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During the first fall of Kunduz province to the Taliban, local residents lost everything including Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Kunduz hospital which was completely eliminated in an air strike and at least 50 patients and Doctors were killed and injured.

MSF Hospital Reopened

HIV is a lethal and defamed illness and also the HAV, HBV; HBS are the diseases from which thousands of Afghans are suffered and often this diseases result of death in villages and towns.  

Maternal and infant mortality rates have greatly decreased in Kunduz, thanks to healthcare improvements and increased public awareness around the province.

KDZ Hospital

 

Mortality rates of mothers dropped approximately 80 percent this year, according to Kunduz officials. In fact, there have been no recorded maternal deaths in the Kunduz regional hospital this year.

The decrease is mainly due to GIRoA’s establishment of health centers in remote areas, improvement of communication and transportation services, and better access between villages and district centers. Additionally, government efforts to educate expectant mothers on risks also played a crucial role in reducing the number of deaths.

Dr. Naeem Mangal, the Kunduz Regional Hospital director, said not only has the maternal mortality rate dropped, but the infant mortality rate has also declined in the last couple of years in the province, thanks to an increase in the number of public health workers. Dr. Mangal predicted that infant mortality rates could reach zero percent soon.

Members of the provincial council recently visited Kunduz’s regional hospital and noted their satisfaction with the facilities. The council members said the improvements were a good move by the health sector of Kunduz.

Kunduz residents also acknowledged the improvements to health facilities and said that access to such centers has been made easier.

مادران افغان به ملت شان زندگى جديد را ميبخشند و در حال حاضر به خدمات صحى بهتر دسترسى دارند، با سپاس از سرمايه گذارى نيروهاى ائتلاف در شفاخانه زنان در کابل. 

After two years of professional education 48 midwives and nurses got graduation and presented to the community for the service. And will be deployed for jobs in different districts of Khost. And uniquely the rate of mortality will be reduced to the lower level.

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

The southern Kandahar, Uruzgan, and Helmand provinces will get new pistachio fields as efforts are underway to create an alternative for the Afghan farmers who are currently busy planting narcotics.

With the proper air for cultivating various products, Helmand has been helping farmers grow and harvest crops throughout the year.  Now, in Helmand, Helmand is the second season of collecting agricultural products, most of which are ghee, livestock, peanuts, or mumble, beans, etc. Products that farmers receive in the second half of the year.

Agriculture is the greatest source of food, employment and income generation in which most people are engaged in Afghanistan. Agriculture sector has been improving remarkably nationwide by efforts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 

Nangarhar Agriculture Developement

NATO troops donated several motorcycles and office equipment to the Herat Department of Agriculture. The donations include 10 motorbikes, 15 seats 15 table stands, 15 laptops and 3 printers.

RS aid with Herat Agriculture

Farmers in Abbazan area of Gereshk district have grown vegetables instead of poppy on their fields and everyday morning carrying their products to Gereshk Bazaar for sealing. Khiar Mohammad one of the farmers in the village said I have grown vegetables and fruits so every morning I take fresh vegetables and fruits to Gereshk Bazaar.

Greshk Farmers Income

Agriculture is an important economic resource for many families in Helmand. That’s why the Afghan government is implementing new projects to help farming.

Mawlawi Abdul Samad, a member of the Ulama Council of Helmand, says that all people are required to take their brothers to bring peace, he adds, those who fight or the insurgents are responding positively to the wishes of the people.

The first round of the competitive exams for the contract-based jobs for the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing was held at Polytechnic University in Capital Kabul.

Farid Ahmad, Farhang Director of Helmand Information and Culture, says she has taken a program in which she distributes books to invite young people to study. According to the program, in the center of Lashkar Gah and districts, young people are given free books to study, he added. Those who receive the book are required to bring it to the rest of the book after the study.

Akhtar Mohammad Azizi, head of the Helmand Administrative Reform, says that with the security situation improved and the government's opposition to the suppression of the government has now increased, youth interest in government agencies has increased.

The security forces and public got close to each other compared to any other time. They help each other in different parts, often they call join gatherings and they have advice to each other about the extension of the sovereignty of the government, tightening security and public order. So it’s the reason that the security condition in Khost is assured compared to any other time.


People of Khost always try their best to praise their security forces unless to give further courage and to give them extra moral and to defend bravely from own country and people.

We also conducted an interview with a police officer who is recently praised by people. And to know what this honoring was about and how much he is influenced let’s read it in this interview.

