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Monday, May 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has found great reputation in international arena after the country initiated its new political chapter in international politics in 2001 and in the view of country`s growing repute in world politics several western and Asian countries forged longstanding strategic cooperation partnerships with the country and these agreements strongly supports our national interests particularly security treaty which Afghanistan intends to sign with the US protect the country against external and internal threats. Political commentators and military experts believe that Afghanistan’s strategic cooperation partnerships and strategic agreements particularly with the US helps the country to overcome the external threats especially interference of neighboring countries following foreign troops pullback in 2014. The people of Afghanistan remember that the US pledged to defend Afghanistan against external threats and meddling of neighboring countries while signing strategic cooperation agreement, but the US didn’t retaliate after Pakistani military forces attacked border regions of the country for several weeks. What the Afghan people expect from the world is that international community shouldn’t allow this country into political isolation and should continue backing it in the long term period. However, some misconceptions and dilemma exist overall the Afghan US security pact, but overall the Afghan nation interprets this in favor of the country if provisions of the treaty are implemented din litter in sprit. Analysts believe that if the western countries particularly the US intends to forge strategic and security agreements with Afghanistan like a powerful country, then these countries are obliged to defend Afghanistan from external threats and foreign interferences and the agreements should ensure long term supports of these countries to the ANSF and their military training process and equipment’s. General public in Afghanistan believe that security agreement with the US is quite significant to future stability of the country. Afghan people expect that such agreements help us to counter international terrorism effectively and ensure territorial integrity of the country. As Afghanistan prepares for two important events in 2014 which include withdraw of international forces and transition of political power through a transparent elections, some issues also exist on our way, because, until now, the neighboring countries haven’t shown willingness to sincerely contribute in the restoration of durable peace and security in the country. It`s expected that international troops leave Afghanistan in 2014 and security responsibilities of the country will be shouldered by the ANSF. Now the world should accelerate efforts and provide sufficient military equipment’s to these forces to conduct their military operations effectively following foreign forces evacuations. This came after Afghanistan signed strategic cooperation partnerships agreements with several countries of the world including the United States, Italy, France, Holland, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Finland and India and consultations continue with the US over signing of security agreements.

Monday, 06 May 2013 06:31

Civilian casualties intolerable

Monday, May 06, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Unfortunately civilian casualties in insurgent and military operations have created concerns among the Afghan nation. The government armed oppositions and foreign forces while conducing operations should avoid killing innocent civilians. President Hamid Karzai has called time and again on insurgents, NATO and ISAF forces to stop martyring people in their assaults but this request has been responded through suicide assault and roadside bombings by terrorists and has been ignored several times by foreign forces stationed in the country. The government armed opposition has no link with the Afghan government and have clearly expressed their enmity with current administration through killing of innocent Afghans in the air strikes and call it a clear violation from the international conventions of human rights. The recent Kunar incident that resulted in martyring of several Afghans and wounding of many others is a clear instance of the issue also reported by foreign media. After the collapse of Taliban regime in the country, the Afghan government tirelessly endeavored to maintain security and convey peace and stability to the war suffered nation and Afghanistan. The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initiated the peace and reconciliation process aimed to invite the disgruntled Taliban to lay down arms, sever ties with AI- Qaeda and other terrorist groups, and obeys the Afghan constitution and joins the national mainstream to participate in the renovation and rehabilitation process of their great motherland, Afghanistan. Responses given by Taliban through suicide attacks and killing of innocent civilians influential, elders and other high ranking government officials is intolerable and unjustifiable for the Afghan nation and the meantime is against the principles of the holy religion of Islam and humanity. There is no justification of conducting such acts in Islamic values, the one who obeys the rules and regulations of the holy religion don’t believe to commit such brazen and inhuman assault and crime. The fact is that the Afghan nation has given many sacrifices for bringing the lasting peace and stability to the country. Afghanistan has been suffering various tragedies and calamities over the last three and half decades. What seems more important over the last one decade is the occurrence of suicide bombings which left injuries and civilian casualties. It is more dreadful that most of these inhumane and cruel attacks are carried out inside the mosques, public places and bazaars.

Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:40

27 insurgents killed

Sunday, May 05, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 27 armed insurgents were killed in operation launched by Afghan forces.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan security forces during last 24 hours conducted 11 cleaning operations in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Ghazni, Khost and Helmand province, as a result of which 27 insurgents killed.
According to the source, six insurgents were wounded and 9 Taliban arrested in these operations.
22 anti-vehicle mines, 34 anti-personnel mines, 7 Kalashnikovs, 4 PK machine guns, 5 sets of communication , quantity of heavy weapons and other military equipment’s were seized.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:31

59 Taliban killed

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 59 armed Taliban were killed in clashes carried out by Afghan and Coalition forces.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan and coalition forces in last 24 hours conducted several combined operations in the outskirts of Kandahar, Zabul, Kapisa, Maidan-Warda, Ghazni , Paktika, Pakktia and Helmand provinces as a result of which 59 armed Taliban were killed, 8 wounded and 17 others were arrested.
Huge quantity of heavy and light weapons and 8 kg of narcotic were seized.
According to another report, the national police personnel of Kabul security commandment arrested four persons on charges of crimes.
The arrested persons were arrested on charges of rubbery and selling of narcotic which were arrested by police from 11th, 17th precincts of Kabul city.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:30

Afghan-US security pact

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  After signing of strategic agreement between Afghanistan and the United State recently talks are focused on Afghan- US security pact but singing of the agreement requires more deliberation and evaluation. The Afghan government has said it has no hurry over signing of the security agreement and wants that the interest of the country is precisely taken into account in the treaty. The Afghan government shouldn’t hurry over signing of security agreement with US. It’s while the Afghan government following studying of the draft of the security which was dispatched by the  US, has incorporated its viewpoints on in accordance with its national high interests and the benefit of the people of Afghanistan and presented to the US side. The security agreement between the two nations should be based on the level of two independent nations and the interests of Afghanistan including ensuring of peace and security, national unity, territorial integrity and strengthening of the Afghan security forces is preserved in it. The signing of the security treaty with the US should lead towards peace and stability in the country. Afghanistan and U.S as victims of terrorism have been strategic allies in fighting the phenomenon and this common threat that both nations are suffering from has caused on further promoting of durable ties and strengthening of relations between these two friend countries. Currently both governments are endeavoring to counter terrorism the common enemy by establishing of long term cooperation. Afghanistan strongly requires the support of United States. The international community and U.S gained landmark achievements in last ten years in the country and presently that country focuses on Afghanistan security situation after 2014 pullout of foreign forces from the country. For further intensification of the fight against terrorism and United States assistance with Afghanistan in various spheres particularly in civilian and military fields signing of Afghan-US security pact is vital. So the US for protection of its interests which Afghanistan`s security and stability is important for that should realize its promises and commitments towards Afghanistan. Afghan-U.S security accord benefits and impacts are important while it is particularly implemented and respect for Afghanistan sovereignty is protected in it. It`s while U.S has also expressed its readiness to stand alongside the Afghan government and support Afghanistan in various spheres of security, economy and rehabilitation process and has no plan to leave the country before defeating terrorism and insurgency. The U.S defense minister has also said that his country has decisive plan and strongly committed to eliminate Al-Qaeda, terrorism and its hideouts in border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and won`t let the country to become the hub of terrorism and insurgent activities.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:31

5 rebels killed

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) five rebels were killed in a cleaning operation conducted by Afghan security forces in the outskirts of Badghis province
National defense ministry said BNA, a cleaning operation carried out by national army forces in the outskirt of Balamurghab district, Badghis province, five armed rebels were killed and 2 others wounded.
Heavy and light weapons were seized
According to another report, a rebel was killed in an operation by national army forces in Nawbahar district of Zabul province.
In another report, three rebels along with 3 Kalashnikovs and 30 kg of narcotic were arrested in the Balabalook district of Farah province. 

