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Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:22

Hundreds kgs of Drugs Confiscated in Logar

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) Security forces of Logar discovered and confiscated 1200kgs of drugs during clearing operation yesterday.
Emal Momand acting spokesman of Thunder 203 army corps told BNA, the security officials in a clearing operation discovered and defused 1200kgs of drug from Pul-e-Alam of Logar.
He added that the gunmen were smuggling the drugs by a car.
A Taliban insurgent was killed and another with a motorbike has been detained in the operation.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:21

Taliban Suffered Casualties in Faryab

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Maimana (BNA) Sixteen Taliban militants were killed in air strikes of Afghan Security Forces in Faryab last night.
Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban was targeted in Qaisar and Shirintagab districts while they had rally in an area in Shirintagab district for planning terrorist activities.
Eighteen other militants were also injured, some weapons and two motorcycles of the militants were destroyed in the strike.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 06 February 2020 06:21

Insurgents Killed in Herat Raid

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Herat (BNA) Two armed insurgents were killed and another has been injured in a clash in Gulran District, Herat.
The event occurred last night while a group of Taliban stormed on several police checkpoint.
Jelani Farhad spokesman for Herat governor told BNA, in the clash two insurgents were killed and another has been injured.
Likewise, Mullah Wazir member of Taliban military commission was also targeted by air raid of security troops and killed.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday February 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) People cooperation with government and security organs is the only way for solving current problems in capital Kabul city.
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, Kabul is the location of government sovereignty and an example of political will for people and government of Afghanistan, but since a while capital Kabul witnesses of some troubles that has damaged the identity of the city and if do not prevent these dilemmas the identity and dignity of government will be questioned.
Insecurity, increasing armed robberies, increasing narcotic drug addicts, selling and buying narcotic drugs, harassment of women on the roads, increasing irresponsible armed men, continuing usurpation of lands and etc… has increased concerns among residents of Kabul city.
Conducting criminal cases cannot be accidental, but Kabul city as capital of Afghanistan is in focus of activities of different groups, the city is the witnesses of activities of terrorist groups, mafia bands and criminal gangs, the bands and groups has increased insecurity and criminal cases in capital Kabul and also trying to reach to their evil goals by carrying different illegal programs in various parts of the city.
What has done the government against criminal gangs and dangerous bands?  
The main sources of criminal gangs and terrorists and destructive groups are not hidden from the government’s viewpoint, but fighting against the gangs and groups is the top priority of the government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
People cooperation regarding identifying the members of the bands and groups help government and security organs to detain and demolish them.
Since ago, government have launches a program under the title of “National Dialogue” with tribal elders and residents of Kabul to settle the current problems.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the continuation of this program “National Dialogue” met with a number of elders and representatives of Kalakan, MirbachaKot and QaraBagh districts of Kabul province on Monday, after hearing their complaints, problems and suggestions, said the main aim of the meeting was to hear their problems and seek ways of solution.
The current situation of Kabul is unacceptable to President, he emphasize that serious measures should be taken to change the situation and given six months to officials of Kabul to change the situation and solve people’s problems.
President Ghani has launched discussions with people under the title of “National Dialogue Program” to hear people problems, suggestions and complaints and find way for settling their problems, so the program also would be increased confidence between people and government.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Kunduz (BNA) Work on four school buildings in Kunduz Began yesterday.
These schools will built in Kunduz, worth   421 million Afghanis from German Aid.
Najibulrahman Saqib education head of Kunduz told BNA correspondent, each of these buildings is standardize on three separate blocks in two floors.
Abdul Jabar Naemi governor of Kunduz, chairman and members of provincial council, number of representatives of political parties, elders, youths, women and media attended in opening of High Schools’ Buildings construction work.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 09:44

