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Sunday, November 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Kabul palaces are counted among country’s top cultural heritages and it represents pride and rich civilization of the people of Afghanistan, but years of war and instability damaged several parts of these ancient heritages and today these palaces require serious attention and no one bothered to focus on renovation and reconstruction of these ancient treasures.
While preparing this report, I met Miss, Hindia, daughter of his majesty King Amanullah Khan who had build this palace during his region of the country.
While walking inside palace, Miss. Hindia told me that my father was saying that I have a dream to build a unique palace in Afghanistan and was willing that it is utilized for the ministries of defense, interior or foreign affairs and she demanded from the govt to ensure renovation of the historic site as soon as possible so that one the ancient heritage of the country is protected for the next generations.
There was a time that 2000 gardeners were taking care of this garden and currently Kabul Municipality has recruited 105 years old gardeners who had served as gardener in the palace during the era of King Amanullah Khan.
Kabir says that majesty was using the palace as his resident and Chelsotoon and Tajbek palaces were used as guest house for the international personalities.
Darul Aman palace construction completed within two years and Kabul municipality has announced that the palace would be recovated within the next three years.
Meanwhile, Kabul mayor Muhammad Younas Nawandesh said that the president had directed to renovate these ancient monuments in its real shape and later it will be decided that for which purposes these sites would be used.
The Darul Aman palace was constructed with the assistance of 22 well known architectures during the years 1266 to 1268 and it was the unique building palace in the country and was covered by huge number of trees around with various channels flowing at the banks.

Sunday, November 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A message of sympathy has been dispatched on behalf of president Karzai addressed to Khademul Harameen Al-Sharifeen HM King Malik Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud,
Assalam Aleikum Wa Rehmatullah Wa Barakathu,
I was informed with regret the casualties emanating from the explosion of oil tanker in Riyadh City, capital of brother Saudi Arabia, may the victims souls rest in peace.
Hereby I am conveying my deep sympathies to Your Excellency, the Royal Family members, the government and the brother peo9ple of Saudi Arabia.
I wish from Allah Almighty good health and success for you, and pesace for the souls of the victims of this incident and patience for ktheir bereaved families.

Sunday, November 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  In second meeting with rectors and lecturers of government and private universities, president Hamid Karzai heard their considerations regarding the upcoming presidential elections.
The presidential press office told BNA.
This meeting which was held at presidential palace the other day in continuation of previous meetings, the participants presented
their considerations about upcoming presidential elections.  Performance of presidential elections is a must that should be held on its due time.
Every candidate for presidency should be Afghan, Muslim and be aware about the ground realities in Afghanistan.
Every candidate should represent from all Afghanistan and from majority of province, he should own at least 100000 cards.
In regional level, the enforced laws of the country has no similarity, but is necessary to take practical steps for their implementation.
The constitution of the country gives every Afghan the right to candidate himself for presidency.  No one is permitted to prevent them from this right.

Sunday, November 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Hamid Karzai a consultative meeting was organized with the reporters and analysts of political, economic and military affairs of the country in connection with the forthcoming presidential elections.  Held at the presidential palace, the reporters and analysts of the country expressed their views and proposals about the successful and better presidential elections.  Assessing the future of Afghanistan as positive, president Karzai said that the government fully supports the freedom of speech, however, this should aim at strengthening the spirit of people and preservation of the national high interests.
The reporters and the analysts considered the freedom of speech as unique in the country and expressed their views in relations to the forthcoming presidential elections and a stable, well-off and self-reliant Afghanistan.
It was decided at the end of the consultative meeting that a similar meeting is held with president Karzai with the participation of reporters and the analysts to continue discussing the future of the country and the role of the media in it.

