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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Afghan National Army Commandos of the 1st Special Operations Kandak conducted a large scale clearing operation in which they detained 12 insurgents and recovered a weapons cache in Bati Kot District, Nangarhar Province.
The Commandos are an elite group that conducts high-risk counterinsurgency operations in remote areas known to be enemy strongholds. During this operation, they entered Bati Kot District in search of key Taliban commanders.
Insurgents attempted to attack the Commandos as they conducted a search of a local village. The Commandos effectively engaged the insurgents, foiling their ambush. Unable to launch a successful attack, the enemy fighters retreated from the area.
After the engagement, the Commandos recovered a weapons cache consisting of 40 AK47s and 10 machine guns. The 1st SOK also detained 12 insurgents.
“I appreciate the Commando’s continuous and dedicated efforts to enable stability in our district.  Each time, their operations make it easier for our police to secure the districts more effectively and help increase the security of the entire province,” said Nangarhar Provincial Governor Gul Agha Sherzai. “Now that Commando operations have driven the insurgents from our villages, it is important that we maintain this security. Afghanistan has to be strong like a mountain, especially against the enemies in this region if we want peace.”

The insurgents are in the custody of the National Directorate of Security.

Sunday April 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Global Fund and the Ministry of Public Health inked agreement yesterday under which the latter provides a grant of 20 million US dollars.
BNA reports after inking the agreement, the minister for public health Dr. Saraya Dalil said that contribution will be invested in improving health services and reducing tuberculosis and AIDS.
She also noted that 28 nursing schools will also be constructed in the 28 provinces.
The director of central Asia of the Global Fund also spoke after inking the agreement, saying the agency would continue to support the ministry for public health.

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  The second round of vaccination campaign against polio launched across the country yesterday, Doctor Ghulam Farooq the head of vaccination program in the World Health Organization (WHO said. 
Addressing a press conference here he added that the campaign against crippling disease of children was launched in Kabul, Parwan, Panjshir, Kapisa, Logar, Wardak, Diakundi and Bamyan provinces during which 1.9 million children under five will be given immunity doses. 
Since 2013 one case of polio has been registered in Nangarhar, he added. 
Doctor Sediqi said that more than 10690 supervisors, 1500 monitors and 11480 volunteers 564 propagandists are involved in the essential campaign.  If any child missed the polio drop can approach the nearest clinic within week, the official further said.

Sunday, 14 April 2013 07:20

MoPH Holds Health Retreat Conference

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) yesterday held health retreat conference for two days, discussing activities carried out during last decade, achievements, health priorities, and investment on health sector of Afghanistan.
The conference was attended by representatives of International health partners for Afghanistan, such as World Bank (WB), Europe Union (EU), United States Agency for International development (USAID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other international partners and donors.
Addressing the conference Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Public Health said,” today we held retreat conference, while in cooperation with our international partners, we have got significant achievements in health sector of Afghanistan during last ten years.
Dr. Dalil further said, around 60 percent of the Afghan population has access to basic health services.
This means that families in Afghanistan by walking an hour distance receive basic health services from a health center wherein care for childhood illnesses, care before delivery, during delivery and after childbirth, implementation of immunization programs, essential drugs and treatment of common disaster are provided.
Today in Afghanistan out of every 10 newborns, only one dies before the age of five, while ten years ago, every four children were born, one of them died before reaching the age of five.
Likewise one in three births occur by help of skilled, trained and qualified birth attendants and 60 percent of mothers during their pregnancy at least once go to doctor, Dr. Dalil added.
The Minister of Public Health stated “ten years ago, every 27 minutes a women died due to complication of pregnancy and child birth, but now a mothers dies very two hours in one parts of the country”.
Dr. Dalil while emphasizing on serious fighting against corruption said that the readership of MoPH was committed to fight seriously against corruption and she as the minister of public health assures to the international community, donors and especially to the people of Afghanistan that her is responsible and countable for very dollar comes into the country’s health sector.
Meanwhile in conference, the minister of public health signed long-term partnership protocol with representatives of Europe Union and World Bank.
Likewise a numbers of other participants spoke in the conference, called the investment on the health sector of Afghanistan so important and emphasized on their long-term commitment with Afghan government, particularly in its health sector.

