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Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) October 16th World Food Day is a day of extending helping hands for needy people who are suffering from poverty and no access to sufficient food.
BNA economic affairs commenting on the issue writes October 16 is world Food Day. The day is celebrated across the world because the rich and poor countries accepting their obligation before the humanity are fighting for settling this horrible problem that is a stigma on forehead of humanity.
The day provides the ground for preventing the further extension of poverty and hunger and destruction of environment and elimination of farming fields.
Today world communities are severely suffering from poverty and almost one billion people are living under poverty line or facing malnutrition.
While there are countries that daily spoil thousands tons of food and deliberately waste them.
Food is an essential need of every living thing, therefore, all living things try in one way or another to meet the need, economic and social activities are carrying out to ensure food requirements.  Unfortunately, human communities are dealing unfair dealing this problem. There are countries that sufficient foodstuff and spoil great quantities of foodstuff, while there are countries whose residents suffering from poverty and poorness,
Therefore, in this critical situation, World Food Day can play a great role in wakening conscience of people who have been enjoying of having food surpass of their needs, while their fellowman and women   are suffering  from hunger and poverty in other countries.
In the situation, putting Islamic teachings in practice is of great importance that suggests, “Eat and drink not squander”.  If focus deeply in this heavenly verdict   and put it in practice in our daily life, without doubt the extra food in rich countries can remove poverty from poor countries.
Lack of enough food in Afghanistan is an acute problem in the country. The country is suffering from shortage of food for a half of a century; the devastating imposed war has badly affected Afghan community for four decades have added the problem. During the period, Agricultural farm lands have ruined and irrigation systems seriously harmed, cities and villages have expanded illegally without considering any standard, that caused decreasing of agricultural and animal husbandry products and add to food problem in the country.
Although Afghanistan is an agricultural country and 70% of its population are engaged in farming and animal raising industries, but imports food and other agricultural products from other countries an 39% of its population live under poverty line the reason is that there had been no good management in agricultural, commercial, health affairs and controlling the waters of the country.
Therefore, without having a special program, proper management for settling this problem, our people will not rid of from poverty and hunger which is seriously threat our people.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi
 

Monday October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With the beginning of autumn season especially in the provinces enjoy cold weather, cultivation begins.
The farmers make effort before snowfall to cultivate their land. Because, with snowfall, the farmlands become icy and in such state there was no possibility for cultivation of crops. In such opportunity, the farmers were demanding from provincial in-charges concerned as well as from ministry of agriculture in the capital for promotion of level of agricultural yields and timely cultivation of land are not afford to purchase improved seeds and chemical fertilizer from market. This is in a time that the armed opponent groupings in the provinces and districts they are ruling, are making effort with creating insecurity force farmers to cultivate their lands with poppy, especially those farmers have no possibility to cultivate their lands with wheat and other crops, while if the agricultural in-charges concerned especially in provinces to help farmers with providing improved seeds and a quantity of chemical fertilizer.
In such a way, if more land comes under cultivation, no doubt, how much land comes under cultivation in such a scale, the level of yields promotes and on the other, increment in poppy cultivation also prevented. It should not be forgotten that this demand of farmers in fact is their main one and is investigated in a time that the ministry of agriculture to have some all out plans and measures for adopting within autumn season. According to its annual plans, the ministry of agriculture should have some helping programs for peasants in connection with distribution of much quantity of improved seeds and chemical fertilizer to farmers which were prepared in regular packages and this should take place especially in autumn season. This process especially promoted in Herat province, because this province is having vast farmland for cultivation of variety of improved seeds even such improved wheat seeds are cultivated in other provinces as well.
Helping programs have implemented for peasants. The ministry of agriculture especially the in-charges of agriculture in Herat within some years, import several varieties of wheat seed from overseas for promotion of wheat yields and lay down at the disposal of farmers, so that from one side, the level of products be promoted and on the other, the farmers to cultivate vast area with wheat that is the primary need of our people and the level of import of grain from abroad would also decreased. According to experts, this great ordeal is met in a time the assistance of foreign countries that taken place for expansion of agriculture even for prevention from poppy cultivation and creation of alternate crop for this fatal phenomenon to ministry of agriculture and counter narcotics ministry not to be embezzled. Based on a regular plan, the assisted material be distributed to farmers within cultivation season so that they cultivate vast area with crops.
We believe completely that if better condition be prepared for cultivation of wheat and other crops for peasants, the latter never resort to poppy cultivation which is forbidden according to Islamic Sharia. But, paying less heed by in-charges to farmers in removal of their problems existed in providing improved seeds and chemical fertilizer in season of cultivation caused the agricultural land not come under cultivation. Because, majority of farmers as a result of insecurity and being low the level of yields, they have no possibility to cultivate their land and this situation in some districts of Helmand, Farah, Kandahar and northern provinces are the factors behind cultivation of land by poppy and armed men did with pre-paying money encourage farmers to poppy cultivation while the formers gain huge sum of money from it and a meagre sum of money earns from poppy, pours in the pocket of farmers.
If the in-charges of agriculture take the initiative and within cultivation season run to helping peasants and lay down improved seed at the disposal of them, in such a state, the outcome of farmers never be taken by armed men and the issue is known by agricultural in-charges and are comprehending the removal of peasants’ requirements causes the promotion of level of products and respond to the voice of farmers. There were much possibilities so that they adopt all out measures in the connection.
 

