23 November 2017

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
                                                                                   
One Dollar                                            68/85 Afs                           
One Pound Sterling                              90/70 Afs                           
One Euro                                             80/80 Afs                           
One Emirate’s Dirham                         18/70 Afs                           
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees          637 Afs                           
One Thousand Indian Rupees               1060 Afs                                         
One Thousand Iranian Rupees             17 Afs                           
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Jalalabad City (BNA) As many as 17 ISIS fighters including 5 Pakistani residents were killed during air and ground attacks carried out by Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) in eastern Nangarhar province.
Ataullah Khogyani provincial governor’s spokesperson said BNA local correspondent, the ISIS adherents targeted by ANSDF in various parts of Dor Baba, Heska Mina and Acheen districts of the province.
The terrorists were busy on terrorist and destructive activities, which targeted and killed by ANSDF, Khogyani added.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating 6 round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent a series of deadly incidents relevant areas of Nangarhar province.
The mines had been planted by enemies of the country in crowded areas of Nangarhar province.
Also four weapon storages belonging Taliban terrorist group have been discovered and seized by Afghan security personnel in Bati Koot, Khogyai and Pacheragam districts of the province.
Local officials of the province say, Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups use the weapon storages for their terrorist activities.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Herat (BNA) Nine people were martyred and two others have been wounded in traffic accidents in Kerkh District bazaar of Herat province late last night.
The incident occurred as a result of the collision of two vehicles in Kerkh District.
A traffic head of Herat told BNA, in the incidents, nine people were lost their lives and two others have been injured.
Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai an in charge of Herat regional hospital said, the injured of the event were under the treatment of Herat regional hospital.
It is said that during the last 24 hours, 40 people have been killed and injured due to traffic accidents in that province.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:34

Fire Sweeps Through A Commercial Market

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 30 shops have been torched by fire which swept through a business market in second security precinct of Kabul city yesterday.
According to BNA report, the incident took place at 9:00 am yesterday in Aria business market known as Bazar Bush that 30 shops have been damaged.
Kabul fire-fighter team timely succeeded to hush the fire and prevent fire spreading on more than 200 shops of the market.
The main reason behind the event is not clear yet, but Col. Mohammad Zaher Oqab director of second precinct of Kabul city told BNA reporter, investigation team started searching to find the cause of the incident.
It is mentionable that fire events has increased through business markets in different parts of Kabul city.
Sometimes ago, fire ripped up through cloth shops in Shah-Do-Shamshira area, Kabul city, which 15 shops have been cremated.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with technical and financial support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund handed over Family Life Education material to the Ministry of Education.
The material developed, for grades 4 to 12, by MoPH and UNFPA is based on comprehensive research and meets international standards that is cultural sensitive and age appropriate with full consideration of Islamic teachings and the Afghan cultural context. “At the United Nations Population Fund, one of our areas of focus is to work with government and the people of Afghanistan to ensure that every Afghan young man and woman fulfill their full potential,”, said Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi UNFPA Representative in Afghanistan, “we need to work together to enhance youth participation in decision making in the country.”
Family life education is a rights based and gender focused approach to education about basic life skills that are required to live a healthy life, which enables Afghan adolescent and youth to make informed decisions about their lives. Family Life Education (FLE) is a requirement for each and every person to live a healthy life free of any kind of diseases and any type of violence and with full dignity. The information and education included in FLE are necessary for children as early as the beginning of adolescence, such information include: Skills and values that enable young people to make informed choices about their health and family life,
Opportunities for young people to explore their attitudes and values, and
Practice key skills including but not limited to skills as negotiation and decision making. FLE is rights based and gender sensitive approach and covers numerous issues such as
Relationship dynamics, Gender norms, puberty, reproductive health, human rights, and discrimination and etc. Including FLE in school curricula is particularly important because its reach to the Afghan population is extensive. There are 8.9 million Afghan children enrolled in school (Afghanistan Statistical Year Book, 2016), who absorb knowledge every day and apply the same to their lives in the family and the society as a whole. FLE can empower this population to understand and enjoy their rights by demanding them. Lack of FLE can affect Afghan youth’s decision in regards to getting married and becoming parents. Getting married too early robs any opportunity to educate and nurture healthy families and a healthy society.
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes one of the senior officials of Chinese foreign ministry recent has said that Beijing will host the Afghan and Pakistani foreign ministers. Chinese foreign minister will lead a tripartite session aiming to improve relation between Kabul and Islamabad.
This Chinese government official calling Afghan issue a completed one said accusations by Kabul and Islamabad addressing each other will lead to no to any positive result, but further add to the complexity of the situation and provide the ground for interferences of other countries in Afghanistan and in the region.
This high ranking Chinese official insisting on settling the tense relation between Afghanistan and Pakistan expressed readiness of his country for solution of the problem.
Afghan political elites believe without doubt Afghan authorities will welcome the recent Chinese decision for mediating between Kabul and Islamabad. Because the Afghan authorities have repeatedly said that they welcome any program and movement which could be effective for restoring peace and stability in to Afghanistan and the region, cooperate with it, but doubt Pakistan honesty in that regard.
Afghan and Pakistani authorities also had contacts earlier in high level and many countries like Turkey, UK, US ….. Spared no any efforts to improve relations between the two countries but led to any results, because of Pakistan’s adventurous policies in one hand and on the other hand Pakistan using Afghan situation as a means for achieving its illegal and ambitious goals in the region. Since Pakistan has faced complete isolation, now extend hand toward its old and tradition friend China to win time.
Without doubt, China as an old friend of Pakistan and as a great regional and international power, have great influence on Pakistan can lead the process of negotiations between Afghanistan and Pakistan in to the right direction. But the Afghan people expect the results of such negotiations be practical and achieve its goals that is restoring peace and stability in to Afghanistan and the region.
Currently, Pakistan is experiencing a severe and bitter situation in its regional and international relations and suffering complete isolation. The reason is that Pakistan supports terrorist and extremist groups and uses them as a means for implementing its strategic plans and programs. Now to rid itself from this horrible situation, once again extend hand to its old and traditional friend China and wants to experiment its old experiences.  Afghan people and government consider Pakistan as a factor all problems in the country and Afghan president repeatedly has said that Afghanistan is ready to negotiate with Pakistan not armed terrorist groups.
Afghan people on the eve of Beijing insist that Pakistan should work honestly, stop supposing, training and funding terrorist groups, close their hideouts in its territory and remove economic pressure on Afghanistan and not use Afghan refugees living in Pakistan as a political means. In the meantime, give particular commitments for improvement of situation in the region, otherwise, Beijing session will end without any result, like the previous ones.   
Abdul Khalil Minawi
BNA Director General
 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:28

