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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:55

Arms Handed Over to DIAG

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Chekhcheran (BNA) A quantity of weapons were handed over to DIAG program in Ghour province yesterday.
The weapons were discovered and seized in several cleansing operations launched by anti-crime directorate personnel of Ghour police command.
Colonel Delawer Shah Delawer, police chief of Ghour province said, the weapons include 4 Kalashnikovs, 19 RPG rockets, 5 mines and 2 boxes of bullets. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:52

Taliban Beheads a Soldier

Wednesday August 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA): the Armed Taliban beheaded a policeman in Kunar province.
Fazal, a policeman beheaded by armed oppositions in Bargmatal district of Nuristan province the night before last.
The soldier who was traveling from Paron,capital city of Nuristan to Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province abducted in Kunar province by armed opposition, then beheaded.
An official of Nuristan province confirmed beheading of the policeman.
He said, security forces have started investigation to identity the suspects of the incident and bring them to the court.
Akhtar Mohammad, father of the soldier urged the government to identify and punish the suspects of this inhuman act.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:52

Weapons Discovered in Kapisa

Wednesday August 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA): As a result of an operation launched by police officials nine Kalashnikovs discovered in Tagab district of Kapisa province the day before yesterday.
Khan Mohammad Nijrabi, director of counter terrorism department of  Kapisa’s police command said, the operation has been launched in Mullayan village of Tagab district as a result of including nine Kalashnikovs some heavy weapons were seized from the house of Khayali Gul a commander of the  Taliban.
In the operation a person who blamed for backing the Taliban was arrested.

Wednesday August 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The second round of the three day workshop on journalism held in Kabul with the cooperation of NAI, (Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan).
The aim of the workshop is to improve capacity building of journalists.
The workshop also focused on a number of important topics that comprised of report writing on election, reform on Afghanistan, strategic evaluation of electoral process including larger women participation in the elections.
Elaborating on the topics, a local Afghan journalist Ms. Haleema Hussaini said, “This is the second round of the three days seminar on reporting and holding such seminars support the journalists to improve their journalistic knowledge”.
“In the workshop, we try to aware and provide information to the journalists regarding reporting on election so that journalists to be able to provide professional coverage to the elections, because the election is one of the major event in Afghanistan and in the current situation the journalists have major responsibility to convey accurate information to the public regarding the vitality of upcoming elections
The next phases of the workshops would be held at the end of the current year and also in 2014 and in addition to Kabul, the workshops have also been held simultaneously in the provinces of Kandahar, Balkh, Herat and Nangarhar provinces.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:48

Hospital to Build for Addicts

Tuesday August 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The foundation stone of a Twenty-bed hospital for treatment of addicts was laid in Kunduz province yesterday.
A ceremony was held with participation of deputy governor and some local authorities of the province for that occasion.
Qazi Abdul Basir, chief of counter narcotic department in Kunduz told BNA, the hospital to be built in 4000 square meter of land at the cost of 14 million Afghanis from budget of the Ministry of Counter Narcotic in one floor.
He added the hospital has been built, while the cultivation of poppy is decreasing to zero in Kunduz province.
The head of counter narcotics department of Kunduz added, the Ministry of Counter Narcotics spends annually one million dollars to eliminate poppy cultivation in the province.

Tuesday August 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The construction work of the new building for Afghan embassy in Islamabad inaugurated by Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
The new building of the embassy costs 13, 8 million dollars to be completed within three years by an Afghani and Pakistani construction company.
The new building will have administrative offices including consulate section, a residential house for the ambassador, and two residential blocks for Afghan diplomats, reported Khalil Menvi, Director of Bakhtar News Agency from Islamabad.

Tuesday August 27, 2013
Maidan-Shahr (BNA): A local official ofIndependent Election Commission ( IEC )in Maidan Wardak province said voters’ registration process was going well in this province.
According to Dr. Nimatullah Habibi, a local official for IEC in Maidan Wardak, the process of registration was continuing well in center and all registration centers in various districts of the province.
He said hundreds of residents of Maidan Wardak 25% of them women have received voting   cards up to now in the province.
He further said registration centers of women and men are separated and security condition of the centers is also good and there is no concern in this regard.

