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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Kabul (BNSA) President Hamid Karzai told the German TV network that with completion of the security transition to the Afghan security forces, the world countries can save their expenses in Afghanistan and can expend a part of them in it. 
As regards his expectations of the NATO leaders in Chicago conference which will be held on Monday there he said that our demands of this conference are quite clear. 
In addition to the assistance and cooperation of the international community in economic development, education, roads construction, electricity that appreciates them, we are asking assistance and cooperation for the future of Afghanistan for strengthening of and equipping of its security forces. 
He added that the achievements of the past ten years should not be weakened but it should be further consolidated and the struggle against terrorism should continue so that the people of Afghanistan will not be harmed of them. 
Answering a question whether still trust exists with the Taliban, he said that those Taliban who are not against the people of Afghanistan are welcomed, however those who resort to crimes such as torching of schools, bomb planting, killing children and killing of innocent people, should refer to the people of Afghanistan and ask apology for their incorrect actions and accept the peace and reconciliation process. 
In respect to the role of Pakistan in peace restoration in Afghanistan he said that we are hopeful that Pakistan cooperate in peace restoration with Afghanistan. 
He added that steps have been taken in this respect and he hopes that more such steps are taken in this direction.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In a suicide attack on a security post in Khost province three policemen were killed and two civilians wounded.
This attack took place around 1:30 this afternoon in the bazaar of Ali Sher district, four policemen and two civilians were wounded too.
According to the reports, the suicide attackers after firing on the security guard of the post exploded himself on the entering gate of the post near the bazaar of Ali Sher district.
Dr. Amir Badshah Dowran district governor of Ali Sher told this news agency, in this event beside suicide attacker, three policemen and two civilians were killed and six others including four policemen were injured.
The governor said, the injured persons shifted to a NATO health center for treat.
T. Rateb

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A three member group of suicide attackers arrested by personnel of national security directorate in Kabul today. 
NSD confirmed arresting of this terrorist group.
It is said that this three persons belong to Maaz Mullah Dadullah group were arrested with suicide vests, a Kalashnikov and a quantity of explosive materials. 
The press office of NSD denied details in this regard. 
It is said that the terrorist group of Maaz Mullah Dadullah took the responsibility of Mawlawi Arsalan Rahmani’s martyrdom which was killed some days back in Dehbori area of Kabul city. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Khost (BNA) In the last events a caravan of NATO soldiers hit with a planted mine in Khost province today.
NATO said, in this roadside mine explosion only a civilian have been killed.
According to the reports, the event took place this afternoon while a caravan of NATO forces faced with a planted roadside mine.
A spokesman of NATO in a contact with BNA confirming the event said, in this explosion only a small Afghan girl martyred.
The spokesman has said nothing about the exact place of the event.
T. Rateb

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) The construction work of judiciary building of Shah Walikot district of Kandahar province completed and came under utilization today.
Abdullah Popal district governor of Shah Walikot told this news agency, the building has been constructed on an area of 242 msq of land in two stories which has 18 offices, conference hall and other facilities.
The building constructed at a total cost of 280,000 dollars by US military forces stationed in that province, said the source.
District governor of Shah Walikot in the inaugural ceremony of this building said, with inauguration of this building the problems of staffs of this department have been solved from shortages of offices.
T. Rateb

