17 August 2019

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Monday, August 5, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with the Danish outgoing ambassador, appreciated him for his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan, the CE Press Office said Sunday.
Both sides besides speaking on issues relating peace discussed some other agendas, according to the statement.
The CE also thanked him for providing good opportunity to improve relation between the two countries during his tenure as Danish ambassador to Kabul, said the statement.
Meanwhile, the Danish outgoing ambassador called his mission in Afghanistan unforgettable and wished for lasting peace and stability in the country and assured of his continued cooperation with Afghanistan.


Monday, August 05, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with visiting Afghan Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar in Tehran on Saturday said that the government of Iran supports Afghanistan’s integrity, independence and security.
Tehran has always supported Afghanistan in “hard times”, Larijani said as quoted by Iran’s Irana news agency.
“Today there is the talk of sustainable peace in the region.  The Islamic Republic stands next to the Afghan government.  Iran supports the peace council there,” Larijani said.
Larijani stressed that Iran always supports all types of dialogue which include the Afghan government.
Muslimyar expressed his gratitude to the Iranian leader for backing the Afghan nationals’
Education in Iran.
This comes as the US and the Taliban negotiators started the eight round of talks in Doha on Saturday.  The US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the United States is ready for “a good agreement” with the Taliban.


Monday, 05 August 2019 07:02

900g of Heroin Discovered in Nimroz

Monday, August 05, 2019
Zaranj (BNA) More than 900g of heroin was discovered and confiscated by security forces in Zaranj city, Nimroz province.
Ibrahim Amini press in charge of Nimroz security commandment told BNA, 950g of heroin which to be transferred to unknown location, discovered in that province.
Two men have been arrested in the connection of the case, police started investigation in this regard.
T. Yarzada

Monday, August 05, 2019
Ghor (BNA) Seven Taliban terrorist group including their senior commander were killed in Ghor province yesterday.
Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman for Ghor governor told BNA correspondent, armed Taliban stormed on police checkpoints in Ferozkoh city, in which seven Taliban including their top commander were killed.
Seven policemen were also martyred and nine others have been injured in the conflict, Khatibi added.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 05 August 2019 06:59

Taliban Militants Killed in Logar Raids

Monday, August 05, 2019
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Twelve Taliban militants were killed in Logar province last night.
Shahpoor Ahmadzai spokesman for Logar security commandment told BNA, the militants were killed in air and ground raids of afghan security forces in Alozai region, Khoshi district of that province.
A policeman has been injured in the event, he added.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 05 August 2019 06:57

Martyrs’ Families Received Aids

Monday, August 05, 2019
Charikar (BNA) Cash Distributed for 21 martyrs and injured families in Parwan province.
According to report, cash distributed for families who’s martyred and injured in recent events in that province.
Local in charge of Parwan said, for each martyred families distributed one hundred thousand Afghanis and for injured families fifty thousand Afghanis.
The series of donations continues in that province, he said.
T. Yarzada

Friday July 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Tomáš Petříček.
Mentioning of the sacrifices of the Czech Republic's military forces in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Rabbani said that Czech Republic was a good friend of Afghanistan.
He added that the training of the Afghan pilots in the Czech Republic have been of vital significance in the current situation and appreciated the help and support of the Czech Republic, particularly the presence of that country's forces within the framework of ISAF and RS in Afghanistan.
Briefing on the European countries' commitments to Afghanistan particularly that of the Czech Republic's, Mr. Petříček reiterated the implementation of those commitments.
The two sides also discussed the upcoming Presidential Elections, bilateral cooperation, the peace talks, international community's commitments to Afghanistan in the post peace process and the presence of international forces for fighting terrorism in Afghanistan.