Question: What’s your job and your name?

Answer: My name is Abdul Shukor and I am the responsible of the operation of Khost police head quarter.

Question: Recently a number of police officers and soldiers were praised including you, what was the reason that you were being praised by public?

Answer: You know, that good and bad people have conclusions if a person does good works in the society they will be praised and as well as it’s good principal of praising and punishment, and boost the morale of a person.

We carried our jobs faithfully and cordially and tried to implement the law, and to obey the order of our seniors, to serve better for the people and to perform the assigned duties properly and need to carry these entire job in the frame work of law.

So occasionally people praise police officer and soldiers, as we appreciate them, as I am honored by the public I am reaching to the positive conclusion of my activities, still I insist that the efforts are not the last one but will try to earn the hearts of people.

Question: How long have you been performing job in police forces?

Answer: I have been performing job in police ranks since from last five years, and its fifth time that I am praised by public with letters of appreciation and medals.

As I have the job of planning in Khost police head quarter, so it seems that we are succeed in our plans so that people praise us occasionally and I can say confidently that I carry on my job very cordially and I am proud that I am the officer of the ranks of Afghanistan national security forces.

Question: Honoring and praising of you by the public how much it will influence you future careers and responsibilities?

Answer: There is no doubt, that praising of someone having positive result, so it will definitely having positive effects. It will motivate us further unless to carry on the assigned duties properly and will draw our attention to our responsibilities and this kind praising having positive effects on our spirit besides the activities of other police and they are also encouraged to perform their job well.

Question: What’s your great ambition which you wish to be fulfilled?

Answer: My great ambition is the sustainable peace in Afghanistan unless to be ended the existed misfortunes and to live in peace and the shed of our mothers need to be weep off, whose children are the victimized of the ongoing war.

Reaching to this goal of mine I am ready even to sacrifice my self unless to live other patriots in peace and love.

At a symposium on the promotion of women in the southwest, the Governor of Kandahar, the Minister of Women's Affairs, his government and non-governmental Arak, participated in a large number of women's representatives.

Kandahar Women Symposium

A contract was signed for the construction of gas power generation plant to be built with a total investment of $39 million.

The first meeting of the Joint Committee established under the Afghanistan - EU Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) was held in Brussels.

Backyard poultry production has always been a major contributor to family nutrition in Afghanistan that enhance families through small-scale earn income to feed the family. Among hundreds of families which received hen donation in Kunduz, one is Nooria.

Ajmal Hammed Abdulrahimzai, Public Relation Director & Spokesperson of Ministry of Finance has provided information on reflection of the High Economic Council’s decision and successful assessment of Afghan Government’s financial and economic reforms by IMF through a press conference at the Government Media & Information Center (GMIC)

The International Accountant Day was celebrated in Kabul Serena Hotel by CPA Afghanistan DG Treasury of Ministry of Finance today 25 Oct 2017. The Deputy Minister of Finance, Director General of Treasury, ACCI CEO, Government Officials and Professors and Students of Accounting have participated in the program.

MoC Celebrates Accountants Day

H.E. Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and H.E. Tadamichi Yamamoto, UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan announced the outcomes of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) through a press conference.

 

MoF Announces Outcome of SOM

A professional computer training course has been launched for the female officers of the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in North of Afghanistan.

Ayoub Omar Omari, Garamsir district, says he is working with the elders in all areas of activity, he said that among the active schools in the district, there are also three girls' schools. Omari adds that tribal elders in this district have worked hard to make schools open to students, he said, the result of this peoples' cooperation is to remain active in education.

Mohammad Hossain Azimi who sells flowers in his shop said that he comes to his shop early in the mornings to gain Halal livelihood for his family and this is like a kind of worshiping and devoutness.

Halal Livelihood

Experts believe that increasing level of education helps to improve security because educated people understand importance of their role in ensuring security and can’t be deceived by fabricated propaganda of terrorists. 

Education Brings Peace in Nangarhar

The Kandahar governor General Zulmai Wesa says that enemies of Afghanistan want to ruin the Afghanistan’s education system and they don’t want to allow the new generation of Afghanistan to get educated.

Enemies Destroy Education System

The Kandahar police are stepping ahead for higher education. The officials of police in Kandahar say that they are trying to introduce all their police for higher education but according to them that will take time. They say that Kandahar’s many police are graduated from high school but after that they will be introduced for higher studies.

