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Friday September 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Ministry of Interior fight against terrorism officials arrested a person accused of transferring weapons in relevant areas of Kabul province yesterday.
According to Ministry of Interior’ press office to BNA, the suspect resident of Nangarhar province placed 49 different types of weapons and some ammunitions in a vehicle (Corolla)  and wanted to transfer them from Kabul to Nangarhar province arrested by security official in relevant areas of Pul-e-Charkhi.

Friday, 20 September 2013 03:23

Two Insurgents Kills and Two Others Wounded

Friday September 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA): During clashes between Afghan security forces and armed oppositions two insurgents were killed and two others wounded in Paktika province the before last evening.
The clashes occurred while a group of Afghan security forces attacked on armed opposition’s convoy in Kodal area, Zarmat district of Paktika province.
Col. Gul Mohammad Mokhlas spokesperson of 203 thunder told BNA, in the clashes two insurgents were killed, two others wounded and another fighter arrested.
He said, Afghan security forces have not casualties in the incident.

Friday September 20, 2013
Kabul (BNA): A survey carried out in five provinces of Afghanistan by the firm Assess, Transform and Research Consulting (ATR) reveals that almost 79% of the respondents intended to cast their votes in 2014 presidential elections when asked what conditions lead them to change their mind, majority of those interviewed declared insecurity as the main issue before the April 5th presidential and provincial councils elections.
The (ATR) conducted the survey in the provinces of Khost, Baghlan, Kandahar, Faryab and Kabul.
The respondents in the 1927 person sample were randomly selected in public places in both urban and rural areas.
Independent Election Commission (IEC) of 18 million out of the estimated total Afghan population of 30 million.
However, a significant amount of the young Afghan population is not eligible to participate in the elections due to being under the age of 18.
Of those who participated in the survey, 65 percent said they were registered to vote.
The survey also shows that insecurity remained as one of the major concerns for the voters which the insurgents and the illegal Armed Groups (IAGs) pose on the elections while already there are some reports that a number of registration centers were unable to open due to security threats and The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) recently acknowledged that a little less than half of all planned polling booths remain under certain security risk.
When the respondents were asked whether or not they thought elections should be cancelled if they could not take place in several districts of a province due to insecurity, 61 percent said (NO), 18 percent said (YES) and 8 percent said maybe.
In contrast, however, when asked if the elections should be cancelled if they could not be held in “Most insecure areas of the country,” 51 percent of respondents said yes and only 17 percent said no, with 22 percent answering maybe.
The survey indicated that an overwhelming number of respondents though that upcoming elections were the best way for a new leader in Afghanistan to get on the political power, 78 percent showed their agreement on that while only 6 percent favored a religious leader take the political power and said that an (Islamic Emirate) should formed while another 8 percent said that the Loya Jirga should select the next leader.
ATR’s survey also looked to discover what people thought about the administration of preparations for next spring’s elections.
Over 33 percent said that they thought the elections would be better organized than before, while 32 percent disagreed.
An additional 24 percent reported thinking the elections would “perhaps” be better organized than before.
Just under a majority of respondents, 44 percent said that have complete trust on the IEC in counting votes rightfully, 26 percent said they don’t have trust, 21 percent said maybe.
The survey conducted by ART offered some significant revelations about the public and what they think about the upcoming elections.
Next spring’s elections are scheduled to take place on April 5, and while a starling number of people announced their intention to participate in the elections in the survey, the IEC and others remain keen on getting more Afghans to register to vote.
With security issues clearly a major issue that could keep people away from the poll next April, however, getting more people voting cards does not seem the silver bullet to participation.
Security officials and the IEC will have their work cut out for them to assure that polling centers are not only effectively secured, but that eligible voters perceive them as so and fell safe turning out to cast their ballots.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:13

Two Suicide Attackers Kills

Friday September 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Two insurgents who wanted attacked on security forces checkpoint in Farah province as a result of security forces shelling were killed.
The insurgents before attack on security forces checkpoint were targeted by Afghan soldiers.
Abdul Rahman Zhawandi spokesperson of Farah governor told BNA, in this incident security forces has not damage.
It is has been said some heavy and light weapons were seized from them.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:12

Suicide Attackers Kills in Herat.

Friday September 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Finally suicide attackers on America consulate in Herat province were killed in clashes with security forces.
In the incident two Afghan guards of the consulate were killed and at least 17 others including civilians wounded.
A group of suicide attackers attacked on America consulate in Herat province at 5:30am today.
Eyewitnesses said, in first a terrorist blew up his packed explosive car near the gate of the consulate and then four others entered.
Abdul Rauf Ahmadi spokesperson of Herat governor told BNA, finally after two hours clashes all of them were killed by security forces shelling.
It is has been said during the incident was asked to help from Armed forces and NATO forces also supported them by aircraft.
Official in the Herat hospital told BNA, which two dead and 17 wounded have been transferred to the hospital.
Most of the injured were resident around of the America consulate.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:05

