategies on Afghanistan should be effective and practical that lead to peace and stability in Afghanistan and in the region not to proxy war and rivalry of outsiders in Afghanistan.
The most important thing in this situation is that all countries around the world know that a peaceful and secure Afghanistan is in to the benefit of the region and the world.
Therefore, we expect the European to perform its duties and obligation to achieve that humane and noble aim. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated ‘12th Silk Road Mayors Meeting’ in Arg the other day, his office said in a statement.
The ceremony was attended by mayors of the Silk Road countries and the country’s mayors, during which the president spoke on importance of Silk Route, according to the statement.
“Your visit to Afghanistan carries the message of stability and trust to our citizens and increases optimism for a prosperous future,” addressing the mayors, the president said, the statement added.
Referring to Asia’s position in the course of history, the president hoped that joint regional efforts will torn Asia into an economic continent in the next 20 years, the statement continued.
He said that regional countries would be more mobilized in the area of development following the revival of Silk Road as a network of connectivity.
The president asserted that Afghanistan has never been in isolation but has always maintained relations with countries.
Describing Afghanistan as an intersection of Asia, the president said that establishing a regional intersection would not be a threat to another intersection but an opportunity.
The president clarified that 60 percent of villagers in Afghanistan have been connected to the world due to migrations and that Afghanistan should find back its ancient status on Silk Road.
He hoped that the Silk Road forum is held on regional international level and called it beneficial to expansion of transit cooperation and exchange of views among mayors.
During the ceremony the president said the terrorist groups had no place in Afghanistan and would be destroyed.
Those countries that see their sustainability in existence of terrorist networks, should know that they would face isolation, the president said adding no power can defeat the government of national unity and this nation.
Some other officials also spoke on historical, economic and cultural importance of Silk Road and called it key in bolstering trade and transit cooperation.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:26

Rocket Attacks Rocks Kabul

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Two rockets were fired on Kabul city earlier this morning, a security source saying the attack has not incurred any casualties to the civilians or military personnel.
The incident took place at around 6am local time after two rockets fired from an unknown location landed in the vicinity close to National TV and America embassy.
The source said the attack did not cause any casualties or damages.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 21 October 2017 06:25

President Ghani Stress Better Telecom Services

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with acting minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology as well as with the ministry’s officials, stressed the need for better telecom services, a presidential statement said.
According to the statement, the meeting discussed delivery of the best telecom services, especially through satellite, internet acceleration and contracts.  The ministry of communication said it had signed a contract for satellite telecom services with a French company in 2014.  The agreement period has expired.
The Ministry’s officials said new contract is being negotiated with South Asia Satellite and the process will be completed next week, adding people would have satisfactory access to telecommunications services.
Meanwhile the President said the people were not happy with the services, asking the ministry concerned to work on enhancing its internal capacity, evaluating all telecom networks and offer a clear analysis thereof.
About the contract procurement process, he said all the details and information should be discussed at the meeting of the Economic High Council.
President Ghani emphasized greater focus on providing improvement telecom services, adding more work was needed to strengthen the telecom sector.
The President went on saying the system of telecommunication should be clearly evolved so as ensure quality and standards.  He instructed the authorities concerned to provide guidelines from to telecom companies to deliver improved services to citizens and strengthen their systems.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 06:22

President Ghani Pays Tribute To Martyr Abdiani

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony held at Sardar Dawoud Khan Hospital, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid tribute to Gen. Torialay Abdiani who had been martyred in recent Taliban suicide attack in Paktia province, the presidential palace said in a statement.
Expressing sympathy and condolences to Martyr Abdiani’s families and police officials, the president said, “Today, we are witness to martyrdom of one of the brave sons of this homeland, who maintained his honor, pride and dignity in every walk of life,”, according to the statement.
The president said unfortunately the enemies of Afghanistan have deeply saddened all of us with martyrdom of Abdiani, the statement added.
The president instructed the minister of interior to arrange the proposal of martyr Abdiani’s promotion and dedication of an apartment to his family and present it to the presidential office, the statement went on to say.
The president also tasked the minister of interior to visit other martyrs’ families of Paktia province’s barbaric attack, adding that the martyrs’ memories and families should not be forgotten, the statement continued.
Lauding Abdiani family’s sacrifices, the president thanked martyr’s father for having such a son and told him all of the Afghans are proud of him, the statement quoted the president as saying.
“We want peace and if you repeat such cruelties, the people of Afghanistan, religious scholars and armed forces will stand in a single front against you,” the president said.
He said that the government wanted a prosperous life for the children, women and youth of the country, but the enemies of Afghanistan are the messengers of death.
Then, the martyr’s father Wali Mohammad Khan spoke and while thanking the president for his sympathy said, “Martyr Gen. TorialayAbdiani was not only my son but all Afghanistan’s nation and security as well as defensive organs.”
He added Martyr Abdiani had always been saying that I am Afghanistan’s son and my homeland is my mother.My mother is sick and my only wish is restoration of peace and stability in the country.
According to another report, President Ghani met with fact-finding delegation of Paktia’s terrorist attack led by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at his office the other day.
The delegation said due to the terrorist attack in Paktia, many buildings have been damaged and need to be reconstructed. Paktia’s provincial governor, ShamimKatawazai thanked the president for his sympathy to the incident’s martyrs and injures and said Paktia people have always supported the government as recently many of them has donated blood to those wounded.
The president instructed officials of the ministries of defense, interior, rural rehabilitation and urban development as well as finance and local organs administration to take immediate steps in reconstruction of the affected buildings.
The president tasked the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to spare no effort in ensuring security of Gardez city. He assured the governor that the government would soon approve new development packages to the province.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 06:21

Four Insurgents Killed In Balkh

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Four armed insurgents have been killed in Chamtal district of Balkh province the other day, BNA reported.
Shaheen 209 national army corps press in charge Col, Nasratullah Jamshedi told BNA, the insurgents targeted attack the security posts of Jirqa area of Chamtal district, faced security forces reaction in which fur insurgents were lost their lives.
In the attack three insurgents were wounded and other insurgents escaped from the area, Jamshedi told BNA.

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