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Monday September 16, 2019
MAIMANA CITY (BNA) The construction work of a school building has started in northern Faryab province yesterday.
Mohammad Shoiab Noori deputy and acting director in education department of Faryab told BNA correspondent, the school building to be built with a cost of 77.5 million Afghanis by financial assistance of Norway within the next 18 months in 5th Precinct of Maimana city the provincial capital of the province.
The three-floor school building has 42 classrooms, six administrative rooms, retaining wall and also equipped with water and canalization systems, Noori added.

Monday, 16 September 2019 10:33

ISIS Affiliates Killed in ASF Air Raid

Monday, September 16, 2019
Jalalabad (BNA) Five ISIS affiliates were killed and three others were injured in Afghan Security Forces air raid in Achen District, Nangarhar province last night.
Selab army corps in east of the country with releasing a statement said, in the raid a Pakistani commander of this group was also injured.
The fighters were targeted while terrorist activities, he said.
According to another report, in another operation, parts of Achen District, Nangarhar province were cleared from insurgents.
The security forces after six hours operation succeeded to clean up six large area of Achen District from insurgents this morning.
Three strongholds of the fighters with all war equipment have been demolished.
Likewise, the security forces also discovered and confiscated eight mines from public roads of Achen District.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 16 September 2019 10:32

ASF Air Strike Kills Taliban Local Commanders

Monday, September 16, 2019
Maimana (BNA) Three local commanders of Taliban with their four colleagues were killed in an air strike of Afghan Security Forces in Faryab province last night.
Abdul Karim Yourish police spokesman of Faryab told BNA, the attack took place in Donqala village, Garzewan district, in which Mullah, Haqyar, Damullah Hamid and Mullah Omari three local commanders of Taliban with their four colleagues were killed and 12 other Taliban were injured.
A vehicle, three motorcycles and numerous of war equipment were also destroyed in the attack, said Yourish.
T. Yarzada

Monday, 16 September 2019 10:30

Mine Blast Took The Lives of Five Civilians

Monday, September 16, 2019
Farah (BNA) Five Civilians were lost their lives in explosion of mine in Farah province.
Mohibullah Mohib spokesman for Farah security commandment told BNA correspondent, the blast occurred in Karezshekhan village, center of the province, in which five civilians lost their lives.
The victims of the event are all women and children, he said.
The mine was planted by Taliban, Mohib added.
T. Yarzada

Monday, September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Continuing battle in the country, increased casualties among Taliban, the responsibility is on those who are against peace negotiation between Afghans and not acquiesce to ceasefire. 
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes during the last week the number of Taliban and other armed groups lost their lives in battles with Afghan security forces have reached in to its highest level.
Increasing the number of casualties among Taliban and other armed groups cannot be a good news, because all who have been killing in the battle, regardless to which group they belong, they are Afghans who have sustain the heavy losses caused by the brutal conflict.
Anti – Afghan government armed oppositions are also a part of Afghan community, the increasing number among them causes decrease in our humanitarian forces , adds to the number of orphans and widows and causes other problems in the country.
Taliban have been sustaining heavy casualties in battle fronts while their leaders are enjoying a happy life in Doha, Karachi, Islamabad and Quetta, all possibilities have been provided for their children. But at the battle fields a rural youth whose family lives in severe poverty is becoming the victim of the interests of Mullah Hibatullah, Abas Stamlzai and other heads and leaders of the group.
Among tenths of Taliban who have  carried out suicide attack and lost their lives, are not the son, brother or a member the family of Taliban leaders.
For those who are living inside the country and sustain the heavy weight of the battle, ceasefire and security means much more than to those who live in Doha and Karachi.
The report on killing 100th of Taliban in recent days would not be appreciable news.  The leaders of Taliban and their managers in Pakistani intelligence service are responsible for all casualties among Taliban and destruction in their country Afghanistan.
Taliban leaders did not accept ceasefire, rejected peace negotiation with Afghan government and so far opposed to intra – Afghan negotiations.
If Taliban leaders listened to voice of Afghan people, crying of orphans and widows, accepted ceasefire and found a practical way for the solution of Afghan problem and withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, the lives of many Afghans regardless of their being Taliban members or government forces, were saved.
Unfortunately, the leadership of Taliban is seeking their interest and popularity in fighting stand against peaceful programs of Afghan government and it mentioned earlier, the result of which is the increase of casualties among Taliban on battle fields.
Therefore, it would be better for the second and the third rate of Taliban who have been carrying the heavy weight of the battle should separate their way from their leaders, following peace process prevent the casualties because as experiences showed continuation of war is the main reason for the increase of casualties among Afghans and destruction of their homeland.

