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. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:25:29 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Water Supply Network Implemented, Water Provide To 950 Families http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31238-water-supply-network-implemented-water-provide-to-950-families.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31238-water-supply-network-implemented-water-provide-to-950-families.html Water Supply Network Implemented, Water Provide To 950 Families

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) By construction of a water supply network, drinking water provide to 950 families in central Bamyan province.
Habib Behzad in-charge of publication for ministry of rural rehabilitation and development told BNA correspondent, the water supply network has built with a sum of 22 million Afghanis funded by ministry of rural rehabilitation and development in Ali village, Yakaolang district of the province.
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Social Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:43:39 +0000
3,000 Families Receive Cash Assistance In Jawzjan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31236-3000-families-receive-cash-assistance-in-jawzjan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31236-3000-families-receive-cash-assistance-in-jawzjan.html 3,000 Families Receive Cash Assistance In Jawzjan

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sheberghan (BNA) More than 3,000 displaced families have received cash assistance in Jawzjan.
According to representative of people in parliament Fahima Sadat, 7 million Afghani has been provided by minister of counter narcotics and national disaster management authority to assist 3,000 displaced families.
It is said that 3,000 families have been displaced due to insecurities from Darzab and Qush Tepa districts to Sheberghan city.
 

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Social Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:40:49 +0000
Construction Work of 42 Welfare Projects Executed http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31228-construction-work-of-42-welfare-projects-executed.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31228-construction-work-of-42-welfare-projects-executed.html Construction Work of 42 Welfare Projects Executed

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The rural rehabilitation and development ministry nearly a last month executed the construction work of 42 welfare projects in the level of the country.
The projects include, digging of potable water wells, hand pumps, and construction of retaining walls which have been implemented through irrigation national program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry in 17 provinces of the country.
Habib Behzad press in charge of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA, the projects have been implemented in Maidan-Wardak, Logar, Ghor, Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa, Takhar, Nooristan, Paktia, Badakhshan, Daikundi, Balkh, Badghis, Zabul and Helmand provinces at the cost of more than 1,700,000 Afghani.
He said, 277, 000 families were benefited from facilities of the projects.
T. Yarzada
 

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Social Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:24:24 +0000
22 Welfare Projects Work Executed In Panjshir http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31216-22-welfare-projects-work-executed-in-panjshir.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31216-22-welfare-projects-work-executed-in-panjshir.html 22 Welfare Projects Work Executed In Panjshir

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kabul (BNA) From starting of financial year till now, the construction work of 22 welfare projects were executed in Panjshir province.
The projects have been implemented through irrigational national program and national coordination of rural rehabilitation and development ministry.
Habib Behzad press in charge of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA, the projects include, four potable water projects, seven irrigational projects and 11 transportation services project, have been implemented in outskirt of Panjshir province.
According to Behzad, the projects have been constructed at the cost of 2 million dollars and more than 17,000 families were benefited from facilities of the projects.
T. Yarzada
 

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Social Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:40:16 +0000
51 Welfare Projects Work Executed In Ghor http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31199-51-welfare-projects-work-executed-in-ghor.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31199-51-welfare-projects-work-executed-in-ghor.html 51 Welfare Projects Work Executed In Ghor

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The ministry of rural rehabilitation and development in the current year executed the work of 51 welfare projects in the level of Ghor province.
The projects have been completed by national programs and coordination of rural rehabilitation and development in outskirt of Ghor province.
Habib Behzad press in charge of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA, the projects include, 16 potable water project, 3 irrigational projects and 28 transportation services projects at the cost of 5 million dollars in various parts of that province.
He added, more than nine thousands families were benefited from facilities of the projects.
T. Yarzada
 

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Social Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:02:42 +0000
WFP Donate Deserved Families In Nangarhar http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31198-wfp-donate-deserved-families-in-nangarhar.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31198-wfp-donate-deserved-families-in-nangarhar.html WFP Donate Deserved Families In Nangarhar

