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Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Saving process of over 41000 ton wheat to Pul-e-Khumri’s Silo that aided from Uzbekistan had been ended.
Eng. Mohammadullah acting head of Silo enterprise in Pul-e-Khumri told BNA reporter, the wheat have been assisted from Uzbekistan and saving process of the wheat to Pul-e-Khumri’s Silo has been ended with cooperation of ministry of agriculture, water and irrigation the other day.
The wheat belong to people of Baghlan, Samangan, Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces, which will be distributed in emergency situations to the people of the mentioned provinces.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:12

Taliban Top Commander Wounded In ASF Conflict

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Herat (BNA) Taliban top commander Mullah Ghani Kaker in northern Districts of Herat and shadow governor of this group in Koishk Robat Sangi district was seriously injured in a conflict by Afghan Security Forces (AFS).
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, the commander of Taliban has been wounded in Naher-e-Sayad region of the district.
According to reports the health status of the commander reported serious.
It is said that Afghan security forces joint operations have been started in northern districts of Herat province since a week and still continued there, several villages of the district cleared from Taliban.
So far, nearly ten of Taliban insurgents were killed and dozen others have been wounded in the operations.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:10

40 Deserved Families Received Aids

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paktia (BNA) Foodstuffs and winter cloths assistance of solidarity organization distributed for 40 deserved families in Paktika province.
Ataullah Fazli deputy governor of Paktika told BNA reporter, the assistance were disseminated by solidarity organization for war affected families.
He added, for each family received foodstuffs and winter cloths.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In continuation of U-19 World Cup 2018 champions, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team had defeated Sri Lank U-19 national cricket team by 32 runs.
According to BNA report, first Afghanistan cricket team has started batting and by losing 5 wickets scored 284 runs.
Afghan batmen Ibrahim Zadrab hits 86 runs, Darwish Rasouli 63 runs, Ikrami Alikhail 55 runs, Naser Wahdat 25 runs, Ezatullah 20 runs and Qais Ahmad 10 runs.
Then, Sri Lanka U-19 national cricket team by losing his all wickets in 37 overs couldn’t reach to the chosen target and accept his failure.
Afghan bowlers Naveen-Ul-Haq snared three wickets, Ezmatullah 3 wickets and Qais Ahmad 2 wickets.
Due to rains the match has reduced from 50 overs to 38 overs.
Afghanistan clinched a place in the quarter-finals for the second time in their history.
It is mentionable that, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team by two victories ranged at the top D group of the competitions.
Afghanistan to play with Ireland in their final group D match.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:08

Teahouses Run By Women In Ancient Bamyan

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Bamyan is one the securest province in the central part of the country, where thousands of tourists from around the world visit the historical monuments each year.
Women, in the province, are also enthusiast of working alongside their male citizens, as recently two women-managed teahouses are built in the central part, where female tourists would face no problems when see the two proper places provided special for them.
Different types of up to 30 dishes, mostly traditional Bamyani cuisines are served by women in the two teahouses, one of them is expected to soon be inaugurated by the provincial directorate of information and culture, said Sayed Hussain Ahmad Poor, acting information and culture director.
“One of the teahouses, launched by a German HELP institution (working for two years in the province) and the other expected to be opened by the information and culture directorate of the province,” Ahmad Poor told.
Five to 15 women are usually engaged in work at the teahouses, he said adding their cuisines are also put in show, mostly during springs and summers, where tourist number increases, he said adding women, by this and other resorts would go forwards towards self-sufficiency.
Meantime, Sakina, in-charge of the first teahouse said no proper place was in the past to run such a teahouse nor any fair recreational sites for women in the province, while many modern and luxury hotels are built, but the HELP institution funded the teahouse to launch.
The main aim of the plan to establish the teahouses, was to help women get self-sufficiency, she said adding 20 to 30 people visit the teahouse each day.
She said: “We want to increase the number of female workers from four to 20 by expanding the teahouses, for the next two years.”
Pointed to the German HELP institution activities, she said that the organization was mostly focusing on the cultural issues.
But she complained about hike of primary food prices, during the winter season, hoping the problems to be solved gradually.
This is while, the first ever Women Park has also been established by an Afghan American woman in the historical Zuhak city, some 17 kilometers to the provincial capital.
Karima Malikzada

