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Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:31

5 rebels killed

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) five rebels were killed in a cleaning operation conducted by Afghan security forces in the outskirts of Badghis province
National defense ministry said BNA, a cleaning operation carried out by national army forces in the outskirt of Balamurghab district, Badghis province, five armed rebels were killed and 2 others wounded.
Heavy and light weapons were seized
According to another report, a rebel was killed in an operation by national army forces in Nawbahar district of Zabul province.
In another report, three rebels along with 3 Kalashnikovs and 30 kg of narcotic were arrested in the Balabalook district of Farah province. 

Thursday, April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The ministry of Public health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is trying to develop health sector across the country, as recently it stepped up to establish another treatment center within the health sector.
Foundation stone laid down for construction of Training and Policy Unit in Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences (GHIS), the ministry of public health said on Tuesday.
Training and Policy Unit (TPU) is a result of a partnership between GIHS, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Aga Khan University Programs in Afghanistan (in close consultation with AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery), with the financial support of Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the ministry said in a statement.
Addressing at the ceremony Dr. Suraya Dalil, the Minister of Public Health called the construction of this center as a significant progress towards health quality enhancement, adding this is an important step for development and Strengthening of institute of health sciences in the country.
The minister further said that institute of health sciences which have the main responsibilities in training of nurses, midwives, pharmacists and dentists are working in Kabul, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Farah, Kunduz, Badghis and Helmand provinces of the country.
Meanwhile, Ms. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan highlighted the long-standing partnership underlining the establishment of the new TPU adding “the partnership between the Ministry of Public health, the Aga Khan University and the Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences of strengthening nursing and midwifery education goes back to 2002.
In Afghanistan at the invitation of the government, AKU is engaged in providing innovation programs for capacity development and technical assistance to aid the development of teachers and healthcare professionals, she added.
In his address, Mr. Bruno Juet, Director of AFD Office to Afghanistan said, AFD is working in Afghanistan since 2004 with a mandate from French Government to focus on Agriculture and health as two core sectors.
In health sector the support includes rehabilitation of national blood transfusion system and national public health laboratory, French Medical Institute for children, in Kabul, strengthening paramedical human resources and World Health Organization program in Afghanistan.

Thursday, April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan relations with the world countries, based on mutual cooperation and understanding is getting expanded as President Hamid Karzai is trying to provide good relation with the world nations based on the mutual cooperation and good well.
Following a series of Kabul plans on signing long-term strategic agreements with the world nations, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in his three nations’ tours signed another cooperation agreement with Finnish prime minster, according to the Presidential press office.
In Helsinki, the capital center of Fenland, both Afghanistan President and Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Fenland signed a long-term cooperation agreement after meeting with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, the Presidential office said.
Good relation between Afghanistan and the world nations in different fields such as cultural, social and political would lay positive impact on development of the country as the strategic nations vowed to help the country in strengthening of education, economic and other sphere.
Both sides discussed bilateral cooperation and development of Afghanistan, with president Niinisto haling the treaty as a huge stride towards bilateral relation expansion and the country’s sustainable development “Finnish would provide an annual million euros in development assistance for a decade post 2014’s Afghanistan, when the international troops are set to change combat into support”, he said at a joined news conference with Karzai, a statement from the presidential office said.
Education was vowed by the freshly emerged strategic nation to be shared with experience, and besides this, security forces was promised to be provided with training and equipment, as well, the statement quoted.
President Hamid Karzai termed the accord a new chapter opened in the friendly relations between the two nations.
The president will leave for Estonia to hold talk on expansion of relations after which he will proceed to Denmark to ink another strategic cooperation document with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Kabul signed similar pacts with a number of civilized nations such as Britain, France, Germany and Italy, last year.
Tightening relation would help the war-suffered Afghan share experiences of the civilized nations.
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan made many tours to many countries to draw attention from the world for development of the country and the nations.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:29

6 Taliban killed, 10 arrested

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) six armed Taliban were killed during several operations carried out by Afghan security forces in some provinces of the country.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan Security Forces in last 24 hours conducted cleansing operations in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Balkh, Zabul, Urozgan, Logar, Ghazni and Paktika province in which, six armed Taliban were killed, a talib wounded and 10 others arrested.
It is being said that 12 anti-vehicle mines, 3 Kalashnikovs, 2 pistols, other military equipment and a motorbike were seized.
According to another report, the national police personnel discovered and evocated 7 anti-vehicle mines which were placed by armed insurgents in the outskirts of Paktia and Kandahar provinces.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:28

