Social Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:09:07 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Method of Imam Hussain Uprising; ‘Hussaini Movement’‘hussaini-movement’.html‘hussaini-movement’.html Method of Imam Hussain Uprising; ‘Hussaini Movement’

Thursday September 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The uprising method of Emam Hussain (MGBPWH) was quite different as he had used to exploit every available opportunity to recruit troops and send them to front. One of these numerous occasions was a meeting with Zaheer Bin Qeen in his residence. Because, since the beginning Zaheer was reluctant to face Emam and after meeting he joined Emam, created epic in Ashura and was martyred heroically.
We should learn the lesson of bravery ad manliness from Emam who taught us how to live in freedom. Since the outset of uprising, all poets and philosophers have been talking on Hussain uprising and would continue until the dawn of resurrection.
Ali a resident of Kabul said, uprising of Hussain has deep and long roots in history. Even if we talk about it every moment, it would be insufficient. Hussain innocent followers and colleagues had never accepted meanness as His great grandfather Prophet (PBUH) had never bowed to humility and inferiority.
Since the dynasty of Prophet (PBUH) was the location of Angels, therefore, bless of Allah has been revealed to them forever. Despite of our intensive description of this holy dynasty, our pen and tongue fail to explain the content and meaning of uprising of champion of Karballa, the leader of martyrs. So we should realize the meaning of Great Emam uprising and laud it so to be solvated.
In a conversation with The Kabul Times reporter and talking on the celebration of month of Muharram and 10th of this holy month, Hujjatul lslamWal Muslimin Sayed Mohammad Ali Shah Sadr said, the best way of Muharram celebration is that we should not disturb people with hue and cry of our loudspeakers and the breast beating groups should not gather on the roads and create traffic jam or disturb regular movement of vehicles. The Muharram days are not only for tear shedding but is for realization of contents of Emam uprising and conveying the message of Ashura day to the world people. With advent of Muharram days, the world Muslims gain a particular position to launch extensive religious propagations and foil vain efforts and plots of enemies. In these mourning days of Ashura, the world Muslims should maximally use every even slight opportunity but these mourning should not be controversial and not to be abused.  Celebration of Ashura days and Karbala martyrs not only depends to Shiiats but we have always been witnessing participation of hundreds Sunnit Muslim brothers in mourning ceremonies in Kabul and other provinces, he added.
If our historians had realized the nature of Ashura day, they would had not considered mourning unusual. Mourning of Hussain followers means that they don’t accept meanness, inferiority, colonialism, exploitation because the slogan of Emam was not to subjugate to oppression and tyranny.
Hussainsacrified his life, family and properties for dignity, and honor of people and Islam and was not submitted to Yezid tyranny and adventures. So let’s consider his method a example, rescue ourself from oppression of aliens and Yezidis of our time and prefer dignified death to objected life.
Masouda Qarizada

Social Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:49:29 +0000
Work Construction of 37 Welfare Projects worth 60 Million Afs Initiated Work Construction of 37 Welfare Projects worth 60 Million Afs Initiated

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 37 public utility projects has been started in Ghor province yesterday.
Eng. Aamnullah Noori acting provincial council in national convenience national program told BNA correspondent, the projects include water supply networks, digging water wells and water and solar electricity networks that to be implemented with a sum of nearly 60 million Afghanis funded by national convenience program and 10% the budget to be paid by local people.
By implementing of the projects about 4000 families will be benefited in Tolak and Lal Sarjangal districts of the province.
Eng. Abdul Majeed Samim director of programs in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Ghor said, work opportunities would be provided and economic situation will be improved by implementing of the projects.
Tribal elders and local residents of the districts committed that they will cooperated with related organs for better implementation of the projects.

Social Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:14:51 +0000
Flood Affected Families Received Aids Flood Affected Families Received Aids

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Maidan-Wardak (BNA) 200 flood affected families were received aids in Maidan-Wardak province yesterday.
Najibullah head of Maidan-Wardak disaster Dept. told BNA local correspondent, recent floods damaged number of residents of Maidan-Wardak province and each family received rice, flour, ghee, bean, and blanket from that office.
T. Yarzada

Social Tue, 18 Sep 2018 05:44:19 +0000
Families of Nanagarhar Recent Deadly Incident’s Martyrs Receive Cash Assistance’s-martyrs-receive-cash-assistance.html’s-martyrs-receive-cash-assistance.html Families of Nanagarhar Recent Deadly Incident’s Martyrs Receive Cash Assistance

