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Kandahar police chief, General Abdul Raziq Asakzai is going to make nearly 300 water pumps to those farmers in Dand and Daman districts that has no water source and faced with water problems in their farming.

The Afghan National Army is united and always celebrating their victory together and when there is pain so that is hurting all of them.

From years it’s well known among afghan officials and local residents that cold weather and snow effectively decrease insurgents’ destructive activities but now Afghan official says they used this season for expanding security to far away villages and to improve ANDSF capabilities.

Hundreds of criminal insurgents have attacked Naish district in Kandahar province several days, dreaming to take the control of the district. However, they failed to estimate the resolve and capabilities of the ANDSF who destroyed their dream and neutralized many in their wake.

People of Nangarhar are optimistic that the newly employed Police Chief will play very effective role in improvement of security and suppressing the enemies of Afghanistan.

At least twenty Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the foreign forces in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces operation ended in Bala Bolook village of Farah province. 46 Taliban were killed and 57 were wounded in the operation.

At least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed in an explosion triggered by a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

1. Please can you kindly introduce yourself for audience of Sada-e-Azadi?
My name is Lt. Col. Shir Aziz Kamawal the 808 Spinzar zone commander and servant of people and country.

The first rap artist to make to the final of the popular Afghan Star music competition was elected the winner as he managed to attract considerable fan with his songs, mainly focusing on the ongoing challenges of the country.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has approved at least five contracts worth 1 billion Afghanis during a meeting of the National Procurement Commission.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the contracts approved during the meeting, includes procurement of tables, chairs, and solar power system for the schools in 22 provinces.

Procurement of food items for the Ministry of Public Health and consulting project to uplift the capacity of the High Office of Monitoring Directorate.

Other projects approved during the meeting included repair and maintenance of the power plants and generators for the Afghan army central command and Corps units, and supplies of logistics for the administrative office of the President.

The meeting also decided to modify the consulting projects for to investigate the reconstruction of Greshk city electricity dam and power transmission project and subsequently rejected it for seeking alternatives for the projects.

A plan for the establishment of an extraordinary committee to expedite the works of the infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, housing projects, dams, was also approved during the meeting.

The National Procurement Commission also presented its report for the fiscal year 1395 to include the achievements, executions, and reforms.

A batch of four new light attack A-29 Super Tucano aircraft arrived in Kabul on Monday which are expected to be used by the Afghan Air Force in the new fighting season.

The 438th Air Expeditionary Wing said the planes will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.

The latest arrivals, which traveled from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., bring the AAF A-29 inventory from eight to 12 aircraft in country.

There are still seven A-29s assigned to Moody AFB where they are used for training pilots.

The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed-wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan air force with an indigenous air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support the country’s counterinsurgency operations.

Eight Afghan Air Force pilots completed their training late last year and graduated from a program hosted by the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in United States.

The Afghan Air Force officials are saying the A-29s can carry out precise airstrike using laser technology and can four types of weapons, 250 kgs of bombs, guided and unguided rockets, and can fly with low speed and altitude to precisely find and attack the targets.

Operation called “Maiwand 17” has been launched in Nad Ali district of Helmand province last week, the spokesman of 215 Maiwand corps, COL Mohammad Rasoul Zazay, said.

A number of the Afghan traders have signed contracts with some international companies for the trade of precious stones.

Anti-polio vaccination program has started in southern Nimroz province yesterday.

The High Economic Council (HEC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here the other day and discussed different issues, including ministries’ performances in line with endorsement of the council, investment on carpet industry, women’s economic empowerment, assigning of a specific place for dried fruit market and Singapore training programs for government employees, a statement said.

Afghanistan’s first and only all women orchestra (Zohra) has been chosen the winner of Freemuse Award 2017.

Mr. Mujeeb Ur Rahman Sherzad, General Director of Revenue Department and other officials met the owner and members of wedding halls union on Monday 16 Jan 2017. They discussed upon the new plan to verify revenue from Wedding Halls, Debt Collection of Last years, Tax payment by installment, survey of Hotels and Wedding Halls in Kabul.

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