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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 06:16

EC Discusses reforms, future of economic order

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired the economic meeting on reform of economic order of the country and the future economic policy of Afghanistan. 
Present at the meeting were vice-presidents, senior minister, minister of economy, commerce, agriculture, mines, senior economic advisor of the president, Governor of the Afghanistan Bank and chairman of the security transition commission. 
Initially the meeting discussed the benefits and shortcomings of the free economy system considering the experiences of the past ten years.
Anwarul Haq Ahadi Minister of Commerce explained the benefits of the free market economy and added that unfortunately the role of government in this system has been weak and improvements should be made in this respect. 
The meeting then took up the issue of growth of government income, development of mines, sector, agriculture, industries and factories of the country and it was stressed that the production capacities have to be developed to make the country self-reliant. 
The meeting proposed that Afghanistan should attend the Tokyo conference to be held for economic aid to Afghanistan with a special and regular program. 
President Karzai told the participants that the international community at the international Bonn Conference renewed its commitments towards Afghanistan and despite that Afghanistan should work on its self-reliance after 2014. 
He added that there is need that the economic meetings be organized regularly and decisions should be passed at its future meeting. 
It was decided at the end that the economic meetings be continued band the ministry of commerce should have the secretariat of the meetings.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:49

Afghan Kickboxing Athletes Appreciate

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan athletes of Kickboxing National Team have appreciated by National Olympic Committee today.
According to BNA reporter, these athletes could get a gold and four bronze medals from the south Asia competitions which was held between eight countries’ sportsmen in India.
In a ceremony which was held on this occasion, Zaher Akhbar Director of National Olympic Committee (NOC) appreciating the kickboxing athletes said, our sportsmen brings honors to their people and country every day.
Akhbar also distributed the gifts to the kick-boxers which were provided by NOC.
An appreciation letter which was given by Indian Kickboxing Federation to Zaher Akhbar Director of NOP was handed over to him by Secretary General of Kickboxing Federation.
Translated By: Rateb


Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Lashkarga (BNA) NATO confirming the crash of a copter of its forces in Helmand province said that three American soldiers have been killed in this event. 
It was not military copter and crashed due to technical problem. 
Colonel Omar Jan police chief of Nadali district said to BNA, due to technical problem the copter made emergency landing, but burned and crashed.
Meanwhile, the Now York Time quoting from American authorities said that the victims of this event were Americans.
It is said that three days back a copter of NATO forces cashed due to technical problem in Logar province as well. 
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Farah (BNA) 20 armed insurgents led by Mullah Abdul Malik were jointed to peace process in Farah province.
A source of national security dept of Farah said to BNA these insurgents previously had active against government in the outskirts of Balabalok district, have jointed to peace process with their arms. 
Mullah Abdul Malik commander of this group who is resident of Pasab village, Balablok district on behalf of his followers, have pledged to take part in ensuring of peace and reconstruction of that province.  Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fazle Hadi Muslimyar chief of the senate met with some ulema and elders of the eight precinct of Kabul city who shared their problems with the chief of senate. 
Some of ulema and elders spoke at the meeting and said that for the past four years the projects for construction of the road in the district has been approved by the rehabilitation and rural development ministry, but despite repeated contacts practical work on the road has not yet started. 
They also complained on non-existence of electricity current for the area for which there is need for installation of pylons and transformer, however the in charges of the Kabul Boreshna Muasesa is not taking steps in this respect as well. 
The chief of the senate said at the meeting that the problems of your people are understandable and that the relevant organs should address them. 
He assured them that their problems will be taken up with the related government organs and he will try to find a solution for them through the government organs.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:39

Polio Vaccination Started In Parwan

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Extra-ordinary round of polio vaccination was started yesterday in Parwan province by dropping three drops of vaccine in a child’s mouth by governor of Parwan.
According Dr. Mohammad Qasim Sayedi, provincial head of public health department in Parwan, the program is to be implemented on 119,000 children under five years within three days in seven district including Charikar, capital city of Parwan.
The source said the program house to house will be implemented by 750 volunteers with close cooperation of provincial department of public health.
Governor of Parwan asked all the families to cooperate with health workers for implementation of vaccine on Afghan children.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 08:37

