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Saturday, 26 November 2011 06:25

President Conveys Sympathy Message

Kabul (BNA) The message notes that I was informed with regret that a former servant of the country and a tribal elder Abdul Kabir Bianzai has died due to illness he was suffering from. 
Late Abdul Kabir Bianazi has been district governor and has an active part in the Jehad of the people and he served his people as a tribal elder. 
I convey my deep sympathies to his bereaved family, friends, and people of Kandahar and wish peace for his soul.

Saturday, 26 November 2011 06:21

Marshal Fahim Meets Takhar Ulema, Elders

Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the first vice president in a separate meeting on Wednesday with ulema and elders of Takhar province intended that role of ulema is important for instruction of the public’s minds. 
He said in addition the country’s ulema are religious key figures; they are needed to work for improvement of society’s culture. 
In the meeting, one of the ulema representing the others numerated the problems of people in Takhar province. 
The first vice president instructed the relevant organs for solution of the problems. 
Meanwhile, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, the first vice president met with a number of elders and influential figures for Baghlan province the other day. 
In the meeting, they discussed the relevant issues and the current situation of the country. 
During the meeting, the first vice president pointed out to the security situation of Baghlan province and said role of ulema, elders and influential figures is important in this regard. 
The first vice president asserted the people are the founders of regimes and governments and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with cooperation of its people is making it.

Kabul (BNA) A message has been dispatched on behalf of President Hamid Karzai addressed to Argentinean president on his re-election as president of that country. 
The message notes that I am pleased to convey my sincerest felicitations on behalf of people of Afghanistan to you on your election of president of Argentina, undoubtedly your re-election as president of Argentina indicates trust and support of your people. 
I am sure that during your new mission our existing friendly ties based on mutual respect and goodwill between Afghanistan and Argentine would further consolidate. 
A similar message of congratulation has been conveyed on behalf of president Karzai to the President of Bosnia Herce Govina on the national day of that country. 
The messages points out that” I am pleased to convey my sincerest congratulations on behalf of people of Afghanistan on the national day of Bosnia Herce Govina to you and the friendly people of your country. 
The people of Afghanistan attach importance to their friendly ties existing between our two nations and wish further consolidation of these relations. 
I am fully convinced that the good will and existing cooperation between our two nations will further consolidate in political, economic and cultural spheres. 
According to another report, a message of congratulation has been dispatched on behalf of president Karzai addressed to the president of Romania on the national day of that country. 
The message notes that I am pleased to represent the people of Afghanistan in conveying my sincerest felicitations on the national day of your country to you and the friendly people of Romania. 
Romania is considered an international friend of Afghanistan I am sure that existing ties of cooperation between our two nations by passage of time would further consolidate. 
Meanwhile, a congratulatory message on behalf of Dr. Zalmai Rasoul Foreign Minister has been dispatched to the Foreign Minister of Romania on the same occasion. 
Another report adds that a message of congratulations has been dispatched on behalf of president Karzai addressed to president of Albania on the national day of that country. 
The messages note that I am pleased to convey my sincerest congratulations on behalf of the people of Afghanistan to you and to the friendly people of Albania. 
The people of Afghanistan attach importance to the existing friendly ties between the two nations. 
I am sure that in the light of your support, these ties would further consolidate.

Kabul (BNA) The dignitaries of Badghis province in their meeting with president Hamid Karzai asked that the pistachio forests in Badghis province should be developed. 
According to presidential press office, during the meeting which was held yesterday at presidential palace, the dignitaries of Badghis province said that in the past, 93 hectares forests of pistachio was existed in this province, but because of shortage of fuel materials, the people sort to cutting of forests. 
They demanded from government to prevent cutting of pistachio forests and pay further attention for development of forests. 
Likewise, the representatives of Badghis evaluating traditional loya jirga as great national pride and added that in this jirga really there was sincerity and common consideration with important and national issues among representatives in loya jirga. 
After hearing the requirements of the proposals of dignitaries of Badghis province, president Karzai said that to  remove this problem and expand the forests of pistachio in Badghis province, in next CM meeting I would instruct the ministry of agriculture and irrigation. 
Afterwards, Mohammad Yaqoub Shams and Mirza Hassan, representing others spoke and asked the government to speed up rehabilitation and asphalting of roads and rehabilitation of schools in this province. 
At the end, President Hamid Karzai instructed the organs concerned to solve other problems of Badghis province.

Kabul (BNA) Through this, we would like to inform everyone that the Office of the President of Afghanistan has joined the popular social network sites of Facebook, Twitter and the Youtube.

The Office of the President created its accounts and added the features to its Web page, www.president.gov.af.

The sites contain information on the President’s activities and presidential news and releases on his meetings with updated information on other topics as well.

Facebook is a social networking website intended to connect friends, family, and business associates. It is the largest of the networking sites, with an estimated users 800 million active users. (Our facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ARG-%D8%A7%D8%B1%DA%AF/204629649613285?ref=tn_tnmn)

Twitter is an online social networking and micro blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets" with over 300 million users as of 2011.(our twitter link: http://twitter.com/#!/ARG_AFG)

YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, view and share videos. (you tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ARG1880 )

The new accounts can provide for users to have quicker access to news and press releases issued by the Office of the Spokesperson to the President. Comments and suggestions are most welcome.


Kabul (BNA)  President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the aerial bombing by the international forces that killed a number of innocent civilians in Zheri district of southern Kandahar province.
Initial reports as stated by the district sub-governor himself indicate that an air strike carried out by the international forces in Siacha village in Zheri district killed seven persons including six children and injured another two young girls.
President Karzai was saddened when he heard the news and designated a team to fully investigate the incident and would then, consistent to the recommendations of the Traditional Loya Jirga, announce the government’s position.
President Karzai expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prays for a rapid recovery of those injured.

Kabul (BNA) Foundation stone of a new building for Panjpai primary school was laid down by in charges of education Dept. of Khost province yesterday. 
The education ministry press office said to BNA, the building will be constructed in one storey from development budget of the education ministry within 7 months. 
This building will have 6 classrooms, 2 administrative offices and other educational facilities. 
Currently in this school, 370 students are learning under the tents. 
With construction of this building the problems of students will be solved from shortage of classrooms. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Kabul (BNA) Military cooperation between Afghanistan and Jordon especially in learning of female soldiers was increased. 
Chief of staff of national defense ministry said approximately 100 Afghan soldiers has been trained in Jordon in 2007. 
Currently, female experts of Jordon train female soldiers of Afghanistan defense ministry.  
In a function 13 women after getting military trainings were joined to national army forces. 
This is the 3rd round of graduation of female soldiers which got military trainings by Jordanian experts. 
The number of Afghan female officers and soldiers has been reached to 336 persons. 
Mariam Yosofi a trained Afghan solider said we are happy that we received military trainings by Muslim Jordanian experts.   Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Kabul (BNA) 72 youths received military trainings to recruit in local police contingents in Pul-i-Khomri city.  
These youths received military trainings by foreign experts within one month. 
Ahmad Jaweed Basharat spokesman of Baghlan security commandment said to this news agency, these youths introduced for ensuring security in different parts of this province.  
According to him, foreign experts trained 172 youths for local police in the center of Baghlan province till now.

Kabul (BNA) A workshop under the title of (New Teaching Methods) held for Badghis teachers in the saloon of education Dept of that province yesterday. 
According to education ministry press office to BNA, this workshop was launched by Education Dept. of Badghis province with cooperation of ACID institution for five days.
In this workshop discussion will take place regarding the new teaching methods. 
50 schools’ teachers from the center of Badghis province have been attended in this workshop. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada