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Thursday January 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The graph of Afghanistan cricketers has risen sharply recently on the international platform and as a team too they have surprised everyone with the transformation. Now under-19 cricketer Baheer Shah has come into the limelight for his exceptional batting average, which is even more than the legendary Sir Don Bradman. Surprisingly, he has the highest batting average in the world for players with more than 1,000 first-class runs. Baheer has played seven first-class games so far (12 innings) for Speen Ghar Region in which he has already scored 1,096 runs with an average of 121.77 -- the highest in the world.
In his debut first-class game, Baheer played a superb innings of unbeaten 256 against Amo Region at Amanullah, which is the second-best by any batsman on debut.
He has already scored a triple hundred in the format and became the second youngest to do so after former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad. The record is of 260 by Mumbai's Amol Muzumdar.
"That was an unforgettable moment for me. I stayed at the wicket for two days, staying very comfortable. I worked on my fitness before the tournament and the coaches taught me how to bat well. For everyone whenever they get the best score in their life it's a very enjoyable, exciting moment," Baheer was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com.
"It's difficult to get the opportunity to play for our domestic sides, so I'm very thankful for my family and for my friends and my head coach for their support. I only thought I would try my best for my side, so to get 1,000 runs was amazing," he added.
Currently, he is part the Afghanistan team for the ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in New Zealand from January 13.
"I've started very well in the warm-up matches in Napier. They were good sides with first class players, but we played four matches and won all four. It's a very good chance for every youngster to promote his career so I'm trying very hard to have a good performance at this World Cup," said Baheer.
"I like to play in different and challenging situations. There are a lot of changeable situations, but I only want to stay at the wicket and take the pressure on myself and away from my partners. My favourite player is Hashim Amla because he is very calm and plays very well in difficult situations. I just want to keep calm and go forwards."
Ndtv
 

Thursday January 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Pakistani troops resumed their artillery and rocket attacks on eastern parts of Afghanistan once again.
The night before last dozens rockets fired beside Pakistani forces and hit in various parts of eastern Nooristan and Kunar provinces, but fortunately there were no human casualties.
At the meanwhile, a civilian was killed and 8 others were wounded following missile attacks fired on the side of Pakistani troops in Sarkanoy district of Kunar province on Tuesday’s night.
A senior commander of Afghan border police in the east of the country said BNA local correspondent, there were no human casualties following the artillery and rocket attacks, but financial losses feared to local people.
Within the last 24 hours dozen rocket and mortar shells fired by Pakistani forces toward Afghan border, the commander added.
During the attacks dozen families forced to leave their houses in the area, the source further added.
Since six years artillery fires and rocket attacks started by Pakistani troops in various parts of eastern Kunar, Nooristan and Nangarhar provinces, in which hundreds civilians were killed and wounded and thousands families left their homes.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday January 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) An internal Pentagon watchdog has released another highly critical audit of a dubious U.S. effort between 2010 and 2014 to foster economic development in Afghanistan.
The temporary program, called the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, was appropriated $823 million by Congress, of which $675 million was spent on projects, many of which were abandoned of left incomplete, because of “safety concerns, lack of sustainable design, and other problems,” according to a report by the Pentagon’s Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
The audit, requested by Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and then-Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., also found more than half the money spent went for overhead, not directly on projects in Afghanistan.
“From the start, TFBSO’s goals were at odds with its capabilities, and its role within the U.S. reconstruction effort was unclear,” the audit concluded, adding, the “TFBSO did not have the time, resident expertise, or outside support it needed to do everything it set out to do,”
The report found that program’s administrators were in over their heads from the start, laboring under unrealistic expectations that failed to take into account obvious obstacles for conducting business in Afghanistan including local politics, culture, weather and security.
The result was wasted time, effort and money.
In one example cited by SIGAR auditors, the TFBSO obligated $51 million for up to 12 large-scale mining contracts, but vastly overestimated the speed at which the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum could work as well as resistance from other government ministries.
After repeated delays, the Afghan government refused to sign any of these contracts.
“The DOD Principal Deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy expressed skepticism about whether the TFBSO mission of economic development was a proper role for DOD,” the investigators wrote. “We share this skepticism.”
“The findings of this audit are just another example of the Defense Department’s failure to gets its financial house in order,” Grassley said in a statement. “Congress appropriated $823 million for task force projects. Auditors found rock-solid supporting documentation for $435 million, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars unaccounted for. This careless bookkeeping means American taxpayers may never know what happened to the rest of their money.”
Washingtonexaminer
 

