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Saturday June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A 190-bed orphanage in northern Afghanistan built by Turkey’s aid agency held its opening ceremony Friday.
The orphanage in Afghanistan’s third-largest city, Mazar-i-Sharif, close to the border with Uzbekistan, was built by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Labor Minister Faizullah Zaki said: “Turkey displays true brotherhood; they are with Afghanistan in good times and bad times.” Turkish consul-general in Mazar-i-Sharif, Mustafa Erdeviren, said: “We would like the orphans here to hold pencils, not weapons.”
Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh province, said the friendship between Turkey and Afghanistan was “eternal”. Noor also conveyed his gratitude to TIKA for carrying out projects in the country and for the “unforgettable” aid supplied to Balkh province. Vice President of TIKA Mehmet Sureyya Er said: “Our relationship is not one-sided. We cannot ignore the help Afghanistan has [given us] us in history, therefore, TIKA has opened three offices in the country to show our interest.” He added TIKA has so far put almost 1,000 projects into effect and will continue to create new initiatives.
AA
 

Saturday June 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Failed Afghan asylum seekers in Germany could be ferried back to Afghanistan beginning next week, according to reports in the German media.
Deportations to the country were paused following a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul last month. After the blast on May 31, which killed over 150 people and severely damaged the German embassy, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a temporary suspension of deportation flights to Afghanistan, with exceptions for security threats, criminals and those refusing to reveal their identity. The policy was subject to a security review, with Merkel saying the ban was unlikely to be lifted until July. Der Spiegel newspaper and broadcaster NDR broke the news of the scheduled deportation flight from Leipzig to Kabul next Wednesday, though the government has refused to confirm the reports, as is its policy, seeking to avoid the public protests that have plagued the deportation process.
There are about 250,000 Afghans living in Germany, and nearly 12,000 are waiting to be sent back to their homeland under the policy implemented by the German government in late 2016. So far, a mere 107 migrants have been deported on five separate flights. But the deportation of Afghans, whose country remains locked in conflict, remains one of Germany’s most symbolic and hotly-debated issues. “The federal government must no longer play down the security situation in Afghanistan and must present a new situation report that reflects the reality,” said Green Party chairman Simone Peter, a representative of several left and center-left parties that have opposed the deportations on principle.
“As long as the German embassy in Afghanistan is not operational and an official interpreter on the plane is not guaranteed, I cannot be responsible for sending people from the Rhineland-Palatinate for this flight,” said Integration Minister Anne Spiegel, who confirmed government plans to the DPA news agency. A senior official from Merkel’s Bavarian allies, CSU, also said that it was too early to resume deportations, which the party had previously advocated.
RT
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) We are on the threshold of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Kabul markets are full of the people buying dried fruits, clothes and other necessary things for Eid. But, they are shocked when asking for the price of clothes, dried fruits and other things as the prices of all things have hiked recently and this has caused that many families in Kabul face with further problems.
Fareshta Tamana, a university student, said “During the last days of the holy month of Ramadan, the people of Afghanistan are starting to take preparations for Eid days. Families usually prepare gifts as Eidi for fiancée of their son and this is considered as old tradition of the people of Afghanistan”.
Answering a question, Tamana said, “As you know that buying and preparing gift (Eidi) is one of Afghanistan traditions, we are also to buy and prepare the gift for our son’s fiancée. As you see the prices are very high and buying a set of dress is very expensive and most families cannot afford to buy such gifts”.
Sima, a woman who is preparing for Eid days said, “On the threshold of Eid, most of families start cleaning their homes. I have started cleaning my home too. We do clean, wash clothes, rugs and carpets and paint all rooms of our home and this is the old tradition of the Kabul people”.
“Most of families are very interested in buying new furniture, carpets and rugs for their homes. If a family cannot afford to buy, they clean and wash their old carpets and furniture and make use of them during the Eid days and celebrate the days with full happiness”, Sima added.
Abdullah, who has done some shopping for Eid says before Eid the people usually go shopping and buy all necessary foodstuffs, but unfortunately the prices are so high now a days. He added that the prices of dried fruits have increased by 50% comparing to last year, but the prices of cookies, chocolates and candies are remained unchanged.
Ahmad Javed, another Kabul resident who is doing some shopping said, “I’ve come to buy for Eid days, but the prices of all things are so high. Rich people can afford to buy fresh and dried fruits easily, but most of the people are poor and cannot afford to buy such fruits. We are asking the government to control the prices in particular before and during the Eid days so that miserable and poor people could also buy fresh and dried fruits and celebrate the Eid days with full happiness”.
A number of shopkeepers in various markets of Kabul said that increasing and decreasing the prices of foodstuffs were not on their hands but on the hand of national traders. It is worth mentioning that the people of Afghanistan have kept their custom and traditions and follow their own traditions during the Eid days.
Karima Malikzada
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Herat (BNA) 180 poor and deserved families were benefited from assistances of Kholafay-Rashedeen foundations in Herat province yesterday.
Jalil Ahmad Mahendaszada in charge of Kholafay-Rashedeen foundation said 180 deserved and needy families were benefited from humanitarian assistances of this foundation.
The assistances, consist, rice, ghee, sugar, and macaroni.
He asked all national traders to assist deserved families in Ramadan month.
It is said that this the 2nd round of assistances to disseminate for poor and needy families in the province.
 

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