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili in meeting with the deputy and the special envoy of UN Secretary General, Mark Boden here yesterday called for coordination between government bodied and UN agencies in assisting the affected people in the country, saying ensuring coordination can reduce the danger of natural disaster and helps Afghans to adequately assume security, political and economic responsibility beyond 2014, press office of presidential palace said yesterday.
Both the UN officials described Afghanistan as the most vulnerable country in term of natural disaster and shared with the vice president the experiences of other countries in dealing with natural disaster.
Khalili in the meeting which was also attended by the general director of the Authority to Manage Natural Disaster, emphasized for harmony between international aid agencies and the government bodies.
The vice president also briefed the delegation on the government’s planning on how to tackle the emergences arisen out of natural disaster in the country.

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in his message on the occasion of festival to mark Ghazni as the capital of world Islamic culture termed the event as a matter of pride for the people of Afghanistan.
In the message, the president noted that Ghazni in fourth and fifth century HQ was a city with hustle and bustle with having poets, scholar and Sufis.
Great poets, scholars, literates and cultural figures had emerged in Ghazni and left behind valuable works.
Due to its high places in the field of knowledge and culture and its contribution in this regard.
Ghazni has been named as the cultural capital of Islam, the president said in his message, adding we are proud of such asset and would continue to introduce it to the coming generations.
The president also thanked the ministry for information and culture, Ghazni’s local administration, ISECO and all those played a role in holding Ghazni festival.
Besides welcoming the guests in the festival, the president also wished success for the organizers of the historic event.

Sunday April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili received a delegation of people from Khost province here yesterday.
BNA reports Headed by parliamentarian Arifullah Pashtun of Khost and some local officials, the delegation demanded the construction of Khost-Gerdiz road and putting in bid the building of Khost airport, besides launching development projects including industrial parks, water and power upgrading Khost status from third rank province.
In his speech, the vice president noted that part of the problems of Khost province can be solved through the economic committee of the minister’s council, saying he would take the remaining with the president to find solution.

Sunday, 14 April 2013 07:10

Dr. Raheen Meets Dr. Hussaini

Sunday April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Information and Culture of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen and Minister of Culture and Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Mohammad Hussaini met in Kabul the other day and discussed on cultural cooperation between the two countries.
BNA reports that Dr. Raheen and Dr. Hussaini who is visiting Afghanistan, during their meetings evaluated the methods of these cooperation.
According to another report while he was accompanying by deputy minister for cultural affairs Musadiq Khalili, General Director of BNA and a number of other related in charges of the ministry of information and culture, minister of culture and guidance of Iran visited different parts of national museum.

Sunday April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The economic committee of Ministers’ Council with vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim on the chair held meeting yesterday and once again discussed the drafted law on imposing tax on surplus values, press office of presidential palace said to the BNA.
Speaking at the meeting, the vice president stressed that the interest of people and character of Afghan society should be kept in mind by the legislature committee of the ministers council.
The deputy to justice ministry briefed the participants on the drafted law on imposing tax on surplus values and approved and referred it for final approved to the ministers’ council.
The meeting also tasked a special commission to work in coordination with the ministry for justice on the drafted law and after seeking opinions, sent its amended form to minister council.

Sunday April 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The assigned delegation which assessed the casualties in the recent military operations in Shatal valley of Sheigal district presented its finding report to President Karzai.
Based on the findings of the assigned delegation on the 16/17 of Hamal 1392 the national security forces in order to arrest the two Taliban commander Qari Mohammad Hanif and Ali Khan started an operation in the area when these forces were passing from the area they came under heavy arms attack of the armed opposition forces as a result of which and American advisor was killed.
To transfer the dead body of the advisor the US forces asked for air support and when the fighter planes arrived in the area they bombed the area.
The delegation noted that as the area homes are made of wood and mud bricks as a result of fighters’ wave’s homes were demolished in which 12 children and 4 women making a total of 17 were martyred and 2 others were wounded including women and children.
President Karzai told the delegation that we strongly condemn the Taliban for using the innocent people’s home as shield, but bombing of the residential areas under any pretext is not permitted, adding that this act is against the human rights and this is a violation of those norms by the ISAF forces.
The President also issued instructions to the head of administration affairs and the secretariat of Council of Ministers to prepare necessary assistance to the victimized family members of the area.
Shujaul Mulk Jalala, presidential advisor who led the delegation stated that the delegation accompanied by 75 religious ulama and elders went to the Shatan area and assessed the site bombed by the ISAF planes.

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