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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:39

Top Taliban Leaders Release from Prison

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today declared that three senior members of Taliban have been released from prison with special conditions.
According to Bakhtar News Agency President Ashraf Ghani today in a news session in presidential palace has declared that Haji Mili Khan, Hafiz Rashid and Anas Haqani three senior members of Taliban have been released from the prison today.
In exchange of the release of the three persons, Taliban will release two lecturers of American-Afghan University, including an American and an Australian.
Afghan president says that the release of senior members of Taliban has been taken place after extensive consultations with Afghanistan’s international partners especial Americans. The release of those people cannot leads to extension of fighting, violence and weakening the Afghan defending and security forces.
Nemat

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 08:07

School Building Inaugurated in Takhar

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Taliqan (BNA) A high school building was inaugurated in Takhar province today.
BNA correspondent reported, the school was built on 100 square meter of land at a cost of eight and half million Afghanis with the financial support of Swedish committee.
The school has eight classrooms, three administrative rooms, and other educational facilities, and it has a capacity of 800 students at one time.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA)  Sixteen Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups were killed in recent conflicts of Afghan security forces in Nangarhar province last night and this morning.
The fighters were targeted in parts of the province by air and ground strikes.
ANA key commander in east of the country told BNA, 16 fighters of Taliban and ISIS groups were killed and several others have been wounded.
Several hideouts and vehicles of the fighters have been destroyed.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Nangarhar province.
Security officials of the province discovered and defused ten mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from series of explosions.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 08:06

Taliban Rebels Killed in Kandahar Strikes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Eleven Taliban rebels were killed and six others have been wounded in recent air strikes of Afghan security forces in Kandahar province.
The rebels were suppressed last night and this morning in parts of Maiwand , and Shahwalikot districts.
ANA senior commander in south of the country told BNA, eleven rebels were killed and six others were injured in the strikes.
Foreign fighters of Taliban group were also among the killed and wounded.
ANA senior commander of the province said, several strongholds of the rebels with all war equipment were destroyed.
Another report says, a series of blats were prevented in Kandahar province.
Security officials discovered and confiscated five mines from busy roads of the province, and prevented from deadly event.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday November 12, 2019

MATOON CITY (BNA) A prosecutor and three policemen lost their lives following roadside mine blast in Khost province the night before last.
The incident took place when vehicle of prosecutors and policemen hit on roadside mine in relevant areas of Ali Shir district, Khost province.
Talib Mangal spokesman of Khost governor told BNA reporter, a prosecutor and three police personnel lost their lives and three police officers were wounded following the blast.
Based on reports, the prosecutors and police personnel went to for arresting a man who accused on criminal cases.
Doctors in a health center called that the health condition of an injured is not satisfactory.
No individual or group has commented regarding the incident so far.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday November 12, 2019
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) The autumn round of polio vaccination has started with cooperation of World Health Organization (WHO) in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Dr. Muhibullah Habib head of public health department in Baghlan told correspondent, in this round 300,000 children under 5-years will be vaccinated within five days.
Abdul Qadeem Niazai acting governor of Baghlan at the beginning of the program demanded from families to vaccinate their children and cooperate with volunteer teams.
Niazai also emphasized on media, religious scholars and tribal elders to cooperate with vaccination team for further implementation of the program.
Baghlan province located in north of the country that since 2012 until now didn’t registered any polio positive cases in the province.
M.A.Ansari

 

