16 October 2018

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Thursday October 11, 2018

Sar-e-Pul City (BNA) Based on intelligence report, General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) has seized and detected a vehicle packed with explosives during a security operation.
Ministry of interior press office stated BNA, the operation carried out in Sar-e-Pul City, capital of northern Sar-e-Pul province, yesterday.
General Command of Police Special Units had prior information that a vehicle carrying 500 kilos of explosives would enter the city.
The timely discovery of the explosives has foiled terror attacks and saved the city from an expected tragedy.
Afghan National Police encourages all citizens to report suspicious activities and criminal acts by dialing 119.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) Three nomadic people were shot dead by members of ISIS terrorist group in a desert court in eastern Nangarhar province.
The nomadic people were arrested by ISIS fighters from Momand Dara district of the province and publically shot dead them.
The nomadic people were workers and they had no links with government, Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA correspondent.
Meanwhile, Afghan security forces say that efforts underway to identify and capture the culprits of the desert court.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) Four smugglers along with dozens kgs narcotic drug were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.
The smugglers separately wanted to smuggle dozens kgs narcotic drug type of hashish, opium and heroin to Marko Bazzar located in Jalalabad-Torkham highway.
The smugglers were arrested during separate military operation led by Afghan security forces in relevant areas of Nangarhar province, Ataullah Khogyani spokesman of Nangarhar governor told BNA correspondent.
Dozens Kgs hashish, opium and heroin have been seized from the smugglers, Khogyani added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 40 anti-government militias were killed during 21 joint clearing operations conducted by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office stated BNA, the joint clearing operations have been launched by support of Afghan air and artillery forces to ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Sar-e-Pul, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Herat, Kandahar, Urozgan, Ghazni, Logar, Paktia, Khost, Faryab, Helmand, Nimroz and Balkh provinces.
Also Afghan Air Forces carried out 84 flights for supporting of Afghan National Army personnel in the mentioned areas.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and stability to the people and are determined to eradicate terrorist groups across the country.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The International Olympic Committee has elected nine new members, including 24-year-old Samira Asghari, an Afghanistan women's national basketball team player.
Two more women among the newcomers are Daina Gudzineviciute of Lithuania, a shooting gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and former nurse Felicite Rwemarika of Rwanda.
Six men elected by fellow IOC members are Camilo Perez (Paraguay), Giovanni Malago (Italy), William Blick (Uganda), Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (Bhutan), Morinari Watanabe (Japan) and Andrew Parsons (Brazil).
The Bhutani prince, who was educated at Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school in Connecticut, joins the IOC as another Asian royal family member, Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, leaves after reaching the 70-year age limit
IOC members voted bobsled federation president Ivo Ferriani of Italy to their executive board representing winter sports.
Espn
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 5 welfare projects have completed and put into exploitation in central Logar province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the projects include construction of administrative building for agriculture, irrigation and livestock department in Logar, water canal, protection walls in Mohammad Agha and Khoshi districts and Pul-e-Alam city the provincial capital of the province that has been built with a sum of 66 million Afghanis within the last one year.
Minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, Logar governor, head of provincial council, heads of civil and military organs, farmers and tribal elders were presented during inauguration ceremony of the projects.
Eng. Nasir Ahmad Durani minister of agriculture, irrigation and livestock called appreciable efforts of Afghan security forces regarding implementation of the projects said, the ministry had plan to implement several public utility projects next year in Logar province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Five armed oppositions were killed following air raid led by coalition forces in western Farah province late yesterday.
Muhibullah Muhib spokesman of police headquarters in Farah told BNA reporter, Taliban militants have targeting while they were riding a vehicle type of Saracha in Aab Sorakh region, Pashroud district of the province.
Vehicle of the terrorists have been destroyed during the attack as well, Muhib added.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:59

