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Saturday, February 08, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Taliban shadow governor for Chamtal District, Balkh with his six colleagues was killed last night.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban were killed in clearing operation of commando forces in Alizai region, Chamtal District, Balkh.
During the operation, several villages of the mentioned district have been cleared from insurgents.
Another report says, five Taliban were killed in an air raid in Shortapa district, Balkh.
A hideout of the insurgents has been destroyed in the operation as well.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 08 February 2020 05:51

School Buildings Inaugurated in Badghis

Saturday, February 08, 2020
Qala-e-Naw (BNA) The construction work of eleven schools were completed and inaugurated with presence of officials in Badghis.
Najmuddin Burhani spokesman for Badghis governor told BNA, the schools have been constructed from citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Moqor, Abkamari and Qads districts.
He added that 96 schools were to be completed by the citizenship program in that province this year, but of these, it will succeed to build 80 schools and the rest of the schools will be completed soon.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:27

Cache of Roadside Bombs Destroyed in Paktika

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Kabul (BNA)  The police special contingent forces carrying out clearing operation in outskirt of Barmal District, Paktika, destroyed a cache of roadside bombs.
Interior Ministry press office said BNA, the cache has been demolished in Nakhail region, Barmal District.
30 roadside bombs, missile launcher and three Walkie, Talkies machine were seized from the cache.

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Kabul (BNA) During a farewell meeting, the country’s deputy minister of information and culture on publications affairs, Fazel Sancahraki was appreciated, BNA reported Wednesday.
During the meeting which was attended by ministry’s leading body and officials, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi said the meeting was not held to bid farewell with Fazel Sancharaki, but appreciate his work and achievements during his few years as former deputy to publication minister of information and culture, said the agency.
She called Sancharaki as an experienced and cultural personality of the country who was suffering long illness.
“This is not a farewell meeting, but to appreciate the work of Fazel Sancharaki who quit job due to long serious illness he was suffering and needed rest and treatment.”
Other Participants of the meeting including Najib Shinwari and Farid Ahmad Farhang also spoke about the characteristics of Sancharaki and called him one of the country’s experienced, academic, cultural and political figure.
In his farewell speech, Fazel Sancharaki also noted that during his work as deputy minister of information and culture, he had not treated his subordinates as a boss, but the relation was friendly, that caused the related affairs get improved.
He added that he was suffering illness and needed to have rest and treatment.
Directors of Bakhtar News Agency and Government Dailies awarded appreciation letters to him, at the sideline of the farewell meeting.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with representatives of women for various municipal districts of Kabul city said that he was proud that Afghan woman was an example of power and strength.
In the meeting attended also by the country’s First Lady, women speakers representing other women enumerated employment opportunities to female doctors, lack of standard hospitals, low-quality medicines, security of health workers, assessment of government and private hospitals, providing budget for women sports and ground for them, gender discrimination in government institutions and sport grounds and creation of high women council as their problems and demands.
They also asked for presence of women in leading positions, addressing lack of professional teachers and standard education curriculum, prevention of monopolism in the ministry of education, coordination between the MoE and MoHE, digitalization of education ministry, prevention of high fees in private higher education institutions and attention to women prisoners and their children and others. After hearing their problems and demands, the country’s President by praising the speakers for sharing their suggestions and demands without any censorship said he was proud that Afghan woman was an example of power and strength.
President Ghani instructed officials for Kabul municipality to pave the way for selection of two women as women representative in each district, adding that a powerful council of women was needed to coordinate women-related issues as one organ could not address all problems of women.
The country’s President further said that considerable attention has been paid to appointment of women in higher positions in the past five years, saying that the process would continue. Pointing to women sports, President Ghani asserted that it was determined that Chaman-e-Huzori would be soon changed to a recreational and sport area to families, women and children, adding that a part of Bala Bagh of Paghman would be also changed to business and sport activities for women.
The country’s President by pointing to education system said that 7,000 schools including 3500 girl schools would be equipped with modern technology by starting the new education year, saying that measures have been adopted by Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission to appoint women in government institutions. Pointing to ongoing peace process, President Ghani said that all Afghans wanted peace, but peace process in which the rights of all women were protected.

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with the UNESCO head, Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawari, the deputy minister of information and culture on cultural affairs, spoke about the preservation and protection of the country's ancient relics and said further cooperation from the organization was needed to well protect and preserve Afghanistan’s ancient artifacts, BNA reported the other day.
During the meeting, Prof. Bawari pointed to the enrichment of the country's historical and cultural relics and said Afghanistan was a country with rich ancient and historical relics and monuments and their protection was not possible alone, the agency quoted.
He asked the UNESCO for enough cooperation to protect the historical artifacts, quoted the agency. Head of the UNESCO also spoke about the issue and pledged his led organization’s cooperation in various parts of cultural sections with the ministry of information and culture.

Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:24

NSA meets Belgium Envoy for Afghanistan

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib met yesterday with acting special envoy of Belgium for Afghanistan, Arnout Pauwels, here in his office.
In the meeting, both sides discussed security situation and Afghanistan peace process.
Dr. Mohib highlighted the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ progress in suppressing terrorists in particular Daesh in the east last year and denying Taliban momentum and reversing their territorial gains this year. Acting special envoy of Belgium for Afghanistan Arnout Pauwels considered achievement of ANDSF in suppressing Daesh as significant.
At the end, national security advisor asserted that the government of Afghanistan was committed to peace and they hoped Afghanistan also reach good achievements in peace talks.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), in a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General special representative, Mr. Tadamichi Yamamoto, said that he fully supports the process of the electoral complaints, a statement from the CE office said Wednesday.
Both sides discussed issues relating to the electoral complaints and efforts to reach peace in the country, said the statement.
The two sides also emphasized on law based transparency of the process of investigating complaints and noninterference into the independent electoral complaints commission’s affairs.

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Water supply network in remote area of Behsood District, Nangarhar is one the verge of exploitation.
By building this network, 250 rural families will have access to clean drinking water.
A source of rural rehabilitation and development office of Nangarhar told BNA, the government had spent two and half million Afghanis to build the network.
He said that the water supply network will be active in two months.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Asadabad (BNA) Hundreds of needy families received cash assistance in Kunar.
These families have fled their homes due to presence of panic groups and natural disaster.
Abdul Satar Mirzakwal governor of Kunar told BNA, in this round, for each family distributed to 200 and 300 dollars, this money was provided by a charity foundation.
Migration and refugees affairs of Kunar says aid to needy families in eastern province continues.
T. Yarzada

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