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Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Including children and women 11 people were killed and wounded following Taliban mortar attack in northern Takhar province today.
Khalil Aseer spokesman of Takhar police told BNA reporter, the incident was happened while Afghan security forces has started military operation to annihilate armed oppositions in Dasht Qala district of the province.
The mortar shell fired beyond Taliban militants that hit on a residential house in Dasht Qala district of Takhar province, in which three people lost their lives and eight others were injured, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has received US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan.
In the meeting held yesterday at presidential palace, President Ghani said that US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has had good results, but destroying safe havens of armed individuals in neighboring country that has been strategic goal have not been achieved so far. Both sides asserted that maintaining of lasting peace, peace process and counter terrorism would continue and military partnership between Afghanistan and US would continue till maintaining peace in the country. It was also recalled in the meeting that national peace consultative Jirga would be soon held in Kabul and would be attended by representatives of various classes and all provinces so that they could consult and express views in connection with various phases of peace. In the meantime, after the Jirga, the 3rd meeting of Kabul Process will be held and its main focus will be on peace process.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:47

Laws Committee Approves 3 Legal Documents

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Regulation draft on implementation of International Transport of Goods (TIR) system, regulation draft on re-management urban land and its redevelopment and regulation draft on mental health were approved in laws committee’s session chaired by second vice president and head of the committee Sarwar Danesh.
In the session, regulation draft for implementation of TIR system, prepared by joint cooperation of ministries of justice and transport, was reviewed by members of the committee. Afghanistan government is making effort to pave further facilitations of TIR for transportation companies including TIR system by finalizing and implementation of the respective draft. According to 4th article of the draft, ministry of transport in cooperation with relevant ministries and institutions is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the draft’s articles. After overall discussion regarding the draft, members of the committee finally approved the draft and tasked ministry of justice to process the draft. In other part of the session’s agenda, members of the committee discussed and reviewed regulation draft on re-management urban land and its redevelopment and regulation draft on mental health and approved both drafts.
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib in a meeting yesterday with US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and his accompanied delegation praised US for continued cooperation and partnership with Afghanistan.
In the meeting, the US side expressed optimism about improvement of capacities and leadership at Afghanistan ministry of defense (MoD) and assured of US and RS continued cooperation with Afghanistan in strengthening of the country’s defense and security forces. National security advisor by pointing to peace issue led and owned by Afghans thanked US for its steps and cooperation in this regard, adding that the 18-year achievements of the people of Afghanistan would be protected in peace process. Dr. Mohib further said that Afghanistan government has had good initiatives in the field of peace process and simultaneously the country’s defense and security forces were defending the people and national sovereignty, adding that efforts for maintaining peace and lasting stability in Afghanistan would continue.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:44

No inclination in Jam Minatare, Minister Safi

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has paid serious attention to the country’s historical monuments and sites, a message from the minister said Monday.
Protection of the country’s historical sites and monuments are not only the responsibility of the government but also of the citizens, Minister Safi said in a message released to media. Rejecting if any inclination was seen in the Jam minaret, the Minister Safi said the enemies of the country and the people have recently tried to launch reckless excavation around the historical minaret, but the security personnel, squad 012 prevented them to reach their goals, read the message. “No inclination has been seen in the Jam Minaret, after the Ministry of Information and Culture launched an investigation into the country’s giant historical monument, for the first time in 2006 and 2012,” according to the message.
In 2018, world cultural heritages sent a joint professional delegation with the Ministry of Information and Culture to photograph from the inner parts of the minaret by using modern cameras and shared a report about, with the government. “Pictures posted on the social media are inaccurate.” About the possible neutral incident harms to the minaret in the future, the ministry has sent a written notification to the UNESCO World Heritages Center, as the Jam minaret is included in the world cultural heritages, so the agency has to be informed about any reconstruction and work being made in the historical monuments, the message added. The security institutions are also pre-informed about the possible threat facing the minaret, the message continued. Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the entire countrymen to stay working alongside the government and thanks those citizens who share their concern about the minaret with the ministry. The ministry also thanks the country’s brave security personnel who call protection of the historical monuments of their national responsibility.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:43

Electoral Draft Law Amendment Approved

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The latest consultative meeting, chaired by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh approved amendment draft to be brought at the electoral law, his office said Monday.
The meeting held at the Gul Khana Palace was attended by the country’s related personalities including representatives from the co-operation council of the 1398 presidential nominees, plenipotentiary representatives of the political parties, election related civil society activists and other related officials, the statement said.
Various important issues such eligibility to the independent election commission membership, type of appointing the members, heads, deputies and secretaries of the IEC, employment of permanent and temporal staff, conditions related to the district and village councils membership, and many other issues related to the election and candidates have been discussed in details during the four day meeting ended on Monday, the statement added. The meeting with an overwhelming majority of the members approved the draft law of the election and resolved that the amended drafts to be sent to the government cabinet of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for final procession, the statement concluded.
 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by senior legal advisor to ministry of information and culture Delawar Nazirzoi, a meeting of the commission for preparing the draft law on development and implementation of languages was held yesterday. In the meeting, senior legal advisor to MoIC said that the draft law has been prepared with morale of national unity, social justice and human rights’ values in five chapters and 32 articles.
 

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:37

18 Kg Heroin Discovered in Takhar

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Counter-narcotic drug police personnel succeeded to discover and seize 18 kilograms narcotic drug type of heroin from northern Takhar province yesterday.
Abdul Khalil Aseer spokesman of police chief in Takhar told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug placed inside a vehicle type of Saracha that loading from Badakhshan province and it was supposed to be transferred to Kunduz province which discovered and seized by counter-narcotic drug police personnel in Mabar Gharbi region, Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.
Two persons were arrested accused of the case by police personnel, Aseer added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAIMANA CITY (BNA) At least 10 fighters of Taliban group were arrested by National Directorate Security personnel in northern Faryab province yesterday.
In-charge of press office in police chief of Faryab told BNA reporter, the militants were arrested during a special military operation led by NDS personnel in Qazal Qeshlaq region, Khawaja Sabz Posh district of the province.
Mullah Ezatullah and Mullah Gul Ahmad the local commanders of Taliban militants are among the arrested terrorists, the source added.
NDS personnel succeeded to detain the members of Taliban group from their hideouts.
It has been said, already Mullah Gul Ahmad had worked as an Afghan security troop, but since two years have joined with Taliban group along with his 12 colleagues, the source further added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday February 11, 2019

MAMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Qahar Sylab 3/15 military operation successfully has ended in northeastern Kapisa province yesterday.
According to BNA local correspondent report, the military operation has started last week to suppress armed oppositions and ensure peace and stability in Dara Ayen, Dara Pachghan, Dara Afghania regions and some other insecure areas of the district, in which Taliban militants sustained heavy losses.
Some heavy and light weapons, ammunitions and military equipment have been discovered and seized during the operations, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

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