27 April 2018

RSS Facebook

Ads

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The altars of mosques, schools and media are effective sites for accelerating the process of registrations for voting in the country.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes Independent Commission of Elections for accelerating the process of registration the names of voters has extorted in a new method to encourage people to participate in process of registrations.
Lately, the members of independent commission of elections have met separately the state authorities including President Ghani, members of Peace High Council and the authorities of Ministry of Haj and Religious Affairs.
During the visits the members of independent commission for elections have asked the state leadership and state organs to encourage the people to participate in registrations process.
It has passed more than one week since the commencement of registration the names of the voters, but the people have not participated as it expected. The reasons for that are very clear: First the people have no good memories from the previous elections. Secondly, the registrations take place according to identity cards while the major parts of people especially rural areas residents have no identity card. Distribution of ten million new identity cards will take a long time.
The other issue is unawareness of people from the programs of elections commission, because the commission for every elections program uses a new procedure which causes problems to the people.
Therefore it was better the independent commission for elections before starting the registrations process concentrated on public awareness on relevant affairs to the elections.
Since the commission has not done so, the process of registration is facing a huge gap that is unawareness of people.
Knowing the gap the independent commission of elections is seeking to fill the gap by using new programs.
Recently the authorities of commission in meetings with state authorities presented some of the problems they are facing. Now they want use the altars of mosques and other important public places to draw the people to stations where the process of registrations going on.
Although the authorities of the commission became aware from their fault a little later, but still they have an opportunity using new methods encourage people going the registration centers give an incentive to the process.
Using the altars of mosques, schools and media for public awareness is a good move to introduce the process of elections as a national process which determines the destiny of the country; participating in process in fact they carry out their national and compatriotic obligation.
Avoiding going to registration centers and non-participation in elections will lead to a critical political situation in the country, which our compatriotic people never want.
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 12 ISIS fighters were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in northern Jawzjan province last night.
Col. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani police chief of Jawzjan told BNA reporter, the clashes took place, while a group of ISIS members carried out attacks on Afghan security forces’ checkpoint in vicinity of Darzab district, which were faced with full resistance of Afghan security troops, as a result 12 ISIS adherents were killed and nine others severely were injured.
Three local policemen were martyred during the conflicts as well, Jawzjani added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) At least 4 people have died and 15 others were wounded following a blast took place in a voter registration center in Kabul city today.
It has been said, the explosion happened in a voter registration center located in Qala-e-Nazer region, 6th precinct of Kabul city.
Kabul police confirmed the dead of four people and wounding of 16 others in the blast.
It is a developing news, the details will be updated as information to be available.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Local people in Chora district, Urozgan province said that Taliban militants cut off the transportation roads of the district.
According to BNA local correspondent, local people in Chora said, Taliban militants didn’t allow to transfer foodstuffs, clothes and medicine to the district.
Local officials in Urozgan say, tribal elders has started talks with Taliban militants and as soon as possible the roads will be opened.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A young girl committed suicide, because of family problems in central Kapisa province the other day.
Abdul Fatah Shafaq district governor of Hasa-e-Awal Kohistan told BNA correspondent, the 18 year old girl hanged up herself in Sakhi Khail region, Hasa-e-Awal Kohistan district of the province.
Sometimes ago father of the girl had been killed by unknown gunmen and the girl was suffered mental illness.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Including three local commanders 16 anti-government militias were killed during military operation conducted by Afghan security forces in central Kapisa province.
Col. Amanullah director of operative in police chief of Kapisa told BNA reporter, the operation was launched to annihilate armed oppositions in insecure areas of Nejrab district, Kapisa province, as a result 16 rebels including their 3 local commanders were killed and 8 others were wounded.
Eleven Afghan local policemen were wounded during the operation as well, the source added.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended an introduction ceremony of business attaches and administrations’ new heads of procurement and inauguration of independent administration reforms and civil services commission’s new building, the presidential palace said in a statement on Saturday.
At the outset, in a meeting with leading body of independent administration reforms and civil services commission, the president heard the commission’s report on it achievements and new program of ‘Change’, according to the statement.