Friday July 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Turkmenistan has sent a truck convoy to Afghanistan with a large batch of additional humanitarian cargo, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency.
Medicines and medical supplies, textiles and children's clothing, school textbooks and supplies, confectionery and other products were sent as free aid. Turkmenistan makes a significant contribution to the development of the socio-economic infrastructure of Afghanistan and the establishment of peace, the information said.
"Being a close neighbor, our country is implementing a number of projects as part of existing bilateral agreements, including those on the provision of the Afghan people with electricity and liquefied gas on a preferential basis," Neytralni Turkmenistan newspaper writes.
In February 2018, the construction of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, as well as of a power transmission line and a fiber-optic communication line on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) route, were launched.

Friday July 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Taliban can participate in the presidential elections if they agree to sit down at the peace table with the Kabul government and end the 18-year war. This was stated by the spokesman of Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic, stressing that "the doors are open whenever they want to come to discuss with an Afghan government and take part in the democratic and national stage".
Elections to choose the new president will take place on September 28th. The election campaign will officially begin in two days and there are currently 18 candidates (all men), including the current head of state Ashraf Ghani and a former warlord.
The Taliban have long wanted to sit in government positions, but they refuse to present themselves at the negotiating table with the Afghan government, which they consider a "puppet" in Washington's hands.
For these reasons, the agreement reached in Doha, Qatar, between government representatives, activists and women on the one hand and members of the militant groups on the other, seemed to indicate a turning point. But the episodes of violence that occurred in the following days suggested the floundering of the historic agreement, which established a "road map for peace" with the goal of "zero civilian casualties".
Meanwhile, in the same hours that the Afghan government announced the opening towards the Taliban, bombs exploded in three other cities of the country, causing in total more than 50 deaths, of which 10 in the capital. After the carnage, the US and Afghanistan governments released a joint statement reiterating their commitment to accelerate diplomatic efforts to stem the bloodshed. President Ghani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agree that "the time has come to accelerate efforts to reach the negotiated end of the war in Afghanistan".
According to the United Nations, in 2018 the clashes caused 3,804 casualties among the population. Of these, at least 927 were children, innocent lives sacrificed on the altar of war.

Friday July 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Supply of airplane tickets in black market, has aroused complain of a number of passengers and say that exploiting the constraint of passengers of domestic flight. These passengers say that exploiting constraints of passengers, the ticket sellers sell than higher them original prices with a difference of at least US $50 per ticket.
Ibrahim Temori a local passenger who has just returned from Herat to Kabul said, I bought Kabul-Herat ticket with a difference of US $13. I referred to a KAM AIR Ticket sellers in Herat but all tickets were already sold. Finally I managed to buy a ticket from black market against $ 13 higher for $110 while the actual price was $97.
Abdul Wahab Siddiqi another passenger claims, that some times before I wanted to travel to Kabul from Herat but all tickets were sold and finished. So I had to buy ticket with a difference of US $ 25 from a ticket center.
Herat lawmakers in the house confirm that tickets from domestic flights are supplied in black markets with a difference of 10-25 US $ than original prices. In an interview, Herat lawmaker in the lower house and secretary of the house complaints commission Hamidullah Hanif said, since long times, tickets for domestic flights are sold in black market with higher prices and no steps are taken against this situation.
Hanif assures that he would discuss this issue with relevant bodies in the house.
At the same time confirming many complains on this issue, the officials of KAM AIR said that dealing with this question is not their responsibility.
Media in-charge of KAR AIR Najib Paiman said, a number of ticket sellers who are not connected to KAM AIR over charge tickets on crowded occasions. But if there are any complain on KAM AIR ticket sellers, it would be assessed.
The KAM AIR officials point out that they use international sales system for management of tickets selling, so no seller is allowed to over charge tickets.
The officials of private airlines and national avaition said that dealing with these issues is the responsibility of Afghan Tour department. Director of Afghan Tour Department Noor Mohammad Hussein Khyl said, tickets are supplied in bazzar in two ways to ticket selling centers either directly against a certain interest or through internet bazzar and at present there is no essential supervision on sell and buying of tickets.
But the black markets will be prevented soon.
Massouda Qarizada

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