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25

4 armed insurgents killed in Nangarhar

Monday, October 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) the press sources of the Interior ministry said that the security forces conducted two operations in Nangarhar province and arrested four armed insurgents.  According to interior ministry press office, this operation conducted in the Khogyani and Doorbaba district of Nangrhar province, quantity ammunition, 4 mines and 4 kg of hashish were seized by these forces.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:22

NAF detains Taliban commander in Kapisa

Monday, October 29, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) a commander of armed Taliban was detained by National Army Forces (NAF) in Kapisa province.  According to Shamshad 202 police zone said to BNA, the arrested commander Mullah Qeyam had terrorist activity against government in the outskirts of Kapisa province with his brother and hand arms were detained from Ghazikhan  Khail village, Tagab district of that province.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Helmand (BNA) armed Taliban opened fire on a tribal elder in Helmand province last night.  Haji Abdul Samad was came under attack by armed Taliban and lost his live during praying in a mosque.  In this event the father of the head peace council secretariat office in Helmand was martyred as well.  This event occurred in the Lagri area, Garmsir district.  Ahmad Zerak spokesman of Helmand governor in a contract said to BNA, in this attack of Taliban, Haji Abdul Samad a tribal elder and other person who was father the head of peace council secretariat office was martyred.  According to him after this attack, Taliban fled and investigation started for arresting of them.  Taliban increased their attack on tribal elders and people in this province recently.  In the current year, it is the 7th tribal elder which was martyred by Taliban in Helmand province.  T. Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 07:41

Blast occurred in Laghman

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Laghman (BNA) blast occurred in Laghman province few minutes ago.  According to reports said to BNA, this blast occurred in the suburb of Mehterlam center of this province.  This blast occurred while passing of caravan of NATO forces in this city.  Eyewitnesses said in this blast number of NATO militaries were killed and injured.  The local authorities said nothing in this regard yet.

An international conference under the title of (The Changing Decade and the role of the countries of the region) was held in Herat city with participation of the representatives of 30 countries of the region and the world including the representatives of US, Iran, Pakistan and India to discuss the developments in Afghanistan after 2014.
BNA commentator writes: The international forces will withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of 2014 under an organized program. In this way NATO ends its greatest military mission after World War Second and changes it in to a civilian mission that support building the infrastructure of Afghanistan. Although the Afghan and NATO authorities have repeatedly said there would be no any crisis after 2014 in Afghanistan and they are optimistic about the situation but certain circles in the capitals of some western and regional countries for achieving their evil goals try to draw a horrible image of post 2014 Afghanistan and disseminate a negative perception that Afghans will experience severe hardship and problems after that year.
Herat conference participants have gathered with the aim to change the negative ideas about the future and to name the years between 2014 and 2024 the Changing Decade.
At the conference, the participants who are well aware about political, economic, social and security affairs of the region expressing their opinions will discuss the issues regarding to the decade.
This is the decade that determines the destiny of the country because with withdrawal of American led NATO forces from Afghanistan, intelligent services linked circles talk about deterioration of situation in the country while the authorities of the country talking about the capabilities of Afghan security forces claim that Afghan forces are able to defend their homeland against any aggression and to ensure peace and security across the country after withdrawal of foreign troops.
Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta the president’s advisor in national security affairs talking to the participants of session called returning of Taliban to power impossible insisted that only regional cooperation can settle the problem of terrorism in the region and the world.
He said that terrorism was a regional and global problem and required international cooperation in order to be settled. The national security advisor of the president made it clear certain countries which have strained relations with western countries if want to support anti Afghan government ideas and seeking to bring Taliban back in to power, should know that it was impossible.
The security advisor of the president, counting the widespread working opportunities in the country and outside of it, called regional cooperation an efficient way for the progress of the region.  He argued that we did not claim supremacy and also not ready to play the role of small brother. We considered our strength in the unity and coordination of the region for this reason Afghanistan wants to work as a bridge between South Asia, meddle Asia and China.
According to political experts the speech by Dr. Spanta is a clear message that Afghanistan should not be used as a center of rivalry by outsiders and should not demonstrate the years after 2014 as horrible and suffering days for Afghans. He pointed out that regional cooperation and coordination can guarantee the economic development in this part of Asia and can remove the factors which cause terrorism, insecurity and instability in the region. It is expected the participants of the session to disseminate the idea of regional cooperation in their relevant countries, in order to open the way for development and prosperity in the region and to end terrorism and illegal rivalries forever.