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Families of Nangarhar’s Momand Dara district deadly incident martyrs and injured have received cash assistance. Head of secretariat for council of Ministers Nasrullah Arsalayee and his accompanied officials first prayed for the soul of those martyred in recent terrorist incident in Nangarhar’s Momand Dara district and enquired health condition of those injured in the incident. Arsalayee said that distribution of cash assistance to the families of recent deadly incident martyrs and injured has started; therefore, 8 million Afghanis cash assistance would be distributed to the incident’s injured in provincial hospital. He added that families of the incident’s martyrs and other injured civilians would soon receive cash assistance which would be distributed based on the recent list through provincial directorate of health and disaster management authority. Each injured received 50,000 Afghani by the officials and health officials were asked for further treatment of the injured civilians in the hospital.

Social Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:20:56 +0000
War-Damaged Families Receive Assistance War-Damaged Families Receive Assistance

Sunday September 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Hundreds displaced families have received foodstuffs and cash in northern Takhar province yesterday.
Spokesman of Takhar governor told BNA correspondent, 483 families that displaced due to war have received foodstuffs and cash in Taliqan city the provincial capital of Takhar province.
The families have been displaced due to war from Baharak, Yangi Qala, Khawaja Ghar and Dasht Qala districts of the province, the source added.
Each family from 93 families have received 16,000 Afghanis, while each family from 390 families have received 10,000 Afghanis.
ACTED office have distributed two sacks of flour, two cans of cooking oil and 8 kg pea and also World Food Organization have been distributed 16 items for the mentioned families.
It has been said, the families expressed their pleasure while receiving the aids.

Social Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:15:00 +0000
Bibi Shirin Could Display Her Handicrafts in Several Countries Bibi Shirin Could Display Her Handicrafts in Several Countries

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A number of women can economically play effective role in the society, as recently, Afghan women have obtained successes and achievements in term of handicrafts.
Head of Khaharan handicrafts and carpet weaving company Bibi Shirin Haidari told The Kabul Times that she is working in different sections of handicrafts for 17 years.
“I have started my work from zero, when we were in Pakistan and my children were not able to work. Thus, I decided to work to ensure livelihood of my children and send them to school. At first, I started carpet weaving and then I learned handicrafts,” she further said.
“When we returned to Afghanistan, I got 20,000 afg microloan and I could finally be the head of Khaharan Handicrafts Company. As many as 60 people are working in my company and if we get a project, over 100 women would cooperate with us,” she added.
She said I mostly worked on Afghan clothing, hand-made jewelries, etc. which enjoy good market in and abroad.
She said as I have suffered too much in this respect, I make effort to train those women who have financial problems so they become self-sufficient.
She said her company has been registered in ministries of women affairs, commerce and women entrepreneurs’ federation.
She added holding exhibitions are effective whether they are in or abroad.
She said I have traveled to many countries such India, Tajikistan, Moscow, Dobai and Iran where I have displayed our handicrafts and earned good money.
She said annually, we hold a 14-day handicrafts fair in India.
At the end, she said my message to women was to never give up, they should make effort to grow what they have been learnt. They should become self-reliance in order to improve Afghani handicrafts on one hand and earn good money on the other.
This is while the women in cooperation with the government and non-government organizations have made considerable achievements in different fields over the last 15 years.  
  Karima Malikzada

