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Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a meeting was held to review problems of private banks, cut down high expenditures of security measures and protect and safety of banks.
In the meeting, officials of the Central Bank delivered report related to security expenditures of private banks and operation expenditures of banks to chief executive, saying that 116.3 billion Afghani has been spent for all security measures during 1397 fiscal year. Not providing uniforms and equipment to soldiers, lack of necessary trainings and others were enumerated as problems of the Afghan Public Protection Forces (APPF). They asked for attention to address the problems and cut down expenditures on banks. After hearing their problems, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said particular attention should be paid to the Afghan Public Protection police forces, stressing on providing professional training to the police soldiers. Chief executive added that police uniforms should be standard and high quality, saying that problems of the APPF would be discussed in APPF high council meeting.

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The National Unity Government leaders condemned the suicide attack in a wedding ceremony in Nangarhar’s Pacheragam district, BNA reported. “The country’s enemies once again committed a crime by attacking a wedding ceremony which resulted to martyring and injuring of a number of our countrymen and women. With carrying such attacks, terrorists cannot achieve anything, but public’s hates,” the President was quoted in presidential statement. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the attack, saying the enemies could not tolerate our people’s happiness and sparing no effort to disturb their peaceful life. “Enemies cannot divide us and our people supporting the security forces, as they would take revenge of such shameless attacks,” he said as quoted in a statement. The NUG leaders instructed security organs to do more for arresting of those responsible for such attacks and asked health centers to extend necessary support for those injured. Nine people were martyred and 12 others injured on Friday when a child was used to detonate a suicide bomb in the Pacheragam district of the province, bordering Pakistan.

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Three suicide attackers were killed and two others were wounded following Badghis’ police chief late on Saturday.
Three Afghan security forces including Yusuf Akhgar director of third security precinct of Qala-e-Naw city and four civilians were martyred and 14 others were wounded.
A military official in Badghis told BNA, five suicide attackers placed inside a hotel close to police chief of Badghis province and start gunfire that after several hours clashes the attack has ended by killing three suicide attackers and wounding two others.
Most victims of the attack are civilians including passengers those were living in the hotel, the source added.
Afghan security forces succeeded to rescue several commuters who trapped in the hotel and transferred to safe area.
No individual or group has commented regarding the incident, but local officials claimed that Taliban militants are responsible for the attack.

Sunday, 14 July 2019 06:31

U.S. Soldier Kills in Afghanistan

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
NATO by releasing a statement confirmed the killing of the U.S. service member in Afghanistan, but said nothing about the exact location and identity of the soldier.
The U.S. soldier was killed following Taliban attack.

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) As many as eight anti-government militias were killed and three others were wounded following artillery attack carried out by Afghan security forces in southern Zabul province.
The rebels have been targeted inside their hideouts in Shah Joy district of the province.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA reporter, eight militants including their local commander were killed and three others were wounded during the assault.
The terrorists have gathered inside their hideouts that targeted by Afghan security forces, the source added.
Hideouts of the insurgents along with all military equipment have been destroyed following the artillery raid.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) An international symposium on preservation of historic sites and development of Mes-e-Ainak (Ainak copper mine) was held yesterday in Kabul.
The symposium was held by ministries of information and culture and mines and petroleum with participation of a number of officials of the two ministries, government officials and foreign and domestic mines experts.
Speaking related to importance of the country’s historic artefacts and mines, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said there were two treasuries in one site, adding that one was the copper mine and other was the country’s historic identity and the ministry of information and culture was committed to protect both.  Acting minister of information and culture asked both foreign and domestic mines-related experts and archaeologists to professionally analyze both national treasuries of the country that how to make use of the two national treasures for the financial and spiritual development of the country.  Hasina Safi stressed that experts should seek ways to both protect the country’s historic identity and extract the copper mine.  She said that Mes-e-Ainak Copper Mine was considered as the biggest mins in the world and they want it to be extracted, adding that it should not be forgotten that the site was also important for its historic identity.  afterwards, acting minister of mines and petroleum Nargis Nehan spoke and said that the Mes-e-Ainak site was important for its both copper mine and historic monuments, which was the identify of all Afghans.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The second session on follow up of President Ghani’s commitments to province was held yesterday morning with Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair, a statement said.
According to press office of the second VP, the session discussed President’s commitments for Ghazni province and the administrative office of the president briefed the session on findings of a workshop for reviewing of the overall situation of the province and implementation of the president’s commitments for Ghazni people.
According to administrative office of the president, the workshop discussed on equipping of the local security forces, encouraging of women working in security forces of the province, prevention of illegal vehicles, addressing prisoners issues, regaining of lost districts from enemies, arresting of illegal armed men, moving of the Police Headquarter from the public place, timely paying of salaries of the security forces and organizing of capacity building programs for the security forces in Ghazni province.
The officials of the security organs briefed the session on the steps taken so far, saying two districts of the province were recaptured by the security forces as well as programs organized to help improve the capacity of the security forces in the province, the statement added.
Meanwhile the ministries and independent directorates’ officials briefed the session on their activities in line with president’s commitments for Ghazni people, saying progress made on activation of local airport, removing of barriers before establishing of the industrial park, construction, establishing of spring houses and processing factories.
The ministries’ representatives told the session that steps were also taken for extension of electricity to the province, addressing education challenges in the provinces as well as developing of the master plan of the Ghazni city.
Praising the organs’ activities and programs for Ghazni, the meeting said a number of president’s commitments have been implemented but some remained due to insecurity and lack of proper budget.
According to the statement, the meeting also asked the ministries and independent directorates to submit their activity reports to the administrative office of the president.
The meeting also asked security organs to do more for security of highways and roads connecting districts with capital of Ghazni province.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with five civil and military institutions to ensure flights’ safety.
Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada, the chief of the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan, says that it has been over ten years that Afghanistan’s flights are in the blacklist of European countries.  He adds that the efforts are taking place to solve this problem.
Afghanistan has succeeded to get the big countries to trust it with the cooperation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in order to get out of their blacklist, he further said.
“The European countries will remove Afghanistan’s flights from their blacklists soon,” Wafayezada said.
In addition, he says that the Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan could considerably solve the problems of Afghanistan’s flights after purchasing a radar system.
Though the officials in previously also had said that Afghanistan’s flights would be out of the Europe blacklist, however, this has not come true yet.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) was saddened by assassination of a producer and announcer of a literal and entertaining program of Paktia Radio Nadir Shah Sahibzada.
The journalist was missing Friday evening and finally police found his dead body from Bagh-e-Peer of the city Saturday morning.
The leading body of the ministry, therefore, asked the security organs to identify perpetrators of this crime and submit it to the justice.
The leading body of (MoIC) offered its condolence and sympathy to the martyred family, colleagues and relatives as well as the media workers in the country and wished him paradise.

Sunday, 14 July 2019 06:21

Flood Affected Families Received Aids

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sheberghan (BNA) Hundreds recent flood affected families have received foodstuffs and cash in Jawzjan province.
According to BNA local correspondent, the aids include, flour, ghee, rice, blanket.
The aids include flour, ghee, rice, blanket and cash, provided by anti-disaster event in that province.
For each family distributed 15,000 Afghanis.
It is said that approximately 700 families were seriously affected by floods in Jawzjan province in the current year.
T. Yarzada

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