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Monday, 21 September 2020 11:25

Series of Blasts Prevented in Zabul

Monday, September 21, 2020
Qalat (BNA) The Taliban plan to carry out dozens of bombings in Zabul and Kandahar failed.
The security troops discovered and defused 27 mines from busy roads in Zabul and Kandahar this morning.
Atal Army Corps in south of the country said in a statement that with discovery of the mines a series of explosions prevented in Zabul and Kandahar.
Taliban mostly planted bombs and mines on busy roads of the provinces which victimize civilians.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 21 September 2020 11:24

Deserved Families Received Aids

Monday, September 21, 2020
Herat (BNA) Hundreds of needy families received humanitarian aid in Herat.
These families have suffered huge financial losses as a result of wars, floods and the spread of the Coronavirus.
According to BNA, flour, oil, rice, bean slabs and tea were distributed to four hundred families in the city.
These aids were provided by domestic and foreign aid foundations.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 21 September 2020 11:23

Men Detained on Suspicion of Criminal Offenses

Monday, September 21, 2020
Herat (BNA) Eighteen people were arrested in Herat on suspicion of involvement in criminal offenses.
They are accused of theft, robbery, drug trafficking and illegal weapons surveillance.
The Herat police press office said in a statement that the men were arrested overnight during operations and during a search of vehicles in the city and a number of districts in Herat.
Police say detainee cases will soon be sent to the judiciary.
T. Yarzada

Monday September 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Acting Foreign Minister, met with Ross Wilson, Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul late on Sunday.
According to BNA report, Minister Atmar thanked the people and the Government of the United States of America for their continued support and commitment to Afghanistan over the past 19 years and also highlighting Secretary of State H.E. Mike Pompeo for his recent comprehensive statement at the opening ceremony of the Doha Peace negotiations.
The two sides discussed the start of peace talks, expressing satisfaction with the progress so far, and optimism for attaining a sustainable peace.
Atmar and Wilson spoke about the priorities of the Government of Afghanistan, namely calling on the Taliban Movement to agree to a comprehensive ceasefire and the development of a mechanism for monitoring violence reduction.
The two sides also discussed opportunities for expanding trilateral relations between Afghanistan, the United States, and Central Asian countries as part of the regional mobilization for the peace process in Afghanistan.
The meeting closed as the two sides stressed the need to further expand and strengthen bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and the United States, and Amb. Wilson assured Atmar of his country's continued commitment and cooperation with Afghanistan.
M.A.Ansari

Monday September 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, Acting Minister of Finance had an introductory meeting with Ramiz Alakbarov, the New Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Afghanistan late on Sunday.
According to BNA report, in the meeting, also attended by Atul Gupta, Head of Donor Coordination at UNAMA the Acting Minister of Finance congratulate Alakbarov on his new role, and two sides have discussed the existing coordination and cooperation between the Ministry and the UNAMA in many areas, and the upcoming pledging conference on Afghanistan.
“UNAMA is involved in on all fronts of Afghan polity, including economic cooperation, and donors’ affair. At this moment, it is very important for all of us, the Afghan government, the UNAMA, and the Finland government to work closely for organizing a successful pledging conference this year,” said Acting Minister of Finance. 
“Our main focus is also on the upcoming pledging conference, and we hope the conference will be organized successfully and in full coordination with our partners. We are working very closely with the Ministry of Finance and Finland’s technical team to ensure all plans are in place for the conference” said Deputy Special Representative.
It is important to note that all key documents for the conference are shared with international partners, and Afghan government agencies for feedback. The Ministry ensures the all the documents to be finalized by early November, 2020.
M.A.Ansari

Monday September 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at the top of a high-ranking delegation paid a visit to Bamiyan to review the general condition of the province yesterday.
According to BNA report, during the visit, President Ghani was accompanied by First and Second Vice-Presidents, the national security advisor and a number of other senior government officials.
The President chaired an extraordinary security meeting to review the general security status of the country, where the government leadership discussed security plans and operations, repelling enemy’s threats as well as existing capabilities and challenges of the defense and security entities.
The defense and security authorities presented their reports mainly on deployment of forces and called for promotion of governance and better service delivery in districting
President Ghani stressed on priorities in defense and security sector, said stern attention needs to be paid for protecting people, ensuring the security of development projects, and implementation of development and reform plans at defense and security entities.
The President underscored the need for tightening security on highways, preventing the enemies extortions, and merit-based changes and replacements in provincial police headquarters. He added that those defense and security officers who have shown competence should be commended.
M.A.Ansari

Monday, 21 September 2020 04:46

Roads Construction Work Started in Baghlan

Monday, September 21, 2020
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) The construction of two new roads in Nahrin districts of central Baghlan started yesterday.
Mohammad Rahim Salehzai, head of the National Rural Roads Program of Baghlan Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department, told BNA that the two roads would be built at a cost of 30 million Afghanis in the frame of National Rural Roads Program, ten kilometers in Nahrin and central Baghlan districts.
With the completion of these two projects, the distance between Nahrin and Baghlan Markazi districts will be reduced by more than 22 kilometers.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 21 September 2020 04:44

Roads Construction Work Started in Baghlan

Monday, September 21, 2020
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) The construction of two new roads in Nahrin districts of central Baghlan started yesterday.
Mohammad Rahim Salehzai, head of the National Rural Roads Program of Baghlan Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department, told BNA that the two roads would be built at a cost of 30 million Afghanis in the frame of National Rural Roads Program, ten kilometers in Nahrin and central Baghlan districts.
With the completion of these two projects, the distance between Nahrin and Baghlan Markazi districts will be reduced by more than 22 kilometers.
T. Yarzada

Monday, September 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The United States special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in a tweet Saturday evening said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a statement on Afghanistan peace negotiations that underscores the international commitment to Afghanistan’s “sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity.”
Khalilzad believes the statement by UNSC supports the progress being made upon reaching a political settlement in Afghanistan.
“The UNSC statement supports the path the parties are currently on, which is to find a political settlement that accommodates all Afghans, one the region and international community can endorse in spirit and in action,” he said.
“This is a unique moment for Afghanistan,” he added. “Not only are Afghan parties negotiating directly, but as indicated by the UNSC statement, there is broad international support for a negotiated political settlement and peace in Afghanistan.”
The UNSC statement released Friday welcomed start of the intra-Afghan talks on September 12 in Qatari capital Doha.
The members of the UNSC recognized “a sustainable peace can be achieved only through a comprehensive and inclusive Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process that aims at a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire, as well as an inclusive political settlement to end the conflict in Afghanistan,” as TOLOnews quoted.
The members of the UNSC “strongly encouraged parties to the negotiations to continue pursuing confidence-building measures, including reductions in violence, and to continue to engage in good faith.”

Monday, September 21, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed housing projects, streamlining land acquisition processes, facilitating the issuance process of deeds and certificates of occupancy, and zoning ordinance in a meeting with the leadership of Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL), on Saturday at the Presidential Palace, a statement said yesterday.
In the meeting, Mahmood Karzai, acting minster of Urban Development and Land and its relevant officials presented their plans mainly on housing projects and issues related to properties and estates, the statement from the presidential press office said.
President Ghani attached importance to the implementation of Strategic Development Frameworks, developed by the Sasaki Firm, for five large cities of the country including the capital, according to the statement.

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