Social Sat, 15 Sep 2018 11:24:06 +0000
Water Supply Network Settles Problems of Hundreds Families Water Supply Network Settles Problems of Hundreds Families
Friday September 14, 2018 Bamyan City (BNA) By exploitation of a water supply network the problems of 550 families have been settled from shortage of drinking water in central Bamyan province. According to BNA local correspondent report, the water supply network has been built with a sum of over 14 million Afghanis funded by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Dasht Eisa Khan region, Bamyan city the provincial capital of Bamyan province. Mohammad Asef Mubalegh deputy of Bamyan governor, Eng. Abdul Qader Aazad head of national water supply program in Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and related officials were present during inauguration ceremony of the water supply network. M.A.Ansari
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Team Reports Sighting Rare Wild Goat Species in Afghanistan Friday September 14, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program and a doctoral candidate in environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, report this week that they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian wild goat species in the country. The species, both of concern to conservationists, are the markhor (Capra falconeri) or screw-horned goat, and the Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica), which occur in several countries. Both have been reported in Afghanistan, but few studies have been made there in recent years and their distribution is largely unknown, Moheb points out. The report of field surveys he and colleagues conducted from July to October 2011 has just been published in the annual newsletter of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Caprinae Specialist Group. Moheb and colleagues report that they directly observed markhor and ibex on the Afghan side of the Amu Darva River, the border with Tajikistan, for the first time in the Shahr-e Buzurg district and the Darwaz region, plus indirect field evidence and local community reports. They say, "The strip of land along the Amu Darya River from western Darwaz to Shahr-e Buzurg district through Khawahan and Raghistan districts should be a priority site for future markhor and ibex conservation in Afghanistan. If protection measures are taken, this area along with the adjacent protected area in Tajikistan, could act as valuable and viable refuge for sustaining markhor and other wild species that inhabit the region." Moheb and co-authors Said Naqibullah Mostafawi and Peter Zahler, with the Wildlife Conservation Society at the time of the survey, plus his advisor at UMass Amherst professor Todd Fuller, point out that the animals are "nominally protected" from hunting, but both species are most likely hunted throughout their range by local tribesmen. Zahler is now vice president of conservation initiatives at Woodland Park Zoo, Washington, D.C. and Mostafawi is now a free-lance consultant. For this work, the research ecologists surveyed a strip of shrubby scrubland along the Amu Darya River in four districts of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan Province. They visited 46 villages and four field sites, most in valleys, over 115 square miles (300 sq. km) in Shahr-e Buzurg and 770 square miles (1,997 sq. km) in the Darwaz region. They also interviewed and showed photographs to village headmen, hunters and shepherds believed to be the most knowledgeable about local wildlife. They also visited potential markhor and ibex habitats suggested by sources using experienced local hunters as field guides to confirm animals in the area. In Shahr-e Buzurg the ecologists report 41 of 67 respondents, 61 percent, said that markhor were present and once abundant, but numbers have declined and few remain. The researchers themselves saw four markhor in the Payan-e Moor area and local hunters said they thought about 20 markhor were in the area. They also found horns and markhor skins. In the Darwaz region, the researchers report that 37 percent, 15 of 40 respondents said markhor existed in the western part of the district, and the researchers themselves saw six animals and four pairs of markhor horns. Further, 56 percent of respondents, 74 or 131, said that ibex occurs in some parts of the region and showed them skin and horns. Overall, the ecologists say markhor populations in Shahr-e Buzurg are believed to be small and may only survive due to animals coming in from Tajikistan. Markhor populations in Leiwgard in the Kof Ab district of Darwas appear "larger and more stable," though still linked to nearby Tajik populations. "We suspect that when water level drops in the river during winter, markhor could move between both areas," the authors note. "The remoteness of Leiwgard is likely the primary reason that markhor and ibex still exist in this area." Leiwgard is home to roughly 80 markhor, sources said, along with ibex, brown bear and snow leopards. Local sources also reported that markhor and ibex share the same area, but markhor prefer lower elevations and steep cliffs, while ibex like higher elevations with colder environments. "This, if true, is one of the very few areas where these two caprid species overlap," the researchers note. Moheb and colleagues urge taking several conservation management actions to assist markhor and biodiversity in the area, in particular along the Amu Darya River. "This area is a priority for future markhor conservation and for other endangered wildlife such as snow leopard. The area has the advantage of being connected to the M-Sayod Conservancy on the Tajik side of the border, and so efforts could be combined between Afghanistan and Tajikistan to promote conservation in the larger area," they point out. Coordinating conservation efforts could preserve unique habitats and endangered wildlife, they add. Phys Ansari]]> Social Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:10:34 +0000 Women & Children Among 60 People Injured Due to Road Accidents Women & Children Among 60 People Injured Due to Road Accidents

Thursday September 13, 2018

Herat City (BNA) At least 60 people including women and children were injured due to traffic accidents in western Herat province.
Dr. Mohammad Aref Jalali head of doctors in regional hospital of Herat told BNA reporter, 60 people including 7 women and 6 children were wounded due to road accidents in the province.
Carelessness of people, disobedience from traffic laws, lack of awareness from traffic laws and carelessness of drivers are the main reasons behind the deadly traffic accidents, Jalali added.

Social Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:06:30 +0000
Drought Affected Families Received Wheat Drought Affected Families Received Wheat

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kunduz (BNA) 450 tons of wheat were disseminated for drought affected families in Kunduz province.
BNA local correspondent reported to BNA, the wheat have been provided by rural rehabilitation and development ministry, and disseminated with the presence of Abdul Jabar Naeimi governor of Kunduz for drought affected families in Khanabad District.
He added the process of the aid to all drought affected families continue
T. Yarzada

Social Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:25:58 +0000