24 February 2018

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lashkargah (BNA) a national security unit of Helmand province was targeted a suicide attack.
According to reports, a suicide bomber detonated his car packed explosive on security unit in Lashkargah city this morning.
A senior police commander in the south of the country told BNA, in this attack human losses incurred to security forces but exit figures is not clear yet.
Meanwhile, a witness of the suicide attack said, three kids have been injured in the event.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday, 24 February 2018 09:01

Daesh Loyalists Killed In Drone Raid

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Coalition forces targeted a hideout of terrorist in Manogi District, Kunar province and killed three Daesh fighters including a commander of them.
Likewise four armed oppositions were killed and two others have been wounded in a conflict by security forces in Goshta District, Nangarhar province.
Meanwhile, 21 missiles rocket were seized in a joint operation of security and defense forces in Nangarhar province.
T. Yarzada
 

Saturday February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Settling the current problems of the region requires the cooperation and coordination of the countries of the region not controversy, for ending the problems should act with a practical strategy.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes recently the foreign ministers of Russia and Pakistan held a meeting in Moscow aiming to coordinate the activities of the two countries over counter straggle against terrorism and drug trafficking. Again as the past, the increasing activities of terrorists in Afghanistan and the presence of IS in the country were the focus of discussions between the high ranking officials of the two countries. The Russian foreign ministry in the end of the session, criticizing the US and Afghanistan accusing the two countries for ignoring IS activities in Afghanistan talked about insufficient work of America and NATO against terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan.
In addition the Russian foreign minister as a warning said that Shanghai regional cooperation organization whose member countries are Afghan neighbor countries are adopting practical measures for ending the threats of IS in Afghanistan. It is ridiculous that Khwaja Hafiz the Pakistani foreign minister also talked about the activities of terrorists and the presence of IS in Afghanistan but he did not cleared  that from where international terrorists  come to Afghanistan. According Afghan political elites belief there is no doubt that IS as a savage and ignorant terrorist group is the main factor for destabilizing the countries of the region but there are other terrorist groups should be kept in mind.
But warming relation of Pakistan with Russia whose relations were not so friendly, is political game they want to play for achieving their objectives in the region. In this game, Russia wants to use Pakistan as a means for preventing the influence of America in the region particularly in Central Asia. Likewise, Pakistan wants attracting Russia and china to the scene once again find a place in US programs in the region. Both countries express concern over the presence of IS in Afghanistan accuse Afghan government and US for ignoring IS activities in Afghanistan, but say nothing about Taliban who were behind recent bloody incidents in Kabul.
Pakistan hosts the leaders of terrorist groups and Russia considers the groups as a political section in Afghan case.
The political elites say that Russia and Pakistan openly criticize US and NATO in Afghan case this indicate that the case is a regional and beyond regional problem. The problem is that the big powers and puppets launching such games and establishing projects such as IS and Taliban are seeking to ensure their evil objectives but unfortunately the victims of these heinous games are Afghans. Russia and Pakistan should desist from conducting such games because the policy does not lead to peace but to further destruction of the region. Russia clearly knows who brings IS in to Afghanistan and who hosts the terrorists of central Asia in their own country and also, Pakistan is well aware that now the world knows about who supports,  trains and equips terrorists and makes  them ready for launching horrible attacks that claims the lives many innocent people  including women and children. Therefore friendship like the friendship of Russia and Pakistan is not long lasting but regional cooperation and coordination leads the region to peace and stability and ensures peaceful coexistence in the region. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Saturday February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a national consultative conference and met a number of tribal elders, jihadi figures and provincial councils’ representatives, his office said in a statement. The conference which was held in Salam Khana Palace, the president said peace was an Allah the almighty’s gift, according to the statement. “This is your house where has been given to me for a few days and I thank you for this,” the president said. The president said your message was that rule of law is the way to get rid of ongoing crisis in the country, the statement added.
He added, after a deadly terrorist attack in Kabul, a young boy sent me a message and said we have not elected you to cry, but we elected you to have a firm will and follow peace, therefore, we would follow this goal and would reach a good result if god willing, the statement said. The president said I would like to reflect the dream of peace which is in your hearts. “Without throughout reforms, it is difficult to restore peace in the country,” the president said. Peace would not be done one-side and it needs negotiation, he continued.
He said Amanullah Khan had the best dreams, but they had not been practiced, because he had not been supported by a nation like you and was in a limited circle, adding I want to complete the unfinished chapter of Amanullah Khan, because now the people want this. He said restoring peace was difficult unless refugees and IDPs problems are tackled. The president said there have been many obstacles before peace in the country, as land usurpation was one of them. “We have retaken 400000 jeribs of land from usurpers so far and we are making effort to remove all obstacles before peace process,” the president said. During the conference, head of High Peace Council (HPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili said we have held many meetings with elites, political parties, cultural organizations, women and media over the last seven months, and reached this result that peace is a dire need in the country and ending war is one of the Afghan people old dreams.
He clarified that war is not the solution and peace is the only way to overcome the ongoing challenges throughout the country. Likewise, the resolution of the national consultative conference was read out by Halima Sadaf and Rahman Qaderi. The resolution asked the government of Afghanistan to pay serious heed in strengthening of the Afghanistan security forces and doesn’t let the political circles to interfere in their affairs.
 

