27 January 2020

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Monday, January 27, 2020
Bazarak (BNA) Twenty-nine infrastructure projects will be implemented in Panjshir province next year.
These projects, which are set to begin in 1399, will be launched in Panjshir province, included the construction of rural roads, bridges, buildings, small canals, hydroelectric dams and agricultural sections.
Mohamnmad Mansoor Onabi spokesman for Panjshir governor said, the projects after prioritization are to be implemented in seven districts and Bazarak district, Panjshir, he added.
These projects, which include the fiscal year 1399 budget document, have not yet been disclosed about their cost.
Meanwhile, a number of Panjshir citizens have welcome government support for these projects, saying that with implementing of the projects, job opportunities will be provided for them.
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 27, 2020
Sheberghan (BNA) Taliban key associate with another insurgent was killed in Jawzjan.
Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, Amir Mohammad key Taliban associate with another insurgent was killed in a conflict by security troops in Majid Qadoq Dasht-e-Laili region, Jawzjan.
Four other insurgents have been injured in the clash, the bodies of the dead with two weapons, and war equipment were remain at the scene. 
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Six assaulters were killed in an air raid of Afghan Security Forces on their hideout in Kandahar last night.
The Taliban were targeted in Maiwand District while making bombs.
Media office of Atal army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement said, a hideout of Taliban with all war equipment has been demolished and six bombers were also killed.
Another report says, the security troops of Kandahar discovered and defused 14 mines from crowded ways, and prevented from a deadly explosion.
Security officials of the province blamed Taliban for the failed mine planting.
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 27, 2020
Mazar-e-Sharif (BNA) The local authorities of Balkh claim that eight civilians were lost their lives in air strikes in Balkh district.
Gul Rahman Hamdard People representative of Balkh in house of representatives told BNA correspondent.
Air strike took place by Afghan Air Forces in Boka, Hosainkhail villages, Balkh district, eight civilians including two women and four children were lost their lives and another civilian has been injured.
He added that the families of the victims had brought the bodies of the dead to a protest in Balkh district and demanded justice.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Defense approves last night’s air strike in Balkh District, but denies civilians killed.
T. Yarzada

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib on his visit to Mazar-e-Sharif reviewed security situation of the country’s Northern provinces.
Chaired by National Security Advisor, a meeting held yesterday with participation of governors, police chiefs and security officials of Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Samangan and Sar-e-Pul to review security situation of the respective provinces.
In the meeting, commander of Shaheen Corps first briefed related security situation, developments, problems and future programs which would be implemented in the respective provinces.
Officials of the respective provinces said that security situation has improved comparing to past, adding that coordination between the country’s defense and security organs have been better now as armed opponent groups have sustained heavy casualties in the respective provinces in recent months.
After hearing their reports and suggestions, the country’s National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib by praising military officials for their commitment, professionalism and experiences added civil and military officials should jointly expand their works and activities against terrorists in accordance to demands of the people.
National security advisor said that it was necessary that terrorist groups should be further suppressed during the ANDSF military operations in the country, instructing also police officials to take serious actions against law violators in the respective provinces.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a ceremony yesterday opened laboratories complex and DNA tests lab in Kabul.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, the country’s chief executive by praising the ministry of public health and its partner organizations considered the establishment of the complex as a significant steps towards detection of crimes and implementation of justice in the country, adding that interference of any single organ and section in work modality of the complex was not acceptable.
Dr. Abdullah stressed that security of the complex’s personnel and protection of secrets of individuals working in the complex was important; therefore, the ministry of public health, attorney general office and other relevant organs should pay consideration to the issue. The country’s chief executive also asked for creation of such centers in provinces of the country.
In the ceremony, minister of public health considered creation of the complex as a valuable achievement and a key step towards development in the respective field, stressing that practical and significant steps have been taken in accordance to the ministry’s strategic plan to improve health services in the country.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled in a message the demise of Alhaj Mir Mohammad Afzal known as Mir Sahib-e-Guzargah, one of the country’s known religious figures, who has passed away.
According to the message, the deceased Mir Mohammad Afzal was a good, religious and top knowledgeable figure who could have served his society and people during his life.
His death is a big loss to Afghanistan.
In his message, the country’s President offered his deep condolence and sympathy to the deceased Mir Mohammad Afzal’s family, colleagues and all Afghanistan people, wishing paradise to the deceased and patience to his family.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ross Wilson and NATO Resolute Support Mission general commander to Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller the other day.
In the meeting held at Presidential Palace, Gen. Scott Miller briefed President Ghani about his recent visit to Qatar. Gen. Miller said that talks between US special peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban in Qatar were ongoing and if developments were made in this regard, Khalilzad would visit Kabul to brief Afghanistan government about the developments. Meanwhile, President Ghani praised the US for its overall efforts towards Afghanistan peace, stressing on ending the war and maintaining ceasefire in the country.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi asked for serious attention of the related organs including the ministry’s related provincial agencies for the protection and preservation of the historical monuments in Ghazni province, BNA reported Sunday.
Acting provincial director of information and Culture in a meeting with the acting minister, shared information about his led administration achievements including unearthing of 200 transferable and nontransferable historical artifacts during the recent year’s excavation in the province, according to the agency.
According to him, the Islamic museum of historical artifacts has also been reactivated after seven years in the province.
He asked for paying serious attention to the completion of the reconstruction projects on the Abu Raihan Al-Biruni and Sharif Khan tomb, increase in the number of security guards of 012 unit for further security of the historical monuments as well as allocation of enough budget for the Sanayee Weekly, which has more than 60 years of background, the agency quoted.
The acting minister assured him of the ministry’s efforts to repair and restore the entire historical monuments in the province and emphasized for serious attention of the historical heritages and her led ministry’s efforts for removal of all cultural problems in the province.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) A one-day women rights awareness workshop urged for wide women representation in the process on Sunday.
The workshop was held at National Gallery Hall of the Ministry of Information and Culture and attended by a number of cultural women and media journalists, mostly from Government entities, in which the role of women for restoration of their rights at the center and provinces of the country was discussed and called important.
Mahboba Sadat, Gender Officer of the ministry of Information and Culture spoke about the women rights and asked for the institutionalization of their rights in various fields of social, economic, cultural even in the military sphere.
“In order to have the women rights defended and their role outlined publicly, their role should be considered in the peace process, as women have had achievements in different fields in the last more than 18 years,” she said.
According to him, women’s role in peace process would help a lasting peace restore in the country, as they have their own rights to be defended during the talks with the government armed oppositions.
In the one-day workshop, which concluded yesterday, Masouda Waisi, a member of the World Women Movement for Peace, also spoke about the women rights and their role for a lasting peace and security in the country.

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