19 February 2020

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Sunday, February 09, 2020
Herat (BNA) Two development projects were put into exploitation in Herat.
These projects include extending water supply network, 790m asphalting sidewalks and more than a thousand meters of concrete roads, valued nearly 12 million Afghanis has been implemented by ten percent of population.
Deputy Mayor of Herat told BNA, almost 500 families directly benefit from the project.
Naderi welcomed the local community’s contribution to the development of the city and called for greater cooperation.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:47

Drone Raid Kills ISIS Affiliates in Kunar

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) Seven ISIS affiliates were killed and five others have been injured in drone raid in Kunar last night.
The fighters were suppressed in their strongholds in Dewagul region, Soki District while planning terrorist activities.
Selab army corps in east of the country with releasing a statement said, the raid carried out by US drone, in which eight ISIS fighters were killed and five others have been wounded.
It is said that a hideout of ISIS fighter with all war equipment has been demolished.
Another report says, three Taliban rebels were killed in ambush of security forces yesterday.
The Taliban riding motorcycle were targeted in Monogi district.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:45

Ski Competition Inaugurated in Bamyan

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Deputy Minister of Finance, Admin and Tourism of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi inaugurated Ski Competition as part of the ministry’s winter tourism festival, here on Saturday in Dasht-e-Kham area, in outskirt of Bamyan city.
Inaugurating the competition, the deputy minister said the main goal behind Ski Competition was to hel improve tourism during winter season in the ancient province.
Bamyan with its reach historic and ancient sites, has always been the bet tourist destination during the summer season, however it has the potential to attract tourists during the winter season too,” the deputy minister added, saying winter games initiated by the ministry to help promote tourism during the cold season in the province.
Mostafavi also hailed the civil and cultural activists for encouraging and supporting the Ski Competions and called it a major achievement for the residents of Bamyan.  She admitted that the ongoing violence in the country was a major obstacle to organize big sporting events but said show was hopeful that the situation remains stable in Bamyan so that such events can be organized in the future.
“I have been in Bamyan for two weeks now touring around the mountain.  Today, just we did the Afghan Ski Competition and it was an absolutely incredible race,” a skier, Mariam Baqer said.
“I pray for durable peace in the country, so that everyone could visit Bamyan, as the province having its beauties in each season,” another skier, Ali Reza Ghulami said.
The second winter tourism festival was opened on February 6th and will be continued till March 5th, 2020.

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:44

MoI Saves 4 Billion Afs, Official

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Interior has said that it had saved up to four billion Afghanis, as the ministry restored appropriate reforms and infrastructural changes since, Massoud Andarabi took the office as an acting minister.
Minister of Interior, Massoud Andarabi told a press conference that the ministry has saved four billion Afghanis and ammunition costing up to 21 million Afghanis this outgoing year, despite police fought more than last years.
Police have become more skilled after being trained more this year comparing last years, he said at the news conference.
Precaution measures are being used against crimes, using technology increased and counter-corruption efforts were escalated and most importantly police have become apolitical in higher extent, said the acting minister.
Work on the four-year police program including corrective actions, training, capability increase and the way to influence laws and other areas was underway, according to him.
The assertions come amid growing criticism and complaints about the way of restoring reforms in the ministry as well as the police deal in Kabul and other provinces.
The authorities of the ministry of interior also called people cooperation with police one of the fundamental steps in insuring security and overcoming crimes in the country.
But some military experts urge for urgent step taken for addressing the available challenges, as execution of reform programs were time-consuming.
"Structural changes always needed further time and I think work should be done in two fields of immediate address to the existing challenges and structural reforms that could bring basic changes in bringing long-term security in the country," Atiqullah Amarkhil, a military expert said.
He said if the security institutions, particularly the ministry of interior want basic changes, they should work on the professionalization of police forces.
The expert also said the security organs should have close coordination with each other as he believed the move would help control the wars on one hand, and on the other, prevent casualties.
Also, the country's political leaders must have a consensus about war and peace and should have commitment in accordance to the public believe, as if peace by the government of Afghanistan reach success, it can lay impact in prevention of enemy attack and victory of the security forces.
Suraya Raiszada

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) On the head of a high level delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday afternoon left Kabul for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, the presidential press office said.
The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF), the largest global urban conference is happening in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 8 to 13 February 2020.
It takes into account key challenges for action to ensure sustainable urban development, including the need for aligned implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban one.

