24 September 2019

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Monday September 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) At least 10 members of a same family lost their lives following road accident in Kabul-Jalalabad highway yesterday.
According to BNA report, the incident took place in MahiPar region, Kabul-Jalalabad highway when a Rickshaw deviated from road and overturned.
All the passengers of the Rickshaw were members of a same family and were moving toward Nangarhar province from Kabul to participate in a wedding ceremony.
Nabiullah Pairkhail spokesman of Kabul governor says, 10 people including five women and five men lost their lives and two children were wounded following the incident.

Monday September 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has approved 54 contracts worth up to 11 billion Afghanis, a statement from presidential placed reported BNA yesterday.
The statement said that the NPC meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, approved a total of 54 of the 58 suggested contracts costing up to 11 billion Afghanis. The approved contracts including the Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat’s presentation on the purchase and procure of diesel oil for the thermos power plants and the generators and needed in other fields. The presentation of the Ministry of National Defense (MoND) has also been discussed and approved at the meeting. The suggestion of the MoND was about the procurement of the coal, fuel and firewood of the ministry, which was spoken on at the meeting, the statement added. Other contracts have also been discussed at the meeting with the participants speaking about, the statement further added. But the commission assessed the suggestion of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and returned them for further discussions and presenting in the next meeting of the commission, the statement concluded.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has signed a deal with Uzbekistan to import electricity from the Central Asian Country for another 10 years.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of CAREC Energy Ministers’ Dialogue in Tashkent, capital city of Uzbekistan.
Based on the agreement, Uzbekistan is required to export 4.2 billion kilowatt hours initially and up to 6 billion in the next phase.
Wahidullah Tawhidi a spokesman for the utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, said that the contracted electricity will transmit through 500kv line, which is under construction.
He said that the price of the electricity will be determined in separate contracts.
Separately, DABS said that it signed an agreement with Turkmenistan on synchronization of electricity grids.
The agreement will see Afghanistan save $600 million and private sector will be free to transmit and sell power.
Afghanistan has the potential to produce up to 23,000 MW from its hydro, solar, wind, gas and thermal resources, but the country is too reliant on imports.
Many big projects that could light up all of Afghanistan still remain on the drawing board, have faced cost over runs or have been delayed due to security concerns.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ajmal Shahpoor, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on the Youth Affairs, in a meeting urged the youths to use all available opportunities for learning and development, BNA said the other day.
The meeting initiated by the Institute for Good Governance Studies (IGGS) and the Deputy Youth Ministry was held at the Kabul University, on Saturday, with the deputy minister pointed to the Youths’ current situations, according to the agency.
He asked the youth for using the available opportunities to study and develop, the agency added.
Providing information about the institute activities and good governance, Ahmad Etemadi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of the institute said his led organization was working on various plans for the empowerment of the youths and strengthening of their partnership.
Funded by the UN Monetary Fund, the meeting was held with initiation of the Institute for Good Governance Studies (IGGS) at the Kabul University, in which a number of government and education officials as well as wide number of youths from the center and provinces of the country have taken part.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Taliban shadow governor for Zary District, Balkh province was killed by Afghan security forces operation last night.
Mohammad Haneef Rezayee spokesman of Shaheen 209 army corps told BNA, Mawlavi Ghul Ahmad shadow governor of Taliban for Zary District with his eight colleagues was killed by Afghan security forces operation in outskirt of the district.
Thirteen other insurgents were also injured, he added.
Spokesman of Shaheen 209 army corps said, two popular uprising were also martyred and four security officials were injured in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 23 September 2019 04:52

250 Displaced Families Received Aids

Monday, September 23, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) 250 displaced families who affected by recent wars, received aids in Baghlan province yesterday.
Sharifullah Shafaq head of refugees and returnees affairs of Baghlan told BNA, each families who left their home due to recent wars got 18,000 Afghanis.
It is said that more than 20,000 families have left their homes due to recent wars and Taliban attacks on Pul-e-Khomri city and displaced to safe areas.
Shafaq urged relief institutions and central government to help with these families.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 23 September 2019 04:50

Taliban Mine Factory Destroyed in Baghlan

Monday, September 23, 2019
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Taliban mine factory was destroyed in Baghlan province yesterday.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani press in charge of Khas operation army corps told BNA, the commando forces discovered and destroyed a mine factory of Taliban in Baghlan Jadeed District.
In the operation of commando forces, Ghulam Bai village of the mentioned district was cleared from insurgents.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 23 September 2019 04:49

Taliban Intelligence Chief Joins Government

Monday, September 23, 2019
Takhar (BNA) Five Taliban militants including their intelligence chief joined Government in Takhar province.
Mohammad Jawad Hejri spokesman for Takhar governor told BNA correspondent, Mullah Amanullah intelligence chief of Taliban with his four colleagues conducting anti-government activities in outskirt of Dasht-e-Qala District, were jointed government with their handguns.
T. Yarzada

Monday, September 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The construction work of an irrigation canal and agricultural water storage was completed and irrigation was provided for about 180 acres of agricultural land in Badakhshan province.
The canal and agricultural water storage have been constructed in Ghelawak and Dar-e-Qayeq villages of Tashkan district.
Feraidon Azhand spokesman of rural rehabilitation and development ministry told BNA, the projects have been built from national citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry at the cost of over 3500,000 Afghanis.
With completion work of the two projects, irrigation problems for more than 150 families have been resolved.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:09

ANDSF Retakes Jaghato District After Two Years

Sunday September 22, 2019
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) Afghan National Defense and Security Forces by launching a military operation succeeded to recapture Jaghato district, central Ghazni province after two years yesterday.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani in-charge of publication in army corps special operation told BNA correspondent, Jaghato district after two years under the Taliban’s control was retaken during a military operation under the title of “Mobeen” conducted by Afghan security forces.
Taliban fighters have sustained heavy losses, several vehicle have been destroyed and several mines have been discovered and defused by Afghan security forces during the military operation, Nooristani added.
By recapturing Jaghato district, residents of Malistan, Jaghori, Ajrestan and Nawar districts have gained access to provincial center of the province, Nooristani further added.
Mobeen military operation has started few days ago for appreciating the dedication and military efforts of Martyr Col. Gen. Abdul Mubeen Mujtaba commander of 3rd Brigade of Tandar Army Corps in Ghazni province and the operation is continuing successfully.

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