Sport Gymnasium to build in Ghazni

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) sport gymnasium with capacity of 1000 spectators will be constructed in Ghazni province.
Padshah Khan Hazhbar the athletic head of Ghazni said BNA; the gymnasium will be constructed in the area of 2500 square meter land from development budget of Olympic National Committee within one year at the cost of $ 800,000 and will accommodate 1000 spectators.
According to the source, the foundation stone of the gymnasium was laid down by governor of Ghazni, athletic head and number of state officials of Ghazni. 

Sunday, 28 April 2013 03:53

26,000 people benefit power

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Faizabad (BNA) with operation of two hydraulic generates power, 26,000 people will be provided with electricity in Yoftel Payan district of Badakhshan province.
The power generating machines were inaugurated yesterday , constructed with the financial assistance of German development and economic cooperation ministry.
Mohammad Rafi Bahman head of water and energy office of Badakhshan said BNA; the first generator with capacity of 280 KW will ensure power for 2,000 families in the Ghonbol village, Yaftel Paen district.
According to the head of water and energy dept. of Badakhshan, the 2nd generator with capacity of 125 KW will ensure power for 530 families, 24 shops and 18 public buildings. 
Engineer Mohammad Amin Munsef advisor of water and energy ministry appreciating German government said the people of Badakhshan must ensure the security of activities on the power small plants with their German friends.

Sunday, April 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The 7th and 8th Sawr are two important events in political history of the country and the oppressed Afghan nation will always remember the military takeover occurred in the country on 7th Sawr 1357, because this chaotic day considered to be as the start of crisis and calamities to the people of Afghanistan and tragic consequences of this day felt by this nation over the previous three consecutive decade and still going on.
On Sawr 7th, 1357 some government opposition factions by using the army resorted to military cope against the democratic establishment of Sardar Muhammad Dawood Khan to topple him from the power and the military take over besides devastating political and democratic spheres of the country pave the ground for regional and neighboring countries to expand interferences into internal affairs of the country.
8th, Sawr is marked as the day of victory of Muhahideen factions after they toppled Russian backed Dr. Najibullah government and this is also remembered just like the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) military takeover on democratic government of Dawood Khan.  Both 7th and 8th Sawr are remembered as two important events in the history of Afghanistan.  Mujahedeen factions after fourteen consecutive years of armed movements toppled Najibullah from the power.
But, the victory followed ethnic warfare and various Mujahedeen factions initiated armed encounters against each other and Afghan people tolerated massive destructions and oppressions as a result of inter-party wars and this internal violence forced millions of Afghans to seek refuge in neighboring Iran and Pakistan for saving their lives from hazards of war.  In short, the day didn’t bring any good change on political chapter of the country and social lives of the people of Afghanistan.
The Soviet Union after ten years of invasion of Afghanistan while withdrawing troops from the country established a pro-Russian regime led by Dr. Najibullah and (Watan Party) to ensure safety of its interests in Afghanistan after evacuation of troops.
But, the soviet decision followed serious reaction of Mujahedeen factions which finally paved the way to the Mujahedeen factions to continue their armed movements against Najib govt in the northern part, Uzbek faction led by Abdul Rashid Dostom and Shoraye Nizar led by Ahmad Shah Masood established a coalition which left devastative impacts on foundations of regime in ruling in Kabul and finally joint efforts of Mujahedeen factions forced Najibullah to resign from the power on 16th April 1992 and later he sought refuge in the UN office in Kabul.
Following resignation of Dr. Najibullah, some mujahedeen parties and some elements from the PDPA party tried to fill power vacuum while on the other hand, some of the Mujahedeen factions like Hezbe-e-Islami hadn’t comprehensive political plan to contribute in the political future of the country and later on with the support of Saudi and Pakistani mediation and pressures of some other countries mujahedeen factions were forced to reach on a consensus.  On 4th Sawr, 1371, Mujahedeen factions reached on an agreement, an interim fifty member council established in Pakistani city of Peshawar under leadership of former president Sibghatullah Mujadidi.
The fifty member council nominated Rabbani as the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan.  But the main issue before the Mujahedeen factions was that these groups hadn’t sufficient understanding and awareness from the positive political and democratic competitions which are implemented in the advanced countries and this gap created serious issues to them and the disagreements between various Mujahedeen groups paved appropriate ground to the fundamental regime of the Taliban to surrender the political power and establish their desired government in Kabul which was totally contrary to humanitarian values, Islam and democracy.  The Taliban after occupying the political power implemented their extremist’s laws on the people under the pretext of Sharia and Islamic teachers.  The Taliban banned the women from working outside the house or getting education and impose series of extremist’s laws on the people to suppress them.
The Taliban by imposing their fundamental laws also proved the way for international terrorism mainly the Al Qaeda terror network to conduct their terror conspiracies inside the Afghan soil.
Following the 9/1 incident in the US international community decided to topple the regime from the power to avoid further terror attacks that were threatening global peace and security.
After the collapse of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan became focal point of international politics and sitting President Hamid Karzai was elected as the head of interim administration on December 2001.
The fact should be realized that Afghanistan extremely need national unification these days than ever before and it’s the need of time that all ethnic groups and political parties of the country come together around a single goal and lead the country towards sustainable peace, security and to ensure territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the country.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:28

