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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:42

Training Workshop Organized In Kabul

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A training workshop on national law, rights, privileges and world conventions having disability was organized at the International Press Center of Information and Culture Ministry.
Organized by the social center of disabled, it is attended by some employees of the ministry as well.
Hajji Ahmad Shah an official of the disabled center said that the objective of this workshop is to create the culture of positive considerations in respect to the disability, explaining of the meanings and efforts for involvement of the disabled within the social lives.
He added that the center will strive to organize such programs for employees of other ministries, mullah imams of mosques, influential of Kabul district and in some school and private universities.
The social center for disabled is providing programs for awareness and training of disabled in crafts and academic spheres, entertainment, sports, advocacy and employment for the disabled.
 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:39

US Ambassador Meets Second Vice-president

Wednesday April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) James Cunningham US ambassador met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president during which they discussed the upcoming presidential elections, security transition from international forces to the Afghan lead, and issues of mutual interest.
The US ambassador reiterated his country’s commitments towards support the holding of transparent elections in Afghanistan and stressed that the international community especially the US will remain on the side of the government and Afghan nation for holding of an acceptable elections.
Pleasure was also expressed over progress in bilateral talks on security agreement between Kabul and Washington and emphasis was made on necessary cooperation of international forces and the Afghan security forces over taking of further security responsibility in the country.
Khalili while appreciating pleasure over the US support to the government and people of Afghanistan in the past 10 years considered the US a strategic partner of the government and people of Afghanistan and emphasized on further expansion of long-term cooperation between the two countries.
Khalili added that the government of Afghanistan has the will for holding a transparent, just and nationwide election and called cooperation of international partners as very important in this sphere.
He also emphasized on adoption of the election law and the law on structure, authorities and duties of the independent election commission and election complaint commission by the House of People.
He also called the recent visit of the US State Secretary to Afghanistan for expansion of mutual relations and delivery of Bagram prison to the government of Afghanistan and withdrawal of US Special Forces from Nerkh district of Maidan-Wardak sign of progress in bilateral cooperation between the two nations.
 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:32

Senate Discusses Issues On Its Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Alam Yezedyar first secretary of the Senate chaired the Senate meeting in which chairman of independent elections commission provided information on challenges the elections.
Providing explanation about the elections Fazle Ahmad Manawi chairman of elections commission assured the senators of technical preparations of the commission for 1393 presidential and provincial council elections and added that ensuring the security of election is the duty of security forces and the list of close to 7,000 elections sites have been shared with the security organs.
Manawi added that previous voting cards after a review is credible, and in Jawza of this year new cards will be distributed to eligible people and those having electronic identity cards do not need to obtain new cards.
He rejected rumors that elections will be suspended arguing that the commission has no problems in financing elections budget as well.
He considered specifying of the date for holding elections beyond the authorities of the elections commission but said that there is no doubt in case a decision is taken after consulting with the consultative commission supervising implementation of constitution in this respect.
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired a consultative meeting yesterday in a bid to appoint a successor to replace the current Head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) whose term in office will soon end according to the law.
Jehadi leaders, Vice President, Heads of the two Houses of Parliament, Representatives of Civil Society, Leaders of political parties and the opposition as well as other prominent figures have been invited to attend the session.
Following discussions on electoral process and the appointment of a new IEC head, it was decided by the meeting to make the new appointment according to the law after the National Assembly approves draft election law and draft law on IEC Structure and Mandate.
The two chambers of the parliament were also requested to pass the bills as soon as possible.
 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 05:57