Saturday, 19 May 2012 10:15

Armed Men Set On Fire School In Baghlan

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Pul-i-Khomri (BNA) Armed men set on fire Keshanabad high school of Bano Andarab district of Baghlan province last night. 
Abdul Wali Hamidi governor of Bano Andarab district said to BNA,   armed men closed the hands and legs of school bodyguard and set on fire this school last night. 
With burning the school, the residents prevented fire to the other sections of this school, said the source. 
Governor of Bano Andrab district called it the action of enemies of knowledge. In this fire several documents with a number of chairs and tables of the administrative office of this school have been destroyed.  The case is under investigation, said the source. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) A special Japanese funded hospital that would treat communicable diseases would soon take shape in the capital Kabul, after the foundation stone was laid by officials on Thursday. 
The hospital a costing $28 million, will be constructed on 2.5 acres of land in the Darul Aman area in Kabul’s west and funded by Japan, Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil said at the foundation laying ceremony. 
The 80-bed hospital, 56 beds for tuberculosis (TB) patients, 24 beds for HIV and malaria patients, would reduce communicable diseases, especially TB, in the country, she added. 
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 35,000 new cases of TB are registered each year in Afghanistan and 10,500 infect-patients die due to the disease, she said, adding that Afghanistan was ranked 22nd amongst the highly-infected TB countries in the world. 
At the ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan Reichiro Takahashi said they have established 70 such health centers in the country. 
Besides the construction of the building, Japan would also provide sophisticated medical equipment to the hospital. 
He also said his country had assisted the ministry in providing health care services for pregnant women, polio and TB patients. 
He asked the Afghan government to accelerate its efforts in providing security for Japanese professionals working in the healthcare and other sectors in the country.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  A Canadian firm world ascertain the level of oil reserves in areas between the Aqina dry port and Andkhoi district in northern Faryab province over the next three months, officials said on Tuesday. 
An agreement to the effect was inked between Minister of Mines Waheedullah Shahrani and John, the head of a Canadian oil exploration company, known as Terasize Limited, in the capital Kabul. 
Under the $6.5 million project, the Canadian firm will search fuel reserves in a 236 square kilometers area in a region believed to be oil-rich, Shahrani told reporters after the signing ceremony. 
He said Terasize Limited would initiate work on the project, using sophisticated 2D technology to drill 7,000 deep meters into the earth. 
The process will be completed in three months. The bidding process to extract oil in the area would be set in motion after the level of oil reserves was ascertained, according to Shahrani, who revealed the same company had completed the exploration of oil and gas in the Afghan Tajik basin. 
The US-fund project cost $12.5 million and its result will be announced after the mining expert’s assessment. 
Happy with the award of the contract to his company, John said they had years of experience of oil exploration in Sudan and other countries. 
A recent survey of Afghanistan’s mineral resources revealed that 30 percent of Afghan territory has mineral wealth worth more than three trillion US dollars.  But extraction work in the country is yet to begin.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Members of the Ghazni Cultural Commission carrying studies on Ghazni met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president. 
The commission composed of lecturers of university and religious scholars of Ghazni, has launched a series of efforts for introduction of Ghazni as the cultural center of Muslim World in 2013. 
In this meeting they shared their activities and views with Khalili in this respect. 
Holding of meetings and launching of cultural exhibitions, creation of centers in Kabul and Ghazni for preparing the celebrations, printing of six volume articles to be written about Ghazni, are some of the efforts of this commission. 
The members of the commission asked Khalili that in order to better recognize the Ghazni city and its introduction as the capital of World Muslim Nations in 2013 assist their commission in carrying of its activities.  Khalili appreciated the striving of this commission. 
He added that considering the ancient importance of Ghazni city and other ancient regions in the country it is necessary that a scientific research center is established at the country so that  center can carry out researches on better recognition and introductions of the ancient areas in the country. 
He added that the government of Afghanistan shall extend cooperation with all those cultural figures who are trying for recognition of Ghazni and with this particular commission. 
According to another report, some elders and influential of Behsud of Nangarhar province in their meeting with Khalili and shared with him the problems of the people of that locality in terms of usurpation of government lands. 
According to the elders, some of the powerful people by usurping thousands of jiribs of government land and their sales, have confronted the residents of the district with great problems. 
According to them so far the local departments could not resolve their problems, and they asked the leadership of the government to focus attention towards resolving their problems.  Khalili while expressing concern over the issue of usurpation of government land in different provinces assured the elders and influential of the district that the government will adopt measures for resolving their problems.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Bakhtar Treasury exhibition opened by Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Reaheen in Norway putting in show the prominent works and relics of the Afghan National Museum. 
A number of cultural personalities including the Afghan delegation and Afghan ambassador to that country, Munizha Bakhtari had attended the meeting in which, Dr. Raheen provided them with information about the exhibited relics. 
Afghanistan during the last long centuries had been a cross-road for the cultural and trade exchanges and the artists of this land in addition of paying to the national arts, had also mixed the arts of other nations and offered in tantamount with their national culture, Dr. Raheen said adding the relics had been put in show were the exchange of such culture outcome. 
This is worth mentioning the Bakhtar Treasury had been exhibited in different great countries of the world (Washington, California, Paris, London and Stockholm) with millions of people visiting them and praising the unique culture of the country.