25 May 2020

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Friday May 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Nine narcotic drug smugglers and sellers were arrested by Afghan national police personnel in Faryab, Nangarhar and Parwan provinces within the last 24 hours.
Faryab’s Police chief in a statement issued that security forces by launching four separate operations succeeded to detain four narcotic drug sellers in relevant areas of 6th, 10th precincts and Pashtoon Koot district of the province.
An alcoholic beverage factory have destroyed, some narcotic drug, 130 liters alcoholic beverage and two motorcycles have seized during the operations, the source added.
According to another report, four narcotic drug smugglers along with 28 kg narcotic drug type of hashish were arrested by counter-narcotics drug police personnel in different parts of GhaniKhail and Mohmand Dara districts of Nangarhar province.
Meanwhile, a person accused of narcotic drug stealing was arrested in Charikar city the provincial capital of Parwan province.

Friday May 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Nineteen suspects were arrested accused of different criminal cases by Afghan national police personnel in Kabul province within the last 48 hours.
Ministry of Interior by releasing a statement reported that the suspects were arrested accused of murder, armed thefts, people harrassment, mobiles & vehicles' stealing, insecurity and transferring illegal weapons from various parts of 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 17th precincts and Paghman, Mir Bacha Koot districts of Kabul province.
The statement added that 12 different type of weapons have seized from the arrested suspects.

Friday May 22, 2020
Kabul (BNA) As many as 21 anti-government militias were killed during air attack conducted by Afghan Air Forces in northern Jawzjan yesterday morning.
Security officials in Jawzjan told BNA correspondent that the Taliban fighters have targeted by Afghan Air Forces in two parts of Mangjeek district of the province,  in which 21 rebels were killed.
The insurgents have been targeted while they were involving in mine making and establishing military base in Mangjeek district, the source added.

Thursday May 21, 2020
PUL-E-KHUMRIC CITY (BNA) A group of 15-member of Taliban group have joined to peace process in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Abdul Muqim Niazi acting governor of Baghlan in a press conference confirmed joining of the insurgents to peace process said, the militants have joined to peace process in Talo-e-Barfak district of the province.
By joining of the insurgents to peace process, security situation will improved in the district.
Acting governor of Baghlan appreciated recent activities of Afghan National Security Directorate in the province.

Thursday May 21, 2020
KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) More than 20 armed oppositions were killed during air attack conducted by Afghan air forces in northern Kunduz province.
Fawad Aman deputy spokesman for Ministry of Defense told media, the air raid carried out by Afghan air forces in different parts of Chahar Dara district of Kunduz, in which 23 terrorists were killed.
According to another report, a policeman and a civilian lost their lives and 18 others were wounded following mine blast in Kunduz city the other day.

Thursday May 21, 2020
TALIQAN CITY (BNA) At least nine local up-rising forces supporting government were killed following Taliban attack in northern Takhar province the night before last.
Khalil Aseer spokesman of Takhar’s police chief told BNA reporter, group of Taliban fighters storm on local up-rising forces’ checkpoints in Lala Guzar region, Khawaja Bahauddin district of the province.
Aseer added that 9 local up-rising forces lost their lives and six others were wounded following the attack.

Thursday May 21, 2020
KUNDUZ CITY (BNA) Five Afghan local police personnel have abducted by Taliban fighters in northern Kunduz province the other day.
Qari Mohammad district governor of Burka told BNA correspondent, the police personnel went to Kunduz city to receive their salaries, but in returning they kidnapped by Taliban fighters in Angor Bagh region, Kunduz province.
There is no information about their fate so far.

Thursday May 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The coronavirus pandemic is expected to throw into extreme poverty more than 60 million people globally, the World Bank said on Tuesday as it announced emergency operations worth USD 160 billion in 100 developing countries to fight this deadly virus.
"The pandemic and shutdown of advanced economies could push as many as 60 million people into extreme poverty – erasing much of the recent progress made in poverty alleviation,” World Bank President David Malpass told reporters during a conference call.
"The World Bank Group has moved quickly and decisively to establish emergency response operations in 100 countries, with mechanisms that allow other donors to rapidly expand the programs," he said.
Of the 100 countries, home to 70 per cent of the world’s population, 39 are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly one-third of the total projects are in fragile and conflict-affected situations, such as Afghanistan, Chad, Haiti, and Niger.
"To return to growth, our goal must be rapid, flexible responses to tackle the health emergency, provide cash and other expandable support to protect the poor, maintain the private sector, and strengthen economic resilience and recovery,” Malpass said.
"This represents a significant milestone in the World Bank Group’s effort to deploy USD160 billion over a 15-month period. So this is a milestone in the USD 160 billion that we have committed to,” he said.
Malpass said that the programs are tailored to the countries to effectively respond to the health, economic and social shocks that that country are facing.
The programs will reinforce healthcare systems; and also help procure vital life-saving medical equipment and supplies. And these programs contain mechanisms that allow other donors to rapidly expand the program, he added.
"We invite that. There can be co-financing, there can be additional donors parallel with these programs, so it is important that we note that the programs are expandable. And because of the breadth that means the interested donors and other multilateral banks can reach countries around the world,” the World Bank President said.
The Bank Group’s support through grants, loans and equity investments will be supplemented by the suspension of bilateral debt service, as endorsed by the Bank’s governors. IDA-eligible countries that request forbearance on their official bilateral debt payments will have more financial resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and fund critical, lifesaving emergency responses.
"The bilateral debt-service suspension being offered will free up crucial resources for IDA countries to fund emergency responses to COVID-19,” said Malpass.
"Nations should move quickly to substantially increase the transparency of all their governments’ financial commitments. This will increase the confidence in the investment climate and encourage more beneficial debt and investment in the future,” he added.
More than 310,000 people have died due to the coronavirus pandemic and over 4.8 million people infected around the world. The US is the worst-hit country with over 90,000 deaths and over 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, 21 May 2020 05:32

Qatar Sends Medical Aid To Afghanistan

Thursday May 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In implementation of the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, four shipments of urgent medical aid - provided by Qatar through the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) - were sent to Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia Tuesday.
The medical assistance from Qatar comes in support of the efforts of friendly countries in combating the Covid-19 outbreak. Officials and dignitaries mark the arrival of a medical aid in Afghanistan.
Gulf Time

Thursday May 21, 2020
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) Afghan National Security Directorate (NDS) succeeded to detain two smugglers along with 44 kg narcotic drug in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
According to BNA report, NDS by releasing a statement issued that the smugglers along with 44 kg narcotic drug type of hashish were arrested in northern Salang, Baghlan.
The smugglers wanted to transfer the narcotic drug from Banoy district, Baghlan to Kabul.

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