17 August 2018

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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.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to the north-eastern Kapisa province, met with a number of youths and civil society activists and asked them to determine practical and Afghanized targets, BNA reported.
Representing others, Ghulam Murtaza Khashee, Shukib Kohistani shared information about the Kapisa youths’ problems in different fields, and asked the President for providing jobs and education scholarships as well as paying serious attention to the Alberoni University of the province and transparency in the upcoming elections. They praised the country’s President’s national, regional and international programs, peace program and launching the infrastructural projects. The country’s President asked the youth to take part in a meeting expected to be soon held for the country’s youths at the presidential palace. President Ghani said basic changes, based on a sound competition, would be brought in the next four months and the women participation was the most important and the women would be appointed in the higher government posts. “You are the generation of opportunity. Most of your opportunities are lost, but what give me hope is your commitments in all areas, particularly in elimination of unemployment and fighting drugs.” He asked the youths to follow a target to be implementable and Afghanized. “We should have practical and scheduled plans,” said the country’s President.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan gained control of its airspace on Thursday when President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a radar system at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.
According to BNA report, the new most advance and modern system would help secure the Afghanistan airspace and increase the number of flights. At the radar system’s inauguration at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, Mahmood Shah Habibi, head of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA), provided technical information regarding the new radar system. Masuda Kakar, the first woman air traffic control officer, briefing the gathering said, they could now provide all air traffic services after installation of the new radar system. President Ghani during his speech congratulated the entire nation over the successful installation of the new radar system and ACAA efforts in training its personnel inside the country. He said one of the national unity government’s key commitments was regaining control of the Afghanistan airspace, which had been achieved. He said his government’s main target was turning Afghanistan into a regional roundabout. “And today we achieved the target through the air.” The President stressed over technology use said technology was the need of the modern area and the most advanced technology was being used in the radar system. It is worth to mention the new radar system to increase number of flight in Afghanistan, to vertically and horizontally decrease distance between flights and to also increase flight routes in the country.
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the final conference of the National Procurements Commission (NPC), “Resolute Reforms and Institutionalization of Transparency) said his main target was holding transparency in procurements, BNA report, the President thanked the creation of a roadmap in the procurements area said; “The importance of today’s conference is that a step has been taken for the future roadmap and the procurements should be used as successful experience in good governance. He said the government institutions have turned into an absolute professional device and for which, transparency and national commitment have been considered, no disciplinary issue. He said in the past all contracts were with corruption, illegality and inattention, but today, most of them are with less problems and noted that all contracts have been fully investigated and talked on. President Ghani warned that no one could act above the constitution and no government official should think for their economic interests, as conflict of interests cause lack of transparency and none of the national assembly have the right to own company, so they shouldn’t interfere in the issue. “We have reached to 3 percent growth from the depth of the economic collapse and this is the continuation of poverty and we should reach to 9 percent economic growth and that this was impossible without national investment,” said the President. He reiterated that women’s products would be preferred. At the end of the meeting, the President conferred medal of Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan to the Eng. Elham Hotaki for his effort in the different fields of procurements.
 

Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:23

Top Leader of Taliban Killed in Kunduz

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kunduz City (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban terrorist group was killed by Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province.
Col. Mohammad Hanif Rezayee spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, Mawlavi Shamsuddin the top leader of Taliban militants was killed during Afghan security forces’ attack in Pashayee village, Dasht Archi district of the province.
Two guards of Mawlavi Shamsuddin were injured, two motorcycles and a hideout of the terrorists have been destroyed during the attack, Rezayee added.
According to another report, Afghan security forces succeeded to discover and defuse 7 round of different types of mines and destroy five hideouts of the militants in Chahardara district, Kunduz province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday August 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Zalmi Wardak a former general and expert of political and military affairs mysteriously was killed in Kabul city.
Hashmatullah Stanekzai spokesman of Kabul’s police headquarters told BNA correspondent, Zalmi Wardak was killed in his home located in Karta-e-Parwan area, Kabul city.
The incident is a criminal case and driver of Wardam was arrested accused of the event, Stanekzai added.
M.A.Ansari
 

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