Tuesday August 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA): My dear bother, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan, this has been very kind of you to extend me an invitation to visit the brotherly country of Pakistan soon upon your election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan and it was my delight Mr. Prime Minister to accept your invitation to visit a brother and a leader of the people of Pakistan on whom great hopes are pinned, expectations are there are providing Pakistan the security and the prosperity that the people of Pakistan need and of making sure that Afghanistan is also peaceful and prosperous and on advancing a cause of brotherhood and friendship between the two countries ever deeper through working together with the Afghan people in fighting against terrorism and extremism.
So, Mr. Prime Minister! I once again express my gratitude for your invitation and for your words of goodwill and your efforts in this regard.
Ladies and gentlemen!
Today, the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan and I discussed all issues of mutual concern. On my part, I expressed on behalf of the Afghan people the desire of the Afghan people for stability and peace in both our countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
We discussed in this regard primarily and with emphasis the issue of joint fight against extremism and reconciliation and peace building in Afghanistan with the expectation that the government of Pakistan will facilitate and help in manners it can to the peace process in Afghanistan and in providing opportunities or a platform for talks between the Afghan High Peace Council and the Taliban movement.
We hope that with this, on top of our agenda, we can move forward in bringing peace and stability to both countries. We also discussed in detail the economic opportunities between our two countries and I was glad to see that the honorable PM spoke about it and also referred to some projects that we jointly like to work.
Indeed, the two countries have immense opportunities in advancing better economic cooperation between the two countries, so our future generations can unleash the energy that they have for a better life and a better future for both countries.
I also informed the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan about the regional and international relations of Afghanistan that been proved to be useful for Afghanistan and the countries concerned, so we hope Pakistan to follow the same relations with Afghanistan that is certainly is to the benefit of the two neighboring countries.
Afghanistan has also expressed willingness to engage with Pakistan to cooperate in cultural cooperation, but lack of security threatens the citizens of the two countries and terrorism and extremism impose great challenges to both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Therefore, overcoming these challenges needs a honest and close cooperation of Afghanistan and Pakistan.   
Mr. Prime Minister! I thank you once again for your good intentions, for your leadership and for providing the opportunity today for the two of us to discuss in the good interest of both countries.
Thank you Mr. Prime Minister!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Officials in the Higher Education Ministry say, a new faculty of Mines extraction will be established from the financial assistance provided by Germany within the framework of Balkh University.
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education, Waheedullah Shahrani, Minister of Mines and  representatives of (GIZ) and (DADA) of Germany holding a meeting discussed the issue.
At the meeting the parties discussed the needs for establishing such a faculty and decided for implementing of the project to be started with the financial aids provided by German government.
With the establishment of the faculty 500 students to be trained in mine extraction fields.
According to another report, based on another agreement, the World Bank committed to pay five million US dollars for project preparation and design of the Ministry of Higher Education to that ministry.
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid, Minister of Higher Education in a meeting with the delegation of World Bank expressing thanks said the amount will be spent on planning and designing of the new projects and equipping laboratory, printing new curriculum and sending teachers abroad to study at Masters level.
The World Bank committed for implementing five year program for supporting higher education pay 250 million US Dollars to the Ministry of Higher Education within five years.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:44

Twenty Seven Armed Taliban Kill

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) twenty seven armed Taliban killed during cleansing operations by security forces during the last 24 hours.
According to the Interior Ministry’s Press Office, Afghan security forces launching cleansing operations in relevant areas of Kunduz, Kapisa, Balkh, Kandahar, Urozgan and Maidan Wardak provinces killed 27 and wounded 11 others and during the operations a  quantity of heavy and light weapons were captured.
Also Afghan security forces discovered and defused 7 mines from relevant areas of Laghman, Takhar, Kandahar, Urozgan and Herat provinces.

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