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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Trenkot (BNA) Eighteen armed oppositions were killed in a series of air strikes in Urozgan province.
The insurgents were suppressed during a recent day in parts of Charcheno, Dehrawod and Khas districts, Urozgan province.
ANA top commander of Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, 18 associated of Taliban group were killed.
He added, the Taliban were targeted while organizing a series of terrorist activities.
It is mentionable that several Taliban strongholds with all war equipment have been demolished in the raids.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:36

Clashes Erupt Between Taliban

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Asadabad (BNA) Kunar province once again witnessed the deadly battles of the two Taliban groups.
In recent clashes, eight insurgents were killed and several others have been wounded.
The clashes started in parts of Dangam district and it continues there.
ANA key commander in east of the country told BNA, in the clashes eight insurgents from the two groups were killed and several others have been hurt.
According to reports, dozens of civilians forced to leave their homes in the conflicts.
Previously the two Taliban groups have repeatedly fight in parts of the country, which has caused hundreds of families to flee their homes.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:35

20 Suspicious Detained Accused Criminal Crimes

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Twenty suspicious have been detained accused criminal crimes in Nangarhar province.
The suspicious were arrested during a recent day in special operations of security forces from various parts of Nangarhar province.
Hazrat Hosain Mashriqiwal police spokesman of Nangarhar told BNA, the detainees were involved in killing, theft, abduction and smuggling narcotic drug.
He added, the detainees have been arrested during clearing operations of security forces from various parts of Nangarhar province.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Lashkargah (BNA) Eleven armed Taliban rebels were killed in security forces raids in Helmand province last night.
The raids carried out on Taliban strongholds in suburb of Lashkargah city.
ANA key commander in south of the country told BNA, eleven armed Taliban were killed in air and ground raids of ASF.
Several strongholds of the insurgents have been demolished in the raids.
It is said that no any harm and casualties sustained to security forces and residents in the raids.
Another report says, the security forces succeeded to discover two weapons caches of Taliban.
The caches were kept in Taliban hideout in Sangeen district.
According to Helmand security official, numerous of heavy and light weapons were also seized from the caches.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghan Women’s Network releasing a statement says Afghan women have historically been on the right side of the history, adding they have consistently sided with democracy and social progress and have, even when restricted by war and misogyny, taken active part in self-development and the development of the country. “They have stood for elections, led ministries, provided bulk of the country’s schooling and healthcare, mothered generations well, and they are the ones that have broken taboos through their art and activism – and in doing so they have risked their lives.”
According to the statement, decades of factional wars, the Taliban rule, and the losses sustained during the insurgency and counter-insurgency have left millions of Afghan women widowed, children orphaned, and men disabled. “We, Afghan women, believe that no side in these decades of war and conflict are winner, no man should be proud of their legacy obtained through violence. Genuine success is an immediate ceasefire, and those that would make it happen would have something to be truly proud of,” the statement added.
“Most important of all, Afghan women have always been peace makers, be it at home, the community and nationally. They have rarely utilized violence to reach their aims, even when they were, in the course of civil war, raped, killed, mutilated and made to leave their homes.”
The statement went on saying that the male Afghan political actors and their international counterparts are talking about negotiating peace in the country. “We, women of Afghanistan, are very concerned about this process. Through this statement, we are calling on all Afghan men involved in the peace talks to adhere to the following:”
Do not change the political order: The political order, that the post-Taliban democracy has created, has greatly empowered Afghan women. Public institutions have provided employment to women, educated them, given them skills, lowered their mortality rates and have provided them with relative security. Peace negotiated at the cost of the democratic system, or divisions of state institutions such as ministries between different factions will not be acceptable by the women of Afghanistan. Democracy must not be up for negotiation!
Do not compromise law and order: The lawlessness that was created when the Afghan army and police were dismantled in the wake of the Soviet departure in 1989 harmed Afghan women massively. The dissolution of the Afghan armed forces only pleased our adversaries, as Nawaz Sharif famously acknowledged the dissolution of the Afghan armed forces as one of the key achievements of the Pakistani state. Afghan men involved in negotiating peace must be clear that the dissolution of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces is one of the red lines for Afghan women as citizens of Afghanistan, and this red line MUST NOT be crossed.
The ANDSF must not be politicized and it must remain a national institution that contains men and women from all ethnic groups of the country.  The present-day Afghan army and police are dedicated, and tax-payers of many nations have invested in giving them skills, their efforts and sacrifices must not be erased.
Bring Afghan women to the table: Some women are involved in the peace talks lately, which we support and see it as part of Afghan women’s achievements. However, we want women’s representation to be meaningful. There is a strong women’s movement in Afghanistan that represents all strata of the society. These women should be involved in the peace talks. Women’s involvement in the talks must not be reduced to party politics, it should be a true inclusion. 
Do not choose peace without human rights: Afghan women would not accept peace bought at the cost of their hard-gained freedoms. We believe that  any peace that threatens Afghan women’s rights, freedoms and gains will not be sustainable. Temporary restrictions on women’s rights in the name of peace and security is utterly unacceptable. Therefore, on conclusion of any peace agreement, women’s rights to life, education, healthcare, freedom of movement, right to engage in political and economic activities and so on must be guaranteed.
Be direct about women’s rights: It is important that all Afghan men on the negotiating table are vocal about the need for not negotiating away women’s rights in any peace process. Afghanistan is an Islamic country and Afghan women live their lives within an Afghan and Islamic culture. There is no need to reinterpret Afghan women’s lives. Where reinterpretation is needed is around respect for human life and dignity. You do not have to be a woman to defend women’s rights! We are your partners in the development of the country, as such you have to use your male privilege to fight for our interests too.
Do not cut off Afghanistan from the international community: Despite significant progress made in the last fifteen years, Afghanistan remains aid dependent. As a nation we have to eradicate polio, lower maternal mortality further, deal with the repercussions of having the highest population growth rates in the world and manage natural disasters such as the ongoing drought. We need the support of the international community to be able to achieve these goals. Afghanistan has made huge progress in building trade links within and beyond the region. Do not make any compromises that would make future economic sanctions against us a possibility, pushing us further into economic poverty. 
The statement further said that the women of Afghanistan, believe that “our Afghan male allies on the peace negotiation table can work with us to make sure that the peace that we so desperately need can be achieved and sustained. We are looking forward to working within the peace process actively.”