Nine Insurgents Kills

Friday September 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA): As a result of an operation launched by National Army Commandos Special forces 12 insurgents were killed and wounded in Kashak Robatsangi district of Herat province.
The operation launched by Ninth Battalion Special Operations Forces in Khosh Asyab, Sangbarha and Larsayad villages of Kashak Robatsangi district as a result of which nine insurgents were killed and three others wounded.
National army officials say, the people who killed and wounded they are belong to Molavi Khairullah and Hafiz Manan groups and they prosecuted by security forces.
The commander of Ninth Battalion Special Operations Forces told BNA, in this operation security forces and civilians has not damage.
Meanwhile, the First Battalion of the Second Brigade Corps Personnel Operations five insurgents were killed and wounded in relevant areas of Bala Balock district of Farah province.

Friday, 13 September 2013 12:05

Literacy Programs Developing Countrywide

Friday September 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA): in Sep 1965 an international conference was held on removal of illiteracy and at the conclusion, with the initiation of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 8 of Sep was called as the World Literacy Day.
Ever since it is celebrate across the world.
The goal of this universal celebration is focusing of the international attention on the need of efforts for elimination of illiteracy from the human societies, enabling the public to read and write and thus promotion of mankind qualities of partnership in determination of their destiny.
According to data released by the UNESCO in 2013, the literacy rate in the last 20 years has improved 10%.
The UNESCO who considers literacy as reading and writing declared that despite improvement of the literacy level in the world, still over 758 million people are illiterate in the world out of which two third are women.
A glance at the background of literacy in Afghanistan shows that this process was started for the first time in Afghanistan during the reign of late His Majesty Sher Ali Khan in 1873 with the opening of a school with 300 students.
In 1904, during the rule of late Amir Habibullah Khan another school called Habibia was established in Chob Feroshi area of Kabul city.
Its first director was Mirza Abduraoof Khan Kandahari in which according to its curriculum the subjects of theology, geography, history, mathematics geography and mathematic, were translated from Britain curriculum in to Dari and Pashto as well as English language and Turkish were also taught.
During the golden reign of kind Amanullah Ghazi the number of males’ schools raised to 8.
Beside that girl schools were also opened and a number of boys and girls were sent for higher education to Turkey, Austria, Russia and France, Italy etc. modern subjects were also taught beside math, geography, history and French, English and Turkish.
In Nangarhar (The ever green Jalal Abad) primary schools from one, two three and forth classes and then Roshdiya schools were set up.
In Tigari city (Lamqan-Loghman) and the Kattal village of Laghman several primary and Roshdaya and semi Roshdaya schools were established.
The top students were sent to abroad after be special examination.
Former prime minister late Dr. Abdul Zaher was one of these students.
According to information of Mehdi Saheb the total number of students of these schools reached to 400 most of them belonged to aristocrat families.
In 1924 (1303 H.s) a school was inspected in Kandahar by the delegation of the Ministry of Education and 18 students were appreciated while there were only four schools there.
In Herat, Khanabad, Baghlan and Balkh also schools were established and opened and almost most parts of Afghanistan were covered by literacy process.
These were the first steps following the restoration of Independence, taken by progressive King.
Beside that literacy courses for Elders were also set up both for men and women inside the Royal Palace and personally the king and queen Soraya supported and inspected them.
Times and again the king personally acted as teachers.

Monday, 09 September 2013 08:17

Armed Insurgents Killed

Monday, September 9, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  a number of armed insurgents were killed and wounded ,quantity of weapons seized and 4 mines were discovered and defused.
National defense Ministry’s press office said BNA, the national army forces carried out a cleansing operation in the relevant areas of Moqor district of Ghazni province as a result of which, 4 armed insurgents were killed, 3 wounded ,a set of communication was seized and four mines discovered and defused.
Also, the national army forces seized a Kalashnikov, 4 kg of ammonium nitrate in the relevant areas of Paghman district of Kabul province.
Meanwhile, two mine planters wanted to plant a mine in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, the mine exploded and killed them.