Saturday February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Work on TAPI gas pipeline to transfer the natural gas of Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Afghanistan was inaugurated in the western Herat province amid tight security on Friday.
Ahead of inauguration of the work for TAPI project, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his tweet said “A new chapter of economic growth and regional connectivity starts right here in the economic and cultural hub of Afghanistan. Among hundreds of guests attending the ceremony in Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi hall of Herat Province, were President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar. Addressing the opening ceremony in Herat, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani besides welcoming TAPI leaders, congratulated the day to all Afghans and the people of Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India
“Today Herat sends message of hope and rehabilitation to the region. This is not only gas project, but includes electricity, Fiber Optic and Railway,” the president told the gathering. The President went on saying that Afghans’ message was regional cooperation, adding people were committed to provide security for the project. The President called Herat as the crossroad of the Asia, saying the province would remain the crossroad and Herat’s doors reveals the broad communication of the province. Hinting to importance of big infrastructural projects, President Ghani said transmission of 500KV electricity from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan would connect two major economic zones (Herat and Kandahar) with each other.
“TAPI to bring peace and stability in the country and would create job opportunities as well as increases the country’s revenues,” the president noted.
“We don’t have enmity with any country. National interest is our priority and we want to be the focal point of regional cooperation,” the president added. Concluding his remarks, President Ghani thanked Turkmen counterpart’s efforts for implementation of the project. Meanwhile addressing his remarks, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow called TAPI a model for regional cooperation, adding the project would create international communications in term business and economy. “Such economic project to have positive impact on Afghanistan’s economic growth and will bring peace and stability in the country,” The Turkmen president added. He also assured his country’s cooperation with Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi congratulated inauguration of the project in Afghanistan, saying TAPI was a dream a century ago and is now being implemented and would change the situation in the region. “Afghanistan plays central role in the project. I would like to thank President Ghani’s commitment for the project. I believe the project to bolster ties among regional countries,” Pakistani prime minister said. Following India’s Minister of State for External Affairs Mubashir Jaweed Akbar said Cheshti and Naqshbandi dynasty had established the relation between Afghanistan and India.
He said TAPI would change people’s life in these countries, calling the project beginning of the economic growth and end of the poverty. He also called Afghanistan heart of the Asia and the country’s struggle against challenges as magic. At the end of the ceremony officials of the four countries visited Afghan Handicrafts’ exhibition and attended the reception hosted by President Ghani. Meanwhile Turghondi railway was also inaugurated during a ceremony attended by officials of the two countries. The 500 KV electricity line, railway and Fiber Optic to be also implemented along with TAPI project. TAPI project, according to officials, would transport 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Galkynysh gas reserve of Turkmenistan annually along an 1,800 km route to Fazilka near the border with Pakistan in northern India. Afghanistan would earn 500 million U.S. dollars as royalty each year from TAPI project, according to officials.
 