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 178th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was held on Sunday evening; February 3rd, 2019 at the Presidential Palace.
In this session; 50 procurement cases were reviewed which resulted in approval of 48 contracts worth 157.7 Million USD which include the following:  Eight non-consultancy contracts for Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) and Essential Package of Health Service (EPHS) in eight provinces;  Two contracts for infrastructure rehabilitation of Qala-e- Wazir in Khoshal Khan Mena (5th district) and Qala-e- Sultan; 3rd section of 13th district; related to the Kabul Municipality;  The contract for maintenance of 35 MLAT stations for taking control of Afghanistan airspace and airplanes flight check system direction and procuring of airplane technical equipment; related to the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority;  The contract for procurement of 106 items for water testing equipment of chemical laboratory; related to the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan;  The contract for establishment of ICT center in Bamyan University; related to the Ministry of Higher Education;  The contract for procurement of 4000 boxes of 6-electrcity meters; required by Kabul-Breshana Directorate;  Two contracts for procuring of six types of oil and provision of three types of meat; required by President Protection Service General Directorate;  Four contracts for rampart and cleaning of Kabul river, rehabilitation of Bacha Khan tomb in Nangarhar Province, rehabilitation of Shahi Palace and the project for procurement of 111 cleaning items for Office of Chief of Staff for the President; related to the Operation and National Development Support Authority;  The contract for rent of complex for citizens’ charter project of deputy of municipalities; related to the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG);  Two contracts for launch of ISP network and its equipment and the contract for procurement and installation of security cameras and its equipment; related to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT);  The contract for procurement of 270,000 Liter of petrol and 120,000 Liter of diesel; required for vehicles and generators of Supreme Court;  The contract for procurement of three types of security and intelligence equipment in central and regional military entities; related to reconnaissance and intelligence directorate of chief of army staff of Ministry of Defense (MoD);  The contract for procurement of two types of fuel (Diesel and Petrol) on the basis of framework contracts; related to the Attorney General Office; However; the request for procurement of two types of dairy required for military units and regional corps of National Army in seven lots was returned by NPC, and MoD & National Procurement Authority (NPA) assigned to review the procurement of the items from production companies and provide the suitable solution in this regard. During the discussion on non-consultancy contract of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and Essential Package of Hospital Service (EPHS) in Herat and Nimroz Provinces were approved in principle, and NPA was assigned to review the proposed bidders in the mentioned provinces. Meanwhile; after review and discussion on the contracts; NPC approved the amendments for the following projects: - Time extension for reconstruction of road from Jani khail road to Kotal Sorkhi and Bel Khail check point; first lot with 16.25 Km gravel pavement in Paktia province related; to the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW); - Time extension for consultancy service project for monitoring of road construction from Chah Anjir to Greshk of Helmand province with 31.6 Km long related; to the MoPW; - Time extension for the reconstruction of the road with asphalt pavement from Daikondi to Shahrestan; first lot, second part; with 10.4 Km in Daikondi province related; to the MoPW. During the discussions on this project; H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan emphasized on further studies on progress of MoPW projects. - Time extension for construction of Dahan Aabdara road, first phase with 10 Km gravel pavement in Maidan Wardak; related to the MoPW, - Time extension with increase in cost for the provision of bandwidth internet for 16 universities related; to MCIT; - The second extension in cost of the project for provision, installation, design & montage of the Andkhoi, Shabarghan substations with the capacity of 20/110/220 KV and development of Mazar-e-Sharif substation related; to the Da Afghanistan Brekhna Sherkat approved in principle and the company was directed to provide all the documents of the project to NPA; - Time & cost extension for procurement of five types of fresh fruits required; by logistic directorate of chief of army stafffor military corps and components of MoD; - Time & cost extension of the project for construction of the embassy complex of Afghanistan in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan; related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA); Subsequently; according to the agenda; the follow up report on implementation of the previous NPC instructive decisions was discussed as following projects: - The contract for consultancy service of the project for development and promote of health information center related; to the Ministry of Public Health; - The contract for reconstruction of the road from Doamanda Mangal to Qalandar; the first phase andsecond lot, with 10 Km gravel pavement in Khost province related; to MoPW, - The contract for reconstruction of the road from Gardez to Zormat district, second phase first lot, with 10 Km asphalt pavement in Paktia province related; to the MoPW; - The contract for procurement of fuel required; by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat; - The contract for Tazkera (National ID Card) attestation service related; to MoFA was approved for one year and it was decided to reprocess its procurement procedures, and Ministry of Finance & NPA directed to review the beneficial ownership of the proposed bidder. - The contracts for provisions of equipment, maintenance, engineering and procurement of 10 types of security equipment related; to the Woasi Jirga (Lower House) secretariat; The decision of Appeal and Review Committee (ARC) for guidance of NPC pertaining the appeal of construction company related; to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) was approved by NPC. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology requested for the NPC guidance on the procurement of 129,400 liter of fuel to keep the sites active; in Kandahar zone; which NPC decided that to fulfill their necessities, till its procurement via out sources, they can procure it in retail. The NPA request for procurement of armored vehicles required by the procurement entities was also approved by NPC. The Kabul Municipality; requested in the light of the verbal guidance of H.E the President on finalization of the procurement procedures based on World Bank procurement process & procurement law of Afghanistan, about the reconstruction of the road with 3.96 Km asphalt (The 12th lot), the Qargha link road to Kampany road through Spinkalai with 1.15 Km long , the road opposite to the 5th district to the Spinkalai square with 1.32 Km long, the road from Qargha to 5th district with 0.92 Km long, and the road from 5th district to the company road with 0.52 Km long, to Chakar Yapi construction company; which was approved by NPC. In addition; the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) requested the guideline on lack of collaboration of Ministries of Interior & Defense; about the review of the complaints from both Ministries` officials. His Excellency; Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, emphasized that all the entities, on the basis of access to information law; supposed to cooperate with IWA. The Ministry of Interior requested on the guidance of NPC on the projects which their maintenance contracts outdated on 21st December 2018, which NPC extended the project To the next three months. Meanwhile; the MoD presented the report of the review committee; regarding the complaint of Inamullah barat zoi Company; in the first phase of the project for procurement of six types of fresh fruits to NPC, and returned for further technical reviews by NPA. Consequently; the MoD requested for termination of two contracts for procurement of three types of heating items (charcoal heaters, gas heaters, and umbrella shape heaters), and termination of the contract for procurement of goods, the side services, and the proposed repairs of installations, facilities and equipment of national army, regional army corps, and central corps into seven lots on the basis of framework agreement which approved by NPC and NPA entrusted to review the bidder`s claim in this respect. In this meeting; beside the NPC members, the officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Finance, Budget and National Economy Commissions of the Parliament, the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and the Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) of the Resolute Support had also participated.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 06:38

