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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  The Council of Ministers instructed that distribution of electronic ID cards should start from third of Hamal 1392, The Council of Ministers in its Monday’s meeting (28th of Hoot) discussed the requirements for distribution of the ID cards and decided that the Ministries of Interior Affairs and Communication and Information Technology start ID distribution on the above-stated date.
The Minister of Justice also presented the draft law on social support and CM instructed the ministries of justice and finance to further study the draft law from viewpoint of social and financial considerations as well as family aspects and refer the reviewed draft for consideration of the CM.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:18

Corruption Drops 9%

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Amin Khuramji the deputy to Anti-corruption directorate said yesterday that corruption had dropped down 9 percent in the year of 1391.
However, he added that the phenomenon of corruption has been experienced in any country of the world and the nations have overcome the menace by adopting comprehensive strategy to fight the social evil.
He made the remark while Azizullah Ludin the head of Anti-corruption told recently 100 million Afghanis had been embezzled in the meat contract of the ministry of defense.
However, the deputy to the anti-corruption body, Khuramji revealed that some 300 cases of corruption have been referred to the judiciary and the Attorney General Office.
He also claimed that so far hundreds of millions of US dollars had been regained from corrupt elements.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:16

Agreement Worth $1.2 m Signed In Kabul

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) An agreement worth USD 1.2 million was signed by Farouq Wardak Minister of Education and the Italian ambassador and UNESCO representative Loshiono Pazoli.
On the basis of this agreement Italy will provide USD 1.2 million to the ministry of education for expansion of educational TV publications of the ministry.
The Minister of Education while signing this agreement said that with signing of this agreement the ground will be paved for training of the Afghan children from distance area and this will be provided by the educational TV of the ministry.
The Italian ambassador said at the signing ceremony that by using the contemporary technology the educational TV of the ministry of education we can reach education to the homes of the people of Afghanistan.
The UNESCO representative said that this aid is allocated for 240 parts of the educational TV publication of the ministry of education.
Farouq Wardak addressing the press conference said that during the new academic year 1.640 million new students have registered to attend school in the country.
Presently 9.6 million students are attending school throughout the country.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) While some of the traders are preventing arrival of their goods to the cities, the deputy head of the Chambers of Commerce says that the proposal in respect to taking of money from the vehicles carrying traders’ good on the highways is referred to the Council of Ministers in order to resolve traders problems.
Khan Jan Alekozai says this at a time that some traders avoid entry of their goods into the cities when the CM permitted the municipalities to get taxes from the traders while they are entering goods to the cities.
The officials of the Chambers of Commerce says that different organs in localities are demanding money from them in the name of  taxes and this way the traders are facing losses.
Presently some traders have preserved their goods into the custom houses and avoid their entry into the cities.
Qurban Haqjo head of the Chamber of Commerce says that non-transfer of trade goods to the cities can cause price hikes of goods in the markets and the reason for this is taking of money by the government organs.
The traders are not only liable to pay taxes to the municipalities but they used to pay money to different organs on the highways to the traffic, municipalities, public health and other organs and they are compelled to add the loss to the overall prices of their goods and this way the consumer economy is destroyed.
Khan Jan Alekozai deputy head of Chambers of Commerce adds that for several days traders goods are stopped close to the cities and it indicates that the problems is not resolved and this wastes the traders time and problem for the public.
He added that the Chambers of Commerce forwarded a proposal to the Council of Ministers and stressed that with this proposals they are following up three aims, first that the tax of the trader should be defined, the tax payment should become easier and this should not create the ground for corruption of the government officials.
Now it depends on the Council of Ministers how it solves this problem.

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:39

Contract worth $15 mln inked

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The ministry for power and water and a joint venture of Afghan and Pakistan inked an agreement for flood control of Kamal Khan Dam in Nimroz province yesterday.
The minister for power and water Mohammad Ismael Khan and director of the company signed the agreement.
The 13.5 meter height protected wall and 4.5 km length will be completed within two years.
In addition to building four power generating instrument, the dam will also irrigate 80.000 hectares land.

