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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:58

Recognizing Nuristan’s wood engraving art

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Nuristan (BNA): Wood engraving art in eastern Nuristan province is hauling ancient background in the area and it constitutes part of cultural background of the local people.
Famous Nuristani wood engraver Ahmad Bashir said that the art had an ancient background in the province during domination of the Arians and the historic furniture found in the area show that various kings had decorated their palaces with such wooden items in that epoch of time adding that the engraved wooden chairs and table show that these items were utilized by the famous personalities and religious profiles and their houses were decorated by these wooden furniture and it clarifies that wood miniature art was well-known profession in the ancient Kafaristan current Nuristan.
Nuristani added that local people in the area of Nuristan province had special motivations regarding the art of wood engraving art and miniatures and their religious background shows that they had retained major preference to decorate their surroundings with wooden engraved equipment’s and even in events, the religious scholars and famous personalities had felt honor to use such a unique things.
After the emergence of Islam in this region, the engravers diverted their attention to decoration and today each house in the eastern Nuristan province is decorated with the wooden artistic items and a number of these previous historic relics have been displayed in the Kabul Museum, Nuristani said, adding that the local people in Nuristan province have protect this local art after thousands of years and cultural invasion and time never influenced their ancient culture.
This came after wood engraving art emerged in the province through cultural, social and environmental occurrences and art fans maintain great interest in it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A message has been dispatched addressed to Prince Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarek al-Sabah congratulating him on his election as Prime Minister of Kuwait.
The messages notes that “Please allow me on behalf of people of Afghanistan convey my best wishes on your election as the Prime Minister of Kuwait.  I am sure that owing to the knowledge and experience you possess you will successfully accomplish this mission.  I hope that existing friendly relations between our countries would further consolidate, I wish you good health and further successes for the brother people of Kuwait” the message pointed out.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The chairman of transition commission Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai announced yesterday that the fourth phase of security transition will begin within the next two months.
Addressing a news conference here, he said the third phase is being completed and with the completion of fourth phase 52 more administrative units in 10 provinces will be covered by the national security forces and therefore 87 percent of the country’s population will come under security charge of national security forces.
Speaking at the conference, defense minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi said that the national security forces by assuming security charge in the past three phases have displayed their ability in ensuring security and handing the security problems.
Interior minister Mujtaba Patang and deputy to the national directorate for security also attended the press conference.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The people’s representatives at the House of People in their yesterday’s general session discussed the ministers which expended their development budget less than 50%.
Chaired by the House of People’s chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi of 249 deputies 137 deputies had taken part at the meeting.
The deputies after lengthy discussions agreed that the process of interpellation of ministers should take on differentiations.
On the basis of this agreement of the deputies, the interpellation of ministers of urban development, interior, defense and higher education who were not present held the posts of those ministers should not be questioned.
The deputies also asked other ministers to obtain the interpellation from the related source.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:49

Britain to remain of Afghan people side

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): First vice-president Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with the British ambassador to Kabul and discussed issues of mutual interest with him.
At the meeting, Marshal Fahim called the situation in the country as hopeful and added that Afghanistan in the past ten years has traversed difficult path and could with the will of its people and the assistance of international community attain marked gains in all spheres, noting that it’s the mission of every Afghan and the government to preserve these achievements.
Regarding the presidential elections in 2014, he stressed that in the two upcoming years, Afghanistan will shoulder the security responsibility from the foreign forces and will hold the presidential elections, and we are decisive to perform them legally.
At the meeting the British ambassador said that his country will remain on the side of the people of Afghanistan and wishes progress of the people of this country.

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi in meeting with deputy to special envoy of UN secretary General of Afghanistan briefed the latter on judicial system in the country.
According to an official with the Supreme Court, the chief justice besides briefing the diplomat on capacity building, transparency and fighting corruption also said that the judiciary is doing its best to keep on operational the courts in insecure districts by appointing new judges, adding likewise other departments of government, the judiciary is supporting the transition process of national responsibilities to government bodies and therefore is ready to take necessary steps towards ensuring the rule of law and justice.
To achieve the goal, he added that coordination with national and international judiciary organs especially UNAMA is important.
In his remarks, the UN diplomat Mark Bowden said that the world body would continue to support Afghanistan government’s entities particularly the judiciary to ensure security, the rule of law and peace and would continue to support beyond 2014.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:46

Operation “Naweed” begins in Baghlan

Tuesday January 1, 2013
PUL-E-KHUMRI (BNA): A joint operation of Afghan and ISAF forces doubled “Naweed” was launched in three districts of Andarab yesterday, provincial police chief Assadullah Shirzad said.
Aimed at sweeping out villages from irresponsible armed groups and paving the way for reconstruction, Shirzad added that the operations are going in harmony with police and national army. Meantime, head of villagers’ councilin Kotalimurgh village, Shamsuddin had welcomed the operation, saying collection arms from irresponsible armed individuals would ensure peaceful life to the people.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:38

FM appreciates successful journalists

Tuesday January 1, 2013
Kabul (BNA): Foreign Ministry has appreciated the successful Afghan journalists who have won medals at international levels.
These journalists include AFP photographer Masoud Hussaini, Sami Mahdi of Television 1 and Parvez Kawa of 8 Subh newspapers.
In a meeting held at eh foreign ministry yesterday, Dr. Zalmai Rassoul the minister of foreign affairs besides congratulating the journalists said that freedom of press is the most tangible achievements over the past decade in the country.
Director of journalist association Abdul Hamid Mubariz also spoke on the occasion, saying the freedom of press in the country dates back to the then Amir Shir Ali Khan Masoud Hussaini, director of Aria television and Kawa in their speeches said the medals they have obtained belonged to the nation.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:36

Dr. Raheen sympathy message

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Kabul  (BNA)  The minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen has condoled over the demise of national figure Abdul Samad Hamid who passed away outside the country.  In the condolence message, Dr. Raheen described the late Dr. Hamid as a servant of Afghanistan during the democracy decade, adding the late Hamid had served the country honestly in different capacity.  In the message, Dr, Raheen condoled over his death to all the personalities supporting democracy and wished eternal peace for the departed soul and great patience to his family.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013 12:33

President Karzai meets French DM

President Karzai meets French DM
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  President Hamid Karzai met the French Defense Minister John Iflodryon at presidential palace yesterday and matters relating mutual interests including bilateral cooperation in line with the strategic partnership inked between the two countries were discussed.  The issue of French support after 2014 to Afghanistan was another subject figured in the meeting.  The French dignitary who visited his troops on the occasion of New Yeas also assured French support to Afghanistan.  President Karzai thanked France for its contribution to Afghanistan.