Monday September 9, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The universal religion of Islam has given major preference to education and knowledge and they very first verse of the holy Quran which was revealed on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the world (IQRA) or (Read).
This clarifies significance of education and knowledge in the Islamic principles.
There was a time that the Muslim World was dominating on the ocean of knowledge and Islam submitted great contribution in the development of science and medical sciences in the western society.
Following declination of the educational development programs among the Muslim community, dark era for the Islamic world initiated and their civilization confronted major ups and downs in the educational spheres.
Following formation of new political system in Afghanistan, the country received tangible growth in education sector and millions of children who had been deprived of education and knowledge during the chaotic era of the militant Taliban started commuting to the schools.
Despite this growth, Afghanistan still exists in the category of impoverished and backward nations and there is need to extend education sector and invest more so that every pupil in the country is admitted in the schools.
Literacy is one of the foundational aspects of achieving development in various socio-economic fields in a society and without education and knowledge a nation can’t complete m0odern challenges and Afghanistan as an impoverished country extremely requires to further intensifying educational activities to ensure future prosperity and move forward towards prosperity alongside rest of the world community.
Currently, Afghanistan is enlisted among those nations where literacy level is very low and according to a survey accomplished by the UN from the overall 28 million population 66%of the people were not capable of reading and writing which constitute 90%of the women and 63%of the men and UN has described this level shocking among 70% of the overall population living in the villages in the country.
Undoubtedly, most of the crisis in Afghanistan have retain close link to overwhelming illiteracy rate and previous three decades of war beside devastating basic infrastructures of the country also demolished foundations of educational institutions as vast part of the people consisting of the pupils and adults were remained deprived to commute to schools for learning and today they form our uneducated generation.
The ongoing illiteracy rate highly affects people’s perception and awareness from ongoing world scenario and it causes various crises in the society and elimination the tenure helps the country to get rid of the ongoing crisis.
Over the previous ten years, concerned institutions and ministry of education didn’t focus in this respect and our villages in remote regions of the country still coping with the problems.
However, ministry of education formulated an administration entitling as directorate of literacy, but the concerned office failed to facilitate the people in literacy programs and in real sense, ministry of education never realized program portent to enlist literacy program among its top working priorities.
But officials in deputy directorate department claim that they are pursuing activities within the framework of independent directorate of literacy and govt provides financial expenditures and currently more than 364 districts countrywide utilizing from the established literacy centers.
Meanwhile, a number of field analysts emphasize that the concerned authorities failed to forge a harmonized strategy to fight the challenges in effective approach and the analysts claim that Afghanistan didn’t success in the past as well to overcome on illiteracy.
Currently, Afghan ministry of educational is working on plan of national literacy program, but some field analysts believe that this strategy would not bring satisfactory change on current literacy level in the country in the near future.
Undoubtedly, educated cadres could help the govt to form a healthy society.
To come out of the current challenges, government of Afghanistan extremely requires solid.
Determination of Afghan stakeholders to come forwards and by forming comprehensive methodologies cope the illiteracy rate.
Alongside the govt, the people of Afghanistan also keep national obligations to join hands with govt in this mission so that roots of ignorance and illiteracy are totally dried in the country.

Monday September 9, 2013

Kabul (BNA) It is due to celebrate the death anniversary of Afghan National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud in a number of provinces and Kabul city.
The assassination of Masoud was a big loss for the country.
Masoud struggled for his entire life to protect the country’s sovereignty and bring peace.
Masoud, who played significant role in a war against  ex-soviet union invasion  in 1980s and then blocked Taliban and advance in 1990s was killed by two Arab suicide bombers who disguised themselves as journalists in September 9, 2001 in northeast Takhar province in the first-ever suicide attack in Afghanistan.
Masoud has been regarded as National Hero of Afghanistan and each year his death anniversary is observed nationwide.
A number of political analysts and MPs believe that only glorious celebration from martyrs’ week is not ample we should inform the new generations specially the youths regarding their epics till they know that their country’s history was filled with lots of sacrifices.
Sahib Nazar Moradi, advisor for second vice president said in the connection, “Unfortunately, Afghanistan experienced 30 years of domestic wars especially with Soviet Union’s invading forces, in this struggle many people were killed and injured from Mujahidin side and finally Ahmad Shah Masoud was also assassinated by the terrorists.
He added, “Every year we celebrating from martyrs’ of freedom path, especially Ahmad Shah Masoud.
During three decades war Afghanistan had two millions martyrs and thousands displaced people in the country.
According to Ahmad Behzad, a parliament member, considering of 30 years of war in Afghanistan, we can say that majority of martyrs are family members of martyrs and during war every family had lost their dears.
Celebrating from martyrs week is every ones right, therefore if the government is not commemorating from this day, the people of Afghanistan will glorious celebrate from historical and martyrs days in the country.”
Behzad added, “In my opinion the government should support the martyrs’ families financially, because they had lost their valuable lives in the way of freedom.
He also emphasized that the government should not remind the families of martyrs just one day, and glorious celebrations also put a negative impact on society and it is also a kind of disrespect to our personalities.
Besides supporting of martyrs families in livelihood portion, a healthy economic program should be also considered till for long time their families lives be guaranteed.
Javid Kohistani, analyst in political affairs said in this connection, “You know better that the national and historical values of Afghanistan drinking water from the bloods of martyrs and until the nations and martyrs did not give their bloods they have not succeeded to achieve their independence.
In the past commemorating from martyrs was celebrated glorious but unfortunately at present the morale of demanding freedom has become less and there is not enough attention in this regard.
One of the challenges that we have currently, is less attention of a number of youths to the government and national values which caused that our people to pass apathetically through historical events.
Nahida, who lost his two children during war, said that the government has just paying attention to the important personalities and they don’t commemorating from poor peoples.
I expected the government to support me but unfortunately till now nay organs have been assisted yet.


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