Tuesday November 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Education held a consultative meeting on competency-based curriculum framework with participation of the second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, acting minister of education Dr. Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi and 300 participants from the educational areas, a statement from the ministry said yesterday.
Addressing the gathering here at the Government Media and Information Center, second VP called the consultative meeting of competency-based curriculum framework a turning point in positive development of education systems in the country.
Praising ministry’s reformation plans and achievement in areas of education for 9 million students (38 percent girls) and providing essential services in 18 thousand of education centers, VP Danesh emphasized on improvement of education system in the country.
At the meeting, the Minister of Education, Dr. Mirwais Balkhi, considered the education curriculum a priority and one of the most important indicators of education system. He said the curriculum was belonging to the people and therefore the ministry was seeking people’s views and support through holding such consultative meetings.
Meanwhile deputy minister on development of curriculum and education of teachers, Marjan Mateen, said eight different technical meetings were held with domestic and foreign agencies, five meetings in the center and provinces with teachers, students and parents as well as 30 other consultative meetings with religious scholars, aiming to help improve the status of education curriculum in the country.
Deputy minister of higher education, Ahmad Siar Mahjoor, also assured of his ministry’s support to the curriculum.
The Ministry of Education officials saying that would share the outcomes of the consultative meeting with national and international experts and would continue such meetings for improvement of the curriculum in the country.

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Minister meeting here at the Sapidar Palace on Monday, BNA reported. At the outset, Dr. Abdullah congratulated the advent of Milad-ul-Nabi to Afghan and world Muslim communities. He also praised afghan forces’ braveries and sacrifices in war on terror, adding people would not forget their devotions for the country. The meeting continued with ministries and independent directorates’ reports of activities. Deputy minister of interior informed the meeting of their operations, saying the militants did not have the capability to fight Afghan forces and ANDSF were moving ahead to recapture the lost areas. Meanwhile, deputy minister of commerce and industries reported about trade balance, saying exports were increased by 5.5 percent in second quarters of the ongoing fiscal year 1398 comparting to second quarter of the last fiscal year, adding the imports were also decreased by eight percent comparing to last year.
Hinting to the report, Dr. Abdullah said Afghanistan’s goods and trade items could compete with those of the world, adding much capacities needed to help the country reach economic self-sufficiency in near future. Minister of rural rehabilitation and development briefed the session on their programs for rural economy and called the main goal of the program to develop economic capacities of rural women. Praising the ministry’s programs, the Chief Executive said development of the country was linked with active participation of women, asking the government organs to further involve women in their development programs. Meanwhile, the minister of refugees and repatriates said they have boosted their efforts to attract more national and international support for refugees and repatriates during the winter season. The ministry of water and energy reported about construction of electricity dam in Kunar with 2.1 MGW capacity, adding the work affairs have been suspended due to insecurity. Concluding the session, Dr. Abdullah instructed ministry of refugees and repatriates and security organs to step up efforts for providing assistance to those families in need as well as security to the electricity dam in Kunar.
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture in a statement has condoled demise of the country’s well-known writer and journalist Qamar Achekzai Wakili who passed away due to an illness at the age of 71.
“Deceased Qamar Achekzai Wakili was born in Kandahar and finished her high school in Nazo Ana high school of the city.  Later she was admitted to Education university of Kabul and then served back the Nazo Ana high school as lecturer and principal,” the Ministry said in the statement, adding she was interested in to writing and reporting and thus started her initial works with Tolo-e-Afghan media outlet.
According to the ministry, late Achekzai was appointed as the deputy chief editor for Tolo-e-Afghan after showing her skills, adding she was writing on different social and cultural issues and was advocating for children and women’s rights.
“Qamar Achekzai Wakili migrated to Germany during the civil war and did not give up of serving her people and was translating children books from German to Pashto language,” the ministry said, adding that she took part in Grand Emergency Loya Jirga after collapse of Taliban regime and then appointed as deputy minister of labor and social affairs.
The ministry’s leading body called her death a loss to the country and prayed for the departed soul and extended their condolence to family and friends of the late Wakili.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of road nomination commission was held yesterday.
In the meeting, list of nomination of roads in PD 5,6,16 and 17 of Kabul city and 4 suggestions in connection with nomination of Kabul, Baghlan and Balkh roads sent by government and private institutions to the commission were discussed.
After reviewing the suggestions, members of the commission made necessary decisions on each suggestion.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture stressed on paying further attention to correctly writing of boards and nomination of roads.

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