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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Jalalabad (BNA) The in charges of the police department of Nangarhar said that the security forces of 202 Shamshad zone seized some arms including Kalashnikovs, bullets, and some other military hardware. 
According to another report, the personnel of the national army during its patrol in the Behsud district of Nangarhar province detected 20 bags containing 490 hunting guns and three persons were arrested in this connection. 
Meanwhile as a result of explosion in a residential home in Nuqal of Battikut district of Nangarhar a woman was killed and three others wounded.
 

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Wolesi Jirga passed a draft law regarding police officers, who could be promoted without any change in their duties. 
Under the law, a major-general older than 65 years will have to retire. 
A major can be promoted to lieutenant colonel while doing the same duty. 
At the moment, police officials are promoted on the basis of presidential decrees. But from now on, they will be elevated on the basis of their performance, MP Saleh Mohammad Saleh said. 
Previously, the age for the retirement of police was 70 years and it could have also been extended. 
However, Saleh said, the promotion of police without changing their duties could also create financial problems in the future. 
“For example, after 10 years, the number of colonels will considerably increase but there will be no budget to fund high salaries,” he said. 
The law also provides for free medical treatment of policemen’s relatives at police hospitals. Law-makers say the relatives who will be receiving free treatment at police hospitals include parents, grandparents, and unmarried brothers and sisters.
 

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The long-term agreement of cooperation between Afghanistan and Germany will be signed before holding of the NATO heads of state conference of Chicago to be held in USA. 
Stephen David spokesperson of the German Chancellor said that President Hamid Karzai will meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 16th of May 2012. 
The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the threshold of Chicago conference. 
He added that president Karzai and Merkel will also discuss preparation of the leaders meeting and they will also sign the bilateral agreement between the two nations. 
It should be noted that Afghanistan has singed strategic long-term cooperation agreements with India, Italy, France, England and the US and it is planned that such agreements will also be signed with Germany, Australia, Belgium and the European Union.
 

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in an extraordinary meeting in presence of ministers of finance, economy and energy and water, director of Breshna Company, Us ambassador, representatives of the Asian Bank and some other donors, emphasized on acceleration of work on the Bamyan and southern provinces electricity project. 
The president reiterating on the importance of power supply projects, asked the government organs and the donors to speed up work on the electricity supplying project. 
The meeting greed that of the Kabul imported electricity, extension lines should be started to Paktia and Logar provinces during the August of 2012 and the project is completed in one year period. 
Meanwhile, discussions took place on the power supply for Bamyan, extension of power line from Kabul to Kandahar and the Kajaki power plant of Helmand and it was agreed that work on Bamyan projects and that of Kajaki plant should start this year and completed in one year period. 
In the meeting president Karzai also instructed the Afghan government organs to prepare the electricity master plan so that the respective donors and the Afghan government organs arrange their activities according to it. 
It was agreed at the meeting that the US will start work on the Kabul, Logar and Paktia electricity project during the August of current year and the project is expected to finish in August of 2013. 
Around USD 6 million has been committed for implementation of the Bamyan electricity project that would be realized through building  of two hydropower generating plants and will be financed by the Asian Development Bank, while extension of power line from Kabul to Kandahar will be facilitated by the Kabul Breshna Company with the financial support of the USAID. 
The president also emphasized on strengthening of the electricity projects and said that there should be collaboration among the Afghan government organs and the donors in upgrading the capacities of the electricity supplying projects and that pledges made towards this sector should be realized in due time.
 

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In accordance with the provision of phrase 12 of article 64 of Constitution of Afghanistan I approve appointment of the following as members of the Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan:
1-Dr. Abdul Malik Kamawai s/o Mawlawi Abdul Ali Kamawai,
2- Sarwar Danish s/o Mohammad Ali, the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs is assigned that by observance of the provision of phrase 3 of article 91 of the Constitution of Afghanistan they are introduced to the National Assembly for obtaining vote of confidence.
 