Monday September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Presidential Spokesman has slammed the leader of the Hezb-e-Islami party, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar for making what it said an insulting and irresponsible assertions against the country’s security and defense forces, BNA reported. Hekmatyar has said that the country’s security and defense forces ‘were joining battlefields not with a sacred motivation, but for money as they suffer harsh poverty and economic problems’. The irresponsible assertions were made by Hekmatyar at a gathering under tight security by the country’s security and defense forces. The Hezb-e-Islami Party leader has also called the country’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani a barrier before peace and added that some circles within the system benefit from the continuation of war.
Wide number of security and defense forces, civil society activists, citizens and the system officials have reacted to the assertions made by Gulbuddin Hekmatayar. They said the Afghan security forces are protecting the country’s national interest and insult to them were indeed an insult to the entire Afghan great nation. Hamid Stanekzay in-charge of Paktia provincial counter criminal official in reaction to the assertions said: “I have not studied for 17 years to join the Afghan armed forces to receive 26,500 Afghanis, but for the country’s pride.” “We are not fighting for money, but for defending the country’s territorial integrity,” he said.
The spokesman of the Presidential Palace, Sediq Sediqi called the assertions insulting and irresponsible and added the government of Afghanistan wanted Hekmatyar to apologize from the country’s security and defense forces. According to him, Hekmatyar is now able to run for the presidential election with the ‘bless of the country’s security and defense forces.’ He also rejected the Hezb-e-Islami Party leader’s sayings if President Ashraf Ghani was an obstacle to ahead of peace process and said the country’s government was the main supporter of peace, but the process should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned.

Monday September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Saturday evening with convoy of last pilgrims returning home from Saudi Arabia at Hamid Karzai International Airport. According to BNA report, in the meeting, acting minister of Hajj and Islamic affairs Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Munib first spoke and praised the country’s President for his particular attention to Afghan pilgrims, saying that positive changes have been made in Hajj process comparing to previous years. He added that the process has been evaluated as successful as Afghan pilgrims spent the period of 38 days in Hajj ceremony. Representing the Afghan pilgrims, Haji Ali Atayee and Haji Aminullah Azarwal while thanking the country’s President for meeting them said they prayed for tranquility, peace and stability of the country, asking for further attention to Hajj process and implementation of strategic plans for providing further facilitation to Afghan pilgrims.
Afterwards, President Ghani spoke and wished all worships and prayers of Afghan pilgrims be accepted for ending the continued imposed war and the 40-year crisis in the country. The country’s President said that Hajj process needed to be further managed and administrated and overall plans were underway in this regard as the success of the process was not only the duty of the Hajj Ministry, but the job of all relevant institutions within the government. President Ghani said that more efforts should be made for creating further facilitation to pilgrims, their camps and accommodation and transportation, adding that the Afghan Ariana Airline would be stood on its foot.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Zarang (BNA) Solar power supplies were distributed by Dakar Organization to Nimroz gardeners, BNA reported.
Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, provincial director of agriculture irrigation and livestock of Nimroz said, that the solar power supplies included 250 watts solar, water pumps, pipes, saws, scissors and other required gardening supplies were distributed in the capital and districts of the province by the Dakar Organization to fifty-six gardeners, according to BNA,
He added that the Dakar Organization had already built new gardens for the aforementioned gardeners in their areas. BNA added.

Monday, 16 September 2019 05:39

Farah Gets New Security Officials

Monday, September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A statement from the Presidential Press Office quoted BNA said Sunday that new security officials have been appointed for the country’s western Farah province. Gen. Abdul Samad Shams has been appointed as the provincial National Director of Security and Gen. Fazul Ahmad as Sarwari as the provincial police chief, said the agency.  Former security officials have failed to tighten security of the province, amid rising insurgency in the province.  The provincial security officials have started their works after being introduced by the Deputy Defense and Interior Ministers during a ceremony at the provincial office, according to the agency.  In another step, the president appointed Massoud Bakhtawar as the deputy governor of the province, where the main aim was to improve governance and restore firm security to the province.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a seminar titled ‘Cultural Condition of Afghan Women in Past 100 Years’ said efforts would be made towards addressing shortcomings and obstacles facing Afghan women in various sectors particularly in cultural field in the past 100 years.
In the seminar held yesterday with participation of deputy ministers and officials of the ministry of information and culture, representatives of various government institutions, civil society organizations, academic and cultural figures and foreign guests, acting minister of information and culture said the seminar was aimed to review cultural condition of Afghan women in the period of past 100 years, adding cultural activities of Afghan women in fine arts, theater, music, journalism, film, literature, sports, tourism and social affairs have been reviewed.
Briefing related to cultural programs launched on the occasion of marking the 100the anniversary of Afghanistan Independence Day since the beginning of the year, acting minister of information and culture said that it was the responsibility of the MoIC to make effort and work for the protection and expansion of the people’s culture and tradition showing the country’s identity.
Hasina Safi added that Afghan women were able to lead, plan and implement programs in various fields.
Afterwards, the country’s First Lady in a video message released in connection with the seminar praised Afghan women for their cultural activities and achievements in the course of past history in particular the past 100 years.
“Afghan women have suffered numerous pains and lost their loved ones during the past continued war in the country and lasting peace is one of Afghan women’s key need,” said the country’s First Lady.
The country’s First Lady stressed that women were the messengers of peace and wanted to end the culture of war and violence in the country and were asking for peace, solidarity and patriotisms.
In the seminar, the book titled ‘Pioneers of Culture’, which was published by the MoIC, was unveiled by acting minister of information and culture.  In the book, top Afghan women from 34 provinces of the country have been introduced.
Meanwhile, a 17 –cause resolution was read out in the seminar in which the government was asked to support Afghan women and provide better facilities for women in the country.

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