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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed for Turkey last evening to attend the extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation which is due to be held tomorrow in Turkey.
Press office of presidential palace reported BNA, President Ghani during his speech will voice the stance and concerns of the Afghan people and Government over the recent decision of the U.S. on recognizing Jerusalem and shifting their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today.
Salahuddin Rabbani minister of foreign affairs, Fazal Mahmoud Fazli advisor of president, Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori deputy of strategic communication and media accompanying president in his trip, the source added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 61 armed oppositions including 13 ISIS fighters were killed and 29 others were injured following joint clearing operations within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the joint operations were conducted to annihilate armed insurgents and ensure peace and stability in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Ghazni, Kandahar, Faryab, Nimroz and Helmand provinces.
Some heavy and light weapons have been discovered and seized during the operations, the source.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 07:08

Pollution, Silent Enemy of Our City: Commentary

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The weather, pollution in cities of the country particularly in Kabul city increased that can have horrible consequences.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes with reaching the cold season and cooling the weather using fuels for heating the houses have tremendously increased. 
Using various kinds of fuels, most of them are not according standards, has increased pollution in cities and severely harmed the environment. The environment situation is so grave that, the Kabul and other cities citizens can observe the pollution with naked eyes.
Weather pollution and the problem of environment in Kabul the capital and other cities of the country will have disastrous and fatal consequences.
Today a great number of our citizens are suffering from respiratory, cardiac and other diseases which are mostly emanated from poor environment.
The authorities of Environment Department call using low quality fuels, non – standard streets, lack of green areas the main reason of pollution in the cities of the country. Using coal in a wrong way in houses, bathroom and other places is the most server challenge against clean and pure air.
In Afghanistan the coal is not used as it required, while in other countries used after purification it for harmful materials.
Using old tires, plastics and brunt mobile- oil in brick kilns, bathrooms, even in houses has further complicated the problem.
Although the authorities of governmental agencies including security, medical and environment have failed in curbing this fatal problem, the people also have not properly informed about the benefits of pure environment and the consequences of a polluted environment.   The governmental relevant organs, media, civil society activists, the clergies and medical staff can play an important and vital role in informing the people and fighting against environment pollution that threats the lives of our citizens.
Air pollution and damaging environment is an acute medical and social problem that should be settled urgently through designing practical and effective programs and plans. AS the experience show, releasing statements and ceremonial services cannot solve this grave problem.       
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

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.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:42

Narcotic Drug Trafficking Prevented

Wednesday December 13, 2017

Herat City (BNA) Two narcotic drug smugglers were arrested by Afghan border police personnel in western Herat airport the other day.
Jilani Farhad provincial spokesman for Herat told BNA, the smugglers wanted to transfer 2kg narcotic drug from Herat airport to India, which timely were detained by Afghan border policemen.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:40

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.
 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:39

Eye Doctors Curing 300 Patients In Samangan

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Aibak (BNA) A health team is in Samangan to cure individuals suffering from eye diseases.
According to head of the team Dr. Hamidullah Sadat, the team will stay for 10 days in the province and it is planned that nearly 300 patients suffering from eye diseases will be cured free of charge.
Provincial director of public health Mir Agha Asmati says there is no eye doctor in the province and the team in the province can address problems of a number of individuals suffering from eye problems.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A conference titled’ consultative, understanding and cooperation of people with police’ held yesterday in Kunduz.
In the conference held by GIZ in Khorshid Hotel, Kunduz provincial police chief Abdul Hamid Hamidi, government officials, civil society activists and elders participated.
In the conference, cooperation of people with police in maintaining civil order which is the responsibilities of police was considered as key.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The United States Ambassador John R. Bass presented his credentials to President Ashraf Ghani during an official ceremony at Arg on Tuesday, the president office said in a statement.
“It was an honor to present my credentials to President Ghani today,” said Ambassador Bass. He went on to say, “I look forward to supporting the government and people of Afghanistan in their efforts to rebuild a society in which everyone has an opportunity to live in peace and dignity,” the statement added.
Ambassador Bass will oversee U.S. support for Afghanistan’s continued economic and political development, including support for the rule of law and combating all forms of corruption. A main focus of his tenure will be on efforts to bring peace, security, and stability to the country and the region as part of the U.S. South Asia strategy, the statement continued. Ambassador Bass, a career Foreign Service officer with close to three decades in diplomatic service, most recently served as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey (2014-2017) and Ambassador to Georgia (2009-2012). His previous assignments have included positions in U.S. missions in Iraq, Italy, Belgium, and Chad; service on Vice President Cheney’s staff; Chief of Staff and Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott; and the Executive Secretary for the Department of State and Director of the State Department’s Operations Center, the statement concluded.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, high economic council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace.
In the session, head of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sharkat (DABS) Eng. Amanullah Ghalib briefed related to implementation of the council’s approved documents in particular 2nd phase of Kajaki dam that included price of tariff, tax, operation scale, compensation of losses, executing agreement of the project, contract for purchasing electricity and others.
After overall discussions in connection with the respective project and its legal issues, the session asserted that those who were losing their lands for implementation of the project should be supported and the respective contract should have clear legal basis.
Afterwards, working report of debts committee was delivered to the session by an official to ministry of mines and petroleum and was said that most of companies have delivered their written commitments in this regard to the ministry. In the session, it was suggested that cooperation should be provided in connection with maintaining security of contracting companies.
The country’s President said that a clear review should be done by the third institution, adding that they should have a clear formula related to fines of the companies.
President Ghani further said that those companies that have committed to investment have fulfilled their promise and should be further supported.
In the session, selling report of Mazar-e-Sharif Fertilizer Enterprise was delivered by an official to ministry of mines and petroleum. Later on, report and suggestion related to extraction of mining materials as stone and pebble and plan for making use of construction materials was delivered by officials to ministry of mines and petroleum.
In this regard, the country’s President said that amount for using construction materials by government should clarified by a committee. While stressing on quality of the materials and proper price, he said facilitation should be provided to companies to participate in open competition. After overall discussions, the session decided that extraction process of mining materials as stone and pebbles should be extended for another year.
 

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