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Wednesday March 18, 2020
Zaranj City (BNA) National police personal succeeded to discover and seize 12 kg narcotic drug and alcoholic beverage in Nimroz province.
Ibrahim Amini in-charge of publication in police chief of Nimroz told BNA correspondent, the narcotic drug and alcoholic beverage have been discovered during a military operation conducted by Afghan national police personnel in Baynaz region, Zaraj city the provincial capital of Nimroz province.
No one was arrested accused of the case, the source added.
M.A.Ansari

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a statement on Tuesday to the nation asked them not to be beguiled by the rumors spread from hoarders or some jobbers who are seeking their benefit. “I have ordered the distribution of up to 24,000 tons of wheat from the government strategic stocks for the vulnerable people,” said the statement quoting the president. The statement said that the government of Afghanistan has planned to process and allow up to 1,000 oil laden tracks, which are stranded due some reasons in the country’s northern ports, to enter the country’s markets without being fined. This is while thousands of foodstuff laden tracks are due to enter the country via Hairatan, Shirkhan and Torghundi ports, said the statement. In the meantime, in next less than 15 days, 75,000 tons of wheat would arrive in the country from India, while the Afghan traders have bought 50,000 tons of wheat from that country, said the statement. “Today, I ordered the ministries of finance and foreign affairs to control the confusion that had no economic base and again provide main and primary food-items suppliers with the emergency purchase facilities in the country,” said the statement. The statement also said the government of Afghanistan would work in close cooperation with the People Republic of China, India and other countries which have high experience in controlling the emergency states to help Afghanistan not to face shortage of medicines. “I reassure you that the entire government apparatuses are working for creation of economic stability, preservation of the prices and offering enough foods,” the statement concluded as quoted the president.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Chinese ambassador to Kabul discussed modality of tackling coronavirus and using the country’s experiences in this regard. In the meeting attended by the First vice President and acting minister of foreign affairs, President Ghani first congratulated the country for fruitful steps towards tackling coronavirus. The country’s President appreciated Chinese government for suggestion in field of tackling coronavirus, adding that relevant government institutions would effectively make use of the assistance. He said that he proposed in the video conference of the leaders of SAARC member countries that SAARC and SCO members should ensure coordination of efforts against coronavirus. He said that they wanted to utilize the experiences of China to take steps for construction of accurate and proper buildings and clinics for treatment of coronavirus patients. He said that they wanted to utilize the experiences of China to tackle the issue of coronavirus in the urban areas because their cities were populated. Afghanistan wanted to use the experiences of China which were used in Wuhan city. He said that they would get connected with the Chinese health experts through video conference. He said they wanted to purchase equipment for treatment from its budget to tackle the issue of coronavirus. The list of these equipment had been prepared, he added. He said that they wanted to utilize the experience of Chinese health experts to tackle the issue of coronavirus. Another important step was to create coordinated mechanism to provide favorable environment for the Chinese health experts to share their experiences with Afghan health workers. Attention on Herat was of utmost importance, he said. “We have open border with Iran. Thousands of Afghan people return through this border every day. We want the experience of Chinese Wuhan city in Herat,” he said. The import of trade goods to Afghanistan would remain continuous, he said, adding that all the routes including the railway track would be kept open. On the occasion, the Chinese ambassador said that they had received a list from the Afghan foreign ministry, adding that they were trying to fulfill the needs of Afghanistan to fight coronavirus. “When flights resume to Urumqi, the equipment would be brought to this country,” he said. The Chinese ambassador said that they were ready to share their expert experiences with Afghanistan. It is pertinent to mention here that 36 suspected and one confirm coronavirus patients escaped from a hospital allocated for these patients in Herat today. The Kabul Times

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a message on Tuesday to the nation asked them not to be beguiled by the rumors spread from hoarders or some jobbers who are seeking their benefit. “I have ordered the distribution of up to 24,000 tons of wheat from the government strategic stocks for the vulnerable people,” said the presidential statement quoting the president. The statement said that the government of Afghanistan has planned to process and allow up to 1,000 oil laden tracks, which are stranded due some reasons in the country’s northern ports, to enter the country’s markets without being fined. This is while thousands of foodstuff laden tracks are due to enter the country via Hairatan, Shirkhan and Torghundi ports, said the president. In the meantime, in next less than 15 days, 75,000 tons of wheat would arrive in the country from India, while the Afghan traders have bought 50,000 tons of wheat from that country, he added. “Today, I ordered the ministries of finance and foreign affairs to control the confusion that had no economic base and again provide main and primary food-items suppliers with the emergency purchase facilities in the country,” said the statement, quoting the president. The statement also said the government of Afghanistan would work in close cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, India and other countries which have high experience in controlling the emergency states to help Afghanistan not to face shortage of medicines. “I reassure you that the entire government apparatuses are working for creation of economic stability, preservation of the prices and offering enough foods,” the statement concluded as quoted the president.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib negated any peace deal in which freedom of expression and journalists’ rights were ignored, a message from his office read Tuesday.
The NSA, in the message, on the advent of National Day of Journalist (NDJ) lauded the work and efforts of journalists and media persons and said shortening distance between the people and the government, extending peoples’ message to the authorities, sharing the government activities with the people, awareness, sharing information, honesty, patriotism and commitment are from their efforts and activities.
“Free activities of journalists in our republic are providing the ground for increase in access to information, fighting wrong activities and corruption, brining transparency in the implementation of social justice,” said Mohib in the message. “To reach the abovementioned goals, our journalists’ efforts and devotions are commendable,” the message read. He went on as saying in the message that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called freedom of expression and media as a value and was duty-bound to strengthen the values in the peace process further than ever. “Rights, safety in work and access to accurate and on-time information and freedom of expression would never be compromised at all,” the National Security Advisor assured. “We are making efforts for the safety of journalists and media and help them continue working with confidence,” the message concluded.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 06:37