Saturday, 24 February 2018 07:41

3rd Hoot Uprising Proved Afghans Unity

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) To mark 1358, 3rd Hoot uprising of Kabul people, a ceremony was held by Afghanistan national resistance trend, social and civil society organizations in press international center the other day, BNA reported.
According to BNA, the ceremony was attended by Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi, minister of refugees and repatriates, Fazel Sancharaki deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs, members of Afghanistan national resistance trend, social and civil society organizations.
During the ceremony, Sayed Abdullah Hashimi head of Afghanistan youth national association and head of secretariat for Mohammad Qasim Fahim foundation as well as Murtaza Nikzad CE advisor on martyrs and disabled  affairs briefly spoke about 3rd Hoot uprising.
Deputy MoIC Sancharaki also spoke and called 3rd Hoot uprising an important event for the people of Afghanistan.  He added the uprising was a symbol of Afghan people unity against invaders.  At the head, minister of refugees and repatriates spoke and said people unity had been key before the uprising.
 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashrasf Ghani met with Herat provincial council members in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Hal the other day and heard their demands and suggestions, the presidential palace said in a statement.
According to the statement, at the outset, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, Herat governor while welcoming the president and his accompanied delegation to that province said, “We are glad that you have visited Herat for 7th time.”
Herat people support the government programs and now they trust in the government’s capabilities more than ever, he said, the statement added.
Afterward, Herat people representative in Wolesi Jirga, Mohammad Salih Saljouqi said, “Your effort on implementation of infrastructural and development programs are appreciable.”
He added TAPI project would help stabilize Afghanistan and the region.
By implementation of big economic projects, Afghanistan could be changed into East Asia gate, he further said, the statement continued.
He stressed that people support government’s constructive economic plans an action proves your firm will, the statement added.
Pointing at practically starting of TAPI project, the president while congratulating it to Herat people said TAPI was a fundamental point to our people and regional countries as well.
He clarified that Herat and other parts of the country are being developed and thanked those who worked a lot in the respect.
 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  With cooperation of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Independent Land Reforms Administration the Department of Baihaqi Book Publication is determined to derive, arrange the calendar of 1397 solar year and prepare for distribution.
Government organs, foreign institutions, private publications and all those who print 1397 solar year calendar should refer to Baihaqi Book Publication Department located at second Microrayon, Azady Printing Press building, 4th floor.  It is mentionable those government and non-government institutions who design and derive the colander of 1397 solar year pervasively is invalid and its upcoming responsibility is borne by those who derive and distribute it.
Likewise, it is demanded from personal printing houses, government and private institutions to use from one set proof for one administration.
 

Saturday, 24 February 2018 07:30

“Our Flag Shown Our Unity” President Ghani

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony to hand over a flag has been signed by one million people in Herat to the Ministry of information and culture, the presidential palace said in a statement the other day.
The ceremony which was held in Arg and also attended by First Lady, to support the government and Afghan security forces, a Herat boy handed over a flag which was signed by one million people to the president, the statement further said.
While handling over the flag, the president said this flag would revise the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF commitment, the statement added.
Afterward, President Ghani and First Lady also signed on the flag and appreciated Herat youth initiative.
The president handed over the flag to acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari and said this was a big and historical gift and indicated the Afghan people strong unity, the statement continued.
 

Saturday, 24 February 2018 07:29

Photo Exhibition Held In Bamyan

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bamyan (BNA) A photo exhibition held in Bamyan the other day, BNA reported.
The exhibition was held under the title of (women’s long trip as through photographers’ cameras) for three days, by information and culture department of Bamyan province with cooperation of UNAMA, photographers and artists of the province, BNA added.
Sayed Ahmad Hussain Ahmad Por provincial acting director of information and culture department told BNA, in the exhibition in addition of photos, local music programs and poetry have been launched.
In a ceremony was held in the occasion, a number of culturists have been appreciated by the ministry of information and culture, according to BNA.
 

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