24 April 2018

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Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Media National Conference held yesterday in Kabul said media was strong trench of freedom of expression and national unity government was committed to supporting media in the country.
The country’s chief executive instructed Afghans security forces to seriously cooperate with media and journalists while preparing reports and provided them with necessary facilitations.
“Media and journalists are working in critical situation in the country and we will work together by mutual and close cooperation morale to each other,” Dr. Abdullah said, adding that serious step would be taken in connection with work safety of journalists addressing murder cases and violence against journalists and access to information.  In the conference, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Sayed Aga Fazil Sancharaki informed of bringing necessary reforms in work of media and unprecedented facilities for operation of media and journalists in the country. 
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul and Pul-e-Khumri. In the message, the country’s President wished Allah’s mercy upon those who martyred, speedy recovery to the wounded, and conveyed his deep condolences to victims’ families. President Ghani instructed relevant institutions to provide support and care to those affected.  In a separate message, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemned the terrorist attack on a voter registration center in western Kabul, killing dozens of innocent civilians including women and children.
“Our resolve for fair and transparent election will continue and terrorists won’t win against the will of the Afghan people,” Dr. Abdullah said in his message. Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has also condemned yesterday’s brutal and inhuman terrorist attacks on the voter registration centers in Kabul and Baghlan, conveying condolences to the victim families.
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A meeting was held at the Chahar Chanar Palace, where the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan, initially met with the UAE delegation who arrived in Kabul to attend the inauguration ceremony of the township, said a statement from the Presidential Palace.
The delegation said the UAE’s private sector was ready to invest in Afghanistan, according to the statement.
The president said the government of Afghanistan has prepared the ground for investment, mainly in the field of house building and agriculture, the statement added.
Both the president and the UAE delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of the Shaikh Khalifa Bene Zayed Ale Nehyan township, which was funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.
Attended at the ceremony, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Sayed Mansoor Naderi said the township which was built based on modern equipment and facilities, contained 3330 residential apartments which was expected to be completed in 1393, but postponed due to some reasons, the statement quoted.
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Several Afghan National Army troops were martyred when they faced with ambush of Taliban militants in Badghis province last night.
Abdul Aziz Baig head of provincial council of Badghis told BNA local reporter, the incident took place, while over 10 Afghan National Army forces were going to Baghban region, Qala-e-Naw city the provincial capital of the province for ensuring security of voter registration centers.
Afghan National Army troops were faced with Taliban ambush in Raidehi region, Qala-e-Naw city.
This is a developing story, the news will be updated as information to be available.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A former parliament member, Najibullah Kabuli was arrested accused of kidnapping and embezzlement by Kabul police the night before last.
Hashmatullah Istanikzai spokesman for Kabul police chief while confirmed arresting of Kabuli said, Najibullah Kabuli was arrested based on court order.
Istanikzai didn’t gives further information regarding the case.
Kabuli is currently the leader of Musharikat-e-Milli Party and already had a TV network (Amroz), while frequently accused Iran for interference of internal affairs of Afghanistan.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Over 9 armed oppositions were killed and four others were injured when they carried out attack on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Badghis province last night.
Abdul Aziz Baig head of provincial council of Badghis told BNA correspondent, a group of anti-government militias stormed on security shells in Langar Sharif and Jawalq villages, Qades district of the province.
Six Afghan security forces were martyred and six others were wounded following the raids, Baig added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 24 armed oppositions were killed and four others were wounded in air raids carried out by Afghan air forces in northern Faryab district the other day.
Abdul Karim Yorush spokesman of police in Faryab said BNA correspondent, the militants have been targeted and killed in Totsa and Ghora regions, Qaisar district of the province.
It is mentionable that three rebels were killed following air attacks in Ghora region, Qaisar district the day before yesterday.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A group of 7 armed oppositions by understanding truth put down their hand weapons and joined peace process in western Herat province.
Muhiddin Noori deputy and acting governor of Herat told, the militants were involved in terrorist and destructive activities in various parts of Pashton Zarghon and Karkh districts of the province.
Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Ansari police chief of Herat said, joining of the terrorists to peace process is a positive step in ensuring peace and stability in Pashton Zarghon and Karkh districts.
Ghulam Sarwar head of provincial council in Herat pledged that work opportunities will be provided for the people who joined peace process.
The militants also submitted their hand weapons and 8 grenades.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghan taekwondo girl athletes achieved 8 medals and third position in 10th Fajr International Cup competitions.
Spokesman for directorate of physical education and sport told BNA reporter, Farishta Hussaini, Zahra Hussaini, Taiba Akbari, Asma Bakhuda, Samia Ghulami, Sabera Jafari, Nargis Arfani and Razia Akbari members of Afghan girl taekwondo team, who have participated in the tournament.
Athletes from 12 countries have been participated in 10th Fajr International Cup Competitions, which Iran got first position, Azerbaijan second and fortunately Afghan athletes ranked in third position of the tournament.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari in a workshop held yesterday for preservation of the country’s intangible cultural heritages stressed on identification and preservation of such heritages.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, acting minister of information and culture spoke and said that MoIC was making effort to identify and enlist intangible culture heritages to include in world list.
“Preservation and expansion of cultural heritages are in the ministry’s working priority,” Bawari said.
Praising UNESCO for cooperation in preservation of the cultural heritages, acting minister of information and culture said that UNESCO has prepared a plan for preservation of the heritages, which would be useful in this regard.
UNESCO representative to Afghanistan in his speech said that the organization was ready for cooperation with Afghanistan in cultural sections, adding that Afghanistan has taken steps towards preservation of cultural heritages but needed further efforts.
It is worth mentioning that the workshop was launched by UNESCO in Afghanistan National Museum and will continue for three more days.
 

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