Police Higher Education

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music and an American musical band (Metalllica) have won the 2018 Polar Music Prize, it has been reported. The Polar Music Prize is a prestigious prize which is often referred to as music’s Noble Prize.

In recent years the population of Kunduz has swelled to nearly 300,000, from just 50,000 about ten years ago. Many of the newcomers came to the city to flee violence in the countryside and this influx has strained city services.

 

Afghanistan is home to many tribes, these nations have lived together for thousands of years in unity.

 

HMD Photo Borders and tribes affairs Director Ahmad Naveed Nazari 2

According to officials from the Herat Information and Culture Directorate, during this year, dozens of cultural conferences and exhibitions were held for peace, unity and security in this province.

Herat Exhibitions

پکتیا کې د کتاب د ورځې په وياړ د کتابونو لوى نندراتون جوړ شو. په همدې مناسبت غونډه کې وینا والو ،ټولنيزو رسنيو کې د بوختياوو تر څنګ د کتاب مطالعه هم مهمه وبلله دوی ،له حکومت او په ځانګړې توګه له اطلاعات او فرهنګ رياست څخه د کتاب مطالعې په برخه کې د اسانتياوو غوښتنه کوي.

سید جمال مبارز هغه ځوان دې چې په بلخ ولایت کې د سلماني دکان وتاړه او په خالي جېب یې د افغان ستوري د سیالۍ میدان ته را ودانګل.

The Afghan government welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire by the Taliban group as the officials express hopes that the ceasefire would lead to the revival of peace talks.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire in response to a joint declaration issued by hundreds of religious scholars, Ulemas, during a large gathering on Monday.

Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with the US Central Commander Gen. Joseph Votel in Kabul to discuss the ongoing coalition support to the Afghan forces, particularly focusing on the ways to further bolster the strike capabilities of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).

The Cobra Strike Kandak of the Afghan Commandos will soon start operations against the militants with additional firepower after its introduction by the Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps (ANASOC).

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has approved the recommendations for the establishment of Police District#14 in Kabul city.

The government of India is mulling to supply improved weapon systems for counter-terrorism to Afghanistan in a bid to help equip the Afghan armed forces, it has been reported.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the US Vice President Mike Pence held talks regarding a range of bilateral issues including the upcoming elections and the security challenges in Afghanistan particularly in the light of the recent spring offensive announced by the Taliban group.

The biometric process for the electronic National Identity Cards (e-NIC) has kicked off for the senior government officials including President Ghani amid ongoing controversies regarding the launch of the distribution of the cards.

 

A number of Herat residents hope to keep NATO presence in Afghanistan alive.

 

Herat governor spokesman

Strong government guarantees honor and good life for the nation. Unity and people’s support are vitally important factors for strengthening the government.

Government is Fruitful Tree

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.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar formally signed the peace agreement through a video teleconference played in ARG Palace today.

The ceremony was attended by several high level government officials and prominent political figures including members of Hezb-e-Islami led by Hekmatyar.

The draft peace agreement concluded between Hezb-e-Islami delegation and the Afghanistan High Peace Council last Thursday and was signed by the two sides.

Hekmatyar signed the draft peace agreement in order to pave the way for the formal signing by President Ghani, the party’s chief negotiator Karim Amin said.

The peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami concluded after almost six months negotiations which started earlier this year with the formation of a Quadrilateral Coordination Group for the Afghan peace talks.

Hezb-e-Islami was the first anti-government armed militant group to join direct peace talks with the Afghan government. In his speech ahead of the formal signing today, Hekmatyar asked the neighboring countries of Afghanistan not to seek their interests in persistent violence in Afghanistan, and he urged members of other insurgent groups around the country to enter into peace talks with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

The Afghan and UAE officials inaugurate a major township built in Kabul city with the financial support of the UAE government.

This big project was officially launched today by the Officials of the Football Federation.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the runway of Khost province airport hours after arriving in the province to inaugurate a number of projects as well as meeting with the local officials.

A major Research and Capacity Development Center was inaugurated in the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of Afghanistan in a bid to conduct research for resolving the key urban issues of the country.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani insisted on Afghan government’s policy of ‘connectivity’ as the construction work of the TAPI gas pipeline project is due to be inaugurated in Afghanistan today.

Eight projects worth 730 million Afghanis were opened by the Minister of Rural Development of Afghanistan in Herat province. This projects has been set up in the Gozarah, Ghourian, Rabat Sangi and Obeh districts of Herat province.

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