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Formation and practical existence of the Commission against Torture was announced


This Commission is established based on Article 11 of the Law on the Prohibition of Torture, in order to prevent torture and follow up the relevant cases.  The Law against Torture is devised to respect and protect human dig...

Security Coordination Meeting held at GMIC


Spokespersons from Palace, MOD, MOI, NSA, NDS, IDLG, and RS attended the meeting and discussed issues to improve coordination between spokespersons and to ensure they provide media with accurate and timely information. 

Strategic Communications Training for Provincial Spokespersons Held at GMIC



The goal was to build the capacity of the spokespersons, develop their ties to Kabul based media and government departments, and to discuss the application of the Presidential Decree on Information Sharing.   

Ministry For Counter Narcotics Signs MoU To Mobilize Public Awareness


The Minister of Counter Narcotics Salamat Azemi said at the GMIC that the aim of signing these memoranda is to increase public awareness regarding the harm of narcotics. The MoU calls on the support of tribal elders and Afgh...

The First National Conference on Women Empowerment in Agriculture: The Afghan Government Vows to Prioritize the Role of Women



Speaking at the event, First Lady Bibigul Rula Ghani highlighted the role of women in the family but emphasized the crucial role that empowering women will take in Afghan society.

“By working in agr...

Afghan National Border Police Detected 19 Roadside Bombs in Kandahar Province

Today early morning, Afghan National Border Police discovered and defused 19 roadside bombs placed by enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan in Sra Sahan region, Spin Boldak District of southern Kandahar province.
Discoveries like this demonstrate the eve...

National Procurement Commission Approves Four Contracts



The Commission reviewed 13 contracts from Ministries of Energy and Water, Finance, Public Works, Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Foreign Affairs and Counter Narcotics, Kabul Municipality and Breshna Electricity Company. After a thorough review, the mee...

President Ghani: Pilot Phase of E-Tazkera distribution to Begin



President Ghani termed the pilot phase of e-Tazkera distribution as a good opportunity to identify the technical problems of this national process, and stressed that the process should begin.

Homayon Mohtat, the Head of e-Takera Department briefed...

President Karzai Deeply Saddened by Life and Property Losses in Badakhshan Landslide



The President ordered relevant entities to provide immediate assistance to people affected by the natural disaster and to urgently rescue those who are trapped under the debris.

Following the natural disaster, President Karzai spoke with Second Vi...

Afghan Government Spokespersons’ Coordination Meeting Held in Kabul



During this meeting, issues discussed were: More coordination among Afghan government spokesperson, outcome of the first conference of Afghan government Senior Communicators held on October 2013, the need for a second Afghan government Senior Communicators c...

President Karzai Congratulates Afghan National Cricket Team’s Qualification to ICC 2015 World Cup

(WCL) for the ICC World Cup 2015.

Today by beating Kenya in the WCL matches in Sharjah city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team qualified to the ICC World Cup 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Presid...

President Karzai: Taliban Leaders and their Commanders Will Be Held Accountable before Afghan Muslim Nation



The President strongly condemned these acts of terror as mass killings carried out by the Taliban on order by their masters at a time when the security transition from foreign to Afghan forces are successfully underway to provide the ground for foreign troop...

Robert Bales sentenced to life prison


Staff Sgt Robert Bales, 40, opened fire on men, children and women during the attack in Kandahar on 11 March 2012.


He apologised during his sentencing hearing at a Washington state military base on Thursday, calling the attack an "act of cowardice".<...

MoI to Capture Hakim Shujaee ASAP

province.


Ministry of Interior is taking this step very seriously, whilst receiving too many severe complaints from the citizens of the Uruzgan in Kabul.


People in Uruzgan utter that there are many accusations that Hakim Shujaee is involved i...

Railway Project between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan to be Inaugurated Soon



The meeting was held in the Presidential Palace, where Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister conveyed to President Karzai, the good wishes of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov.

He also handed over to President Karzai, an invitation from the...

