18 August 2019

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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                        78/40        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                           93/60       Afs
One Euro                                                           86/80       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                      21/20       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                       496       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                           1130       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                           06/70       Afs

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Foreign troops by carrying an artillery attack destroyed a terrorist center belonged to Taliban group in southern Urozgan province.
Based on primary reports, seven armed oppositions were killed during the attack as well.
Top commander of Afghan national army in the south of the country told BNA correspondent, a terrorist center have demolished and seven anti-government militias were killed.
The terrorist center located in Chaharchino district, Urozgan province.
According to another report, Afghan security forces by discovering and confiscating eight round of different type of mines succeeded to prevent several bloodiest incidents in crowded areas of Urozgan province.
No one was arrested accused of the mine plantings so far.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) At least eight Taliban fighters were arrested by Afghan security forces in eastern Kunar and Nangarhar provinces within the last 24 hours.
Senior commander of Afghan national army in Sylab army corps told BNA reporter, the militants were busy on organizing a series of terrorist and destructive activities that targeted and arrested by Afghan security forces.
The arrested rebels in their primary investigations confessed to that they have participated in dozens terrorist activities carried out by Taliban group in various parts of Kunar and Nangarhar province.
According to another report, three fighters of Taliban have joined peace process in Kunar and Nangarhar provinces.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Two notorious commanders of Taliban were killed with other six insurgents in air and ground raids in Kandahar province last night.
The raids carried out by domestic and foreign troops in Khakrez district on a stronghold of Taliban.
Media’s office of Kandahar with releasing a statement said, eight Taliban including their two notorious commanders were killed in the raids.
The Taliban were suppressed while organizing a series of terrorist attacks.
A stronghold of the Taliban with all war equipment has been destroyed.
According to another report, a series of blasts were prevented in Kandahar province this morning.
Police of Kandahar discovered and neutralized 12 mines from parts of the province and prevented from a series of terrorist actions.
So far, no individual or group has commented responsibility of planting mines, but local sources blamed Taliban.
T. Yarzada

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) 260 tons of fresh and dried fruits were exported from Kandahar to Pakistan.
The fruit was exported to Pakistan on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the country’s Independence by land and through the border of Speenboldak District.
Hayatullah Yayat governor of Kandahar told BNA, the fresh and dried fruits was part of Kandahar’s peasants’ corps this year.
The fruits was purchased from peasants by merchants and is expected to be sold in Pakistan markets.
Abdul Jabar Baluch head of Kandahar Investment Support Office at a ceremony of fruit export from Kandahar to Pakistan said, the government is trying to turn Afghanistan into an exporting country in the region.
T. Yarzada

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Three welfare projects have been completed and put into exploitation by citizens’ national charter priority program in northern Jawzjan province.
Eng. Hamayoun Ajam in-charge of implementation of the projects says, the projects include a water supply network at the length of 3.1 km, irrigation water canal at the length of 54 meters and drinking water storage with the capacity of 360 metric water.
The projects has been completed with a sum of five million Afghanis by payment of 10% of local people within the last two months.
Latfullah Azizi governor of Jawzjan said, more than 550 families benefited from the projects.
Azizi appreciated from Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department’s activities and assured to people from implementation of others projects in near future.

Sunday, 18 August 2019 07:05

Mine Blast Took The Lives of 11 Civilians

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) Eleven Civilians including women and children lost their lives in mine blast planted by Taliban in Balkh province this morning.
Mohammad Yousof Doulatabad District governor told BNA, a vehicle carrying the civilians hit a mine planted by Taliban in Doulatabad District, Balkh province, in which eleven civilians including children were lost their lives.
Women and children were among the dead of the incident.
T. Yarzada

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, inaugurated the exhibition ‘Amanullah Khan Relics and Efforts for Independence and Development of the country’ here at the National Museum of Afghanistan yesterday, Bakhter News Agency reported. The ceremony was attended by a number of government officials, foreign diplomats, culturists and representatives of the civil and cultural organizations in Kabul. At the outset, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s message was readout by BNA General Director Najibullah Shinwari, congratulating the Ministry for holding of the exhibition. “On the occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Information and Culture has been organizing an exhibition titled ‘Amanullah Khan’s relics and efforts for independence and development of the country’ which is indeed a good step for reviving the memories of that great and golden era,” the president said in his message. Later, acting minister of information and culture spoke related to the event, saying the exhibition was being held to commemorate the country’s 100th independence anniversary.
The acting minister said the exhibition was included relics related to Amanullah Khan and Amani era and was aimed to acquaint the new generation with that era’s developments and activities. Briefing the participants on National Museum’s programs and strategies, the acting minister said there were plans on hand to establish provincial museums and further introduce the country’s history and culture to the new generations. Minister Safi went on saying that it was every people’s responsibility to protect the country’s historical relics and national assets. Director of the National Museum briefed the audience related to the exhibition, saying Museums could act as bridge between different cultures and can promote peace on national and international stages. The event was concluded with displaying a short documentary film on activities of King Amanullah Khan.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message congratulated Ministry of Information and Culture for inauguration of the exhibition of King Amanullah Khan’s historic relics at the National Museum of Afghanistan.
“On the occasion of 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan, the Minister of Information and Culture has organized an exhibition titled ‘Amanullah Khan’s relics and efforts for independence and development of country’ which is indeed a good step for reviving the memories of that great and golden era,” the president said in his message.
According to President, the Amani era not only brought the independence, but also efforts made for development of the country through civil reformations and industrial growth in the country. “King Amanullah Khan’s dream was a free, independent, stable and glorious Afghanistan. Today’s Afghan people are also committed to complete that incompleted chapter of Amani era and to have a stable and developed country,” the president said in his message. The president congratulated the Ministry of Information and Culture for organizing of the exhibition at the National Museum and wished everyone a very happy 100th independence anniversary.

Sunday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a ceremony held Friday evening at Chahar Chenar Palace on the occasion of starting work on renovation of Shah-i-du Shamshira Mosque. In the ceremony attended by Princess Hendia and Princess Najia, daughters of King Amanullah Khan, a number of religious ulamas and Kabul residents, first, acting minister of urban development and land Jawad Paykar spoke and said: “Based on verdict of the country’s President, renovation work of Shah-i-du Shamshira is going to be started by the ministry’s department for reconstruction and renovation of historic monuments and mosques.” He added that the project worth 23.6 million afghani would be completed in a year. Afterwards, acting minister of hajj and Islamic affairs spoke and praised the country’s President for his attention to construction of mosques in particular renovation of Eidgah and Pul-e-Kheshti mosques and other mosques in all provinces of the country.
After hearing speeches delivered in the ceremony, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said it was an honor that there were daughters of King Amanullah Khan in the ceremony, adding that their grandmothers had been the well-known women of the country’s history who had renovated and reconstructed not only this mosque but other mosques and mausoleums of great figures of the country. “Mosque is the home of Almighty Allah and center of Muslims community and undoubtedly it is the duty of the President and the government to build and renovate mosques,” President Ghani added, saying that all historic monuments, mosques and significant Khanqahs will be renovated and rebuilt.

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