17 January 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Pentagon recently announces that for strengthening its military presence sends more than one thousand military and non – military advisers and drones and military equipment to Afghanistan. BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes US defense ministry has announced that for strengthening its military presence in Afghanistan sends more people with new military equipment including drone airplanes. US taking measures for dispatching more people as advisors to Afghanistan in a time, that country are facing new security threats and the destructive activities of terrorists and extremists groups have emerged as a major challenge for stability of Afghanistan and in the region. In addition regional rivalries in Afghanistan have changed Afghanistan in to a dangerous country in the region. At peak of such developments Pentagon decided to crease its forces in Afghanistan, while US within the frame of Resolute Mission led by NATO has the highest number of troops in the country. Afghan people welcome the useful presence of foreign countries in their country but insist that the presence should have a clear and constructive definition. Afghanistan has been the scene of foreign countries military presence for 16 years. The military alliance of international forces leads by US came to Afghanistan to fight terrorism but unfortunately still the crisis in the country and terrorists are active and Afghan people are the main victims of this long-lasting imposed war. Afghan people insist on constructive military presence of foreign countries to lead to peace and elimination of terrorism and extremism. They ask if the increase of foreign troops not lead to peace and tranquility of suffering people what would be the use of it. Afghans complaint that the foreign countries instead of launching a true war against terrorist and extremist groups, they have launched a proxy war here to achieve their own interests. Some Afghan people believe US is seeking to achieve its own interests not restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan. They say, US has recently decided to increase its forces and military equipment in Afghanistan, then why did announce the end of war in 2014 and withdrew its thousands of troops and military equipment from Afghanistan? Wasn’t that a decision in hurry? Afghan people asks the US and the relevant authorities of Afghan government to practically prove that the aim of Americans military presence is fighting and elimination of terrorism and restoration of peace and stability in to Afghanistan and ending the world’s concerns from the danger of that notorious phenomenon. Abdul Khalil Minawi BNA Director General

Sunday January 14, 2018

Jalalabad City (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to hundreds returned, war-affected and poor families in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ghulam Haidar Faqirzai head of refugees and repatriation department in Nangarhar said BNA correspondent, in this round 620 destitute, war-damaged and returned families from Pakistan have received the assistances.
The distribution aids include, flour, cooking ghee, peace and salt, which provided by World Food Program (WFP), Faqirzai added.
Process of aids distribution to needy, war-affected and returned families from Pakistan continuing in the province.
T/M.A.Ansari

Sunday January 14, 2018

Firoz Koh City (BNA) Six members of a family were killed and wounded, when a suicide attacker exploded himself inside a residential house in western Ghor province.
Abdul Hai Khatibi provincial spokesman for Ghor told BNA reporter, the suicide attacker was identified and followed by police personnel, then the suicide attacker entered to a residential house and exploded himself in relevant areas of Firoz Koh city the provincial capital of the province.
A child lost his life and five other members of the family were wounded following the incident, Khatibi added.
According to another report, an irresponsible armed commander along with his two sons was killed during clashes with Taliban militants in Tolak district of Ghor province.
T/M.A.Ansari

Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:24

Hashimi Appointed New IEC Commissioner

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Presidential Palace appointed Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member here on Saturday. The appointment reportedly was made today after thorough consultations among the stakeholders.
Two days back, the selection committee proposed the names of Hashimi, Abdul Qadir Zazai and Awal Rahman Rodwal to the president One of them had to be selected for the job. Hashimi, a 47-year-old resident of the Alishang district of eastern Laghman province, has headed the Meshrano Jirga Secretariat, the United Nations Office in Kabul and the transport section of the Cabinet Secretariat.
A graduate from the Kabul Mechanical School, he received higher education at Nangarhar University’s engineering faculty. However, he could not complete the course as a result of migration. He received the bachelor’s degree from the Washington before doing master in MBA. Hashimi can fluently speak Pashto, Dari, Arabic and English languages.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of cultural affairs and acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met deputy provincial council of Khost province here yesterday, BNA reported.
Mohammad Qadim Afghan briefed the minister on challenges and achievements of Khost province, asking MoIC to solve the problems of the ministry’s directorate (DoIC) at the province.
Prof. Bawari assured that the existed problems of Khost’s DoIC would be solved on due time and called provincial council’s cooperation important on the aspect.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Mohammad HamidTahmasi, Minister of Transport here yesterday, the ministry said in a statement.
Both side discussed development projects of the ministry in FY-1397 National Budget, implementation of development budget considering the efficiency and effectiveness and in line with government priorities, Ministry of Transport’s procurement and financial plan for 1397 and other related issues, the statement concluded.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) After almost two months, the first India’s assisted wheat cargo arrived in Kabul on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, the donated wheat is expected to be kept in the ministry of agriculture’s silos. The cargo was including 15000 tons of wheat which was loaded in Aqrab 7 from India’s Kandla port, in a bid to transfer the first wheat cargo to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port, the agency added. Calling the day, one of the happiest days between the two countries, Indian embassy’s Chargé d'affaires said the move was one of the highest relations between Afghanistan and India, BNA continued. He stressed that transferring of the wheat shipment, was among the India commitments to Afghanistan which was given in 2002, the agency continued.
Based on the commitments, India should send 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan, BNA added. Taliban as a pressure mean have tried to hinder the transferring of cargo from Nimruz to Kabul, the agency stated. The move aims to help India have access to Afghanistan and Central Asia markets. The assisted wheat is expected to be kept in seven provinces of the country.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in the opening match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup in Whangarei, New Zealand, on Saturday.
Batting first, the Pakistanis — two-time champions — were bowled out for 188 runs and set the Afghanistan — the current Asian Cup holders — a 189 runs target in the 50 overs game.
Afghan chased down the target in 48 over to record a five-wicket win — thanks to an unbeaten 76 by Darwish Rasouli, who was adjudged the Man of the Match for his superb batting.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. For Afghans, Azmatullah Omari and Qais Ahmad clinched three wickets each. Afghan skipper NaveenulHaq grabbed two scalps.
For the winners, Darwish top-scored with 76 not out, Akram Alikhel (46), RahmanullahKurbaz (31) and Nisar Wahdat (19). President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the nation over victory of Afghanistan cricket team against Pakistan cricket team in world Cup opener. Meanwhile Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also congratulated victory of the Afghanistan cricket team against Pakistan cricket team, saying the team not only brought happiness to war-hit Afghans, but also become a matter of pride to the nation. “Today’s match showed that Afghan youth both technically and physically prepared to win the matches and would further proceed in the cup,” the Chief Executive was quoted in the statement released by his office yesterday.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the credential of the new ambassador of Australia to Afghanistan Nicola Mary Gordon-Smith, during a ceremonial guard of honor organized Saturday morning on the occasion here in the Presidential Palace.
The two sides discussed a range of issues of mutual interests, underscoring the expansion and strengthening of bilateral ties.
President Ghani expressed his gratitude to the Government of Australia for supporting and assisting Afghanistan and wished Ambassador Smith success in her new posting.
Ambassador Nicola Mary Gordon-Smith expressed delight over commencement of her mission here in Afghanistan and assured the President of expanding mutual relations between Afghanistan and Australia.
According to another report, minister of foreign affairs met the newly appointed Australian ambassador in his office here yesterday. FM Rabbani praised Australian support to Afghanistan and wished success to new ambassador over assuming his new mission in Kabul.
The ambassador also assures her country’s full support to Afghanistan, adding would spare no effort to make Kabul Process success.
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Aibak (BNA) To find historical monuments, a number of Aibak residents has started illegal excavations in Aymaqiya village, BNA reported.
According to the agency, Aymaqiya is a village where humans have been living since thousands of years.
A Taykhonak village inhabitant told BNA that since few days, tens of residents of different villages have started excavations in a graveyard, where they have found many historical jewelries and monuments, BNA added.
Mohammad Amin Azizi, cultural heritages protection manager in Samangan information and cultural department said in a letter has been sent to governor office, a delegation consists of security forces have been assigned in the area to prevent the residents ‘ illegal move.

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