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Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:45

30 Taliban Militants Killed In Paktia

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Gardiz (BNA) 30 armed oppositions were killed in Paktia province last night.
BNA correspondent quoting from police spokesman of Paktia, the oppositions were killed while they stormed on police checkpoint in Skandarkhail region of Jaji Aryob district.
According to the spokesman, Taliban started their attacks late last night and the terrorists after heavy losses, forced to flee the site.
He added, 30 armed Taliban have been killed and 16 others were injured in the raids.
He also said, three policemen were martyred and four others have been wounded in the raids.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:43

Taliban Insurgents Killed In Herat Raid

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Herat (BNA) 11 Taliban insurgents were killed in Herat province last night.
Abdul Ahad Walizada spokesman of Herat security command told BNA, the insurgents were killed while they stormed on local police checkpoints in Dahan Doab region of Oba district.
He said, five local policemen and an ANA policemen were also martyred in the attack.
Another report says, ten Taliban rebels including a number of their leaders were killed in Faryab province.
Mohammad Hanif Rezaee spokesman of Shaheen 209 army corps told BNA, the rebels have been killed in air strikes by air forces.
Three top commanders of them were also among the dead.
He added, ten other insurgents were wounded and numerous of weapons were also destroyed in the raid.

T. Yarzada

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:41

Taliban Shadow Governor Killed In Badakhshan

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Faizabad (BNA) Shadow governor of Taliban for Shohadai District, Badakhshan province was killed yesterday.
Mohammad Hanif Rezayee spokesman of Shaheen 209 army corps told BNA, Hamdullah shadow governor of Taliban for Shohadai district, Badakhshan province was killed with his colleague by Afghan security forces along the road of Baharak and Wardoj districts.
He added, two other insurgents were also injured in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:40

Balkh Former Governor Calls VP Danesh

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Balkh former governor and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan Atta Mohammad Noor called on vice president Sarwar Danesh.
In the meeting, vice president Sarwar Danesh praised Atta Mohammad Noor for his works as former governor of Balkh in the past 15 years and his role as one of political figures of the country.
Second vice president said that Noor was one of the government’s successful governors and valuable services have been provided for Balkh residents during his mission in the province.
In return, Atta Mohammad Noor considered Danesh as one of national and effective figures of the country and hardworking leaders of national unity government.
Praising Sarwar Danesh for his role as national figure, Atta Mohammad Noor stressed on further unity among elders and political fronts of the country. 
In the meeting, both sides discussed key issues including upcoming parliamentary elections, maintaining transparency in the election, peace process and talks with armed insurgents and security situation.

