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Saturday, 17 August 2019 06:22


Saturday, August 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The activities and efforts of defense and security forces for ensuring security during Eid days are appraisable and once again proved that they are strongly committed to defend national and Islamic values.
BNA political and social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes national and religious times always been faced with security challenges. Terrorists have always tried to challenge the national and religious days with conducting the most brutal actions to reduce the trust of people to the state and provide the ground for their propagation again the government.
Although Mullah Hebatullah the leader of Taliban in his message on occasion of Eid considered as unofficial ceasefire advised his followers to serious care in to security and pleasure of people during Eid days and carry out everything possible for their safety and living in peace. Neutralizing more than terrorists’ conspiracies by security forces frankly showed that Taliban have no any commitment for the life of people and in every moment seeking opportunity to obtain concession by creating a new adventure.
In existence of adventures it would be impossible to take serious the statements of Taliban’s chief but can say with confidence that the calm and peace during Eid days was the result of endeavors of security forces that neutralized the conspiracies of Taliban for disrupting the people’s lives.
Sources in Interior Ministry say, the enemies persistently tried to carry out terrorist attacks against Afghan people and Afghan security but fortunately they did not success.
During Eid days Taliban tried to carry out 14 terrorist attacks against Afghan people in Kabul in provinces but all of them failed as a result of awareness and bravery Afghan security forces. 
These prove that the statement of Taliban leader was just a propagation move, they aimed as before to attack people and their interests but they could not reach their evil aims because of the bravery of Afghan security forces.
Taliban and IS are the main disrupters of security in the country and addition to them 29 other terrorist groups are fighting against Afghan people and Afghan security forces want to challenge the state and provide the ground for their propagation and conducting psychological war in the country.
But our security and defense forces with great military capabilities and close relation with people firmly stood against terrorists prevented them to achieve their satanic goals.
The people have played a great role in defeating Taliban and victory of Afghan security and defense forces. Therefore it is require, the security forces should keep their ties with people as before which guarantees their victories in the future.
Our security and defense forces have proved that they are national and public forces and fight to ensure public interests and never been compared with armed opposition groups. The Afghan security forces belong to Afghan people and fight for people’s interests while armed opposition groups are involved in proxy war to ensure the interests of the foreigners. There is a great difference between them.
Afghan security and defense forces are the greatest achievement of Afghan people, they should be supported honestly as they deserved.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, through a video conference heard the report about the development works on the preparation of strategic plan for the country’s five big cities, BNA reported the other day.
The development work plan covers Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Khost cities of the country, which are expected to be provided by the Sasaki Company, said the agency.
The video conference was held at the Charchenar Palace, where the country’s president heard the report of the Sasaki team saying the plan would be arranged within one year and then would be funded by the World Bank (WB) to be implemented in the five cities.
The president, after hearing the report, thanked the Sasaki team’s efforts for the preparation of the strategic plan and the Ministry of Urban Development for cooperation in this field, according to the agency.
Sasaki is a planning company with main office in the Boston city of the US and the expert team operational in more than 40 countries of the world.
Also, the company has earlier provided the design of the Kabul city, according to the agency.

Saturday, 17 August 2019 06:20

President Ghani Meets EU Ambassador to Kabul

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the European Union Ambassador to Kabul, discussed issues of mutual relations, peace process, the presidential election, economic issues and bilateral cooperation, BNA reported Friday.
The ambassador said the EU supports a lasting dignified peace process, democratic values and the Afghan presidential election and would stay alongside the people and government of Afghanistan, as strategic partner, the agency quoted.
Meantime, the country’s president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani thanked the EU member countries’ cooperation in various fields with Afghanistan and asked the ambassador for his support to the lasting peace and presidential election in the country.
He said Afghanistan was willing good relation with the entire international partners including the European Union, the agency quoted.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Under the direction of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, complaints hearing hotline for the country’s citizens was activated at the Presidential Palace, a statement from Arg said the other day.
“In a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace, a center for hearing and registering citizens’ complaints to be evaluated through telephone was established following an order from the country’s president,” said the statement.
Dr. Faizullah Kaker, head of the High Office for President, speaking to the meeting participants said the establishment of the center was very important hear and address the people demand and monitor the government administrations activities, according to the statement.
The citizens can deal 5000 to secure 24-hour communications with the presidential institution and share their complaints, opinion and suggestions to be duly met and processed.
The way on how to follow and meet the complaints would be informed to the citizens, said the statement.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib met Uzbekistan Ambassador Yadgarkhaja Shadmanov and discussed Afghan-led and owned peace process, a statement said on Thursday.
The Uzbek Ambassador Shadmanov in a meeting with NSA Mohib reiterated that his country supported Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.  Ambassador Shadmanov briefed NSA Mohib on recent trip of Taliban to Uzbekistan and he said that both sides discussed peace talks and Tashkent role and cooperation in peace dialogue.
The Uzbek diplomat said that peace in Afghanistan had strategic importance for Uzbekistan as it ensured stability in the region.  The two sides also discussed the delicacy of the process.
NSA Mohib thanked the constructive role of Uzbekistan in regional peace and cooperation, saying Afghans were owners and key stakeholders in the process and could make good and decisive decisions about their future.

Saturday, August 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting held at the Indian embassy in Kabul, to mark the Indian 73rd independence anniversary, said that India was a historical and strategic friend and ally of Afghanistan, a statement from his office said Friday.
The CE thanked India for its long cooperation and its constructive role with Afghanistan and called for the continuation and expansion of the relation in the future, said the statement.

Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:07

Taliban Associates Killed in Kunar Strike

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) Eight Taliban associates were killed in an air strike in east of the country last night.
The insurgents were suppressed in their strongholds in Manogi district while organizing a series of terrorist attacks.
ANA senior commander in east of the country told BNA, eight Taliban associated group were killed in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:03

Retaining Wall Constructed in Nangarhar

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) With construction of retaining wall in Nangarhar province, hundreds acres of agricultural land and dozens of houses were saved from flood damages.
The wall at length of 175 meters was built in Kozkunar District, where the river water has been destroying farms and homes for many years.
Ismael Shinwari governor for Kozkunar District, Nangarhar province told BNA, the retaining wall has been constructed by the national citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry at the cost of 1,100,000 Afghanis.
Hundreds acres of farmland and dozens of homes saved from possible flooding by building this wall.
Villagers happy that their farms and homes were saved from years of flood danger.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 17 August 2019 05:02

Taliban Key Commander Killed in Logar Raid

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Key commander of Taliban was killed in Afghan security forces raid in Logar province.
Mawlavi Qodratullah a key commander of Taliban was involved in terrorist attacks in highways of Logar province.
He was targeted in a clearing operation of Afghan security forces.
Military source in south of the country told BNA, in the raid, the key commander of Taliban with his three colleagues was killed.
Taliban bomb and mine factory with all war equipment have been demolished in the raid.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) The construction work of a high school building kick off in one of the most remote areas of Nangarhar province.
The school will accommodate about 100 girls from far and near villages in Chaparhar District.
Mohammad Sedeq Doulatzai governor of Chaparhar District, Nangarhar province told BNA, the school will have 10 classrooms, library, liberator and administrative offices.
The citizen’s covenant program will cost eight million Afghanis to build the school, he added.
T. Yarzada

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