Thursday January 11, 2018

Mahtarlam City (BNA) At least 6 Taliban militants were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Laghman province.
The clashes took place, while the militants were involved in terrorist and destructive activities in relevant of Mahtarlam city the provincial capital of the province.
Sylab army corps’ press office by releasing a statement stated that, six armed oppositions were killed following the conflicts.
It has been said, there were no harms on the parts of civilians during the clashes.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) As many as 34 anti-government militias including 7 Pakistani citizens were killed during counter-terrorism operations led by Afghan security forces within the last 24 hours across the country.
Ministry of national defense press office issued BNA, the operations have been conducted to ensure peace and stability and annihilate armed oppositions in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kunar, Ghazni, Logar, Urozgan, Farah, Herat, Nimroz and Faryab province.
In addition, 20 armed rebels were wounded, two vehicles belonging terrorist groups had been destroyed and some heavy and light weapons have been discovered and seized.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by launching a clearing operation succeeded to discover and defuse 38 round of different types of mines in Wali Dadkhil village, Tagab district of central Kapisa province.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 07:08

Afghanistan National Cricket Team Off To UAE

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team went to United Arabic Emirate to play warm-up matches with UAE national cricket team.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) told BNA correspondent, Afghanistan national cricket beside training camp to play three matches with UAE national cricket team as warm-up matches.
After training camp and warm-up matches, Afghanistan national cricket team to face with Zimbabwe national cricket team in two 20 overs matches and five ODI matches in UAE stadium by hosting Afghanistan, Hotak added.
It is supposed that the matches between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to be held in 5-19 February 2018 in UAE.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:57

Politicians Shouldn’t Muddle People Thoughts

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Presence of terrorist groups including Taliban and ISIS in Pakistan is an irrefutable fact, nowise can’t reject and deny it. 
BNA analyst commenting on the issue writes, presence of leaders of terrorist groups in Pakistan is a clear fact, but unfortunately some religious scholars and politicians said, leaders of Taliban terrorist group are living in Afghanistan not in Pakistan, such declaration annoying Afghan citizens who sustained harms following terrorist activities carried out by Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
If, today a religious scholar or politician claimed that leaders of Taliban terrorist group are living in Afghanistan, therefore where is located Quetta Council or Peshawar Council that leading Taliban terrorist group?  Are these councils located in geographic of Afghanistan or in Pakistan?
If the politician or religious scholar claimed that leaders of Taliban are living in Afghanistan, so where was killed Taliban ex-leader Mullah Omar? Mullah Akhtar Mansour by passport of which country went to Iran from Pakistan and where he was killed, while he returning?
On the other hand, there is not only Afghan government, political experts and people of Afghanistan who are claiming that leaders of Terrorist groups are living in Pakistan, why Donald Trump president of America cut off aids to Pakistan? The main cause of the movement was existence of terrorists’ hideouts in Pakistan.
Recently intelligences services of Saudi and Qatar had announced that they assisted financially and logistically with Taliban terrorist group at the request of authorities and military officials of Pakistan.
If religious scholar and politician talking about presence of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, but why do not they reveal Mullah Haibatullah’s address and place of living in Afghanistan, so it is clear and a fact that Mullah Haibatullah is living in Pakistan and ISI change his place of living and his family, it is not an Afghan opinion, because Pakistani intelligence authorities already have confessed to that.  
If religious scholar and politician talking about presence of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, why a member of Pakistan intelligence in a court in Lahor city complained and explicitly stated that military intelligence of Pakistan supporting activities of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, India and Uzbekistan.
If religious scholar and politician talking about presence of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, why place of living and activities of Sarajuddin Haqqani leader of Haqqani Network has been controversial for Pakistan, although Afghanistan, America and western countries by having evidences have been consolidated presence of Sarajuddin Haqqani in Pakistan.  
There is a lot of reasons indicate that leaders of Taliban are living in Pakistan not in Afghanistan, therefore, should not express incorrectly statements, by untruthful declaration affects people of Afghanistan and make happy enemies of the country.
Politician who talking about patriotism and claiming his people stability must be cautious and responsible in his speeches, shouldn’t talk against national interest, by expressing such viewpoint they will lose his/her popularity among people.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:56

