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Sunday, 18 August 2019 07:05

Mine Blast Took The Lives of 11 Civilians

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Eleven Civilians including women and children lost their lives in mine blast planted by Taliban in Balkh province this morning.
Mohammad Yousof Doulatabad District governor told BNA, a vehicle carrying the civilians hit a mine planted by Taliban in Doulatabad District, Balkh province, in which eleven civilians including children were lost their lives.
Women and children were among the dead of the incident.
T. Yarzada

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, inaugurated the exhibition ‘Amanullah Khan Relics and Efforts for Independence and Development of the country’ here at the National Museum of Afghanistan yesterday, Bakhter News Agency reported. The ceremony was attended by a number of government officials, foreign diplomats, culturists and representatives of the civil and cultural organizations in Kabul. At the outset, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s message was readout by BNA General Director Najibullah Shinwari, congratulating the Ministry for holding of the exhibition. “On the occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Information and Culture has been organizing an exhibition titled ‘Amanullah Khan’s relics and efforts for independence and development of the country’ which is indeed a good step for reviving the memories of that great and golden era,” the president said in his message. Later, acting minister of information and culture spoke related to the event, saying the exhibition was being held to commemorate the country’s 100th independence anniversary.
The acting minister said the exhibition was included relics related to Amanullah Khan and Amani era and was aimed to acquaint the new generation with that era’s developments and activities. Briefing the participants on National Museum’s programs and strategies, the acting minister said there were plans on hand to establish provincial museums and further introduce the country’s history and culture to the new generations. Minister Safi went on saying that it was every people’s responsibility to protect the country’s historical relics and national assets. Director of the National Museum briefed the audience related to the exhibition, saying Museums could act as bridge between different cultures and can promote peace on national and international stages. The event was concluded with displaying a short documentary film on activities of King Amanullah Khan.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message congratulated Ministry of Information and Culture for inauguration of the exhibition of King Amanullah Khan’s historic relics at the National Museum of Afghanistan.
“On the occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan, the Minister of Information and Culture has organized an exhibition titled ‘Amanullah Khan’s relics and efforts for independence and development of country’ which is indeed a good step for reviving the memories of that great and golden era,” the president said in his message.
According to President, the Amani era not only brought the independence, but also efforts made for development of the country through civil reformations and industrial growth in the country. “King Amanullah Khan’s dream was a free, independent, stable and glorious Afghanistan. Today’s Afghan people are also committed to complete that incompleted chapter of Amani era and to have a stable and developed country,” the president said in his message. The president congratulated the Ministry of Information and Culture for organizing of the exhibition at the National Museum and wished everyone a very happy 100th independence anniversary.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a ceremony held Friday evening at Chahar Chenar Palace on the occasion of starting work on renovation of Shah-i-du Shamshira Mosque. In the ceremony attended by Princess Hendia and Princess Najia, daughters of King Amanullah Khan, a number of religious ulamas and Kabul residents, first, acting minister of urban development and land Jawad Paykar spoke and said: “Based on verdict of the country’s President, renovation work of Shah-i-du Shamshira is going to be started by the ministry’s department for reconstruction and renovation of historic monuments and mosques.” He added that the project worth 23.6 million afghani would be completed in a year. Afterwards, acting minister of hajj and Islamic affairs spoke and praised the country’s President for his attention to construction of mosques in particular renovation of Eidgah and Pul-e-Kheshti mosques and other mosques in all provinces of the country.
After hearing speeches delivered in the ceremony, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said it was an honor that there were daughters of King Amanullah Khan in the ceremony, adding that their grandmothers had been the well-known women of the country’s history who had renovated and reconstructed not only this mosque but other mosques and mausoleums of great figures of the country. “Mosque is the home of Almighty Allah and center of Muslims community and undoubtedly it is the duty of the President and the government to build and renovate mosques,” President Ghani added, saying that all historic monuments, mosques and significant Khanqahs will be renovated and rebuilt.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) One hundred years have been passed since gaining the country’s Independence and freedom.
Independence and freedom are two holy words in dictionary of the people of this land that is mixed with blood and flash of this freedom-loving nation. I congratulate this auspicious day to all nation of our country and especially to history-making women and mothers of Afghanistan. The historical evidence shows the fighting of men and women of this country against alien invaders made colorful the pages of ancient history of Afghanistan.
If Zarghonas, Malalais, Akbar Khans, Masjedies and others fought and deposited the outcomes of their epics to today’s generation (Independence), the yesterday’s and today’s generations also never play with the outcomes of blood of their forefathers and safeguarded the independence, freedom and democracy with their sacrifices against overtly and covertly plots of evils. The role of honest women and men of this homeland in defending from national and Islamic worthies of this country is prominent and evident. One hundred years before, when the people of Afghanistan gained the complete independence of the country under the leadership of King Ghazi Amanullah Khan, Afghanistan began its move in the way of cultural, political, economic and social progress, the idea of new and progressive Afghanistan was practicing step by step.
But alas the alien hand didn’t permit Afghanistan to pass completely the progressive and development itinerary that selected for itself. Anyway, one hundred years have been passed since that time and today, the nation of Afghanistan is experiencing the great test of ending of war. No doubt, if other hands were not involved in this war, finally, the people of Afghanistan could find the common language of themselves and could end this riot. The hypocrisy and plot unfortunately involved Afghans with each other. Availing the opportunity, I want to address armed government opponents to end to mourning ceremonies and respect motherland. This would be your great gift to the 100th independence anniversary of the country. At the end, once again, I congratulate the 100th independence anniversary of the country.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The reconstructed Dar-ul-Aman Palace with white and yellow color, located on a hilltop in the western edge of Kabul, will reopen its gate to the public on Independence Day. The Afghan government has been keen to wipe out the legacy of the destructive wars by renovating key castles, parks and roads.
Once the symbol of power and modernism, the castle, built by King Amanullah Khan just a year after Afghanistan’s independence, had been badly damaged during the civil war in the 1990s. It has been rebuilt over the past three years and the government planned to reopen it on the country’s Independence Day which falls on Aug. 19.
“The work for the reconstruction of Dar-ul-Aman Palace commenced in 2016 and so far 95 percent of its work has been completed and the remaining task will be finished within days,” said Jawed Hemmad, who is in-charge of the castle’s reconstruction, adding that all the engineers and workers hired in the project were Afghans.
According to the official, the government allocated 20 million U.S. dollars for the rebuilding of Dar-ul-Aman Palace, and his team spent 10 million U.S. dollars to rebuild the castle in its original shape.
About 60 percent of the 150-room Darul Aman Palace, which had served as government guesthouse, cabinet meeting place and defense ministry in different periods, was destroyed during the factional fighting.
“We are proud of our achievement that we Afghans were able to rebuild our historic monument with less fund and good quality,” said Hemmad. “The first floor and second floor of the 150-room castle will be used as national cultural museum after inauguration and the third floor would serve as guesthouse for the ranking guests of Presidential Palace.”

