22 January 2017

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Kabul (BNA) Dr. Hussn Bano Ghazanfar, Acting Minister of Women Affairs, on Sunday declared that 16 day program is to be launched for stopping violence against women. 
Talking the participants in a ceremony held here in Kabul, acting minister of women affairs said the ministry of women affairs started program titled stop violence against women two days ago and will continue to 14 days, adding various parts of the violence will be explained in the program. 
She said everybody is responsible to counter women violence, adding the worst violence is rape, women trafficking and escaping from house. 
In the ceremony, Sayeda Muzhgan Mustafavi, Deputy Minister of Women Affairs also spoke about the program. 
She said the programs are implemented through directorates of women affairs in capital and provinces. 
Meanwhile, acting minister of women affairs opened women handicapped show here in Kabul.

Kabul (BNA) Heavy snowfall has cased closing transport roads connecting 40 villages to Aibak, capital city of Samangan.
According to Ahmad Ali Hussani, district governor of Dar-e-Sauf, heavy snowfall starting two days ago has caused closing roads connecting 40 villages to Aibak and roads on which coal is transported in the distract of Dar-e-Sauf Bala and Dar-e-Sauf Payeen.
According to Eng. Ahmad Zia Hamayoun, director of public work for Samangan province, Qala pass has been closed due to heavy snowfall.
He added we don’t have machineries to reopen the road, saying the problems are discussed with the provincial officials.

Kabul (BNA) Kabul Star Hotel was the scene last evening of sixth anniversary of establishment of Kabul people’s Shura, election of chairman and the members of board of directors of chamber of commerce and industries. 
Addressing the participants, Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture and Chairman of the Kabul Shura congratulated the members of the Shura and said that the time passes fast, six years back when the issues of establishment of this Shura was taken up, friends supported and the Shura of Kabul people was formed and they striving at this Shura. 
He added that democracy, civil society, women rights, freedom of speech, freedom of press and other such issues having direct connection with progress and prosperity of the national have their important role, the Kabul Shura is prideful to be serving this cause and are trying their best to preserve civilization in the country and work towards national unity. 
He added that Kabul is still suffering, still it is recalling its past miserable moments, and still it has to heal its wounds. 
He noted that the members of the Kabul Shura try their best for rehabilitation of this city. 
He stressed that women in Kabul have suffered the most. 
Addressing the audience Azerakhsh Hafezi Chairman of international relations of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries said that there is great difference between our and others culture, the base of our culture is love indeed, for our elders want to conquer the world through their love and affection. 
He added that his gathering is the sign of unity, consensus and friendship of the people of Kabul indicating that our Kabulis want to live in fraternity and unity with each other.

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan received the elders of the Parwan, Panjsher Kapisa and Baghlan provinces in a meeting held at the presidential palace. 
According to the presidential press office, in addition the governors of the said provinces had also attended the meeting in which on behalf Kapisa elders, Mawlavi Gul Alam called the holding of the Traditional Loya Jerga a successful event held and concluded with a good conclusion in Kabul city. 
President Karzai said, he was pleasure over the elder’s satisfaction on the traditional loya jirga resolution. 
“You had deputed the people of Afghanistan and secured their rights”, the president said adding that the traditional Jirga had spread deep roots among the people of the country. 
Likewise, at the meeting, Mohammad Shuiab Saiqal, Ahmad Zaki Zahed, Mawlavi Gul Mohammad and Dr. Mohammad Sami Faisal on behalf the elders of Panjsher, Parwan, Kapisa and Baghlan spoke and discussed their problems in the areas of lack of power energy, health services and education. 
They also asked for increase in the raw of the national police in their provinces, creation of second road on Kabul-Jabalussaraj highway, consolidation of Panjsher seashores, development of tourism and creation of national parks in the province. 
Construction of schools and promotion of higher education to the university level in Baghlan province and further attention on the highway between Dushi and Pul-e-Khumri had also been discussed at the meeting. 
The president heard all discussions of the elders and assured them for tackling the through the related organs.

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