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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Urozgan (BNA) Three civilians were martyred in a mine blast in Urozgan province yesterday evening. 
This event occurred in Heda area of Chora district. 
Fareed Ayel police spokesman of Urozgan province said to BNA, this event occurred when a corolla car struck with a planted mine. 
According to Ayel, in this event, three civilians were martyred and one other has been wounded. The mine was planted by armed Taliban, said the source. 
He confirmed that a woman and a child were included among the killed persons in this event. 
Ayel called Taliban responsible this event. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan Basketball team registered championship of Asia beach competitions with the name of Afghanistan. 
According to information and public relation department of Olympic National Committee, the Afghan basketball team beat Thailand and Bangladesh teams and also Turkmenistan team with getting of 16.9 and got the championship. Also the Afghan Basketball team won Turkmenistan, Philistine and Nepal teams. 
In the third position of Asia beach competitions, Afghanistan participated in Basketball, Football, Handball, Volleyball events, which was held from June 12 with participating of 45 Asian countries in China.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The world day on struggle narcotics was marked in presence of Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president at the Amani High School. 
It was also attended by speaker of House of people, ministers of public works, public health, women affairs, refugees and expatriates, some members of parliament, some ambassadors of friendly countries and neighboring countries and other high ranking government officials. 
To start with Minister of counter narcotics talked on the government program aimed at struggle against narcotics, cultivation, production and challenges in this respect and said that sky rocketing of the prices of narcotics at world markets, existence of smuggling networks of narcotics in the region and the world are factors for rise in production of narcotics in Afghanistan. 
He also cited to war, insecurity, joblessness, existence of terrorist networks and migration as the domestic factors leading to increase in cultivation and production of narcotics. 
He also considered coordination of the neighboring countries and training of the police forces of Afghanistan as the positive factors in the struggle against narcotics. 
Mohammad Karim Khalili addressed the meeting and said that despite measures in this respect in case more principled measures are not adopted in uprooting financing and smuggling of narcotics, it is feared that this phenomenon change into  a growing crisis in the country. 
He stressed that while most of the income of cultivation and smuggling of narcotics poured into the pockets of international mafia, the people of Afghanistan are further discredited.
He added that presently the income from the production and smuggling of narcotics are used for financing of the terrorist groupings and the mafia groups are making utmost benefit of this as well. 
He emphasized that there is need for further coordination among the departments involved in this sphere as we cannot alone achieve anything with mere talking and there is need for decisive measures against the narcotics mafia bands even if they are the higher government ranks. 
Emphasizing on the importance of cooperation of the international community and the government of Afghanistan in the struggle against narcotics, he stressed that during the past years the people of Afghanistan rarely seen that the mafia are legally punished.
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With reciting of the messages of Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture, the memorial meeting of the high scientific personality of late Ustad Mohammad Kazim Ahang was marked at the international press center. 
The meeting was attended by deputy ministers and heads of department of information and culture ministry, deputy minister of women affairs, some representatives of people at the parliament, some lecturers of faculty of journalism of Kabul University and some scholars and cultural figures. 
To start with Dr. Raheen’s message was read out by Jalal Nurani advisor of the ministry that said in a part: “Mohammad Kazim Ahng has spend all his life in compiling of scientific books in journalism and reporting spheres, he was quite affectionate, humble, honest Ustad of research and has trained many students who are now outstanding and skilled people at the country’s media system as well as at the ministry of information and culture. 
The ministry in order to appreciate his services wishes peace for his soul. 
Meanwhile, the message of Dr. Obeidullah Obied Minister of Higher Education was read out by Ustad Abdul Zeem Noor Bakhsh. 
The message recalled the good services of Ustad Kazim Ahang in the journalism area and his devotion for educating a large number of journalists for the country. 
Ustad Habibullah Rafie member of the academy of sciences also talked on the personality and services of Ustad Kazim Ahang. 
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen recalling the scientific personality of Kazim Ahang said that in the past ten years when we were discussing the compiling of the media law then Ustad had cooperation with the ministry. 