Gymnasium To Build In Maidan-Wardak

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Maidan-Shaher (BNA) Deputy of Maidan-Wardak province in a visit with athletes, promised from construction of a Gymnasium in that province.
According to BNA, Zaker Hosain Sultani deputy governor of Maidan-Wardak in a visit with athletes of that province said, a gymnasium will be constructed at the cost of $ 65,000 in near future, and the athletic teams of that province manage to continue their exercises.
Deputy Governor of that province said that the gymnasium will be constructed in the area of 30 jirib of land and good facilities will be provided for the athletes. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The cooperatives union of farmers of Afghanistan distributed agricultural equipment to the farmer of Qarabagh district of Kabul province recently.
The Qarabagh district chief Abdul Wase Shariri enumerated the services rendered by the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan farmers and horticulturists of Afghanistan specially to the farmers of Qarabagh and told media that unfortunately a number of other institutions distributed “one time expansion” equipment but as it is seen the equipment’s provided by the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan are qualified and all are hardware tools that our farmers used them for several years. Sharif added that previously, a number of equipment’s were distributed by agriculture department to the farmers of Qarabagh that after a short span of time all of them became useless. He added that it is planned that during current year, a dairy processing plat, and spring house and two raisin-cleaning factories` be established. General Directorate of Peasants cooperative of Afghanistan said in the connection that as our country is an agricultural country. So our people eye to our farmers till through increment of their agricultural products, remove the problem of food items shortage in the country. So it is up to our farmers with acceptance more misery and hard work to promote the level of their products according to the requirements of time and our suffering nation to rid off from food items shortage. Hashemi continued that through holding glorious functions and meeting, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan celebrates the advent of New Year every year country-wide. As it is known to all, because of shortage of food items that stems from continued wars and drought, our people fell suffering. But as a result of more snow fall last year, our people are hoping the shortage of food items to be removed. As real servant, the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan is ready so through their possibilities are available, to help farmers of the country. We demand from friendly and donor nations with focusing their attention towards present situation of the country help our peasants by distributing developed agricultural means, improved seeds, pesticide, tractors, chemical fertilizer etc. one of farmers of our country Baba Jan said in the connection that the equipment we had previously are old. The ministry of agricultural especially the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan is responsible to lay down the new equipment in our disposal so to promote our work well. He asked that this union should have amicable ties with all peasants and distribute as just all agricultural equipment to them. Hashemi mentioned that the permanent efforts of farmers of Qarabagh district of Kabul province not only is effective in enhancement of agricultural products but every one of you are in the trenches of defend of their homeland and safeguarding of national sovereignty against the enemies of our homeland. It is laudable. This is in a time that the cooperatives` union of farmers of Afghanistan helped our peasants in different parts of the country with improved seeds and agricultural equipments and now, through this department, modern agricultural equipments should be laid to their disposal.
 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) As half part of population of the society, the women make efforts for ever beside men for freedom, and high-headedness of their society in various political, social, economic and scientific fields, so they have prominent role in determination of leader of the country as well.
But unfortunately, in Afghanistan, their role is symbolic. It should be mentioned that in a country like Afghanistan that the level of people`s awareness is low especially that of women, the leaders of the country are elected mostly by men. This stems from the rule of men in the society and family and non-existence of confidence between both man and woman. If government based on people`s pillar come to power in the country no doubt, the women would have their emboldened role in the connection toward freedom of expression, equality of rights between man and woman and as a whole the society would move towards a healthy itinerary. Election of a suitable and pious president through active participation of nation is the duty of all, especially women. Focusing to the time of holding presidential elections, women would also display their political maturity in this field like other issues as well. Head of women commission, civil society and human rights in parliament Mrs. Fauzia Kofi believes that during recent decade, the people of Afghanistan are witnessing of four elections including presidential and parliament elections. In first presidential elections 40 percent of all votes were belong to women. This indicates that the nomination of 380 women in parliament elections was indicator of a great social transformation in the country.
The women not only asked for equal participation with man in this election, but they showed their presence as a nominee as well. She added that beside the prominent role of women in election process, in some polling stations, the men cast their votes instead of women. This shows a fraud in election. Ms. Kofi says that the 1914 elections is a vital issue and believes that we should do aware Afghan women house to house and inform them how they attend in election and how their votes is important.
In connection with worsening security situation in 2014 she said that the existence of unscrupulous armed men in the name of local police or Arbaki creates harass among people and it is possible that the women would not attend in this process. She added that the economic problem is one of obstacles faced by women towards their nominations for presidential elections and their political supports besides economic problems are faint-colored more. Dual behave before women nominees, security problems and non-ability of them in expressing their capabilities are the matters faced by women in these process.  It is mentionable that not only the role of women in presidential and parliament elections be prominent, but they themselves should attend in both elections and candidate themselves for the same.
One of women teachers of the country, Shahla also believes that today, the Afghan women can play good role in the society. They should be made aware about elections. So all should joint hands so a legal, democratic and transparent election be held.
 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 05:44

