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Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Hundreds of Kilograms of drugs smuggling to Iran have been seized in Ghorian district of western Herat province, police said on Saturday.
The opium, weighing 330 kilograms, was recovered from a house in a remote areas of the district on Friday evening, police spokesman Colonel Abdul Rauf Ahmadi said.
Col. Sakhi Hussaini, the district police chief, confirmed the seizure, saying the opium was to be smuggled to Iran.
No one has been detained in connection with the smuggling attempt.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan asked Pakistan’s further cooperation in peace process in Afghanistan.
Briefing journalists in a news conference, president Karzai asserted he was going to travel to Pakistan on Monday for holding talks with Prime Minister and other Pakistani officials.
He said key issues of the talks are peace, maintaining security and economic cooperation of Pakistan with Afghanistan and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has a positive vision of Afghan issues and is interested in cooperation with Afghan government and its people.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai once again emphasized on this point that the main decision on the signing of security pact will be taken by the people of Afghanistan.
BNA reported, President Karzai who was speaking at a press conference in Kabul the other day touching on the signing of the security pact with the US said that the people of Afghanistan will take decision in Loya Jirgah (Grand Assembly) on this issue.
He stressed further that in such a Loya Jirgah real representatives from all parts of Afghanistan will be present.
He clarified that the issue of security and stability in Afghanistan are topped the issues and we must become sure about the future of our country within such a document as well.
We want to know about the American approach with respect to outside invasion of Afghanistan, whether they consider instability in Afghanistan their own instability, adding that we want basic grantees.
He is saying all these at a time that the government of Afghanistan has further strengthened the Afghan team for talks on the security pact and it has assigned very active and authentic political complexions into this process.
Hamid Karzai also asked the people of the country to approach towards the presidential elections responsibly and by obtaining voting cards participate at this national process.
Those Afghans having completed the age of 18 should refer to the voting centers and get voting cards and participate at the election process.
He considered having voting cards for the national of the country as a must which will ensure their participation at the elections adding that the people of Afghanistan by getting of voting cards can attend this process in the best manner.
He emphasized that he desirous all nationals of the country irrespective of their thinking and perceptions should share this process, even if they are Taliban or they stand on the side of other opposition elements, they should obtain voting cards and instead of carrying of aliens rifles enter into taking decision about the future destiny of the country.

Sunday August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA): First round of autumn polio vaccination started the other day throughout Afghanistan.
Dr. Ghulam Raziq Sediqi, an official for eradication program of polio in news conference told journalists, “27 cases of positive polio were recorded last year in the country, but fortunately we have four positive incidents of polio from the beginning of this year up to now, showing our good success in this regard, adding two of the incidents were seen in Nangarhar and two others in Kandahar.”
Dr. Sediqi said 1.9 million of children would be covered under vaccination program carried out in central provinces such as Kabul, Maidan/Wardak, Panjshir, Parwan, Kapisa, Daikundi and Bamian.
In this round of campaign, 11498 volunteers, 173 coordinators, 1073 supervisors and 564 preachers would take part and while vaccinating polio, Abandazole tablets were given to children aged 2-5 years, he said.
He added two drops of polio “P1, P3” implemented on this round were considered as high quality, asking all parents to vaccinate one time their children during this round of vaccination to be continued for three days throughout Afghanistan.