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UN Coordinating Office in a joined demand for assisting impaired people jointly appealed for 430 million$ from world community.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UN Coordinating Office in a joint appeal for assisting impaired people and ensuring humanitarian aids for that vulnerable people have asked for  430 m $  for the year of 2018 from international community.
Dr. Abdullah the executive chief of the National Unity Government  pointed out that the country is still involve in war against terrorism and just during the last year 400000 people have displaced in the country and more than 700000 emigrants have repatriated. He said that the displaced and repatriates are suffering from serious problems and without providing necessary and urgent aids the lives of hundreds thousands of infants, children, women and elderly people would be in danger of death.
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UN Coordinating Office present the appeal for a package of 430m $ to international community in a time, the country was witnessing insecurity, fierce fighting, drought and other natural incidences last year. Continuation of such a situation badly affected the life, economy, health, education of many families.
The problem of Afghanistan is not only the existence of 400000 inner displaced and 700000 repatriates. The formal interior and foreign sources have said that about nine million people are suffering from long term economic and security problems and assisting these vulnerable people is a part of the priorities of Afghan government.
Governmental sources, economists and the activists of civil society say if Afghan government received that fund, it can fight successfully the problems.
Meanwhile, the economists and civil society activists insist that Afghan government should have comprehensive and transparent programs and explain them to international community and donor countries and should assure the world community that the aids will reached the deserved people and the Afghan government will act with high responsibility in that regard . Because the donor countries in their part insist that they would fund only the projects that carry their duties effectively with high transparency. This matter has clearly echoed in statements of German ambassador.  Therefore it would be necessary, the Afghan government and donor organizations should deeply focus on transparency of their activities to meet the expectations of the people.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on decision of high economic council, a session was held under the chairmanship of Second Vice-President Sarwar Danesh to review extension condition of telecommunication companies’ licenses with ATRA.
In the session attended by ministers of justice, telecommunications, economy, deputy minister of finance, head of Afghanistan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) and legal and technical experts, reasons of telecommunication companies in connection with unpaying fees for extension of their licenses were reviewed. Based on the reviews, telecommunication companies should pay fees for extension of their operation licenses in accordance to the law as no legal obstacles are existed in paying the fees by the companies for extension of their licenses. In consideration to the reviews, it was decided that ATRA is authorized to hold talks with telecommunication companies for receiving the fees and its quantity and reach agreement with the companies through talks. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 07:13

HEC Approves Mines’ Roadmap

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The High Economic Council, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved the roadmap for the country’s mines on Tuesday, the presidential press office said in a statement.
The country’s president, giving details about his meeting with the UNSC delegation and shedding light about, said the UN delegation assessed Afghanistan’s situation and said that the country was going toward the right direction and was sure about the future of the country, the statement said.
The president, after hearing the report and suggestion of the HEC members said that focus should be made on the mines’ roadmap and that on which mines, exports should be made, said the statement.
He said investment, on mines extraction, should be made by the private sector and that the government was ready to prepare the ground in this area, the statement quoted.
The president said: “Exports of the country have increased in the recent four months and that within the next three months, we would access to a specific result in this field.”
After hearing the report and suggestion of Mustafa Mansour, Minister of Economy and Abdul Basir Anwar, minister of justice about the air aviation companies and the way how to contract with them, the president said that an inclusive evaluation was needed and a specific timeline should be arranged to help provide full information about the contracts and there was a need for a comprehensive dialogue to consider the entire issues, the statement further said.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 07:11

Hashimi Takes Oath As New IEC Member

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi was sworn in yesterday as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member by resident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation of Vice President Sarwar Danesh Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, Attorney General Mohammad Farid Hamidi, Supreme Court member Mohammad Zaman Sangari, and member of IEC, President Ghani in his speech withed the new IEC commissioner success in his job and while stressing on executing of law said:  “Your commitment is to the nation and this should be implemented.”
The country’s President also stressed on unity, coordination and teamwork of members of IEC and ECC.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with US ambassador to Kabul John Bass.
In the meeting, both sides considered recent visit of the UNSC delegation to Kabul as positive and expressed hope related to results and consequences of the delegation’s visit.
They also exchanged view in connection with new cooperation between Kabul and Washington.
The US ambassador to Kabul expressed happiness about selection of a new IEC member and hoped that by holding internal elections in the commission preparations for building upcoming elections would accelerate.
In the meeting, Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and US ambassador John Bass also discussed preparations for possible repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

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