Sunday, 13 May 2012 06:11

Ten Policemen Poisoned In Badghis

Sunday, May 13, 2012
Qala-i-Naw (BNA) Ten local policemen were poisoned in Badghis province last night. 
Najmuddin local police commander in Qaraqul area, Quds district of that province said to BNA, these policemen were poisoned after eating meal. 
According to him the poisoned policemen were shifted to hospital and were under treatment. 
He called Taliban responsible of this work, and said these policemen were poisoned after eating meal which was purchase from bazaar. 
Dr. Ibrahim head of Badghis hospital said ten poisoned policemen were transferred to this hospital and the health condition of three of them are critical.  
Local police commander in Quds district reported from arresting of 4 persons on charges of this case. 
It is said that commander Najem with his 200 of his followers were joined to government and set up security posts in Qaraqul area of this district. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Kabul (BNA)

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished Colleagues,

I would like to commend my brother, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamil Amr, and the Government of Egypt for their effective leadership of NAM since 2009, particularly your colleagues in New York, and express our gratitude for the wonderful hospitality in the historic city of Sharm-El-Shaikh. We trust that under your chairmanship, our meeting will prove a success.
Mr. Chairman,
Over five decades of existence, NAM has proven its importance in representing the majority of humanity in pursuit of a safer and more prosperous world for all. And for decades to come, our movement will remain relevant and important in facilitating collective action for advancing the very principles upon which NAM was built: ensuring respect for human rights for all; promoting tolerance and mutual co-existence among all States; as well as addressing the challenges of insecurity, conflict and underdevelopment.
As a founding member of NAM, Afghanistan is evermore committed to advancing the goals of our organization. I’m privileged to be here today, and to be able to present my Government’s position on some of the world’s pressing challenges; which require the determined focus and attention of our movement.
Mr. Chairman,
All of us present here today would agree that terrorism still constitutes the dominant threat to the security and well-being of all mankind. The victims of terrorism come from all walks of life, and from various geographic locations, nationalities and religions. No one is immune.

More than a decade after the start of our journey to stabilize Afghanistan with the help of our international friends, terrorism remains the number one impediment to peace and stability in Afghanistan, and our wider region. During this period, together with our international partners, we have registered important progress in the fight against this menace. We have weakened the overall capability of enemy forces, including their key commanders. However, despite no longer posing an existential threat, terrorists are still very much active and continue to disrupt the lives of our people.
Mr. Chairman,
It is clear we have yet to defeat terrorism; it remains a real threat to the lives of all Afghans and people in the region. We have learned through time and experience that terrorism will not be defeated without the destruction of terrorist sanctuaries and safe-havens in our region. Therefore, we underscore the need for sincere efforts by all States in fulfilling their counter-terrorism obligations.
Despite the challenge of insecurity, our path towards peace and stability has arrived at a crucial juncture in the effort to realize full ownership and leadership of our own affairs. Since the last time I met with you in Bali last May, we have maintained our focus on the success of the Transition process, continued our efforts in the framework of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and advanced regional cooperation.

Transition is well on track. Having completed the second phase of the transition process, approximately half of our territory has come under Afghan security control. We are determined to complete security Transition by the end of 2014. Needless to say, the full and irreversible implementation of transition will require sustained support to strengthen our security and governance institutions.
Mr. Chairman,
As we proceed, the continuation of the international community’s assistance will remain vital. Last December’s Bonn Conference guaranteed the long-term commitment of our international friends during Transition and the Transformation Decade from 2015 to 2024. In July we will come together again with our international partners at the Tokyo Ministerial Conference, which will primarily focus on the practical steps toward implementation of commitments made during the Kabul and Bonn Conferences, including the provision and coordination of economic assistance.
The Afghan people desire nothing more than alleviation of the current conflict and securing peace, just like all other peace-loving peoples around the world.
Toward this goal, and despite enormous challenges, our Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation efforts continue as a high priority. We have facilitated the reintegration of close to 4,000 former combatants back into civilian life as part of the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Program (APRP). The Afghan Government and our High Peace Council are working diligently to bring the conflict to an end expeditiously and successfully. We support all measures that will help achieve a peaceful solution to the current conflict in our country. We are looking for a result-oriented discussions with the armed opposition who are ready to renounce violence, denounce terrorism, and accept the Afghan constitution, including its protections for the rights of all Afghan citizens, especially Afghan women and the progress made over the last decade.