Sunday August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA): the head and members of the Council of Ulema  in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai hoped that the president’s upcoming trip to Pakistan will yield fruitful results, said a statement issued by the president’s office here the other day.
Maulavi Abdul Rahman Hotaki, read out the resolution of Ulema Council. While hinting at military coup against Egypt’s elected President Mohammad Morsi and killing worshipers in al-Fath mosque in Cairo the resolution urged the Muslim World to inflict pressure on interim government of that country to put an end to the carnage.
The resolution continues that the religious scholars urged the Muslim world particularly the parties involved in the conflict in Afghanistan, Egypt and Syria to put aside their political differences and come to the negotiation table.
The resolution also denounced killing of women and children in Nangarhar, Farah and other provinces of the country during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid festivals days.
It asked armed militants to renounce violence.
They also strongly condemned the recent rocket shelling of Pakistan into Dangam and Narai areas of eastern Kunar province.
“Pakistan should end its aggression on Afghan soil and prove that it is sincerely committed to bring peace and stability to both the neighboring countries,” the resolution said.
President Karzai said that Islamic World is facing with great challenges. Scores of Muslims die at the hands of other Muslims on daily basis, the president added.
Hinting at recent chemical attack in Syria that led to killing of around 1,300 persons, the president urged Muslims to pay special attention towards reformation of Islamic world.
President Karzai hoped that during his upcoming trip to Pakistan he would convince Islamabad officials to sincerely cooperate with Kabul to end violence in the region.
“People of the two countries are suffering from violence in the region. I hope that the two countries will manage to put a halt to violence,” the president continued.
President Karzai said that they have talked to the Taliban recently.
“The Taliban told us that they are hopeless and they showed their unawareness over recent terrorist attacks across the country,” the president added.
The president urged the Taliban to raise their voice to get rid of hopelessness and slavery of others.
“A good instance of hopelessness of the Taliban was the way their office was opened in Qatar.
At first, their foreign lords ordered them to raise their flag and signboard, which were then removed by the foreigners,” president Karzai added.
President Karzai stressed that the government will continue its peace efforts.
The president also urged the religious scholars to raise their voices against abduction of Fereba Ahmadi, a lawmaker from Kandahar.

Sunday August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemned killing of five members of a family by Taliban in Baghlan province.
According to the Ministry of Interior Affairs armed Taliban on Friday evening martyred five members of a family traveling in a vehicle from Aliabad district of Kunduz province to Baghlan to participate in a wedding ceremony.
Their vehicle was stopped in Jar-e-Khushk area of central Baghlan district and shot dead.
Hamid Karzai called brutally killing of the members a family traveling to participate in a wedding party as killing of Muslims and clear enmity with happiness of Afghan people.
The president strongly condemned this cowardly act, saying Taliban by killing innocent people and changing their happiness to grief and sadness had to know that they couldn’t escape from hatred of people in this world and painful torture in other world.
President Karzai expressed his deep condolence and sympathy to the martyred family and wished them patience.

Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:17

Eight Insurgents Kill

Sunday August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA): National army launching a cleansing operation killed and wounded a number of armed oppositions and seized some weapons and ammunitions the day before yesterday.
Defense Ministry’s press office spokesman reported, in this operation launched by National army for clearing the area from the existence of insurgents in relevant areas of Kunduz province an armed opposition was killed, another wounded and four others captured.
In the operation a huge stronghold of armed opposition was destroyed, a PK machinegun along with 250 bullets and a mine were seized.
Meanwhile, during a cleansing operation under the name of (Tofan 26) launched by National army troops in Dasht-e- Archi district of Kunduz province four armed oppositions were killed and four others wounded.
Also National army launching a cleansing operation in Hasarak district of Nangarhar province as a result of which three insurgents were killed and five others wounded.
According to another report, as a result of mines explosion planted by insurgents in Helmand, Nangarhar and Farah provinces two National army soldiers martyred and another wounded.

Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:16

Fifteen Militants Kill

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Lashkarga (BNA) fifteen militants were killed in an operation carried out by national army forces and local police in Helmand province the day before yesterday.
Shamem Ahmad Noorzai, spokesman of the governor of Helmand said, the national army forces and local police conducting a clearing operation in Nadali, Marja and Nawa districts of Helmand province, killed 15 militants and wounded dozens.
According to Noorzai, there were no casualties among national army forces, he also claimed that they have discovered and seized 25 roadside mines .

Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:15

Two School Buildings Inaugurate

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) two school buildings were put under exploitation in Doab district of Samangan province yesterday.
The two buildings have been built for boys’ high school of Ab Khorak Olya village and for the second school of Pai Tang village of Rouy Doab district from developmental budget of Education Ministry at the cost of seven million Afghanis.
Abdul Aziz Azizi,head of the  education department of Samangan said, these schools provide necessary facilities for more than 1000 students both boys and girls.  

Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:14

Twenty Armed Insurgents Kill

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan security forces during the last 24 hours conducting several cleansing operations in various provinces of the country and killed 20 insurgents.
Interior Ministry’s Press office said the operations carried out in the relevant areas of Laghman, Baghlan, Kunduz, Kandahar, Zabul, Herat, Badghis and Helmand provinces in which 20 insurgents were killed, 5 wounded and 9 others were arrested.
A quantity of weapons was seized and 6 mines have been discovered and defused in the operations.