2 rebels killed

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  two armed rebels were killed during an operation by national army forces in the outskirts of Qaisar district of Faryab province.
According to national defense ministry, two armed rebels were killed during a special operation which was launched by national army forces in the outskirts of Qaisar district.  Quantity of heavy and light weapons was seized.
According to another report, two min planters were killed during exposiion of their own mine in the relevant areas of Nawa district of Helmand province.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:27

8 armed Taliban arrested

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kabul (BNA) eight armed Taliban were arrested during an operation carried out by Afghan and NATO forces in Zabul province.
BNA quoting NATO reports, the Taliban were arrested by these forces in their hideouts while carrying out of terrorist attacks in the suburb of Qalat city.
According to NATO the arrested Taliban had responsible for more terrorist attacks in parts of Qalat city.
Meanwhile NATO reported from discovering of an explosive depot in that province.
The depot has been discovered during an operation by Afghan and NATO forces in Shenki district.

Thursday, April 25, 2014
Kabul (BNA)                                                                                                                                               Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) has demanded ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot adequate lands to the concerned agency to expand establishment of industrial parks in the country and attract investments for economic growth of the country. Officials of Afghanistan Investment Supporting Agency (AISA) asked the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to honor all its commitment sought to the agency. In a news briefing, (AISA) chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari told that for attraction of national and international investments industrial parks and townships should be expanded in the country and reiterated his demand from the ministry of irrigation and agriculture to ensure allotment of more lands for construction of industrial parks in the country. (AISA) has requested ministry of irrigation and agriculture to allot at least 30 acres land to the concerned agency for establishment of industrial parks in Kamri area of capital Kabul as during the previous ten years national investors confronted major challenges on way of their business because of none existence of industrial parks, said AISA chairman Wafiullah Eftekhari, adding that some national investors have expressed willingness to invest inside the country on condition that the govt provides them adequate facilities including industrial parks. Investors believe that government of Afghanistan not provided satisfactory facilities to them over the previous ten years to invest in the country. But ministry of irrigation and agriculture has announced that working process over construction of several industrial parks have been started in dome provinces. Talking on the matter, Majidullah Qarar a spokesman to the ministry of irrigation and agriculture told media that the concerned ministry has undertaken special measures to ensure allotment of lands for establishment of industrial townships in the country and the decisions undertaken by the ministry in this sphere has been proved productive. Meanwhile, a number of economic analyst have accused the government of Afghanistan of negligence to attract international investments and provide adequate resources to the national investors and business community to transfer their wealth from foreign countries and take part in the development process of the country by investing in different sectors and the issue has left negative impacts on attraction of international investments. At the same time, national of the country believe that if the government provides standard facilities to the business community and investors, soon tangible change will be witnessed in economic progress of the country. Local resident Musa said that expansion of international investments in the country lays landmark impacts on economic prosperity of the country and asked the govt to ensure establishment of industrial parks in the country to attract national inventors.

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