Thursday, April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA): The ministry of Public health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is trying to develop health sector across the country, as recently it stepped up to establish another treatment center within the health sector.
Foundation stone laid down for construction of Training and Policy Unit in Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences (GHIS), the ministry of public health said on Tuesday.
Training and Policy Unit (TPU) is a result of a partnership between GIHS, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Aga Khan University Programs in Afghanistan (in close consultation with AKU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery), with the financial support of Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the ministry said in a statement.
Addressing at the ceremony Dr. Suraya Dalil, the Minister of Public Health called the construction of this center as a significant progress towards health quality enhancement, adding this is an important step for development and Strengthening of institute of health sciences in the country.
The minister further said that institute of health sciences which have the main responsibilities in training of nurses, midwives, pharmacists and dentists are working in Kabul, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Farah, Kunduz, Badghis and Helmand provinces of the country.
Meanwhile, Ms. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan highlighted the long-standing partnership underlining the establishment of the new TPU adding “the partnership between the Ministry of Public health, the Aga Khan University and the Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences of strengthening nursing and midwifery education goes back to 2002.
In Afghanistan at the invitation of the government, AKU is engaged in providing innovation programs for capacity development and technical assistance to aid the development of teachers and healthcare professionals, she added.
In his address, Mr. Bruno Juet, Director of AFD Office to Afghanistan said, AFD is working in Afghanistan since 2004 with a mandate from French Government to focus on Agriculture and health as two core sectors.
In health sector the support includes rehabilitation of national blood transfusion system and national public health laboratory, French Medical Institute for children, in Kabul, strengthening paramedical human resources and World Health Organization program in Afghanistan.

Thursday, April 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan relations with the world countries, based on mutual cooperation and understanding is getting expanded as President Hamid Karzai is trying to provide good relation with the world nations based on the mutual cooperation and good well.
Following a series of Kabul plans on signing long-term strategic agreements with the world nations, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in his three nations’ tours signed another cooperation agreement with Finnish prime minster, according to the Presidential press office.
In Helsinki, the capital center of Fenland, both Afghanistan President and Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Fenland signed a long-term cooperation agreement after meeting with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, the Presidential office said.
Good relation between Afghanistan and the world nations in different fields such as cultural, social and political would lay positive impact on development of the country as the strategic nations vowed to help the country in strengthening of education, economic and other sphere.
Both sides discussed bilateral cooperation and development of Afghanistan, with president Niinisto haling the treaty as a huge stride towards bilateral relation expansion and the country’s sustainable development “Finnish would provide an annual million euros in development assistance for a decade post 2014’s Afghanistan, when the international troops are set to change combat into support”, he said at a joined news conference with Karzai, a statement from the presidential office said.
Education was vowed by the freshly emerged strategic nation to be shared with experience, and besides this, security forces was promised to be provided with training and equipment, as well, the statement quoted.
President Hamid Karzai termed the accord a new chapter opened in the friendly relations between the two nations.
The president will leave for Estonia to hold talk on expansion of relations after which he will proceed to Denmark to ink another strategic cooperation document with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
Kabul signed similar pacts with a number of civilized nations such as Britain, France, Germany and Italy, last year.
Tightening relation would help the war-suffered Afghan share experiences of the civilized nations.
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan made many tours to many countries to draw attention from the world for development of the country and the nations.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:29

6 Taliban killed, 10 arrested

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) six armed Taliban were killed during several operations carried out by Afghan security forces in some provinces of the country.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan Security Forces in last 24 hours conducted cleansing operations in the outskirts of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Balkh, Zabul, Urozgan, Logar, Ghazni and Paktika province in which, six armed Taliban were killed, a talib wounded and 10 others arrested.
It is being said that 12 anti-vehicle mines, 3 Kalashnikovs, 2 pistols, other military equipment and a motorbike were seized.
According to another report, the national police personnel discovered and evocated 7 anti-vehicle mines which were placed by armed insurgents in the outskirts of Paktia and Kandahar provinces.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:28

Sport Gymnasium to build in Ghazni

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Kabul (BNA) sport gymnasium with capacity of 1000 spectators will be constructed in Ghazni province.
Padshah Khan Hazhbar the athletic head of Ghazni said BNA; the gymnasium will be constructed in the area of 2500 square meter land from development budget of Olympic National Committee within one year at the cost of $ 800,000 and will accommodate 1000 spectators.
According to the source, the foundation stone of the gymnasium was laid down by governor of Ghazni, athletic head and number of state officials of Ghazni.