WASHINGTON Vows To Support Afghan Air Forces

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Washington has reaffirmed its commitments to Afghan air forces. During his visit to Kabul, US central command chief assured Afghan officials that the US is seriously considering requirements of ANSF including formulation of Afghan Air Forces.
Meanwhile, national ministry of defense has announced Afghan air force confronts several challenges and relies on foreign supports and there is a dire need to help Afghan pilots in Kabul airport and international community should seriously think about formulation of a strong Afghan sir force.
Commenting on the topic, Payenda Muhammad an Afghan pilot told that currently Afghan air force lacking sufficient military equipment’s to accomplish their tasks effectively due to none existence of gunship helicopters and other logistic planes including C208 planes which are used for transportation purposes and has the capacity to transfer up to 10 recruits at a time and Afghan air force looks forward to get C130 planes in the near future.
Another pilot expressed hope to receive military planes soon by the end of September that could support ANSF to transfer military personnel in other provinces of the country. It`s said that formulation of an Afghan air force has major significant for security maintenance in the country and international community should seriously work on it. Commenting on the topic, Gen. Zahir Azimi spokesman to the ministry of defense said that in the first step we intend to activate air transport to honor requirements on the current situations and to support our ground forces and protect aerial boundaries and for this purpose Afghanistan also needs latest radar system. Government of Afghanistan has always discussed these issues with its international counterparts and the issue was raised with the joint US forces chief as well during his recent tour to Kabul and in his meeting with the Afghan officials US commander vowed to support Afghan air force. Azimi said that formation of a strong air force requires more time and Afghan officials discuss the matter with deputy US defense secretary to assess and evaluate requirements of Afghan armed forces particularly the air force and to discuss ANSF capacities after 2014. Previously, Afghan air forces were using C27 planes and currently these planes aren’t useable.
 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 05:35

NSP Arrests 5 Terrorists

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Personnel of National Security Dept. in an operation in Kandahar province arrested 5 members of Taliban group while carrying out terrorist and destructive activities,  suicide attacks, assassination of people and planting of mines in the outskirts of that province.
According to National Security Dep. the arrested terrorists in their primary investigation confessed their crimes that in direction of Salam Jan and Hedayatullah commanders of Taliban terrorist group had active role in most terrorists and destruction activities in the relevant areas of Kandahar province.
Also, in the operation, 10 Kalashnikovs, 3 pistols and suicide vests full of explosives were discovered and seized from hideouts of terrorists. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Friday, 23 November 2012 14:47

Tens killed, wounded in Maidan-Shaher Blast

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Kabul (BNA) six civilians were martyred and nearly hundreds were wounded in a blast in Maidan-Shaher center of Maidan-Wardak province today.  This blast occurred in the Kocha Mahbas area, in gate of jail in this province.   Shahidullah Shahid spokesman of Maidan-Wardakk governor confirmed this blast but said noting bout casualties of this event.  According to Shahid this event was explosion of car bomb but eyewitness said that this event was a suicide attack.  Meanwhile Dr. Ghulam Farooq Mokhles Wardak head of public health of Maidan-Wardak said to BNA, in this event five civilians were killed and nearly hundred others were wounded  that transferred to civil hospital of that province.  According to Dr. Wardak the killed are 3 Afghan militaries, a girl and a child.  It is said that more wounded of this event are civilians.  Head of public health of Maidan-Wardak confirmed that 15 women, a child and Shokrullah Danish head of Bakhtar Agency of this province were wounded in this event.  Head of public health of that province said more wounded which their health conditions are cuticle, were transferred for treatment to Kabul.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

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