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:42

New Deputy MoIC Introduced

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Abdul Manan Shiway-e-Sharq, the newly appointed deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs during a ceremony was introduced to the officials of the ministry on Saturday.
The ceremony which was held at the International Hall of the Ministry, was attended by the Acting Minister, Ms. Hasina Safi, Minister of Education, Dr. Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi and some parliament members, Bakhtar News Agency reported.
At the outset, Miagul Wasiq, the presidential advisor on cultural affairs read out the message of the country's president on his appointment as the deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs, said the agency.
Acting Minister of Information and Culture Ms. Safi praised the work of former deputy minister Fazel Sancharaki and said appointment an ordinary issue and congratulated Shiway-e Sharq for his new post as the deputy minister on publication affairs, the agency added.
Speaking on the occasion, a house member from Badakhshan province called Shiway-e Sharq an educated and cultural personality and wished him success in his duty, according to the agency.
Thanking the government leadership for trusting in him, Mr. Shiway pledged to do his best in handling his related affairs in cooperation with the ministry's officials.
He said attention to culture and its development would cause development of the country and vowed to remain a good supporter of freedom of expression and a good media teammate.

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, chairing the Command-in-Chief meeting instructed the security institutions to continue anti-insurgents operation in the restive areas, said a statement from the Presidential Press Office the other day.
After hearing the security officials' report about the security of the country, particularly the highways, the president said urgent cooperation should be on hand during emergency situation and natural disasters, as he noted that natural disaster and storms were most possible, the statement said.
He directed the officials for working on a clear plan to identify the vulnerable areas and cooperation should be made between the natural disaster authority and the security organs to overcome any possible natural challenges.
He said focus should be made on the security of the highways and instructed the independent local organs to make effort for good governance restoration.

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during a ceremony marking the 570th birth anniversary of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee and 37th birth anniversary of Zahiruddin Mohammad Babur spoke about various aspect of Nawayee's life and the brilliant Timorid's dynasty.
A statement from the CE office, quoting him said the brilliant era of this joint civilization is in the formation and growth of Timorid era.
Dr. Abdullah described Amir Ali Shir Nawayee, a scholar, politician, literate, mystic, musician, linguist and father and the founder of Uzbek literature and founder of aid centers in Khursan and Mawar al-Nahr, said the statement.
He, with creation of valuable scientific and cultural works turned into one of the resourceful and well-known characters, according the statement.
Pointing to the introduction of the cultural-political figures, the CE said efforts made in this field was not enough and that much should be done in this respect and the new generation should be helped recognize much these personalities.
He said the country's universities should also do their best to republish their works and effective should be taken in this field.
Touching on the presidential election, Dr. Abdullah said the results would be in accordance to the law and the people of Afghanistan would transfer to the new ear of democracy and growth of culture and art in the country.

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:28

President Cheers up Khost Orphanage Children

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received a number of Khost Orphanage at the Charchenar Palace said: "You are my sons and daughters and you know that the Prophet of Islam Mohammad (PBUH) was orphan.
This means that orphans can do big works."
The president thanking Basir Khan for sharing the demands of the children with him, said: "I donate 200,000 Afghanis for you to provide clothing and other necessities and also assist 500,000 Afghanis to spend in sporting fields."
According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, the country's president also thanked the people of Khost for the bravery and courage, and said for addressing their demands and suggestions, a delegation would be sent to the province.
The president also directed the ministry of education to arrange a proposal for promoting Shaheed Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhaw primary school, to high school, said the statement.
"You reach your desire whenever you study your lessons and the courage and capability of the work are clear at your features," the president reassured.
Students of Shaheed Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhaw awarded also a letter of appreciation to the president for his support to their rights.
According to Khost governor, Mohammad Halim Fedayee, up to 4, 389 martyrs have been registered with the provincial labor and social affairs department.

Sunday, 09 February 2020 06:24

Mine Blast Took the Life of Police Officer

Sunday, February 09, 2020
Khost (BNA) A police officer was martyred and another has been injured in explosion of a bomb in Khost yesterday.
The blast occurred near a convoy of police officers in Khost city.
Adel Haider police spokesman of Khost told BNA, a police officer was martyred and another has been injured.
No one has been arrested in connection of the explosion, and so far, no induvial or group has claimed responsibility of the blast.
T. Yarzada

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