Taliban Sustained Heavy Casualties in Laghman

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Mehtarlam (BNA) Heavy casualties inflected to Taliban in their group attack on security troops in Laghman.
The event occurred last night while dozens of Taliban stormed on security troops in Alishing District.
Selab army corps media office in east of country told BNA, in the clash, heavy casualties sustained to Taliban, but exact figures is not yet known.
The army corps also confirmed from injuring of two militaries.
Alishing District witnesses anti-terror operations for two weeks now.
Senior military officials in east of country said, dozens villages of the mentioned district were cleared from insurgents and they have provided the basis for ordinary people’s lives and for the implementation of development projects.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Taliban senior commander with his four colleagues was killed in an air strike of Afghan Security Forces in Nangarhar.
The Taliban were suppressed in suburb of Hasaka Mina district bazaar.
Selab army corps in east of country with releasing a statement said, Mullah Zeyaratgul Taliban shadow governor for Hasaka Mina district with his four colleagues was killed.
Selab army corps said the commander was targeted while planning destructive activities.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Three people with consignment of narcotic drug were arrested in Nangarhar.
The people while wanted to smuggle 47kg of drugs to unknown place, have been detained by police forces from suburb of Chaparhar district bazaar.
General Naseer Ahmad Sapi commander of public order zone in east of the country told BNA, the detainees placed packages of drugs to a corolla car.
The detainees in initial investigation confessed to dozens of drug trafficking in the province.
According to another report, 26 people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal crimes in Nangarhar.
The people were arrested during the recent day from parts of the province.
According to police, the detainees were involved in theft, rubbery, fake and trafficking drugs.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday February 5, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The 211th meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) presided by H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; was held on Monday evening; February 3rd, 2020 at the Presidential Palace. At this meeting; NPC reviewed 44 procurement contracts; which resulted in approval of 40 contracts; worth approximately 142 Million USD; which include the following: - The basic reconstruction of Mazar-e-Sharif shrine Project; related to the Ministry of Land and Urban Development; - The contract for construction of 9.6 km long road from Dehsabz district to Baba Qaqshar Wali of Kabul Province; related to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD); - Three contracts including; Herat province 555 Police Unit; electric equipment’s and construction materials, procurement of aluminum cable and design and preparation of fiber composite towers and insulators with its components two lots; related to Da Afghanistan Brekhna Shirkat (DABS); - Two contracts including procurement of maintenance of fiber optic services of Maidan Shahar to Kandahar lane and digging, piping and cabling of fiber optic at Kandahar to Herat lane (Kandahar to Lashkar Gah, Lashkar Gah square to Delaram, Delaram to Farah rud); related to Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), - Two contracts including procurement of 53 items of raw materials of publication for gazette publishing house and procurement of fueling items for security and special operation command; related to Ministry of Finance, - The contract for procurement of petrol and diesel for Supreme Court; for the duration of three months, - Five contracts including construction of Darul Aman administrative complex of ministry of finance portion, restoration of existing historical buildings and landscape of Kolola Pushta hill project, construction of Afghan Post Building, procurement of 154 items of cleaning materials and procurement of 17 items of food stuff; related to Operation and Support Office of the President for National Development (OSOPND); - The contract for construction of 30 km side roads in Kabul city; related to Kabul Municipality, - Two contracts including procurement of six types of fruits and procurement of a bread required for central and regional military units and components of MoI, - The contract for procurement of three types of meat; related to President Protective Services (PPS), During the meeting; the procurement of six Ambulances; related to the Office of President and the request for procurement of oil; related to the Ministry of Defense was returned for rectification to the relevant entity. Beside that; the plan of investment of the Ariana Afghan Airline on air transportation of pilgrims (Hajjis) for next six years was discussed and approved by National Procurement Commission (NPC). The request of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on increment of threshold authority; in purchasing of animal feed projects was also approved. The Kabul Municipality guidance request on procurement of three types of speedy vehicles was presented while the commission has issued necessary instructions in this regard. The National Procurement Commission has also approved a request to increase the amount of demand for a maximum requirement of domestic apple for Police command. The request for seven sided agreements (provision of beef and mutton for ministries of defense and interior) was discussed in the session and approved while the MAIL, MRRD and ministry of commerce and industry was assigned to review the nature of initiation of Associations. The ministry of defense request for termination of contract of procurement of information technology equipment for military forces and central command was presented and approved by commission. Similarly; the ministry of defense guidance request on procurement of petrol and diesel and liquid gas was presented to the NPC and necessary instruction was issued in this regard. An explanatory note of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology on procurement of goods of information technology, establishment of computer lab and connection of 290 schools via fiber optic was presented and approved by the commission. Meanwhile; the NPC members; after review and discussion approved the request for amendment of following contracts: - Time extension of the contract for provision and installation of 30 hydrological cable stations of Ministry of Energy and Water, - Time extension of the contract for construction and asphalt of 10.3 km long road in Sheen Dand district of Herat province; related to MRRD, - Time extension of the contract for feasibility study of Logar airport; related to Ministry of Transport, - Time extension of the contract for construction of Al-jehad Masjid in Ghazni province; related to OSOPND, - Time extension of the contract for procurement of two types of fire wood; required by military forces unites and components, - Amendment in the nature and payment conditions (prepayment) of the contract of 5.7 Acre land; nearby military camp enlargement for Choppers; related to Ministry of Defense. - But amendment in conditions of the contract of liquid gas; required by military forces units and components was rejected, - Time extension of the contract for procurement, design, equipment, provision, instalment, testing and montage of 220 KV transmission line from Shabarghan to Andkhwai; related to the DABS. The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD); note on 4% discount in the total cost of award contract of construction and asphalt of 11.6 km long road from Baak district to Turzayee Bazzar of Khost province was presented to NPC while approved. Moreover; based on the agenda; the NPC members reviewed the implementation report of previous NPC instructive decisions; which resulted in approval of the following projects: - Presentation of sustainable budget plan; using the installation; according to the guidance of the NPC, regarding maintenance of water supply and canalization project on the basis of framework contract, - The instructive decision on request of award of contract of provision and procurement of fiber optic transmission material, fiber optic cable and other related equipment; related to Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), - The instructive decision on request of award of contract of digging, fiber optic and copper cabling in southwest zone; including Zabul, Kandahar, Nimroz and Helmand provinces; related to MoCIT, - The instructive decision on request of award of contract of digging, fiber optic and copper cabling in northern zone; including Kabul, Maidan Wardak, Parwan, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Kapisa, Bamyan, Khost and Ghazni provinces; related MoCIT, - Instructive decision on request of contract amendment (time and cost extension) of procurement of international telecommunication services, - Instructive decision of NPC on 101 items of field consolidations of military forces. During the discussion on security sector projects; H.E the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani instructed relevant authorities to strictly monitor the implementation phases of the projects and no scarcity in this respect can be accepted. In this meeting; beside NPC members; officials of National Procurement Authority, the national and international observers including the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), the Mashrono Jirga, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and CSTC-A Resolute Support had also participated.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Special Representative of the President and the State Minister for Peace, Abdul Salam Rahimi, met with Arnout Pauwels, Belgium’s Special Representative for Afghanistan here in his office yesterday.
In the meeting, the two sides discussed the issues related to the Afghanistan peace process and the creation of an international consensus through the establishment of the Peace Support Group.
Belgium’s Special Representative for Afghanistan said that his country supports the Afghanistan peace process.
Meanwhile, the State Minister for Peace expressed his gratitude for Belgium’s continued support for Afghanistan.
According to another report from state ministry for peace, Abdul Salam Rehimi also met with Mohammad Karim Khalili, leader of Hezbe-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Afghanistan (Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan) and Haji Din Mohammad, a prominent Jihadi and political figure in the country.  The meetings discussed recent developments and issues related to peace.
The meetings were held following the consultative meetings of the State Minister for Peace to establish a national consensus for peace.

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