Abdul Hafeez Mansur and Mohammad Daoud Kalakani members of the parliament, Ustad Masoud lecturer of economy faculty of Kabul University and Hajji Mohammad Asif brother of late Kazim Ajhang also dwelt on various dimensions of life of Kazim Ahang. 
They proposed that a higher education institution be named after Prof. Kazim Ahang. 
Also Mohammad Waheed Gharwal dean of the Faculty of Journalism read out the biography of Ustad Kazim Ahnag. 
He said Ustad Kazim was born in 1313 HS in Shaikhan village of Mirbacha Kot district of Kabul province; he completed his education in Mirbacha Kot and then joined the journalism faculty of Kabul University. 
He obtained his Masters degree in 1965 from a USA university and later he served as deputy editor of Islah daily, editor of Kabul Times, head of Bakhtar Agency and dean of the journalism faculty of Kabul University. 
Ahang has authored 20 special works in journalism in Dari, Pashto and English languages.
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili meeting the elders, and influential of different parts of Kabul city said that insulting a tribe is insult to the entire Afghan nation and the government by pursuing the perpetrators of discord among the people will decisively deal with its perpetrators at the academy of sciences of Afghanistan. 
At the meeting the elders pointed to the insults to the Hazara tribe at the Atlas of the Academy of Sciences praised the timely measures of the president of Afghanistan in following up of the perpetrators. 
They said that this plot of the enemies of the people of Afghanistan is a failure in creating of discord among the Afghan nation and added that it is a matter of regret that academy of sciences as an important scientific center instead of expansion of national unity, culture and knowledge and unity among the people of the country is crating discord among them. 
They emphasized on legal pursuit of those who are behind creation of discord among the people. 
Khalili said that insulting to a tribe by any side is insult and crime against all the nation of Afghanistan. 
He stressed that the position of all tribes of Afghanistan in the Constitution of Afghanistan is specified and no one can harm the identity of any tribe. 
Preserving of national unity among the people of Afghanistan is the main policy of government and the constitution of Afghanistan and the government will not allow any one go beyond this policy. 
He considered the insult of in changes of the academy of science in addition to insulting all the people of Afghanistan insult to the scientific centers of the country. 
Touching on the arrest of the perpetrators of the incident of tenth of Ashura, he added that there are similarity among those creating discord at the tenth of Ashura and that of the in charges of the academy of sciences of Afghanistan. 
He noted that the government of Afghanistan is decisive in legal pursuing of the academy of sciences and the attorney general office is assigned to study this issue so that the main perpetrators of this action are unveiled and punished. 
He appreciated the sensitivities and tolerance of the people of Afghanistan in this respect.
 

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) President Hamid Karzai addressing the extraordinary meeting of the three state powers that was held at the National Assembly building Thursday said that hereafter we shall make our domestic situation better and will consolidate the rule of law. 
Pointing to the better future of Afghanistan he added that hereafter we shall try to make our situation better, bring about good governance and further consolidate the order of law and implement the law in better manners. 
Pointing to the corruption he said that this a vital needs and added that usurpation of people’s properties and that of the government has reached its peaks. 
Disturbing people and non-safety of the people’s homes are pains that the government should find remedy for them. If we did this Afghanistan will become independent and progressive and if we could not do it, we shall suffer further pains. 
He added that after 2014 it is the responsibility of the Afghans to preserve their soil and if problems crops up we will be accountable before the people.  He considered tanzims tendencies, tribalism province tendencies and groups as the main impeding factors before the government and said that we shall resolve these problems with the cooperation of the National Assembly of Afghanistan. 
He noted that you were calling expedient and due to some reason I had to be, however this has changed and improvement will be introduced in the country. 
Recalling that the signs of power and rifles have been witnessed in the country and said that I instructed the minister of interior and the national security department to reduce the appearance of power and files so that people can live in peace and calmness. 
He added that I have here with this assurance that we are realizing our situation and have our plan for the future. Our plan in a progressive and honorable Afghanistan with national unity and withy clear will of serving this homeland and to attain our objectives and the responsibility of the politicians, intellectuals and knowledgeable Afghans are grave in this respect. 
As regards better coordination in the government departments, he addressed the three state powers and said that you must not be disturbed that this homeland needs sacrifices and we must prepared for this sacrifice. 
Pointing to the increase in terrorist attacks on the Afghan security forces he said that Afghanistan daily loses from 20 to 25 persons of its security forces in the terrorist attacks, as the enemies know well that Afghanistan is defend by these forces and they are foundation of the country. 
So they want to weaken the pillars of this country. He emphasized that the enemies of the people of Afghanistan should know that if there the money of the international community or not, the people of Afghanistan with empty stomachs will strengthen its security forces with every possible means.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kabul (BNA) A judicial meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai on the other day held an in-depth discussion over the recent publication by Afghanistan Academy of Science of a book known as the Atlas of Ethnography of Afghan ethnicities, where Hazara ethnic groups has in particular been offended and insulted.
Following an examination and review of the controversial book, the President ordered as per Article 64 of the Constitution the dismissal of the following individuals for insulting the Hazara population:
1. Abdul Bari Rashed, head of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences;
2. Sayed Mohammad Amin Mujahed, head of Secretariat of the Academy;
3. Abdul Hakim Safi, director of Center for Social Sciences; and
4. Nasrullah Sobman, deputy director for Social Sciences.
The meeting also tasked the Attorney General Office to investigate and bring to justice all those who, disguised as researchers, are involved in insulting and disparaging ethnicities.
The President said, “The content of the book is grossly offensive and considered an insult to all the resident ethnicities and thus the entire Afghan population.”
President Karzai instructed the Attorney General Office to immediately begin investigations.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A meeting of the International Contact Group focusing on Afghanistan was held in Helsinki on 17 June under the direction of Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. The Contact Group acts as a high-level forum for political coordination and other international efforts for promotion of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the neighboring areas. This Contact Group meeting was the first ever held in a Nordic country.
The meeting was attended by high-ranking official from more than 50 countries and international organizations, including Marc Grossman, the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghanistan’s representatives in the meeting were Minister of Finance Omar Zakhilwal and Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin. Finance Minister Zakhilwal is in charge of, for example, development funding allocated to Afghanistan.
The meeting made preparation for the ministerial conference, to be held on 8 July in Tokyo, focusing on the economy of and development aid for Afghanistan, and reviewed the result of the NATO Chicago Summit of 21 May. The meeting in Chicago and Tokyo play an important role with a view to development strategy for Afghanistan for the coming years and to reinforce the mutual commitments of both the international community and the Government of Afghanistan in support of this strategy.
Arrangement of the Contact Group meeting in Helsinki is part of Finland’s contribution of enhancement of stability in Afghanistan. At the same time, it is an excellent opportunity for Finland to share ideas with other countries about the future of Afghanistan and long-term plans for supporting it. In his opening address, Minister Tuomioja highlighted the co-dependency between development and security, and the importance of the continuing support of the international community to Afghanistan. Tuomioja also underscored the meaning of the reconciliation process, promotion of the status of women and regional cooperation.
 

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Faryab (BNA) Mullah Sharif a local commander of Taliban along with his nine members joined peace process in Faryab province today.
This commander had activities against state and NATO forces in Pashtoon Kost district of Fayrab province.
A source of National Security Directorate told this news agency, due to efforts of this department this commander joined peace process.
Mullah Sharif in the joining ceremony promised that after this he would make endeavors in reconstruction and ensuring security in the country.
This local commander of Taliban also handed over his arms to the government.
Local authorities mentioned the increase of joining of armed Taliban in Faryab and called it positive in ensuring peace and stability in that province.
T. Rateb
 

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai strongly condemns the terrorist attack that killed and injured a number of innocent people in the province of Khost.
As per the information by the governor’s office, this morning a suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd close to a mosque killing 17 innocent people and wounding another 32 including women and children.
Condemning the attack in the strongest possible terms, President Hamid Karzai said “enemies of Islam and Afghanistan once again brutally targeted an area populated by ordinary innocent people, busy with their daily life.”
The President added that such attacks are carried out by those mercenaries who act on orders by their masters to kill Afghans and spread insecurity in Afghanistan.
President Karzai expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prays for a speedy recovery of those injured.