Afghan Dresses Representing Real Afghan Culture

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In recent years, Afghans have started wearing real Afghan dresses and clothes even in happy occasions as wedding and engagement parties.
Related to purchasing and selling of Afghani dresses, a shopkeeper selling Afghani dresses in Kabul Noor Mohammad told The Kabul Times correspondent, “We have been working as shopkeeper for 40 years and now we have customers from inside and outside of the country as providing and wearing Afghani dresses and clothes are part of traditions and customs of the Afghan people. Afghans are wearing various Afghani dresses and clothes in different parts of the country and now it is time to start work for designing and offering an Afghani-style based on beautiful traditions and customs of the past and in compatible with today’s fashion and style of the world.”
There are different samples of wearing Afghani clothes and dresses that are known inside and outside of the country. For example, Nooristani Pakools ‘hats’, Hazaragi jacket, Khamak-dozi, silk shaal,Nooristani dress, Uzbeki Gopeecha and kinds of Afghani dresses and clothes that are worn in various occasions as wedding, engagement and birthday ceremonies.
Khadija, a 40 year old woman, who has worked in tailoring and selling Afghani dresses for 20 years, said: “I usually purchase dresses sewn with hands by women in Herat, Kandahar and Bamyan and sell them in Kabul.”
“I bring all the dresses to Babur Garden of Kabul on Wednesday and Thursday and most of my customers who order for Afghani dresses are Afghans and some are foreigners,” said Khadija.
She asked the government to pave the way for holding exhibitions abroad so that we could further improve Afghani dress industry.
Jameela, a woman who has come to market for purchasing Afghani dress said, “Afghani dresses the price of which are from 5,000 – 50,000 Afghani are so beautiful. I want to buy such a dress for my wedding party.”
Related to Afghani mode and dresses, an Afghan model and director of Afghan Model ObaidZazai said, “Afghan model has always tried to develop Afghan real culture and will not let the Afghan real culture affected by foreign cultures. Therefore, the Afghan Model makes effort to introduce Afghanistan national dresses and clothes to the world by designing real Afghani dresses.”
He said that due to the fact that he had been keen of Afghani clothes, he preferred to work in this field for years, adding that most of people who were interested in wearing Afghani clothes and dresses were Afghan youth as Afghani clothe was our national identification.
He further said that most of youth who were working with me were young Afghan boys and girls were both model and cooperating in providing Afghani clothes and dresses.
Masouda Qarizada
 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Kabul (BNA) The following elements are essential for every country,: people certain geography, history, national unity, government, legislature, law, judiciary, peace, security, stability, people believe and relations with government, protection of national values, people rights and respect to it, media, press, social justice, people expectation from rulers, politicians and security forces.
From the research point of view, constitutions are separated in two parts:
A: mixed and united laws
B: strengthened and soft laws
The soft laws could be changed and amended quickly and without problem like laws in UK and Israel while the strengthened laws could not be changed and amended easily but it takes place by a council like in the US, France, Swiss and in Afghanistan by Loya Jirga. Chronology of constitutions in Afghanistan:
Constitution is the mother of other laws and during the reign of late progressive king Amanullah Ghazi (Basic Regulation) or constitution was prepared using other laws, opinions of Ulema, lecturers, laws of Turkey etc.
The draft of the constitution was in Pashto which was approved in 1301 winter in Jalalabad Loya Jirga with the participation of 872 representatives. Its Pashto version was published on 19 Hamal 1302 and its Dari version was released on Hamal 20.1302 in 10 chapters, 73 articles.
Its first 6 articles were regarding to national identity and 18 subsequent articles were on basic rights of people.
In 1303 H.S another Loya Jirga was held in Paghman with the participation of 1000 representatives in which Regulation was amended. In 1307 Loya Jirga in Paghman it was amended again.
In 1309 Loya Jirga during the rule of Mohammad Nader Shah the basic regulations of Afghanistan government was approved in 115 articles and its 18 articles were on people basic rights.
In 1343 H.S during the reign of late Mohammad Zaher Shah, a new constitution was approved in a Loya Jirga in Kabul in 128 articles.
In 1355 H.S The Republic Constitution was approved by Loya Jirga in 136 articles during the rule of late Sardar Mohammad Daud in which 21 articles were on people basic rights. In 1359 H.S a provisional basic principles were approved. “The Basic Lines” was a collection of laws which was practicing as a constitution within the reign of Khalqies in 1357 and three first quarters of 1358 H.S. In 1366 H.S during the rule of late Dr. Najeebullah a new constitution was approved in 149 articles in a Loya Jirga in Kabul city under the title of “Fundamental Principles” in which other political parties were allowed to appear. In 1382 H.S during the rule of ex-president Hamid Karzai a new constitution was approved by a Loya Jirga in Kabul in 12 chapters and 162 articles.
Abdul Hadi Qoraishi

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Qalat (BNA) Five Taliban have been killed in sudden attack of Afghan National Forces in Zabul province.
The insurgents have been targeted by Afghan National Security Forces in a time that they were busy in terrorist activities.
District administer Wazir Mohammad Jawadi told BNA, five Taliban militants were killed in the attack.
 

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