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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for finance Dr. Omar Zakhilwal held a meeting with Saraj, representatives of the civil society said that all the civil society members are supporting the coming Tokyo conference on Afghanistan scheduled to be held in 8th July this year to seek more international community’s economic support for the country. 
Dr. Zakhilwal added that the suggestions and opinions of representatives of the civil society had been noted down and would be presented at Tokyo conference. 
Women rights activist and member of civil society Suraya Parlika, Amanullah Jawad, Mahbouba, Amin Shaq Mayel and Dr. Mohammad Farid and other representatives of civil institutions had presented their suggestions in the meeting.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Saturday said the Iranian government would issue over the next eight months visas and other legal documents to nearly one and a half million Afghan refugees living in the neighboring country. 
Dr. Rasoul, testifying along with Minister of Refugees and Returnees Jamahir Anwari before the Wolesi Jirga, said 900,000 Afghans were currently living in Iran legally and about 1.4 million illegally. 
According to the ministry of foreign affairs, Afghan refugees living with families are being issued passports by the Afghan embassy in Tehran and one year visas by the Iranian authorities. 
Rassoul said a delegation had been sent to Iran to distribute passports to the Afghans in that country. 
He asked the Afghans living without families in Iran to return to Afghanistan and get their visas and passports. 
After receiving legal documents, the refugees will be able to work freely in Iran and get the health insurance facility. 
The Afghans currently allowed to work in Iranian districts would be able to work in cities after being legalized, he hoped. 
The agreement came after months of negotiations between Afghan and Iranian officials on the problems being faced by refugees in Iran, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.
Without going into details, Dr. Rasoul told lawmakers an agreement over 25 Afghans on death row in Iran had also been reached. 
He said the Iranian government had promised to release another 100 Afghans languishing in jails there. 
The minister said of the 2.7 million Afghans living in Pakistan, one million were illegal. 
In the past, he said, the Pakistani government would not allow an Afghan family to stay in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province if its member worked there.
In continuation of creating prides, the world famous scholar and genius philosopher Mohammad Seddiq Afghan based on the letter dated March 16, 2012 of Britain Oxford University, Cam Bridge International Biography Center has got the first position among 100 discoverers, invented and world geniuses. 
Previously, the name of Seddiq Afghan was registered among 55000 scholars and elites of the world that is printed at the book of (Who is who in the world). 
Following this great success and scientific prides, Seddiq Afghan passed through high stairs and the name of this Afghan son found its way in 21st century among 200 philosophers in the world paragraph that is registered in encyclopedia.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president and head of the economic committee of the Council of Ministers, attended the ceremony marking growth of the domestic income. 
He told the gathering that Afghanistan closing towards economic stability from a ruined economy. 
Other participants of this gathering included ministers of finance, rehabilitation and rural development, public works, communications and information technology and some other high ranking government officials and the private sector. 
On the basis of finance ministry’s report, domestic income in the past year had a growth of over 50% and the overall income in 1391 will reach Afs, 100 billion. 
Khalili congratulated the Afghan nation on this achievement and appreciated all those who strived hard for growth of the domestic incomes and expressed the hope that further growth be occurred during the coming years as well so that the country attains self-reliance. 
He noted that growth of domestic income can help the government in meeting a part of its ordinary budget and in meeting the costs of some of the important projects and this way a balanced economy will be materialized. 
He added that in addition of enabling us in reaching self-reliance growth of income may make us hopeful for consolidation of rule of law, relative improvement in our administration, existence of transparency, upgrading the human power and modernization of equipment and possibilities and this is decisively supported by the government leadership. 
In another part of his address he stressed that in order to reach self-reliance, it is need to strengthen our collection of income systems, specify income sources and invest on those sources. 
He once again reiterated on strengthening of the private sector and added that it is expected that the activists of this sector focus its attention towards all its work aspects and he also requested the parliament and other foundations of the government to amend laws that are not responsive to the present economic requirements and fill the existing gaps so that the effectiveness of the trade and economic activities and poverty elimination prove instrumental as well. 
The minister of finance called attaining of Afs, 100 billion as domestic income a great achievement for the government of Afghanistan and reiterated that Afghanistan in order to make sustainable expansion is in need of depending on its domestic resources and income. 
He stressed that for the first time the government of Afghanistan could finance some of the national projects like Kamal Khan Dam, Herat-Ghour-Kabul highway and most of other infrastructure projects through its domestic income. 
He also considered domestic income increase an indicator of change and increment of capacities in the economic system of the country. 
At this gathering minister of communications and information technology and the representative of the IMF and some other high government officials also spoke on this issue. 