National Journalist Day Marked in Kabul

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kabul (BNA) Officials and employees of directorate of Bakhtar News Agency marked National Journalist Day in a ceremony with presence of Deputy Minister of Publication Affairs for information and culture Abdul Manan Shiway Sharq.
In the ceremony, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture in his speech congratulated the National Journalist Day to all journalists in particular journalists of the BNA.
“Beside all forces, we have two brave and strong forces in the country and one of these forces are the country’s defense and security forces, while the other one are brave and professional forces of media,” deputy minister of information and culture said, recalling of journalists’ sacrifices they have suffered while reporting.
He also expressed his support from the country’s journalists, stressing that he was committed to supporting BNA for further improvement of its operation and activities.
In the ceremony, director of Bakhtar News Agency Najibullah Shinware spoke and by congratulating the National Journalist Day prayed for the soul of martyred journalists and all martyrs of the country.
At the end of the ceremony, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture granted the appreciation tableau provided by the journalists of BNA to director of the agency. Meanwhile, the BNA officials appreciated the journalists with appreciation certificates.
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Directorate of government dailies in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of National Journalist Day appreciated a number of journalists of Anis, Hewad, Islah, The Kabul Times, Watandaran Magazine and Afghan Advertisements. In the ceremony held with participation of editors in chief of the respective newspapers, director of government dailies Farid Ahmad Farhang by praising the journalists for their efforts and work towards freedom of expression, reporting and sharing works and achievements of the government with the people, said that directorate of government dailies was to implement development programs for improvement of publication of the government dallies as suggested and approved by deputy ministry of publication for information and culture.
Based on instruction of the deputy ministry of publication, it is determined that government newspapers are set to be printed and published in color and overall changes will be brought in contents of the newspapers.
Director of government dailies asked the journalists and employees of the respective newspapers to spare no effort towards improvement of publication of the newspapers and Watandaran Magazine, supporting freedom of expression and precision report. At the end of the ceremony, 26 journalists were granted the appreciation certificates and distributed by director of the government dailies Farid Ahmad Farhang and editor-in -chiefs of Anis, Ahmad Shakir Zarbi, Hewad daily, Zalmi Shahbaz, The Kabul Times, Hamidullah Arefi, Islah daily Dad Mohammad Anabi and Abdul Ghafoor Basiri of Afghan Advertisement.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 06:31

Water Supply Project Work Begins in Parwan

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Charikar (BNA) A water supply project work began in Charikar city, Parwan yesterday.
According to BNA report, Fazluddin Ayar governor of Parwan during inauguration of the project said, the extension of this water network, which cost $ 4,000 and 900 families in Charicar city are benefiting from it.
The project will be funded from the state budget and will be completed soon, he added.
Residents of Charikar city welcomed the government’s actions.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Police of Kabul arrested a group of four armed robbers from outskirt of 10 precinct last night.
Ferdous Faramerz spokesman of Kabul security commandment told BNA correspondent.
The detainees with using weapons rub money and credit cards of a shopkeeper in Taimani area, have been detained from outskirt of 10 precinct of Kabul.
A vehicle, cash money and credit cards were seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 06:28

Taliban Suffered Casualties in Kandahar

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Twenty Taliban insurgents were killed and number of others have been wounded in Kandahar last night.
The clashes occurred in parts of Khakriz, Maiwand and Arghandab districts after attack of Taliban on security forces.
Media office of security forces stationed in Kandahar with releasing a statement said, 20 armed Taliban were killed and number of others were injured.
Another report says, a Taliban insurgent was killed in his mine blast in Kandahar.
The attacker wanted to plant a mine on a main road in Shahwalikot district, the mine exploded and killed him.
Likewise, the security troops with discovering of nine mines from busy road of Kandahar, prevented from a series of blasts.
T. Yarzada

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