Insurgents Killed in Farah Commando Operation

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Five armed insurgents were killed in an operation of commando forces in Khak-e-Safeed district, Farah province last night.
National defense ministry with releasing a statement said BNA, the commando forces attacked on a hideout of insurgents in the mentioned district, in which five Taliban terrorist members were killed, two wounded and 12 others have been detained.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Maimana (BNA) Seven members of a family lost their lives in a traffic accident in Faryab province yesterday.
Police chief of Faryab security command told BNA, Hayatullah official of Farayab Bereshna Company with his family was moving from Mazar-e-Sharif city toward Maimana, their vehicle smash a truck in Chechkhi region, Sheberghan of Mazar-e-Sharif, in which he with his family members lost their lives.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 06:35

Man With Dozens kg of Narcotic Drug Detained

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Zaranj (BNA) The security police of Nimroz province have detained a man on charges smuggling narcotic drug.
Colonel Parwez anti-narcotic head of Nimroz security directorate told BNA, the man skillfully placed 149kg of opium in a truck, arrested by police forces near Pul-e- Abrishom area.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi in a meeting yesterday with governor of Maidan Wardak assured of the ministry’s attention to cultural sections of the provinces.
In the meeting attended also by a number of lawmakers, members of provincial council, elders and dignitaries of the province, governor of Maidan Wardak Abdul Yamin Muzafarudin shared a range of problems and demands of the province with acting minister of information and culture.
He asked for establishment of public libraries in Sayedabad, Jalriz and Behsud-e-Awal district, a cultural center as well as a museum in the province.
He also asked the ministry for attention to historic and cultural heritages of the province.
Acting minister of information and culture considered attention to the country’s historic heritages and culture possessions as main tasks of the ministry, saying that attention to national identity of the country was in working priority of the ministry of information and culture.
Hasina Safi promised that a public library would be created in the province in coming year, assuring of the ministry’s attention to cultural heritages of Maidan Wardak.

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