Taliban Weapon Caches Demolished

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 2 weapon caches of Taliban were demolished by commando forces in suburb of Lashkargah city.
According to national defense ministry press office to BNA, the caches were destroyed in a clearing operation of commando forces in outskirt of Charbagh village, Lashkargah city, Helmand province and numerous of weapons of Taliban were seized by security forces as well.
It is said that quantity of ammunition of Taliban groups were also exploded.
T. Yarzada
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the National Procurements Commission (NPC) approved 10 contracts costing 2.4 billion Afghanis, his office said Tuesday.
The approved contracts included road building projects in Kandahar, Paktika, Kabul and Nangarhar provinces as well as providing logistic materials and other needed items for the country’s ministry of defense related segments and facilities.
Amendment in some other construction projects was also made in the meeting of the national procurement commission, while some others returned for more review and completion of the needed standard and removal problems, said the statement.
Likewise, the NPC emphasized on the supervising role of the people and share of the social organizations in implementation of the national projects, said the statement.
In addition to the head and members of the national procurement commission, the national and international observers including the parliament budget and finance commissions, national economic commission of the Wolesi Jirga, SIGAR, the Resolute Support’s CSTC-A and the Transparency International have also attended the meeting.
 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday said that his country would never allow its ties with one country to overshadow relationship with others.
He said that they had used every opportunity to make it clear through words and deeds that they will never allow Afghanistan relations with any single country or a group of countries to overshadow or adversely affect relations with other countries in the region or beyond.
“Afghanistan is to be seen as a strategic asset and a platform of cordiality for all,” Abdullah said. “We consider negative state rivalries and the use of violent proxy forces as counter-productive.
“There is no good or bad terrorist or violent extremist. We need to agree to fight all forms and shades of terror. We can and should no longer harbor or support one group while fighting another and claim to be fighting terrorism in all its dimensions,” he said.
Addressing to the General Assembly’s special meeting on Afghanistan, the CE said his country firmly believed a conditions-based approach and clear focus on resolving the problem of regional terrorist sanctuaries and support systems were core issues that would get it closer to peace and stability. “They also form the cornerstone of our new National Security Strategy to defeat terrorism, work with nations that share our threat perception, and protect our people against politicized violence,” he added.
He said, in the recent months, the Afghan security forces had effectively thwarted attempts by the Taliban, alongside the Haqqani network, as well as elements of A1-Qaida, Daesh and other terror groups from making notable gains, or capturing a major urban center.
“We are not dealing with one, but several terror outfits, that either mirror each other under different labels or indirectly support overlapping agendas,” he observed.
 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 05:51

National Environment Admin Chief Introduced

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a ceremony attended by some cabinet members, members of parliament, heads and deputy ministers of government institutions introduced Shah Zaman Maiwandi to the officials of the National Environment Admin and said that foundation of the national environment had been established but despite this is a nascent admin, his office said the other day. 
He said this was the responsibility of both the government and the people to do more for development of the administration of the national environment.
This is to be noted that several international conventions have so far been established by the United Nations and other international entities, with membership of Afghanistan and in 2015, environment protection had been recognized as one of the key part of the sustainable targets of the UN, the statement quoted.
Afghanistan has so far approved the law on national environment and two rules related to environment, said Danesh adding Afghanistan has considered environment protection within all its policies, laws and development programs, the statement added.
 

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