Monday, December 11, 2017

Jalalabad (BNA) Hundreds poor and deserved families have received aids in Nangarhar province.
The aids disseminated for deserved and war affected families who returned from Pakistan to the country.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai head of refugees and returnees of Nangarhar told BNA, in this round, the assistances took place for 1000 families.
The aids, include, flour, ghee, pulses and salt was provided by World Food Program (WFP).
It is said that process of the assistances will be continued to deserve families in that province.
T. Yarzada
 

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Social Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:01:31 +0000
Crippling Electricity Crisis Hurting Kabul Lives http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31194-crippling-electricity-crisis-hurting-kabul-lives.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31194-crippling-electricity-crisis-hurting-kabul-lives.html Crippling Electricity Crisis Hurting Kabul Lives

Sunday December 10, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Kabul resident Ezatullah Khan had to rush his ailing mother to Pakistan as a crippling winter electricity outage in the Afghan capital combined with smoke from coal and wood-fired heaters to make breathing impossible for the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD patient.
The Afghan capital has been plunged into severe electricity shortages this winter, inflicting power failures for more than 12 hours daily.
It has paralyzed the commercial, industrial and routine life of so many Afghans converging in Kabul from various restive corners of the country, especially the ill and elderly.
“The blood pressure of my mother was hitting dangerously high levels every other day because she was finding it hard to breathe, especially in the evening when there is no electricity to switch on the air conditioners, and the whole city is filled with smoke of coal and wood-fired heaters”, Khan told Anadolu Agency.
The city is littered by dark smoke when the sun sets and residents start burning wood, coal and even garbage to keep themselves warm.
Not many Afghans residing in the capital have the liberty to bear the financial and other costs to travel out or come-up with other costly solutions on their own to generate power and overcome the issues created by the shortage of electricity.
The government is simply blaming the steadily rising demand and supply gap for the situation.
Mohibur Rehman Momand, director for De Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the power utility, told Anadolu Agency the demand for electricity in Kabul is reaching 600MW while the supply remains around 300MW.
“Kabul these days is no longer the city that it was a couple of years ago. It has developed enormously. Our clients, many of them comprised of hundreds of individual electricity users, have reached 541,000”, he said.
The power utility, and indeed the Kabul government, seems to be facing tough times in catching up with fast-paced population growth in the capital. Official estimates put the population of Kabul at 4.6 million, but unofficial estimates puts it at around six million.
According to the DABS official, public hospitals along with industrial sites remain the top priority for them.
Non-payment of bills is adding to the problem.
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Apart from the staggering gap between demand and supply, non-payment of electricity bills by influential individuals and groups, DABS clients in restive areas where the Taliban collect the money, is another hitch in this equation.
From former Jehadi leaders to various government ministries to the public broadcaster RTA and even the tomb of the former president, all owe the power utility millions of afghanis in electricity charges.
Earlier this week, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house parliament) had to set all pressing political and security issues aside to discuss the unrelenting electricity crisis in Kabul.
Lawmakers grilled DABS officials as well as Ministry of Water and Power officials. WJ’s member Fawzia Kufi said the capital had been plunged into darkness while the government seems idle, despite an abundance of natural resources available such as water, sun and wind.
“This shows the government’s incompetence”, she said.
Addressing the house, Khalid Stanikzai, director of commercial affairs at the DABS, said a significant number of their subscribers have defaulted for years.
“We have suggested to the government that such individuals with arrears of up to AFN 0.5 million ($7,264) should be put in the Exit Control List (ECL) and those with arrears of up to AFN 1 million ($14,528) should be barred from contesting in elections,” he said.
He was, however, confronted by angry parliamentarians who insisted the power utility should come up with a list of defaulters rather than imposing vague allegations.
“Why don’t you make the name of the warlords and other powerful individuals public? Why should a poor man keep paying bills while the powerful are not, and the poor people remain deprived of electricity?” Mohammad Hussain Fahimi said, lashing out at the DABS officials.
In reply, the power utility promised next winter would be much better, with 150MW of additional electricity added to the power grid. It includes an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded $44.76 million first 20 megawatts (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic plant on the outskirts of Kabul.
But, for ordinary Afghan citizens like Ezatullah Khan, this exchange of arguments in the parliament and promises made at the higher level are too good to believe in:
“For me, it is meaningless even if they manage to generate even a 1,000MW of electricity when, God forbid, something happened to my mother”.
Yenisafak
 