Monday, 16 October 2017 05:57

Afghanistan Eyes Aussie Players

Monday October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been alerted about the talents of Brisbane Roar attacking midfielder Rahmat Akbari and Sydney United 58 midfielder Naim Rahimi.
The AFF may look to convince Australian-based players, who were either born in Afghanistan or who have heritage links to the country, to commit their international allegiance to the Lions of Khurasan in the future. In 2015, South Melbourne striker Iqi Jawadi, now signed with Oakleigh Cannons, was called up to a training camp for Afghanistan. Ehsan Popal, co-founder of T3 Australia, confirmed that the AFF has been in contact and is monitoring the progress of these players. Popal was born in Afghanistan and his father played for their national team. Previously the AFF attempted to lure Mustafa Amini to represent Afghanistan before he played for the Socceroos’. “They’re on the radar,” Popal, a former Sutherland Sharks player, told Four Four Two. “Afghanistan’s priority is to make the 2019 Asian Cup. They were really big on getting Amini, but he ended up playing for Australia." Roar starlet Akbari was born in Afghanistan but left the country when he was a baby and his family relocated to Australia in 2005. The 17-year old came through the Brisbane Strikers and the Queensland Academy of Sport’s National training Centre, joining Brisbane Roar this year.
He has made one appearance in the A-League for the Roar and has played for the Joeys 15 times. Akbari was the second player of Afghan descent, after Amini, to play in the A-League. “I rate Akbari very, very highly,” Popal said. “He’s a talent. He’s a fantastic footballer.” Rahimi has spent time with Blacktown Spartans and Sydney Olympic, and will play for Sydney United 58 in the NSW NPL next year. The 23-year old, who was born in Iran, has also previously played professionally in Malaysia and Singapor. Popal said there is a number of talented young players with Afghan backgrounds currently coming through the Australian youth development systems. He believes that a new wave of players who have migrated or are refugees from Afghanistan, and other Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq and Syria, could make a big impact on Australian football in the years to come. “It’s a big thing,” he said. “There’s a lot of young ones coming through, at NPL or A-League level. A lot of 14, 15 year olds are playing for top NPL clubs. It’s just a matter of time. Some of them aren’t coming through the curriculums.”
Monitoring Desk
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The country’s security forces have killed 8 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and wounded four others, following a clash in eastern province of Kunar, a statement said the other day.
The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the East said the incident took place late on Saturday night in the vicinity of Kunar Bain area, leaving eight ISIS militants dead and four others wounded.
The statement added that two weapons, eight magazines of ammunition, 2 rocket launcher missiles, 1 communication device set, and 3 mobile phones together with the dead bodies of the two militants were left in the area in the aftermath of the clashes. The anti-government armed militant groups including the IS militants have not commented regarding the report so far. Kunar, located in eastern parts of Afghanistan, borders the tribal regions of Pakistan and is home to several terrorist groups.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the first Human Resources meeting at the presidential palace, urging the organs concerned to focus on education and bolstering vocational schools in the country, his office said in a statement the other day.
The president said that effort to strengthen education and higher educations would help the stability of Afghanistan, said the statement.
He said a proper way responding to the work market should be provided to help the vocational schools graduates find works, the statement added. According to him, there was a need for supervision of the education centers and universities and called relation between the educations fields a need.
The president hoped that the future generation would get access to prosperity through the country’s rich mines, roaring waters, historic relics, rare minerals, agriculture and construction, the statement continued.
The president directed the related organs to meet once a week to talk about the main infrastructural issues, particularly education and higher education and make decision based on the related officials viewpoints, the statement said.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Publication for the Ministry of Information and Culture, Fazel Sancharaki in the “Najim Nazifa” Handicrafts exhibition held here in National Gallery, Kabul, lauded the country’s handicrafts producers and said it was popular worldwide indicating the world culture and art and highlights tact and style of the nations, BNA reported the other day.
