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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Lashkarga (BNA) irrigation network was inaugurated in Nadali district of Helmand province yesterday.  It is being said with creation of this network, 4000 families were benefited from potable water.  Mohammad Tarq Asmati in charge of rural rehabilitation and development office of Helmand province said to BNA, this irrigation network has been constructed with the financial assistance of Denmark by Rural Rehabilitation and Development office of that province within 2 months.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the sources of the interior ministry said that an armed Taliban was killed and 35 others were arrested in cleaning operation of security forces.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the security forces in last 24 hours conducted 12 cleaning up operation in the outskirts of Baghlan, Kunduz, Kandahar, Urozgan, Ghazni, Khost, Farah and Helmand provinces, in which a Taliban rebel was killed and 35 others arrested.  Quantity of heavy and light arms consists of different types of arms, mortar mines, 29 different types of mines, 4 grenades and a vehicle full of explosive devices were seized by national police forces.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Kabul (BNA) the sources of the interior ministry said that an armed Taliban was killed and 35 others were arrested in cleaning operation of security forces.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, the security forces in last 24 hours conducted 12 cleaning up operation in the outskirts of Baghlan, Kunduz, Kandahar, Urozgan, Ghazni, Khost, Farah and Helmand provinces, in which a Taliban rebel was killed and 35 others arrested.  Quantity of heavy and light arms consists of different types of arms, mortar mines, 29 different types of mines, 4 grenades and a vehicle full of explosive devices were seized by national police forces.  

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:58

Recognizing Nuristan’s wood engraving art

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Nuristan (BNA): Wood engraving art in eastern Nuristan province is hauling ancient background in the area and it constitutes part of cultural background of the local people.
Famous Nuristani wood engraver Ahmad Bashir said that the art had an ancient background in the province during domination of the Arians and the historic furniture found in the area show that various kings had decorated their palaces with such wooden items in that epoch of time adding that the engraved wooden chairs and table show that these items were utilized by the famous personalities and religious profiles and their houses were decorated by these wooden furniture and it clarifies that wood miniature art was well-known profession in the ancient Kafaristan current Nuristan.
Nuristani added that local people in the area of Nuristan province had special motivations regarding the art of wood engraving art and miniatures and their religious background shows that they had retained major preference to decorate their surroundings with wooden engraved equipment’s and even in events, the religious scholars and famous personalities had felt honor to use such a unique things.
After the emergence of Islam in this region, the engravers diverted their attention to decoration and today each house in the eastern Nuristan province is decorated with the wooden artistic items and a number of these previous historic relics have been displayed in the Kabul Museum, Nuristani said, adding that the local people in Nuristan province have protect this local art after thousands of years and cultural invasion and time never influenced their ancient culture.
This came after wood engraving art emerged in the province through cultural, social and environmental occurrences and art fans maintain great interest in it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A message has been dispatched addressed to Prince Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarek al-Sabah congratulating him on his election as Prime Minister of Kuwait.
The messages notes that “Please allow me on behalf of people of Afghanistan convey my best wishes on your election as the Prime Minister of Kuwait.  I am sure that owing to the knowledge and experience you possess you will successfully accomplish this mission.  I hope that existing friendly relations between our countries would further consolidate, I wish you good health and further successes for the brother people of Kuwait” the message pointed out.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The chairman of transition commission Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai announced yesterday that the fourth phase of security transition will begin within the next two months.
Addressing a news conference here, he said the third phase is being completed and with the completion of fourth phase 52 more administrative units in 10 provinces will be covered by the national security forces and therefore 87 percent of the country’s population will come under security charge of national security forces.
Speaking at the conference, defense minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi said that the national security forces by assuming security charge in the past three phases have displayed their ability in ensuring security and handing the security problems.
Interior minister Mujtaba Patang and deputy to the national directorate for security also attended the press conference.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The people’s representatives at the House of People in their yesterday’s general session discussed the ministers which expended their development budget less than 50%.
Chaired by the House of People’s chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi of 249 deputies 137 deputies had taken part at the meeting.
The deputies after lengthy discussions agreed that the process of interpellation of ministers should take on differentiations.
On the basis of this agreement of the deputies, the interpellation of ministers of urban development, interior, defense and higher education who were not present held the posts of those ministers should not be questioned.
The deputies also asked other ministers to obtain the interpellation from the related source.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:49

Britain to remain of Afghan people side

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): First vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with the British ambassador to Kabul and discussed issues of mutual interest with him.
At the meeting, Marshal Fahim called the situation in the country as hopeful and added that Afghanistan in the past ten years has traversed difficult path and could with the will of its people and the assistance of international community attain marked gains in all spheres, noting that it’s the mission of every Afghan and the government to preserve these achievements.
Regarding the presidential elections in 2014, he stressed that in the two upcoming years, Afghanistan will shoulder the security responsibility from the foreign forces and will hold the presidential elections, and we are decisive to perform them legally.
At the meeting the British ambassador said that his country will remain on the side of the people of Afghanistan and wishes progress of the people of this country.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi in meeting with deputy to special envoy of UN secretary General of Afghanistan briefed the latter on judicial system in the country.
According to an official with the Supreme Court, the chief justice besides briefing the diplomat on capacity building, transparency and fighting corruption also said that the judiciary is doing its best to keep on operational the courts in insecure districts by appointing new judges, adding likewise other departments of government, the judiciary is supporting the transition process of national responsibilities to government bodies and therefore is ready to take necessary steps towards ensuring the rule of law and justice.
To achieve the goal, he added that coordination with national and international judiciary organs especially UNAMA is important.
In his remarks, the UN diplomat Mark Bowden said that the world body would continue to support Afghanistan government’s entities particularly the judiciary to ensure security, the rule of law and peace and would continue to support beyond 2014.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:46

Operation “Naweed” begins in Baghlan

Tuesday January 1, 2013
PUL-E-KHUMRI (BNA): A joint operation of Afghan and ISAF forces doubled “Naweed” was launched in three districts of Andarab yesterday, provincial police chief Assadullah Shirzad said.
Aimed at sweeping out villages from irresponsible armed groups and paving the way for reconstruction, Shirzad added that the operations are going in harmony with police and national army. Meantime, head of villagers’ councilin Kotalimurgh village, Shamsuddin had welcomed the operation, saying collection arms from irresponsible armed individuals would ensure peaceful life to the people.