At the end those media networks having worked hard in economic journalism were awarded letters of merit by the finance ministry.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rassoul Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan received a delegation of female members of Parliament and Senate of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
Welcoming the members of Parliament of Pakistan, Dr. Rasoul underscored the role of women in the society’s socio-political development and considered effective the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, particularly the consolidation of the relations between the female parliamentarians with regard to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation as well as regional integration. 
The delegation of Pakistan’s Parliament female members also stressed the role of women in marking a bright future for Afghanistan pointed out the role of women and their place in the  peace process, and considered the achievements of Afghan government in the improvement of women’s condition and the promotion of their rights as positive and notable. 
Pointing Afghanistan’s current situation, including the peace and transition processes, Dr. Rasoul underlined the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. 
He pointed out that it is our commitment that the country’s achievements of the past decade, including women’s rights, should not be harmed in the peace process. 
The meeting was also attended by three of the women members of the Afghan Parliament and Director of Human Rights and Women’s International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Karim Khalili chaired a meeting of the Hajj Coordination Committee yesterday in which he called the process of Hajj of last year the best in recent years and added that the gained experience in the past years, created this opportunity that major part of problems is solved and hoped that during the current year the process would be managed with better facilities. 
Eng. Yusuf Pashtoon Minister Advisor of the Presidential Office presented a report on the supervisory committee activities during last year and while calling it as positive attributed non-familiarity of the pilgrims, transport problems as major problems of last year. 
The Minister of Hajj and Endowment in a report described the plan of that ministry for the current year and informed the meeting of a series of working programs aimed at creating better facilities for the Hajj pilgrims including registering, training of teachers, timely selection of premises and other issues. 
The members of the committee expressed their viewpoints and proposals on bringing about of better facilities considering the experience of the past years. 
The supervisory committee of Hajj process in 1391 will also work under the supervision of Eng. Yusuf Pashtoon. 
The meeting of the committee decided that the air companies and Ariana Afghan Airlines have prepared a joint proposal for the air transport of Hajj pilgrims and the technical delegation of the ministry of transport and civil aviation and hajj and endowment ministry were assigned to express their views on the total expenses of Hajj pilgrims. 
The hajj and endowment ministry was assigned to prepare a new procedure for registering of Hajjis so that after its study the members can forward their views on it and then it is referred to the committee.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Kabul (BNA) During a meeting of the members of the High Peace Council held in the presidential palace, Slahuddin Rabbani was appointed in a unanimous agreement as the new Chairman of Afghanistan High Peace Council. 
The ceremony, also attended by president Karzai, Vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and Ustad Sayaf, began first by praising and recognizing the efforts and true services rendered by Prof. Mujadeddi as the head of the commission to strengthen peace and in the past during the Jihad to liberate the country and his subsequent services to form an Islamic government. 
The gathering also recognized with honor the devotion and sacrifice that Martyred Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani made for peace. 
Welcoming and congratulating Rabbani’s appointment as the new chairman for the high peace council, President Karzai described it a “move that will further forge national unity and an appropriate decision to prevent outside interferences into Afghan internal affairs.” 
The president stressed that, “we all have to stand firm with one voice by Rabbani for the sake of peace.” 
Chairman Rabbani thanked president Karzai and members of the High Peace Council for the confidence and trust placed in him and said, “I believe it is only through peace that stability and security can be ensured in Afghanistan. We look at peace as a religious principle.” 
He stressed that the country’s peace process can yield results only when it is led by Afghans themselves.” Otherwise, public confidence cannot be won in fulfilling this national and Islamic duty,” he added. 
He further said, continued conflicts and insecurity in Afghanistan has led to the presence in the region of foreign troops, so making efforts for peace is indeed a step taken towards a reduced need for foreign force presence and opens an exit way for foreign forces. 
First Vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim also congratulated Rabbani on his appointment and said all Afghans desire an early return of peace to their country and stressed that “Afghans, just like any other nations in the world, has the right to lead a peaceful and prosperous life.” 
On the need to reach out to the opposition for talks, Marshal Fahim said “we have to continue to stretch our hands time and again to the government armed opposition to join the peace process and I will back and support this process even if it comes at the cost of my own life.” 
Ustad Sayaf too was one of the speakers who called peace a blessing by Allah and a demand of people and thus required all of us to support it. 
Governor Atta Mohammad Noor also spoke in the ceremony and described peace as one of the most urgent needs of the people. 
He pointed to the decades of pains and sufferings Afghans had endured and said, “Our nation cannot take any more adversities.” 
Pledging a full support to the peace process, governor Noor said,” I hereby assure you, president and chairman Rabbani that I will do everything in my capacity to back this process and would spare no efforts in delivering on this Afghan and Islamic duty of ours.”

Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:33

Coalition Drone Crashed In Ghazni

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) A drone of NATO was crashed in Ghazni province last night. 
This plane crashed on un-residential areas of Ghaib Qalandar area.  
Press In Charge of Ghazni in a contact with BNA confirming the crash said this event had no human and financial casualties. 
According to him the plane was crashed due to technical problem. NATO has said nothing about the event. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fourteen armed insurgents were killed, 34 others were injured and 18 of them have been detained in mopping up operations by Afghan security forces during the last 24 hours in several provinces of the country. 
Interior ministry press office said to BNA, these operations conducted by police forces in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Kandahar, Ghazni, Maidan-Wardak, Khost and Paktika for ensuring security in insecure areas.
Fourteen armed insurgents were killed, 34 others were injured and 18 of them have been detained. 
In these operations, 11 different types of arms, 14 anti-vehicle mines, a rocket launcher, 16 kg of explosive materials, 22 heavy and light ballets, 3 motorbikes and vehicles of insurgents were seized by these forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzad

Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:19

Poppy Farms Destroyed In Kandahar

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) More than 2000 jiribs of lands were cleaned from poppy bushes in Kandahar province yesterday. 
A responsible of anti-narcotic Dept. of Kandahar said to BNA, this program started a week ago and has planned to clean all areas of this province from poppy pushes. 
According to the source, from starting the program up to now more than 2000 jiribs of poppy farms were destroyed in Zeri, Panjwai, Maiwand Shawalikoit and Arghandab districts. 
According to another reports, local in charges of Nimroz province said that hundreds jiribs of poppy farms were cleaned from poppy bushes in that province yesterday. 
This program was started in the center and other districts of Nimroz province and concluded yesterday. 
Fazel Omar Ajmal spokesman of Nimrooz governor said to BNA, at least 734 jiribs of poppy farms were cleaned in this operation. 
According to Ajmal, these farms located in Khash, Chakhansoor, and Charborjak areas of Zaranj city. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) NATO forces reported from discovering of 1090 Kg of narcotics in Kandahar province yesterday. 
These narcotics have been discovered in an operation by Afghan and NATO forces from outskirts of Zheri district. 
According to NATO press release to BNA, these narcotics were belonged to armed Taliban. 
NATO said that during this operation no one has been arrested.
T. Suraya-Yarzada