“Handicrafts are not only an economic value, but also have artistic product,” said the deputy minister, as quoted by the government owned agency. In a meeting held to exhibit up to 50 works and handicrafts of Najim and Nazifa, the two talented artists of the country, Sancharaki praised them for their effort to produce such valuable handicrafts, the agency added.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A number of members of a social association named as medical society called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday.
Participants in the meeting by expressing happiness over establishment of high medical council by national unity government considered it as key step towards betterment of standard service delivery in health sector.
He stressed that in consideration to perception of the people’s needs in the country and necessity of standard health services, high health council should run its tasks and responsibilities in the framework of relevant legislative documents so facility of fair access of the people would be provided to services. Members of the association considered activity of Mohammad Ali Jinah Hospital in Kabul’s west as vital for residents of the area stressed on acceleration work and completion of the hospital.
Afterwards, Second Vice President said that high medical council has recently kicked off its work by providing legislative documents and effort has been made that the relevant document would not be against other laws.
According to the second vice president, high medical council’s key task was to oversee and control work of hospitals, doctors and health services providers. He said that for further effectiveness of the council’s work, members of the council were selected from relevant organs.
Vice President also said that start of work process on Mohammad Ali Jinah Hospital located in Kabul’s west and promotion of Dasht-e-Barch 50-bed hospital would be followed by him.
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a session held yesterday in Mehterlam, capital city of Laghman said demands and suggestions made by local officials and the people of Laghman would be addressed.
In the session, governor of Laghman Abdul Jabar Naeemi enumerated all achievements and activities of the local government as well as challenges facing by it local government.
Afterwards, the country’s chief executive by expressing happiness over improvement of security situation and opening development and infrastructural projects in the province said that security situation in the province has considerably improved, but maintaining full security needed opportunity and further time.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also said that all suggestions and visions of local security and civil officials in connection with maintaining better security in the province would be discussed and reviewed in the country’s national Security Council.
He said that attention to local police, increasing of police forces and supplying and equipping ANA forces were the most significant suggestions in maintaining security and necessary executions would be carried out in this regard.
It is said that the country’s chief executive is in Mehterlam to review and analyze situation in the province where he was accompanied by a number of cabinet ministers, deputy of some government institutions, representatives of people in national assembly and advisors to chief executive.
It is determined that the country’s chief executive is going to open a number development projects in the province.
 

Monday, 16 October 2017 05:43

Taliban Commander Joined Peace Process

Monday, October 16, 2017

Nimroz (BNA) A Commander of Taliban joined peace process in Nimroz province yesterday.
Mohammad Hosain Hashimi press deputy of Nimroz security command told BNA reporter, Lal Mohammad commander of Taliban in Delaram district, Nimroz province was joined with his hand weapons to peace province.
Enjineer Mohammad Samy governor of Nimroz asked all armed oppositions to given up violence and joined peace process.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The security and defense forces during clearing operations killed 67 armed terrorists across the country.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the security forces launching several clearing operations aimed to annihilate armed rebels in various parts of the country, killed 67 armed insurgents including 8 Daesh, wounded 45 and detained 5 others.
The operations were launched in Nangarhar, Kunar, Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Urozgan, Herat, Ghor, Badghis, Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul and Helmand provinces.
T. Yarzada
 

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