The commission’s leading body briefed the president about new program of ‘Change’ and its achievements over the last one year such as administration reform, reforms in the commission, supervision and evaluation, reforms in quality of laws and regulations and many more, the statement added.
Appreciating new program of ‘Change’ and the commission’s report on its achievements, the president issued instructions on people-oriented reforms and effective expenditures of administrations, the statement continued.
Then, after cutting the ribbon, the president inaugurated the new building of independent administration reforms and civil services commission and along with the commission’s head Ahmad Nadir Naderi, visited different sections of the building. Afterward, minister of commerce and industries Humayoun Rasa said, of 923 people who sent their applications for business attaches posts, 164 of them were shortlisted who have graduated from economy, business and management fields and have enough experiences in the respect. After hearing the participants’ talks, President Ghani said, “Today, we are witnessing a cultural change in Afghanistan and is a day, that eligibility would overcome relations.” Addressing business attaches, the president said each one of you would be sent to a country, where you would represent Afghanistan as a united nation and mobilized government. At the end, the president said the more the merit overcame relations, the more the national unity would be ensured.
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) inaugurated tenth round of archeological excavations in Mes-e-Aynak archeological site here yesterday, BNA reported.
The event was also attended by deputy ministers of higher education and interior, Logar governor and a number of MoIC directors. Addressing the inauguration event in Mes-e-Aynak, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of cultural affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said the archaeological site was reach of the precious relics and that housing stupas, coins, stone and clay made sculptures and temples related to Buddhist, Zoroaster and Kushanid periods.
“There are movable, immovable relics and residential houses existed in Mes-e-Aynak archaeological site. Around 600 of precious artefacts were already transferred to the National Museum of Afghanistan,” Bawari added.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture went on saying that archeological sites were existed beside copper mine in Mes-e-Aynak area, adding there would be no mine extractions till end of the archeological excavations in the area.
He also said a local museum to be built in Mohammad Agha district of Logar Province.
Meanwhile deputy minister of higher education said faculties of archaeology and mines to be established with Logar University.
Deputy Minister of Public Protection Force of the Ministry of Interior Abdul Razaq Amiri assured full security to the archeological site.
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) appreciated Achievements of Afghan Government in the area of increased revenue and necessarily critical reforms in National Budget for ongoing solar year, a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said on Saturday.
The admiration came from IMF Deputy Managing Director of Mitsuhiro Furusawa during a meeting with Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi in Washington DC, the statement said.
Hakimi is on his official visit to US where he participated in International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) spring meetings.
Khalil Sediq, CEO of Da Afghanistan Bank Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to Washington D.C were present, during the meeting and exchanged their views on economic and banking sector.
Minister of Finance thanked IMF for supporting Afghanistan’s financial reform and meanwhile invited him to Geneva Conference that is likely to take place by the end of this year.
Separately, Hakemi held a meeting with Miftah Ismail, Acting Finance Minister of Pakistan.
Both sides discussed strengthening economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan, assignment of technical working team comprised of representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan to amend the agreement of trade and transit between the countries (APTTA), regional projects including CASA-1000 and TAPI.
Ethel Sennhauser, Vice President of World Bank for South Asia Region and Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to United State were present.
Additionally, both sides also talked about power transmission line from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s exports and imports through Waga Port, Turkham- Jalal Abad Road and other relevant issues.
Finally, Minister of Finance invited his Pakistani counterpart to Kabul to fully discuss APTTA and then a technical team from Afghan side will visit Islamabad to negotiate on the matter.
The Vice President of World Bank for South Asia Region reiterated the bank’s support to economic and trade ties between the two counties.
 

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar during his visit from China met China’s Chief of Joint Staff Li Zuocheng the other day, the NSA press office said yesterday.
At a meeting with NSA, Atmar in Beijing, Li Zuocheng commended the Afghan forces for their efforts to eliminate terror groups and pledged full support for equipping Afghan security forces.
While stressing bilateral military and security cooperation, he asked the regional countries to play their role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.
Regional consensus is central to the Afghan-led peace process, China says, urging regional countries to support the reconciliation effort.
For his part, Atmar called for an early start to the second phase of bilateral dialogue between Kabul and Beijing.He invited the Chinese delegation to visit Kabul.
 

Page 5 of 2950

Popular News