22 July 2019

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Monday, July 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with UN Deputy Secretary General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed at the Presidential Palace on Sunday, his office said in a statement.
Appreciating President Ghani’s efforts on bringing reforms in the government’s different administrations, Ms. Amina declared her support from an Afghan-owned and led peace and elections process, the statement added.
She also expressed happiness over increasing women presence in the government’s different organizations particularly in decision making levels.
In his turn, the president while welcoming her, thanked UN continued cooperation with Afghanistan and stressed on bringing reforms in UN entities operational in the country.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Pul-e-Khumri (BNA) At least forty women farmers in Baghlan participated in a training program on nutrition and better keeping of dairy cows, BNA reported.
Sayed Noor Agha Sadat press head of agriculture irrigation and livestock directorate of Baghlan told BNA, these forty women will be trained by the agriculture irrigation and livestock directorate for five days, with financial assistance of GIZ.
The program would further ease training for the participants on how they can get more milk from their cows and strengthen their economy.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Charikar (BNA) The country’s 100th independence anniversary day, will be celebrated differently than previous years in Parwan, BNA reported.
Wahid Shahkar spokesman of Parwan governor said to BNA, for the better celebration of the 100th independence anniversary of the country, based on the instruction of the president, three meeting have been held to get preparation for the celebration.
Special measures have been taken so far to gloriously celebrate the day, he said.
Abdul Wahid Hashimi provincial director of information and culture said, for celebration of the country’s 100th independent anniversary, festival of northern berries, poetry night and dozens of cultural and artistic programs have been launched an the programs to be continued.
Music programs and concerts would be held on the occasion of the country’s 100th independence anniversary in center and districts of the province, he added.
He further said, the hells near the city will be painted, cars would be decorated with flags and the logos of independence, as well as Charikar roundabout would be decorated with a variety of season fruits.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) During a meeting attended by a Germany MP and that country’s ambassador in Kabul, National Security Advisor (NSA) Dr. Mohib said that Afghanistan has jointly passed a long development route with international community over the last eighteen years and this process should be perpetuated, BNA reported on Sunday.
He added the developments have been achieved by great investments in the country, according to the agency.
Calling development in Afghanistan visible, Germany MP stressed that the mentioned achievements should be protected during any political processes, the agency added.
He also assured of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan, adding Germany would stand by this country in peace process as well, BNA continued.
NSA Dr. Mohib called recent meeting held in Qatar important and thanked Germany’s role in this regard.
He added all partner countries should pay heed that peace cannot be brought hurriedly, but it needs long preparation, all-side coordination, clear proposing of issues and a belief that the national make sure its result will be stability and better life, not repeating past mistakes.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A local police commander was martyred and seven including six university students wounded following a car-bomb attack in Afghanistan eastern Paktia province, an official said Sunday.
The incident happened late on today (Sunday afternoon), in the provincial capital Gardez, leaving Azizullah, the district local uprising commander dead and one of his bodyguard and six university students wounded, Paktia Governor Abdul Wali Sahi told Media.
The country’s president condemned the attack and called it a crime against human.
“Attack on civilians, educational instructions, and public welfare facilities, is a crime against human and the terrorists can’t deter development of the country by launching such attacks,” a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

Monday July 22, 2019
LASHKARGA CITY (BNA) A senior commander of Taliban group was arrested during a military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province the other day.
Mullah Manaf the top commander of Taliban was arrested in Lashkargah city the provincial capital of the province.
Commander of Afghan national army in south of the country told BNA correspondent, Mullah Manaf had active role in dozens terrorist and destructive activities in different parts of eastern provinces.
The arrested commander in his primary investigation confessed that he was involved in dozens bombing and armed attacks in Helmand province that caused heavy losses to innocent civilians.

Monday July 22, 2019
BAZARAK CITY (BNA) The contracts of 11 development projects have signed by rural rehabilitation and development directorate and development councils in Panjshir province.
The projects include reconstruction of water canals, construction of rural road and water storages in center and seven districts of the province.
Eng. Dost Mohammad Dastger head of rural rehabilitation and development department told, the projects to be built with a cost of 13 million Afghanis.
By implementation of the projects about 1,700 families will be benefited in the areas, Dastger added.

Monday July 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Counter-narcotic drug police personnel succeeded to discover two narcotic drug smugglers in Hamid Karzai International Airport the other day.
The arrested persons wanted to smuggle two kgs narcotic drug type of heroin to India.
Meanwhile, a person accused of terrorist and destructive activities was arrested by Kabul police personnel in 5th PK Kabul city.

Monday, July 22, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) Three Taliban insurgents were killed in Ghazni province last night.
Emal Momand a responsible for Thunder 203 army corps told BNA, the Taliban were killed in a conflict by security forces in outskirt of Gelan district, Ghazni province and numerous of weapons were also seized.
Another report says, a group of de-miners of thunder 203 army corps discovered and neutralized eight mines from outskirt of Ghazni, Loghar provinces.
T. Yarzada

Monday, July 22, 2019
Ferozkoh (BNA) Eight armed terrorists were killed in a clash by security forces in Ghor province yesterday noon.
The conflict occurred near Doulina district bazaar while Taliban wanted to abduct two civilians.
Senior commander of ANA in west of the country told BNA, in the clash, eight terrorists were killed.
It is said that these civilians had been subjected to the Taliban’s payment under the name of Zakat.
T. Yarzada

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