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Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:21

16 Terrorists Killed in Faryab Air Strike

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Maimana (BNA) 16 armed terrorists were killed in Faryab province last night.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA the terrorists were killed in clearing operation of security forces in outskirt of Khwaja Sabzposh district, Faryab province.
Rezaee added, ten other insurgents have been wounded eight mines and numerous of weapons, explosive cache and a base of the terrorists have been demolished in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:20

Kandahar Customs Revenue Up by 23pc

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The customs office of southern Kandahar province has collected 7.82 billion Afghani in revenue this year, indicating a 22.6% increase from last year’s and a 13.5% increase over the target.
This comes despite the decline in volume of trade with Pakistan.
Kandahar customs director Mohammad Akbar said the revenue was collected on different items such as construction materials, drugs and other commercial goods, edible and non-edible items and commercial goods imported from Pakistan and other countries.
He added that with the activation of the E-Payment system traders in Kandahar are able to clear their taxes sooner and save time.
He further said that a laboratory for testing medicines and food materials would soon be installed in Kandahar.  Presently, these materials are sent to Kabul for testing.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:19

Project Worth $3 Million Signed

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Water and Power has signed a contract costing up to $3 million, with the M/S Unicon Ltd UK, here in Kabul Saturday, BNA reported.
Acting Minister of Power and Water of the country, during the ceremony, said the engineering technical and consultative service project, with the gratitude funds of the World Bank (WB) has been signed with the M/S Unicon Ltd UK company, in a bid to oversee the process of Gas-pipeline between Shuburghan and Mazar-e-Sharif with the length of 94 kilometer, said the agency.
He hoped the project work could go ahead with high-quality, based on the companies’ pledge, according to the agency quoting him to add:  “Production from domestic sources were our responsibility.”
The acting minister pointed to the 2,000 megawatt solar power and said 45 companies from nine countries have expressed their interests in investing for the project.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by deputy minister of art and culture for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary, Afghanistan High Art Council’s meeting was held yesterday.
In the session, Prof. Bawary considered role of high art council as graceful in development of art in the country, asking officials of the council’s committees to figure out problems that could put negative impacts towards development of art in the country.
In the session, Timor Shah Hakimyar delivered report of the council’s works.  Afterwards, members of the council discussed related to the report and presented their visions and suggestions in this regard.

Sunday January 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) In an exclusive interview with Deutsche Welle (DW), Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qurishi said that Islamabad is cooperating with Washington to find a political solution to the protracted conflict in Afghanistan.
Answering a question on recent differences between US and Pakistan, in particular the US President Donald Trump’s criticism of Pakistan over supporting Islamic extremists in the region as well as providing safe havens to militants that launch attacks in Afghanistan, the Pak Foreign Minister said that there was new thinking within the Trump administration and a new convergence of interests was emerging.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan has been stressing that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict. If we want peace in Afghanistan, it must come through a negotiated political settlement. Reconciliation through an intra-Afghan dialogue is the best way forward,” Qureshi said, adding the Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan, US and almost every regional stakeholder were on the same page. “Pakistan is trying to facilitate the dialogue. Hopefully, this will be a game-changer for the region.” Pointing to a question raised on an international terror watchdog that put Pakistan on its “gray list” for Islamabad’s inability to stop terror funding and the neighboring country’s failed approach to convince the international community that it was clamping down on terrorism funding, the Pak FM said his country has taken concrete measures in this regard.
“Our team was recently in Australia to explain to [the watchdog representatives] about the steps we have taken since our government came to power [in August last year]. We are getting positive feedback. Hopefully, when the matter will be discussed in Paris at some point, Pakistan will be removed from the gray list.” Qureshi went on saying that regional trade was important for his country, adding normalizing their relations with India, Afghanistan and other regional countries was vital, “Peace in the region, in my view, will promote bilateral and regional trade.” Qureshi’s remarks came after meeting with US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday. Pakistan once again promised to push Taliban for talks with Afghan government.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 06:09

Presidential Decree

Sunday January 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a decree has appointed Gulalai Noor Safi as member of Mishrano Jirga.
Based on verdict 3rd clause of constitution’s 84th, the appointment of Gulalai Noor Safi, replacing Humaira Nimati, has been approved as member of Upper House of Afghanistan National Assembly, according to the decree. Safi was wished further successes in executing her works.

Saturday January 19, 2019

MAIMANA CITY (BNA) An employee of National Directorate Security (NDA) department was killed by unknown gunmen in northern Faryab province yesterday.
Mohammad Karim Yurush spokesman of police in Faryab told BNA reporter, the NDS officer was martyred, while he was moving toward his home that targeted and martyred by unidentified gunmen.
According to another report, a businessman was martyred unknown gunmen in Maimana city the provincial capital of the province.
The businessman targeted by unidentified gunmen those were riding motorcycle in front of his shop in Maimana city.
Efforts has started to identify and capture the perpetrators of the incidents.

Saturday, 19 January 2019 11:55

30 Families Benefit Solar Electricity

Saturday January 19, 2019

ZARANJ CITY (BNA) Solar electricity projects has been completed and put into exploitation for Haji Abdul Rahim Gargej region, Kang district of Nimroz province.
Eng. Farid Azam head of rural rehabilitation and development department in Nimroz told BNA correspondent, the project has been implemented with a sum of over 1.4 million Afghani funded from citizen covenant national program of ministry of rural rehabilitation and development within the past 8 month.
By implementing of the project 30 families benefited from electric light, Azam added.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) As a result of commando forces operation the Mangakha region Chashma-e-Sher district, Pul-e-Khomri city, Baghlan province has been cleared from insurgents.
Engineer Abdul Hai Nemati governor of Baghlan told Medias, in the operation of commando forces, the mentioned region was cleared from insurgents.
He said, nine armed Taliban terrorist including their two local commanders were killed and four other terrorists have been wounded.
Likewise, three vehicles and numerous of weapons were seized by commando forces.
According to Baghlan governor, with clearing of the mentioned region, the security peace was provided in Pul-e-Khomri-Samangan and Pul-e-Khomri, Kunduz highways.
T. Yarzada

Saturday January 19, 2019

JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Afghan national defense and security forces by launching clearing operation succeeded to clear several villages from existence of anti-government militias in Lal Poor district of eastern Nangarhar province.
The military operation has started two days ago by participation of hundreds Afghan national defense and security forces and support of Afghan air forces in Lal Poor district and continuing so far.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, several villages have been cleared from being of armed oppositions (Taliban & ISIS fighters) during the military operation until now.
Several hideouts belonged the terrorists along with all military equipment have been demolished during the operation, the source added.
The military operation would be continued, until Lal Poor district completely clean-up from existence of anti-government militias.

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