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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Laghman (BNA) A 10 member group of armed Taliban were joined to peace program in Laghman province yesterday evening. 
These militias led by Guldad Khan had activity against government in Dogeram village of Doulatshah district of Laghman province. 
Mohammad Iqbal Azizi governor of Laghman said to BNA, these militias were joined to peace program on efforts of the national security Dept. and they surrendered their arms to this program. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The remark of UN envoy to work in consultation and harmony with the government of Afghanistan ahead of Tokyo conference is important. 
Commentary writher of Bakhtar News Agency writes, the leadership of Afghanistan since its induction has been saying that lack of economic coordination, reconstruction and military has eroded the credibility of the establishment and the international community at the eyes of Afghans. 
Both the Afghans and the donors unfortunately have been suffering from the bitter experience over the past decide. 
The government at last inked agreement with the commander NATO-led forces which enabled Afghan security forces to conduct the special operations and thus check killing and harming innocent Afghan civilians. 
Disharmony not only is been felt in the military field, rather the lack of harmony in the fields of economy, reconstruction and even the war on terror has added to the suffering of Afghanistan. 
To overcome the problems, it requires ending the disharmony in the essential fields. 
In the latest development, the UN special envoy for Afghanistan in a meeting to bring coordination in the world body’s activities pointed out the world body from now on would work in consultation and coordination with the government of Afghanistan. 
It is a promising message for the friends of Afghanistan to implement their cooperation in consultation with the government of Afghanistan. 
Ensuring harmony between Afghanistan and the international community is essential for ensuring development, prosperity and eliminating corruption in the government bodies and international agencies operating in Afghanistan which eventually reduce the gap between Afghan people, government and the international community and gives the perception to Afghans that the international community in conjunction with the government are going to rebuild the country.

Tuesday, May 8 2012
Kabul (BNA) 2.7 million has been collected by the in charges and foundations in Helmand province for reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace were delivered to the Kabul Mayor. 
Daoud Ahmadi spokesperson of the Helmand governor said that different strata of the people in the province donated money for the reconstruction of the palace. 
He added that the money has been handed over to the Kabul Mayor by the governor of Helmand. 
The mayor appreciated the donation of Helmand people and thanked them for their sense of cooperation. 
The Kabul Municipality intends to bring about changes in Kabul city and reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace is a part of the plan which has been damaged heavily in the war. 
He hoped that people in other provinces too assist this process.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai expressing his sympathies over the human and material loss advised Saripul provincial authorities to render emergency aid to the flood affected families there. 
Interior Minister General Besmellah Mohammadi provided information to the cabinet about the human casualties due to flood to the Saripul province. 
Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili who is chairman of the disaster preparedness committee as well instructed the ministries of defense and interior affairs to provide emergency assistance to the affected families. 
Reports indicate that Monday night heavy floods hit a home where a wedding ceremony in progress causing martyrdom of 22 people. 
Meanwhile another three persons were killed in Kohistanat and in the center of the province and in Suzma Qala district around 500 homes were damaged due to floods. 
Saddened over the recent floods and human losses in Saripul, president Karzai conveyed his deep sympathies with the martyr’s families and wishes peace for the souls of the victim of the floods and immediate recovery of the wounded of the incident.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Foreign affairs minister, Dr. Zalami Rasoul met with Japan deputy foreign minister Reojo Yamanio yesterday in Kabul. 
Both sides expressed their satisfaction over preparedness for international Tokyo conference that would be held in July of current year. 
Yamanio said that Japan would continue on taking steps necessary for gaining assurance regarding success of Tokyo conference. 
Mr. Reoji Yamanio before meeting with Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, met with deputy minister in political affairs Jawaid Ludin and detailed about Tokyo conference and number of matters mutual interest as well as regional issues.


Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received General Commander of NATO John Allen and the US ambassador to Afghanistan for an extraordinary meeting at the presidential palace and discussed with them civilian casualties took place in four provinces of the country. 
It is said that as a result of air bombardments in Logar, Kapisa, Helmand and Badghis provinces tens of innocent civilians have lost their lives. 
President Karzai told the NATO General Commander and the US ambassador that he has not accepted village’s bombardments in the past and will not accept it in the future as well. 
He noted that civilian casualties always caused tension between Afghanistan and the US. He called the air bombardments by NATO not only an issue in relation to sovereignty and the life of the human beings that can never be overlooked. 
He added that Afghanistan has signed strategic cooperation document with the US for the very reason that such incidents will be prevented and the Afghans life will be secure, and if their life is not safe the strategic document loses its meaning. 
The NATO commander  said that he personally takes the responsibility of this incident and after serious assessments will present a report to the President of Afghanistan. 
It should be noted that president Karzai had telephonic contacts with the governors and other organs in Helmand, Badghis, Logar and Kapisa and sought precise reports on the incident.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary meeting of the council of ministers in which initially martyrdom of Sebghatullah Sanjar head of the policy department of presidential office along with his daughter and wounding of his wife was called a tragic incident and wished peace for their souls and immediate recovery for his wife. 
President Karzai informed the meeting about the Chicago conference and stressed that at this conference assistance and commitment of NATO and its members towards Afghanistan will be discussed. 
The strategic long-term cooperation between Afghanistan and the US which was confirmed at the Saur 4th meeting of the CM and recently was signed by presidents of Afghanistan and the US was taken up at this meeting. 
The CM called the strategic document that is guaranteeing the national sovereignty and independence of Afghanistan as very important and the interests of Afghanistan has been reflected in it was considered as a significant document and assigned the foreign ministry so this document based on the provision of the Constitution is referred to the National Assembly through the state ministry for parliamentary affairs. 
Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president and chairman of the national disaster committee informed the CM of the heavy floods in Sancharak of Saripul province and said that at this incident the family which was busy at the wedding ceremony and other inhabitants of the area sustained human and material losses. 
After this incident rescue teams and aid suppliers were dispatched to the area but so far no detailed losses have been specified. 
The CM assigned Khalili to specify through the committee the affected families and dispatch emergency aid with the cooperated. 
Minister of Education informed the CM on stopping of school books in Karachi port and said that despite the assurances of the government leadership of Pakistan to the President of Afghanistan and continued efforts of the education ministry through the diplomatic channels for the past six months the books were not released and that they are not allowing the books to be brought to Afghanistan. 
The CM assigned the ministers of foreign affairs and commerce and industries to maintain contact with the Pakistani authorities in this respect and remove the problem. 
The head of the presidential office was also advised to contact with the Pakistani ambassador to Kabul in this respect. 
As per the proposal of the Minister of Information and Culture on rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Azadi Printing Press for preparing it for printing of text books and other needs of the government, the ministers of finance, education, higher education and information and culture were assigned to carry on assessment, and adopt necessary measures for reactivation of the printing press and the ministry of finance provide the needed financial resource for the purpose so that the government needed sheets are printed at this press. 
Dr. Mohammad Sharif Sharifi head of control and inspection presented a report on government financial account of 1389.  This department on the basis of article of 98 of constitution and the law on control and inspection is obligated for assessment of the government financial account. 
The report reflected the expenses of ordinary and development budget and its resource of finance and verified shortcomings by the government organs due to varying reasons including inattention in recording of accounts, using of precautionary code without specifying of this reasons, and other such accomplishments. 
The head of the department in order to do away with the shortcomings presented 25-point recommendations to the CM. 
The CM instructed the government organs to adopt appropriate measures for rectifying the shortcomings in expenses of the budgets and confirmed the recommendations of the department. 
The minister of commerce and industries informed the CM on strengthening of the carpet industry and supporting it against the imported carpets. 
In recent years due to rise in prices of the Afghan carpets import of carpets from Turkey and Iran have been increased in domestic markets while Afghan carpet sales are on decline and the reason is low quality, high costs of raw materials, high prices of washing and processing and the oldness of the technology used by the Afghan carpet weavers. 
The CM instructed the ministers of agriculture and irrigation, economy and finance led by minister of commerce and industries to prepare a comprehensive policy for growth of Afghan carpets and promotion of its sales inside and outside the country and better competition thereof with the imported products. 
Minister of justice presented the decisions of the law committee of the CM:
1-  The draft amendment to the article 1 and phrase 1 and 3 of article 4 of health law that was confirmed by the CM.
2- The draft regulation for private health centers that has been prepared in 7 chapters and 53 articles. The CM adopted the regulation and advised the ministers of public health and justice to correct and finalize it accordingly. Three international conventions were presented to the CM by minister of foreign affairs which were confirmed.

Monday, 07 May 2012 11:46

Thirty Three Arms Surrendered To DIAG

Monday, May 07, 2012
Lashkargah (BNA) 33 heavy and light arms were surrendered to DIAG program in Helmand provinces. 
Daud Ahmadi spokesman of Helmand governor said to BNA, these arms were collected within the last month in operations of security forces from center and districts of Helmand province. 
In charge of DIAG commission in Helmand said that from beginning of the current year till now, 98 arms have been surrendered to DIAG commission. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, May 07, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Six Taliban rebels were killed, 11 wounded and 11 others have been detained by security forces in the several provinces of the country. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the security forces conducted six operations in Kunar, Kapisa, Kandahar, Helmand, Ghazni and Herat provinces in which six Taliban were killed, 11 wounded and 11 others have been arrested. 
In these operations, quantity of heavy and light arms consist of 15 different types of arms, 2 Kalashnikovs, a rocket launcher, 984 sets of communication, 4 mines, 140 kg of explosive materials and 3 motorbikes were seized by these forces.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, May 07, 2012
Herat (BNA) The painting relics of Mohammad Toufiq Rahmani professional painter of the country exhibited in Herat province. 
Thirty tableaus of this painter in modern art were exhibited. 
Prof. Barez Hosaini Dean of Herat University said to BNA, this artistic exhibition opened in the hall of art faculty and is open for visitors for 8 days. 
Prof. Mohammad Toufiq Rahmani leaned painting from teachers, Mohammad Sayeed Mashal, Sayeed Abdul Qader Rahimi, and was assigned as head of art Dept. of Herat faculty eight years back.  T. Suraya-Yarzada