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:39

UN Pledges Continued Support To Afghanistan

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenea during his three-day visit to Afghanistan met with representatives of the Government of Afghanistan, political leaders and the diplomatic community and reaffirmed the UN support to Afghanistan, according to a UNAMA statement received by The Kabul Times on Thursday.
In his meetings, Mr. Jenea emphasized the United Nations long-term commitment to Afghanistan and its people.  He conveyed the United Nations’ strong support for the Government of Afghanistan’s efforts to hold transparent, inclusive and credible elections in October this year and Presidential elections in April 2019.
He took note of the ongoing electoral preparations and areas that would benefit from further improvements, and of progress on commitments made at the 2016 Brussels Conferences, which is to be reviewed at the Geneva Ministerial Conference in November.
Jenea emphasized the importance of political dialogue and the shared responsibilities among political leaders, the Afghan Government and the electoral institutions in creating an environment conductive to credible elections.
Assistant Secretary-General Jenea commanded the Government for its efforts to find a political solution to the conflict in the country, including through the offer of unconditional peace talks to the Taliban.
In the light of Afghans’ strong desire for peace and reconciliation, he discussed the Government’s vision for how to move forward on a peace process and welcomed its plan for a new ceasefire.  The United Nations is ready to assist if requested.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in opening ceremony of projects of CRIDA (Capital Region Independent Development Authority) in Kabul.
In a ceremony held Thursday in presidential palace, first CRIDA deputy Eng. Farhad Jalalzai briefed related to the authority’s projects said CRIDA was implementing projects in health, education, reconstruction of historic places and airport as well as other projects based on vision of the country’s President.
After hearing speeches and information delivered by the CRIDA officials, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani by congratulating completion of projects to Kabul residents said a number of projects were being designed or implemented, adding that 50 percent renovation work of Eidgah mosque has been completed and in the meantime green area and garden of the mosque would be also renovated.
Praising officials, experts, engineers and employees of CRIDA for timely implementing development projects, the country’s President added further investment would be made on the authority.  President Ghani by pointing to works of CRIDA said Capital Region Intendent Development Authority first prepare a clear distinction and analysis from problems and needs and later implemented the projects with low cost, on exact time and in a better way.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani went to Eidgah mosque Thursday morning and visited renovation process of the mosque.
First two engineers by briefing in connection with renovation of various parts of the mosque said they were trying to follow all reconstruction works in a very professional way as it is a historic mosque.
Considering the start of reconstruction work of the mosque as key step towards renovation of historic monuments in particular renovation of historic monuments in particular renovation of the country’s historic mosque, the country’s President said the mosque was mostly destroyed due to explosion.
President Ghani by pointed that no attention has been paid to the country’s historic places assured that further attention would be paid to historic and new mosques in the country.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar met Chinese Ambassador Liu Jingson here the other day, the National Security Council spokesman Qader Shah said.
A high level Chinese delegation is visiting Kabul in near future for talks with Afghan officials on bilateral cooperation, the country’s envoy said on Thursday.
The two sides discussed expansion of bilateral relations, with NSA Atmar praising China’s sincere efforts for regional peace and development.
Ambassador Liu Jingson said his country supported an Afghan-led and owned peace process and reconciliation efforts.  The envoy reiterated commitment his country was ready to support Afghanistan in counter-terrorism efforts.
The NSA thanked the leadership of Chinese government for providing assistance to Afghanistan in various sectors and termed China’s role in political, economic and social development of the region as significant.
Liu said his country was ready to dispatch a high-level delegation to Afghanistan to discuss expansion in bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries.
The envoy added the delegation would discuss the Afghan peace process and would reaffirm commitment to counter-terrorism efforts and implementation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organizations (SCO)’s commitments.
According to another report, NSA Atmar met Egyptian Ambassador to Afghanistan Hani Salah, where the envoy has reaffirmed his country’s assistance to Afghanistan in areas of higher education, Islamic studies and prevention of fundamentalism, a statement from the National Security Council (NSC said on Wednesday,
The two sides have discussed the ongoing state of extremism and fundamentalism and stressed over the halt of unfortunate incidents.
NSA Atmar hailed the role of Egyptian government and people in bring down the level of fundamentalism and appreciated their efforts and commitment.  The NSA also thanked the leadership of Egyptian government for providing scholarship for Afghan students.
They envoy reiterated commitment that his country was ready to support Afghanistan in higher education, Islamic education and counter-terrorism efforts.  Salah offered special assistance to Afghan-led, owned peace process and reconciliation efforts.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kabul/CAIRO (BNA) The statue of Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan, thinker and genius of the East was erected at the Maidan-e-Azadi, Freedom Avenue in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, Baghar News Agency reported the other day.
The agency said a ceremony attended by the Afghan Ambassador, Fazl Rahman Fazel to Egypt, Muhebullah Zakeria, advisor to the Ministry of Information and Culture on Newspapers Affairs and other Afghan and Egypt cultural figures, was held in the area, where Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan’s statue was erected.
According to the source, quoting Muhbullah Zakeri, the representative of the Ministry of Information and Culture, the icon was made by a well-known Egyptian statue-maker, Dr Shahana Abdul Rahim, who was admired by an azure cup from the government of Afghanistan.
“The icon of Allama Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan was erected in the freedom garden in Egypt by the request of the government of Afghanistan from the Cairo Governor, Engineer Atef Abdul Hamid,” said Fazl Rahman Fazel Afghanistan Ambassador to Egypt.
The statue was made with the use of up to $15,000, said the agency.
Born in 1838 in Asad Abad village of eastern Kunar province, Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan left for Kabul for primary education, then to Iran, Iraq and Egypt for higher education when he was 18 years old.
After his education, he visited India, Saudi Arabia, Jordon, Syria, Turkey, England, Iran, and Russia for research and returned home and resorted to reforms.

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the meeting of the public procurements, said that about 50 billion Afghanis have been saved after wide reforms brought in the government’s procurements system, BNA reported.
The CE, as quoted by the agency, said in the past many problems were available and the benefits were lost, but after the establishment of the National Procurement Commission, good changes have been brought. The NPC has delivered up to 3330 contracts costing 500 billion Afghanis to the companies in the past four years, the country’s Chief Executive noted. He said tens of projects, which have been of the government top priorities, have remained intact due to lack of proper work procedure, but today, according to him, the way for the projects were open and that up to 50 billion Afghanis have been saved as a result, a considerable success at a time, while the country is dependent on the foreign countries aids.

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