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:30


12th March is coincident with   the 12th anniversary of destruction of Bamian’s statues by ignorant and savage Taliban. Taliban committing this heinous act struck a heavy blow on humanism and damaged the most valuable heritage of the world.

BNA commentator regarding to this barbaric and inhumane act writes: twelve years from now, in such day, so called Taliban using explosives destroyed Buddha’s statues the most famous cultural heritages of the region and the world and in this way they not only demonstrated their hostility to science, culture and civilization of our country but to the entire region and the world. In reality this barbarous and evil act originated from the hostilities of neighboring country toward the rich and ancient civilization, which carried out by Taliban their mercenaries.

Apparently, Taliban claimed that they have damaged the statues because of religious reasons but in fact they used religion as a means of implementing their masters’ evil goals which are aimed not only eliminating the glorious history and ancient civilization of our country but the entire region even the world. Short minded and conservative Taliban perpetrating such a grave crime not only targeted the identity and glorious history of an ancient country but attacked the world culture and civilization as a whole. By   committing this evil act they once again proved that their animosity to humanity, science and culture not only restricted to geo- politic of Afghanistan but goes much beyond
They attacked the targets in this country which were not only belonged to the Afghans but were the property of the region and the world. Taliban within a plot designed by the intelligence of the neighboring country damaged the Buddha’s statues to show their hostility towards knowledge, art and finally humanity. Taliban did destructions as Changes Khan did early and gone but the memory of their evil deeds especially the destruction of Buddha’s statues will remain for ever.

Since, Islamic State of Afghanistan considers itself as the patron of preserving archeological sites and historical monuments of the country has taken practical measures for rehabilitation of the Buddha’s statues and already established close ties with different friendly countries and relevant international organizations for the purpose. So far Japan has showed its interest for rehabilitation of the Buddha’s statues and UNESCO also is playing its role on that regard. Unfortunately, until now the process of rehabilitation of the statues is not underway. It is a fact the statues have been destroyed, but now a question raises what the international community to whom the Buddha’s statues this world’s heritage belong has done for the rehabilitation of the statues and what plans do they have for implementing the project of reconstruction of the statues. Because condemning an evil action can not solve the problem, it needs a practical action.

The cultural properties of Afghanistan among them Buddha’s statues not only belong to Afghans but belong to the Buddhists across the world and international community as a world heritage. Therefore, rehabilitation of the statues are considered as an obligation of all countries and international organizations without any discrimination, so they should do all their best to meet that humane goal.  

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:56

Senate holds session

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The House of senate with planting a sapling held session yesterday and discussed variety of topics.
President over by Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the house stressed for greenery and environment protection.
Besides supporting the remarks of president with regard to strengthening the national sovereignty and checking foreign intervention, the house also expressed concern over security incidents in Balkh, Badakhshan and insider attack in Jalrez of Wardak and cutting of forests in Kunar province.
The senators also lashed at closing down of schools in Kalandaria district of Khost and education problems in Ghazni provinces.
It was also decided that the secretariat of senate to take the issue with the government and find amicable solution.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In the process of electing members of administrative board of the House of People yesterday, Mir Wais Yasini was elected as first deputy and Sayed Ikram as secretary of the house.
With garnering 129 votes against 75 votes for Obaidullah Kalimzai, Yasini filled the post.
Sayed Ikram bagged 113 votes against 88 for Mohammad Daud Kalakani, was elected as secretary of the board.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister for information and culture in meeting with the directors of information and culture departments in the provinces yesterday listened to their problems.
The minister in his address the directors said, “You belong to the whole nation of Afghanistan and you ought to work for the betterment of people to win the support of the people”.
Dr. Raheen also called on the directors of cultural department in provinces to respect the constitution and press law.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 06:54

President Hamid Karzai’s sympathy message

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) I was informed with regret the death of Gulruz Khan a brave Jehadi commander, May his soul rest in peace.
Late Gulruz Khan was a brave Mujahid, and his Jehadi epics were appreciable. His death was a loss.
I therefore convey my sympathies to his family and friends and wish peace for his soul and patience for his Family members.