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A small group separated from the main group of Taliban claims the responsibility of killing the brother of Mullah Hibatullah the leader of Taliban.
Hafiz Ahmadullah was killed in mosque after saying Friday prayer in Kachlagh area north Kwitta .
The explosive materials which were planted at pulpit of the mosque also caused the death of three other men.
A separated group of Taliban leading by Mullah Rasool issuing a statement accepted the responsibility of the incident
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan president has condemned the attack. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Council issuing a statement condemned the terrorist attack in Kwita.
According BNA report the statement has said that a terrorist attack carried out in mosque in Kachlagh region Kwitta city during Friday prayer killed and wounded a number of people.
While we are suffering from such barbaric and brutal terrorist attack since a long time and a great number of our innocent citizens have lost their lives, condemn the attack and precisely consider explosion in mosques against Islamic law and Islam as a whole.
Afghans firmly believe that terrorism should be condemned everywhere and should fight against it without any consideration.
Once again we repeatedly insist that terrorism is an evil and deadly phenomenon should be severely condemned and firmly stand against it.
The people of Afghanistan are the main victim of this horrible phenomenon so condemn all kinds of terrorism take place inside or outside the country.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) 28th Asad (19 August) is coinciding with 100th anniversary of Afghanistan Independence Day.  A century back, the brave people of Afghanistan led by King Amanullah Khan stood against invasion and interference of Britain until the world recognized Afghanistan as an independent country.  Therefore, we’re congratulating this historic day to honor efforts, struggles and sacrifices of the people of Afghanistan who stood against foreigners and invaders to defend freedom, independence, national sovereignty and values by enduring all problems and challenges in various periods.
The sons of this land are still fighting terrorism and giving sacrifices to defend freedom and protect national integrity.
The people of Afghanistan have proved that they do not care of their body and property, but they never accept cruelty, surrendering and slavery and let no foreigners decide for them.  Jihad and resistance of the people of Afghanistan was also aimed for the protection of independence and freedom of the country.
Afghanistan is passing from critical circumstances.  Besides maintaining security and counter terrorism, poverty is threatening our society.  There are still millions of our countrymen are living in worse condition in districts and even big cities of the country.  In such circumstances, making use of the money and public properties for political aims is illegal and unforgiveable.  At the end, once again I’m congratulating the Independence Day of the country to the brave people of Afghanistan.
Chef Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.’

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Seven affiliates of Taliban group were killed in clearing operation of Thunder 203 army corps in outskirt of Ghazni province.
Thunder 203 army corps press office with releasing a statement told BNA, the operation was launched aimed to clean Dehyak district from insurgents, in which seven members of Taliban group were killed and seven others were wounded.
According to the statement, three other insurgents were injured in a separate operation in outskirt of Nerkh district, Maidan-Wardak province.
T. Yarzada

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