We’ve also moved ahead with our vision of strengthening confidence and cooperation in our region. Following the launch of the Istanbul Process last November, our preparations are fully underway for the next Ministerial meeting of the Heart of Asia region countries in Kabul this June. We hope that in Kabul we can adopt a set of concrete confidence building measures in order to gradually translate the commitments of the Istanbul Process into concrete actions and outcomes toward building stronger trust and cooperation in our region to the benefit of all, which is consistent with the noble goals of our NAM movement.
Mr. Chairman,
As members of NAM, we continue to face a multitude of challenges which call for a new era of international cooperation and multilateralism and require our resolute action. This includes the ongoing global financial and economic crisis, which continues to have drastic effect on the world’s global economy, particularly developing countries. We must increase our efforts to strengthen multilateralism and global partnerships to overcome challenges and promote a safer, secure and more prosperous world.
We must also cooperate more closely to address transnational organized crime in its entirety, and to combat the trafficking of persons, small-arms and narcotic drugs. Further, advancing democracy and human rights are essential components of stable and prosperous societies. They also serve as pre-conditions to enabling peoples to realize their national aspirations, and determine their political, social and economic destiny.
We stand in full support of NAM’s stated goal of achieving a more responsive, representative, and effective UN system. We also underscore the importance of comprehensive, transparent and balanced reform that will enable the organization to more effectively address emerging global challenges.

Mr. Chairman,
Afghanistan remains gravely concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, which has compounded the hardships facing our Palestinian brothers and sisters. We urge increased regional and international efforts to end the current impasse in negotiations, with a view to achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Implementation of relevant General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the question of Palestine remain a priority, and must be expedited.

As a victim of three decades of wars and conflicts, we in Afghanistan are closely following the situation in Syria and the ongoing suffering of our sisters and brothers in that country with great concern. We call on all sides to join Mr. Kofi Annan’s efforts toward a peaceful resolution to the ongoing violence and suffering of our brothers and sisters in Syria.

Mr. Chairman,
In conclusion, NAM’s founding principles are as relevant today as they have ever been. Through words and deeds, our movement has proven its importance for the peaceful settlement of disputes, safeguarding of human rights, and advancement of justice and development. Let us increase our collaboration for achieving our shared goals. Finally, I want to take this opportunity to convey our deep gratitude and appreciation to all NAM member-states in aiding our efforts for realizing peace, security and stability in Afghanistan.
I Thank You!

Saturday, 12 May 2012 12:47

Taliban Killed Two Persons


Saturday, May 12, 2012
Zaranj (BNA) Taliban shot to death two persons in Nimroz province today.
The killed persons were accused of murderer of four residents of that area.
Local officials confirmed the event and said Taliban implement the law on people in the areas where they have more power.
Mohammad Hashim Nowrozi district governor of Khashrod confirmed the judgment of these persons by Taliban.
Nowrozi in a contact with BNA said, these two persons were killed in public by Taliban after complain of people due to killing of four residents of the area by them on their money.
This event took place this morning in Posza area, Khashrod district where is under Taliban control.
Residents of Urozgan called the state court for approval of crimes and implementing of sentence the only legal organ and called the action of Taliban against Islamic role.
T.Rateb
 

Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:05

Arms Cache Discovers In Ghazni

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Ghazni (BNA) Operation at the title of (Almasak) conducted in Ghazni province.
In this operation an arms cache was discovered. 
General Daud Shah Wafadar, commander of 203 army crops said to BNA, this operation conducted with cooperation of foreign forces in two villages of Moqor district in which an arm cache was discovered.  
3 Kalashnikovs, a PK machine gun, a set of communication, 2 anti-vehicle mines and 6 sacks of explosive materials were seized from this cache. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:02

Four Armed Taliban Arrests In Zabul


Saturday, May 12, 2012
Qalat (BNA) Afghan and coalition forces conducted operation in Zabul province last night, in which 4 armed Taliban insurgents were arrested. 
Shadi Khan Governor of Shahr-i-Safa district of Zabul said to BNA, this operation conducted by Afghan and foreign forces in the south center of Shar-i-Safa district, and four armed Taliban insurgents were arrested. 
According to him, the aim of this operation was to arrest a local Taliban commander Mullah Shokor. Still it is not clear that this person arrested or not, but ISAF press statement said that in this operation a commander of Taliban with his followers have been arrested. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada