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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 11:07

Irresponsible Armed Group Leader Killed in Parwan

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Charikar (BNA) An irresponsible armed group leader with his four colleagues was killed in Parwan province last night.
Waheeda Shahkar spokesman for Parwan governor told BNA, Wazer Qalander an irresponsible armed group leader with his four colleagues was killed in a military operation in Dehbala region, Jabelsaraj district of that province.
It is said that he was involved in several crimes and terrorist cases in Parwan province and had escaped from several police operations.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday December 4, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Head and 5 employees of a charity foundation lost their lives following unidentified gunmen attack in eastern Nangarhar province this morning.
The incident took place, while a gunmen stormed on a Japanese charity foundation in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesperson of Nangarhar governor in a telephonic contact told BNA correspondent, Dr. Testu Nakamura resident of Japan and head of the charity foundation (Peace Medical Services) and five workers residents of Afghanistan workers of the organization lost their lives in the attack.
First, Dr. Testu Nakamura was wounded in the attack, but lost his life due to heavy injuries in hospital, Khogyani added.
The charity foundation had active in construction and reconstruction, particularly in agriculture and health sectors in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces.
No individual or group has commented regarding the incident so far, but local officials in the province claimed that Taliban fighters are responsible for the event.

Wednesday December 4, 2019
QALAT CITY (BNA) As many as 23 fighters of Taliban group were killed and 29 others were wounded following recent air attacks carried out by Afghan air forces in Zabul province last night.
According to reports, the anti-government militias have been gathered in Lali region, ShahJoy district of Zabul province to organize a series of terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and killed by Afghan air forces.
Eight members of Taliban group have been killed and eight others were wounded following the attack.
Meanwhile, 15 armed oppositions were killed and 21 more were injured due to air raids carried out by Afghan air forces in Arghandab district, Zabul province, top commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country reported BNA.
Several commanders and Pakistani nationals (Taliban fighters) were killed following the air attacks as well, the commander confirmed.
A terrorist hideout, several vehicles and motorcycles belonged to Taliban fighters have been demolished during the air attacks.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating six round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Zabul province.
No one was arrested accused of the foiled mine plantings.

Wednesday December 4, 2019
SAR-E-PUL CITY (BNA) Nine members of Taliban terrorist group have been surrendered to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Sar-e-Pul province.
Naqibullah Daqiq district governor of Sancharak told BNA correspondent, the insurgents members of Mawlavi Mehdi Mujahid shadow district governor of Taliban for Balkhab district, Sar-e-Pul have been surrendered to ANDSF with their hand weapons in Aab Kalan region, Sancharak district of the province.
Mohammad Zaman a tribal elder in Sancharak district says, security situation will be improved by surrendering the Taliban fighters to Afghan security forces.
Mohammad Zaman asked all Taliban members to joined with government and participate in Afghansitan’s reconstruction.

Wednesday December 4, 2019
JALALABAD CITY (BNA) Winter clothes have been distributed to 300 poor students in eastern Nangarhar province.
The clothes have been prepared by charity organizations and distributed by local officials to poor students in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Press office of Nangarhar governor by releasing a statement said, in this round 300 poor students have received winter clothes in Jalalabad city.
It is supposed that winter clothes will be distributed to thousands poor students in Nangarhar province in near future.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 06:42

President Ghani Meets German Defense Minister

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer at Presidential Palace.
In the meeting, both sides exchanged views and discussed security situation of Afghanistan and the region, bilateral cooperation, environment and alternative energy, empowerment of women and peace process.
President Ghani praised Germany for its continued cooperation with Afghanistan in various sectors, adding that the government and people of Germany have stood beside Afghanistan for the past 18 years and played constructive role in training, equipping and funding the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
The country’s President also by offering sympathy and condolence to the families of German troops who have been killed in Afghanistan, saying that German’s role in extension of the country’s forces in framework of NATO RS mission as graceful and presence of NATO as a strategic partner of Afghanistan was appreciable.
Meanwhile, German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaur by praising ANDSF for their role in counter terrorism and maintaining security of the Sep 28 Presidential elections added this was showing increasing capabilities of ANDSF and Germany would continue its cooperation with Afghanistan in training and equipping the ANDSF.
The German defense minister said their common goal as that the people of Afghanistan live in a peaceful environment, stressing that role of Afghanistan government in peace process was important as a powerful government after results of the election could strengthen and run the process.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The National Procurements Commission meeting has approved a total of up to 35 contracts worth over 3.6 billion Afghanis, a statement from the Presidential Office said Tuesday.
The meeting which was chaired by President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, discussed some 37 issues related to various projects, from which 35 contracts costing more than 3.6 billion Afghanis have been approved.
The approved contracts included Nahr-e-Shahi road projects in the country’s northern Balkh province and some other contracts presented by the ministries of rural rehabilitation and development and water and power, said the statement.
The commission approved some of the offered contracts, while returned some to the related organs for more scrutiny in the content and instructed that for representing them in the next NPC meeting, said the statement.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan government has welcomed re-accreditation of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) as A-Status institution by Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHIR).
Based on 58 article of the country’s constitution, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has been established to oversee on observation of human rights in the country.  During the past year, the commission by its effective activities and unprecedented achievements in the field of maintaining human rights in Afghanistan has been able to obtain the re-accreditation of its A-Status for next five years and status has been reaccredited by members of Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHIR).
Based on 7th article of the country’s constitution, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to observing principles of human rights in the country.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani by welcoming this achievement said that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was committed to protection of values of human rights and supporting those organizations and individuals that were making effort to protection of human rights.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Chief Justice and Chairperson of the country’s Supreme Court Sayed Yousuf Halim and General Attorney Farid Hamidi at Presidential Palace.
In the meeting attended also by national security advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib and security officials, Chief Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Court and the country’s general attorney delivered their suggestion particularly for maintaining better security of judges, prosecutors and the country’s judicial institutions.
Stressing that employees of the country’s judicial organs were making effort towards rule of law in the country, they asserted that further attention should be paid to security and safety of the country’s prosecutors and judges, praising the country’s President for his continued support to judicial organs.
In the meeting, the country’s President said that enemies were against rule of law in the country and always wanted to harm the country’s judicial organs.
Meanwhile, national security advisor spoke and said that the country’s security organs would start working on a regular plan to maintain better security of judges, prosecutors and judicial institutions.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A statement from the Acting Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) said that Ms. Hasina Safi, during her official visit to Indonesia, called the role of women in peace process very effective.
Leading a government delegation, Ms. Safi who was warmly welcomed upon her arrival to the Islamic country of Indonesia, congratulated successfully holding of presidential poll in that country, and the election of the president, vice-president and minister of foreign, the statement said.
The acting minister also thanked the Indonesian government and embassy for their cooperation in the Afghan peace process and said women in Afghanistan were willing implementation of democracy as they went to the polling stations to support the republic system, the statement quoted.
“After President Ghani’s visit to Indonesia, in 2017, coordination between the two countries on peace process strengthened, as the recent Indonesian president’s visit to Afghanistan and holding of joint Afghanistan Ulama seminar are the clear examples,” said the acting minister as quoted by the statement.
She said: “After 2001, Afghan women moved from awareness to capacity building, and from capacity building to advocacy, from advocacy to effective partnership and from partnership to leadership.”
According to here, Afghan women have the capability of making decision, as recently a national consensus of women on peace, chaired by the Executive Committee of the First Lady Office, High Peace Council, Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Information and Culture, Afghan Women Network, Civil Society and other women activists institutions was held in Kabul, where over 15,000 women have attended.
At the Women National Consensus, three questions have been discussed:  Definition for peace, problems and challenges facing peace and the solutions, which was stated in a 15-point statement, and welcomed by the president, she further said.
Pointing to the traditional consultative peace Jirga, the acting minister said more than 50 percent of representatives from various parts of the country, were women and women have been appointed as chairman for up to 35 percent of the Jirga peace commissions, the statement further said.
The Indonesian Vice-President, meanwhile, expressed his country’s president support to the Afghan peace process and hoped a lasting peace and stability to return to the war-torn country.

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