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Monday December 11, 2017

Pul-e-Khumri City (BNA) At least three Afghan National Army personnel have died following traffic accident in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Zabihullah Shoja spokesman of police headquarters in Baghlan told BNA correspondent, the soldiers lost their lives, while their Humvee vehicle smashed with a fuel tanker in Kelagi area, Doshi district of Baghlan province.
In addition, six other Afghan National Army troops and driver of tanker fuel were wounded following the event, the source added.
The injured of the incident timely shifted to near hospital for treatment.

Monday, 11 December 2017 06:49

President Assesses Badghis Situations

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Presidential Palace, in a statement, said that the country’s president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, after his arrival in Badghis province, attended the inauguration ceremony of Qaisar-Laman road building’s first and second phases, the other day.
The statement quoted the president as saying the project, after completion would lay positive impact on the province’s economy, electricity would be provided for the people and wide change would be witnessed in the province next years.
The president also said implementation of Mazar-Herat railway project would also lay positive impact on the province, according the statement.
Security issue has also been discussed by the related organs with the president, and he praised the country’s security forces for suppressing the enemies of the people and the country and called for close coordination to go ahead with the goals.

Monday, 11 December 2017 06:47

New Cabinet Ministers Take Oath

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Swearing in ceremony of 11 new ministers of the cabinet of national unity government obtaining recently vote of confidence by Lower House of parliament was held yesterday at presidential palace.
In the ceremony attended also by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, minister of national defense Tariq Shah Bahrami, minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak, minister of telecommunication and information technology Shahzad Aryoubi, minister of economy Mustafa Mastoor, minister of borders and tribes Gul Agha Shirzai, minister of agriculture and irrigation Nasir Ahmad Durani, minister of rural rehabilitation and rural development Mujeeb Rahman Karimi, minister of transport and civil aviation Mohammad Hamid Tuhmasi, minister of higher education Dr. Najibullah Khwaja Omari, minister of labor, social affairs and martyrs Faizullah Zaki and minister of public works Yama Yari took oath as ministers of NUG cabinet. At the end of the ceremony, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani while congratulating the ministers praised Lower House of parliament for vote of confidence to the ministers. “I hope that in future women can also get vote of confidence so that we can show our commitment to the country’s constitution,” said the country’s President, adding that national unity government has had good achievements in foreign policy, but in domestic sector the people were anticipating a responsive government.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A number of the country’s Ulema, on Saturday evening, met with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and praised his timely announcing of Afghanistan’s stance against the US move to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Presidential Press Office said in a statement, the other day.
Representing others, Mawlavi Enayatullah Baligh spoke at the meeting and appreciated the president for his consultation with the country’s ulema with regard to the country’s great and important issues.
He said peaceful protests against the US hasty plan to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, have been staged all over the country, under the country’s wise ulema plan and no violent has been taken place, the statement quoted.
The country’s president lauded them of the wise leadership of the peaceful demonstration and said that in the past protest were turning violent, but, ‘you did them wisely recently,’ the statement added.
The president said that Jerusalem, the Holy Quds and Palestine were important for the Muslims and so he had shared the issue with the US authorities and other world countries, according to the statement.
He said the rights of the Muslim people of Palestine should be secured and the government of Afghanistan had a clear cut declaration in this field.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday strongly condemned violence against women and said anti-women violations are still continuing in many provinces of the country, including the capital Kabul, said a statement from Sapidar Palace.
The CE said: “However women situation is not comparable with that of before the last 16 years, and big improvement have been brought in their rights and conditions, but still they facing harsh violence in many provinces.”
He asked government institutions and other related organs as well as the women activists to join hand for protection of women rights all over the country and that to help promote their authority from a ministry level to the wider ones, including high decision and policy making processes, the statement added. Dr. Abdullah Thanked the International Community for providing cooperation with the government of Afghanistan to enhance women capacity and ensure their rights, said that enough time was needed to do more in this field. Touching on peace issue, the CE lauded the country’s security forces effort to defend the country’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty, but said peace was a dire need of the Afghan people and peace with the government opposition doesn’t mean pummeling of the people rights. He said if the Taliban give up war and violence and respect the country’s constitution and the people rights and wanted to have political office in Kabul, no impediment should be imposed and those Taliban are joining peace process, shouldn’t be insulted, however he said plan to open office for the Taliban is still on the table with no ground provided.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) English learning course was launched yesterday for 30 employees of ministry of information and culture.
The course was held by capacity building department of the ministry. Opening the course, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi said the course would continue for six months.
She stressed that 4 million Afghani was allocated annually for holding such programs, but unfortunately the allocated money has not been spent in this regard in past years.
“This year we have been able to have 30 students in the country’s three top universities. We have a plan to introduce 30 employees to Kabul University for master degree,” Mustafavi added.
She further said that those who were about to be retired and working in top positions could participate in entry test of master degree at Kabul University.
Director of human resources for MoIC asked participants in the course to attend the course and make use of the given opportunity.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy minister of culture and art and acting minister of information and culture in a meeting with a delegation tasked by presidential office for overall reviewing directorate of Afghan Film assured of cooperation towards implementation of law and transparency. 
Recently, based on verdict of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a government delegation led by representative of Attorney General Office (AGO) and membership of authorized representatives of Ministry of Finance (MoF), Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC), National Directorate of Security (NDS) and National Procurement Authority (NPA) has been tasked to completely review financial affairs, procurement,  structural formation, human resources and working processes of the directorate of Afghan film during 2015-2016.  The delegation is tasked to deliver its report and issues along with particular suggestive plans to presidential office within two months.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sheberghan (BNA) Jawzjan police have detained two suspects in charge of drug-trafficking. 
According to provincial police chief of Jawzjan Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the individuals have been detained with 483 kg poppy and a corolla vehicle in Dasht-e-Bargah area of Sheberghan city.
He added in 27 separate operations conducted during the current year, more than 2450 kg drugs, seven vehicles and arms have been confiscated and 38 suspects introduced to attorney general office.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Urban Development (MRRD) has reported of completion of graving work of 28 km road in Hesa-e-Awal and Behsoud-e-Markazi districts of Maidan Wardak.
According to an official to MRRD Habib Behzad, the road has been constructed through national road construction program by MRRD.
He added a protective wall has been also constructed beside the road in order to prevent from threats of floods.

Monday, 11 December 2017 06:24

Taliban Rebels Killed In Helmand Conflicts

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lashkargah (BNA) 11 Taliban rebels were killed in a conflict by security forces in Helmand province last night.
The clash started while a group of Taliban stormed on a security checkpoint in Sangeen District.
A senior commander of national army told BNA, 11 Taliban rebels killed.
It is mentionable that no harm and losses incurred to civilians in the clash.
T. Yarzada

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