Pakistan Attempts to Damage Afghan Economy

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) New restrictions of Pakistan on exportation of Afghan fruits prove that Pakistan is still active for sabotaging the economy of Afghanistan and never has come short from its adventurous activities.
BNA economic affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes the authorities of Afghan commerce and industrial chamber say that Pakistan has prevented the exportation of Afghan apple and grapes exportation to that country since a couple days ago. Beside apple, using different pretexts they also prevent the exportation of some other Afghan agricultural items. They claimed.
This time, is using a pretext that Iran’s apple under the name of Afghan apple exports in to that country, while two months has left for harvesting apple in Iran.
In addition to other fruits, annually more than a thousand tons of apple exports from Afghanistan in to Pakistan.
The new move of Pakistan for preventing the importation of Afghan apple in to that country once again makes the matter clear that Pakistan is seeking in sabotaging Afghan economy and its intelligence and political offices deliberately manage the program and recent political changes in Pakistan  has brought no any changes  in destructive policy of that country over Afghanistan.
The issue that should be focus on is this that Pakistan has always used the transit and commerce as a means of pressure against Afghanistan, while itself requires both the markets and the route of Afghanistan to trade with central Asian countries and persistently has tried to use the matter as one way street in its benefit.
In transit issue Afghanistan and Pakistan need each other, as Afghanistan uses Pakistan markets and its routes for reaching international markets, Pakistan also uses Afghanistan as a transit route for sending its industrial and agricultural goods. If we think deeply on these mutual needs, it becomes clear that the requirements of Pakistan are more serious than Afghanistan’s.
Therefore, in existence of such mutual requirements one side cannot use commercial and transit roads as a monopoly and use them as a political and economic arm.
The persistent adventurous policies of Pakistan on Afghan transit roads made the country to find alternative roads and found.
Turning of Afghanistan to new routes and establishing air corridors have somewhat decreased the dependency of Afghanistan in to Pakistan’s routes and this led to the reduction of business worth billions of dollars between the two countries and instead, Afghanistan increased it trading with Iran, India and Central Asian countries.
Pakistan prevents the exportations of Afghan fruits in to that country in a time that is the season of gathering the products and this clearly show that Pakistan has never been honest in its commitments but uses commerce as a means to achieve its political objectives.
Pakistan has always used the issues of transit, refugees and cultural and economic issues as a means of pressure against Afghanistan and victimized economy for politics but the loser of this game is Pakistan because Afghanistan finding new alternative routes has no any interests in opening its frontiers to Pakistan. The ongoing adventurous policies of Pakistan without doubt harm the traders and exporters of that country. Meanwhile, it would be necessary for Afghan relevant authorities to deal with Pakistan the same in order that country accepts that politics cannot shade on economy. 
Abdul Khalil Minawi
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Finance has held talks with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) chief on cooperation in different fields.
According to BNA report, Dr. Hamayoun Qayoumi, who is also advisor to the President on infrastructure and human resource affairs, is currently on an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Qayoumi and GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Zayani met in Riyadh on cooperation between the GCC and Afghanistan in economic, commercial and investment fields. They explored ways of enhancing cooperation to the benefit of the two sides at the meeting, which was also attended by Afghan ambassador Jalal Karim, members of the visiting delegation and GCC officials.
 

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi met with Firoz Koh (Turquoise Mountain) cultural heritage advisor here yesterday. BNA reported. The advisor briefed the Acting Minister of Information and Culture on Firoz Koh activities in Afghanistan, saying the institution began activity in 2006 and has been working in areas of cultural heritages, in particular in intangible cultural heritages, training and development of the localities. The advisor went on saying 150 historical houses were restored in last 12 years in Kabul by Firoz Koh, adding the institution has also conducted training programs on cultural heritages preservation for the local people. According to him, the Firoz Koh has been training individuals in different fields of art, including that of handicrafts, wood engraving, carpet weaving, calligraphy and jewelry. Praising Firoz Koh activities, Minister Safi said the cultural activities needed to be managed based on MoU between the ministry and the institution. The Acting Minister also emphasized on introduction of the Afghanistan’s cultural heritages and historical monuments to world including them in world heritage list.
 

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