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Social Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:23:58 +0000
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Good Example In Constitution of Most Countries http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31193-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-a-good-example-in-constitution-of-most-countries.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31193-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-a-good-example-in-constitution-of-most-countries.html

Sunday December 10, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law.
Adopted in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties. For the first time in humanity history, the United Nations’ 46 members declared they have agreed on rights in which all human beings should be entitled of. It represents the universal recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings, inalienable and equally applicable to everyone, and that every one of us is born free and equal in dignity and rights. Principal ideas mentioned and written in the declaration have been the result of hundreds years of thinking regarding of human rights as human.
Despite of this big thinking back up which is the output of hundreds years’ work of the philosophers who have thought about human rights as human, it was necessary that in years after ratification of the universal declaration supplemental principles should be added to it, so that it is clarified that war prisoners, refugees, women, victims of torture and children are all human that should be entitled human rights. Despite this, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 is one of the most significant of human document. The declaration is a benchmark in history and a good example in national constitutions of all countries.
By pointing to fifth article of the declaration: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Despite of this principle, in most countries of the world there is still torture. Based on 22nd article of UDHR, everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. But, 1.1 billion people are still living in poverty, while the declaration’s 23rd principle is about employment.
The 26th principle of the declaration says everyone has the right of education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. But, there are still more than one billion illiterate people worldwide. For the first time, Afghanistan government succeeded to get member the UN Human Rights Council two months ago. Permanent representative of Afghanistan in Geneva, the main headquarter of the UN Human Rights Council, can represent Afghanistan in the council from 2018 – 2020.
According to a spokesman to ministry of foreign affairs Shekib Mostaghni, when Afghanistan government announced its candidacy for membership in the UN Human Rights Council a year ago, political offices of the country in New York and Geneva as well as Afghanistan government officials started widespread campaign for the membership. He said Afghanistan government achievements in maintaining of human rights’ values in the past 17 years have been also reasons of obtaining the membership in the council. Meanwhile, membership of Afghanistan in the UN Human Rights Council has increased the international credit of the country as well as highlights role of Afghanistan in world decision-making process. The voice of Afghanistan, representing dozens of war-torn countries, will be in top stages of the world. Moreover, membership of Afghanistan in respective council is changing the country to an active player in issues relevant to human rights. National unity government is committed to maintaining and observing human rights as value mentioned in the country’s constitution.
Lailuma Noori
 

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Social Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:22:29 +0000
Affected-Families Assisted In Logar http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31192-affected-families-assisted-in-logar.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31192-affected-families-assisted-in-logar.html Affected-Families Assisted In Logar

Sunday December 10, 2017

Pul-e-Alam City (BNA) Foodstuffs and cash have been distributed to 33 affected-families in central Logar province the other day.
Salim Saleh provincial spokesman of Logar told BNA reporter, the assistances provided by emergency committee and distributed to the mentioned families in Khoshi district of the province, he adding each family had received Afs 15,000, two sacks of flour, 10 kg cooking ghee and some pea.
It is mentionable that sometimes ago the families left their houses due to mountain slipping in Khoshi district of the province.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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Social Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:21:37 +0000
37 Water Supply & 14 Transportation Projects Executed In Bamyan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31181-37-water-supply--14-transportation-projects-executed-in-bamyan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/social/item/31181-37-water-supply--14-transportation-projects-executed-in-bamyan.html 37 Water Supply & 14 Transportation Projects Executed In Bamyan

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Funded by Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 51 welfare projects have been implemented in central Bamyan province.
Habib Behzad in-charge of information in rural rehabilitation and development ministry said BNA correspondent, these development projects include 37 water supply and 14 transportation projects, which implemented in different parts of Bamyan province.
By construction of the mentioned projects 6,000 families have been received environmental facilities.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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