khalil Minawi BNA General Director
 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:57

CM confirms draft of 1392 national budget

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA): President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary session of the Council of Ministers at the Gulkhana Palace yesterday.
Initially the cabinet members offered prayers to the soul of Prof. Nazir Ahmad Shahedi professional deputy minister of economy who died in a traffic accident and called his martyrdom a national loss and wished peace for his soul and patience for the bereaved family.
The Council of Ministers offered congratulations to the Muslim countrymen and the world on the advent of EidulAdha and wished lasting peace, progress for the Afghan nation in all spheres of their lives.
The CM also instructed the Ministry of Interior Affairs to undertake necessary security measures for celebration of EidulAdha.
First deputy minister of national defense ministry and the minister of interior affairs took up the issue of the draft policy for building shelter and distribution to the personnel of the security forces.
The CM instructed the ministries of national defense, interior affairs, national security department that in the first place for implementing this policy, these organs should strengthen their construction departments and by usage of the experience of the neighboring countries having such order, review this policy and refer it to the coming session of the CM accordingly.
The minister of finance informed the CM about the draft national budget of 1392 – the ordinary and development budgets and said that the overall national budget for fiscal year is (363) billion Afghanis of which the ordinary budget makes afs 193.8 billion and the development budget is afs 169.2 billion.
As a whole the national budget make up afs.134.8 billion and financed from the domestic sources and the foreign sources finances afs 218.0 billion.
The deficit of the development budget indicates 10 billion afs.
The minister of finance called the budget covers sustainable economic growth, increase in income, creation of sustainable employment, reduction of poverty, strengthening of the infrastructure sector, agriculture mines, and attention towards the education and health, reduction of the administrative costs and proposed the following austerity plan:
_prevention of payment of money in form of wholesome expenses, reduction in printing of magazines, annuals and newspapers through the government ministries and on need basis through the ministry of information and culture, stopping of purchases of luxury goods based on the order no. 1808 dated 17/5/1385 of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, positive usage of service vehicles by the officials of first and second ranks of government organs, dissolution of contract of government guest houses and part-time employee receiving higher salaries than the government new ranks.
The CM after hearing the report of finance minister and confirming his proposals decided that the budget for ensuring of security of the infrastructural projects, the projects of Ghazni as the kcultural center of Islamic countries and Islamic civilization as per the plan and an increase brought in budget of small irrigation dams and the agriculture loan fund, preservation of historical relics, literacy spheres and for treatment of addicts, asphalting roads of Sarpul-Shiberghan and building of the circular road of Shiberghan, restoration of the pistachio, rehabilitation of agricultural farms, spring houses, repairing of Salang, Kabul circular road necessary budget should be taken into consideration in the national budget for 1392.  The CM in principle confirmed the draft of the 1392 national budget and instructed the ministries of public works, agriculture and irrigation to coordinate the development budget of their ministries along with kthe draft of their projects with the ministry of finance.  The CM also instructed the administration affairs department to arrange the specialized meeting of the ministers of public works, agriculture and irrigation, energy and water for specifying the priorities of their development projects to be led by president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The ministry of finance was assigned that in order to ensure speedy and positive transport of merchandize and to facilitate maintenance of the highways transfer the tax money of highways to the ministry of public works.  The administration affairs and secretariat of the CM was assigned that in cooperation with the ministry of finance prepare the draft of the policy for usage of vehicles by the directors of first and second ranks of the government organs and refer it to the CM.  The ministry of commerce and industries and finance were assigned to study the policy for rehabilitation of the Industrial Bank at the Pashtany Bank and refer it to the CM session.
The ministries of national defense and interior affairs were assigned to prevent personal usage of the government vehicles and to put a stop to the speedy driving of some of the drivers of inside the city especially that of Ranger vehicles and punish the violators.  At the end, three international conventions were presented by the foreign minister to the session which was confirmed.