17 November 2019

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Saturday November 16, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Two smugglers along with dozens kg narcotic drug were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province last night.
The smugglers while smuggling narcotic drugs were arrested by Afghan security forces in various parts of GhaniKhail and Door Baba districts of the province.
Press office of Nangarhar governor by sending a statement reported BNA correspondent, 96 kgs narcotic drug types of heroin and hashish have been seized from the arrested smugglers.
The persons were busy on transferring narcotic drugs to unknown areas, the statement added.
In their primary investigation the smugglers confessed to that they involved in several narcotic drug cases in different parts of Nangarhar province.
According to another report, 16 people were arrested accused of criminal cases in various parts of Nangarhar province.
The people were arrested accused of murders, kidnappings and narcotic drug smugglings during special operations and vehicles’ searching launched by Afghan security forces in vicinity of Nangarhar province.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday November 16, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) As many as 82 fighters of Deash terrorist group along with their family’s members have been surrendered to Afghan national army troops in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ministry of national defense by releasing a statement issued BNA, the Deash fighters along with 51 women and 96 children have been surrendered to Afghan national army personnel in Acheen district of Nangarhar province.
96 Kalashnikovs, 5 pistols, 40 grenades, 3 communication means and some other light weapons have been seized from the surrendered terrorists, the statement added.
Since two weeks, 542 loyalists of Deash terrorist group along with their family members have been surrendered to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in various parts of Nangarhar province.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday November 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a ceremony unveiled higher education curriculums of universities’ political and Sharia faculties the other day. In the ceremony, the country’s President praised institutions which have engaged in reviewing the country’s higher education curriculum, saying that creation of human investment was one of the country’s principle issue. “The country’s constitution is the covenant that has linked us to each other and professional cadres who are graduating from the country’s universities should have basic perception from the country’s constitution,” President Ghani said. The country’s President added that there would be no place for prejudice and discrimination and the country’s academic institutions should be example of national unity. Stressing on enhancement of quality at the country’s universities and all other academic centers, President Ghani said sources in the respective curriculum are weak; therefore, the ministry of higher education, along with other ministries and institutions, should start a construction debate to strengthen the higher education curriculum. The country’s President asserted that capacity building center should be shifted to universities in order to have a single resource for training professional cadres. “There is a clear consensus in which technology specify the future path and we should take practical step towards equipment of universities with technology,” President Ghani said. The country’s President instructed officials of the ministry of higher education to increase their suggestions in connection with enhancement of quality, adding that further discussions in connection with priorities of the MoHE would be made in the meeting of high council of rule of law and high council of human resources. In the ceremony, acting minister of higher education Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai spoke and briefed related to work on reviewing the higher education curriculum, setting priorities, enhancement of quality in higher education institutions, reforms in structures, reviewing legislative documents, E-learning and attention to balanced development. Meanwhile, the country’s general attorney Farid Hamidi spoke and by expressing happiness over meaningful relation between the MoHE and the country’s judicial organs considered role and importance of higher education institutions as valuable in delivering judicial services. At the end of the ceremony, President Ghani, accompanied by a number of government officials, unveiled higher education curriculums of political science and Sharia faculties of the country’s universities.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) A series of blasts were prevented in south of the country.
Security officials discovered and confiscated 16 mines from crowded ways of Kandahar, Urozgan, Zabul and Helmand provinces and prevented from a series of explosion on civilians.
Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement told BNA, the mines with collaboration of people were discovered and defused.
So far no induvial or group has commented the responsibility of the failed planting mines, but security sources in south of the country blamed Taliban for the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:37

Taliban Explosive Depot Discovered in Nangarhar

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) An explosive depot of Taliban group was discovered in Nangarhar province.
The depot was kept in a hideout of Taliban in Momand Dara District.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, several improvised explosive ordnance and explosives were seized from the depot.
No one has been detained in the connection of the case.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:36

Taliban Sustained Heavy Casualties in Ghor

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Ferozkoh (BNA) Several strongholds of Taliban terrorist group were targeted by Afghan security forces attacks in Ghor province.
According to reports, seventeen Taliban insurgents were killed and six others were injured in the raids.
Several strongholds of the Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed.
The strongholds of the Taliban were located in Ferozkoh city, and Charseda district, Ghor province.
Security officials in west of the country said with launching air and ground operations, they prevented Taliban attacks in Ghor province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 16 November 2019 06:36

President Ghani Chairs Security Meeting

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, security meeting was held to discuss overall security situation of the country.
In the meeting held Wednesday at Presidential Palace, the country’s defense and security officials briefed related to security situation, threats and their programs for suppressing the enemies.
Stressing on further coordination between the country’s defense and security forces, the meeting ordered officials of the country’s defense and security organs to make further effort towards maintaining security of the people in particular security of Kabul residents.
In the meeting, the country’s President issued necessary instructions for repelling and thwarted vicious programs of the enemy.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message has condoled the demise of one of Herat’s religious figures and dignitaries al Haj Khwaja Mohammad Rafiq, who was passed away the other day.
The deceased Mohammad Rafiq, was one of grandsons of Herat’s Khwaja Abdullah Ansari and founders of Ansar High Darul Olum in the province, spared no effort in providing education facilities to the country’s youth.
In his message, the country’s chief executive wished the deceased Mohammad Rafiq paradise and patience to the remained.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Second Vice President and head of cabinet’s judicial committee Sarwar Danesh, the meeting of cabinet’s judicial committee was held the other day.
In the meeting, procedure plan for execution of presidential decrees in connection with pardoning and reducing terms of inmates, the amendment and improvement plan of Afghanistan plans as well as report of the execution of previous meetings’ decisions were reviewed and discussed.
First, minister of Justice Abdul Basir Anwar delivered report in connection with execution of decisions of the committee’s previous meetings on procedure plan for execution of presidential decrees related to pardoning and reducing terms of inmates.
Meanwhile, members of the meeting exchanged views and discussed occasions for issuing of the decrees, relevant institution for execution of the decrees, modality of execution and time limit for execution of the decrees as well as fair execution of the decrees by executive institutions.
The procedure has been codified within 10 articles for fair execution of presidential decrees in connection with pardoning and reducing the prison terms of inmates in order to maintain justice in the country.
Members of the meeting decided that the decrees should be executed soon after they were issued, except they need necessary time limit for execution of the decrees.
In the meeting, draft plan of amendment and improvement Afghanistan prisons was delivered by general directorate of prisons and detainee centers.  After reviewing the draft plan, members of the committee approved it and stressed that general directorate of prisons should manage budget for implementation of the plan within five coming years.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, met with Mohammad Naseri, the UN Women regional director for Asia and the Pacific here in her office on Thursday, according a statement.
Minister Safi and the UN Women delegation discussed cooperation and coordination between the two organs, the minister said in a post on her Facebook Page.

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