Salang Highway Reopened

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Salanga, highway which was closed Sunday night due to severe winds and snow storm was reopened yesterday to the traffic.
According to General Rajab, head of Salanga, protection, after snowstorm and severe winds, the highway was reopened at 6:30 yesterday morning for traffics, movement.
According to drivers, due to snow and ice on the road, traffic’s flow is difficult, but General Rajab says the employees of his department are trying to make common the traffic system by scattering salt and clearing snow from the road.
Severe storms and winds started Sunday night and due to the storms, the highway was blocked for a few hours.
Snowfall has now stopped on the highway.
Salangs, highway witnesses heavy snowfalls and severe storms during the winter season each year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Two people while planning mine were killed on Sunday with their own mine in Maiwand district of Kandahar province.
According to Zulmay Ayoubi, Kandahar governor’s spokesman two people while planting a mine in a public road in Musa area of Maiwand district were killed due to explosion of their own mine.
Ayoubi said the individuals had planted eight mines on the roadside which one of them blown while being planted.
Ayoubi added the individuals, corpses were submitted to their villagers and engineering team of Afghan security forces discovered and spoiled all the planted mines in the area.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) National security department spokesperson Lutfullah Mashal informed on arrest of a 9 member ring leader of Taliban on the Kabul highway. 
He added that the arrested person is Kalimullah native resident of Logar province and current resident of Bagrami of Kabul province who was engaged in terrorist activities on the Kabul-Logar highway against the security forces. 
He also informed of arrest of two terrorist and suicidal groups in Kunduz province that is affiliated with the Taliban group. 
These groups were taking instructions from Shah Rehman who is an organizer of terrorist and social attacks. 
The arrested are Abdul Baqi Abdul Wadoud, Khan Jan, Naqibullah, Hajji Jawid, Deen Ghulam, Rehman, Ibrahim, Shah Mohammad, Mohammad Eisa and Allauddin residents of Kunduz and Ghazni provinces who were acting at the instructions of Shah Rehman famed as Mestary Faiusal and they were carrying terrorist activities against coalition and Afghan security forces. 
Mashal also informed the media of arrest of in charge of Taliban commission in Mata Khan district of Paktia province and added that the security forces in a special action could arrest Shahsurrehman famed as Mullah native resident of Mata Khan of Paktia and currently Imam of Al-Taqwa mosque of Nauabad of 12th district known as (Aerzan Qaimat) who used to keep himself away from the eyes of security forces. 
He also noted that the personnel were able to detect hundreds of different types of arms with three persons in Nangarhar province. 
The perpetrators included Naek Mohammad, Ketab Khan and Akhtar Mohammad residents of Surkhrude of Nangarhar province who used to import hunting guns in illegal way. 
He also informed of detection of several arms depots and different types of arms in Parwan province as well which were prepared for carrying of terrorist activities in different parts of the province. 
These heavy and light arms included BM rockets, rocket launchers, 82 mm artillery, explosives and other light arms. 
Mashal also informed of joining of 8 armed opposition groups to the peace process. 
These groups make a total of 921 individuals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for ministry of interior in a joint news conference with ISAF spokesman yesterday said 500 Afghan police officers are to return home after following six months training in Turkey. 
Briefing the journalists related to Afghan local police in the country the spokesman for ministry of interior said, “Local police is a part of our society and each member of the local police is selected by a village council, which later approved by the district police department. 
He said the forces are operating in remote areas where national police have little presence. 
Meanwhile, ISAF spokesperson stressed on role of Afghan local police in maintaining security and said the number of Afghan local police force will reach to 11,000 within 18 months and will operate in 57 districts, adding ISAF is helping them in technical training. 
According to ISAF spokesperson, Afghan local police as a well-equipped and trained force is operating in specific areas, but they are not authorized to detain people in their areas.  
In case of needs, they can contact the Afghan police or Afghan army to help related for arresting someone.