President Karzai Strongly Condemns Roadside Bombing in Zabul Province



According to the Ministry of Interior, this morning a trailer tractor, while carrying a family, hit a roadside bomb planted by terrorists in Malizai area of Seorai district in Zabul province, leaving 7 civilians dead and 4 others wounded.

Condemni...

Spain Funds 22 Million Euros for BadghisDevelopment Projects

Government Media and Information Center on April 9th, 2013.


WaisBermak, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, appreciated the grant of Spanish Development Organization. He added the fund will be exclusively spent on drinking water since the...

Executive Order By President Hamid Karzai On the prevention of arbitrary detention of school and university students in Afghanistan

compounds of some Afghan universities to harass, annoy and detain Afghan students.

The Office of the President of Afghanistan considers such acts a serious breach of Afghanistan sovereignty that stand in utter contradiction to the country’s enforced laws. T...

Bagram Prison to be Fully Handed over This Week



The details include tackling issues necessary to provide for the full exercise of Afghanistan sovereignty in the prison as well as some legal and technical aspects of detention operations.

President Karzai stressed that all efforts must be made to...

President Karzai Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Kabul and Khost



As per the information by the Ministry of Defense, a suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up close to the entrance of the Ministry of Defense in Kabul killing nine innocent civilians and wounding another fourteen.

In a separate incident in the...

President Karzai Telephones Saudi King to Condole over his Brother’s Death


Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of the capital Riyadh, died at the age of 72 on 12th February 2013.

President Karzai said, “I express my and the Afghan people’s heartfelt condolences to your Majesty, the royal family and the brotherly Sau...

President Karzai Orders Investigation into UN Report on Abuse of Detainees in Afghan Detention Facilities

run by the Ministry of Interior and the National Directorate of Security. The fact finding team is led by Abdul Qader Adalatkhwa, Deputy Director of the Constitutional Oversight Commission and consists of legal advisors from the MoI, NDS, UN envoys, an authorized repres...

President Karzai Strongly Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Kabul



As per the information by the Ministry of Interior, early this morning, five suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police, with one of them detonating a suicide vest and the rest eliminated by the security forces. The attack killed t...

In Several Joint Clearance Operations, Seven Armed Taliban Killed

Khost and Helmand provinces.

As a result of these operations, seven armed Taliban were killed, seven wounded and four others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and con...

President Karzai: Take Every Required and Urgent Action for the Full Afghanization of Bagram Prison Affairs and its Complete Transfer of Authority



The meeting was held after the completion of the two-month timeline that President Karzai had agreed with at the proposal of US President for the full transfer of the prison.

The meeting began by hearing reports by the Attorney General and the Mil...

President of Afghanistan Strongly Condemns Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Territory and Calls for Immediate Stop to Strikes


According to the official Palestinian sources, Israeli attacks have been targeting Gaza since Wednesday killing around 30 and wounding over 270 others including women and children.

President Hamid Karzai, on behalf of the people of Afghanistan, condemns...

GMIC Director, Dr. Hakim Asher's greeting message on the occasion of New Year 1391


Wishing the new year of 1391 to all my compatriots from the core of my heart!
Hope this New Year brings peace, prosperity, happiness, progress and great fortune to the doors of every one.
Happy New Year, New Spring, and New Wishes!

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WHO & UNICEF appreciate Afghan government efforts in Polio eradication

World health organization (WHO) and UNICEF officials appreciated Afghan government efforts in combating polio in an official letter sent to his Excellency president hamid Karzai.


In the letter, also public health acting minister Ms Suria Dalil eff...

President Karzai: Afghanistan as a nation has the right, its children should be safe

President Karzai announced, if NATO does not stop bombing on civilian’s houses despite of Afghan government last warnings, the repeat of such action, will be considered as occupying force. And history knows what Afghans do with the occupiers of their country....

Afghan child mortality has decreased by 57 percent

Ministry of public health officials says that they have attracted international community’s attention to the Afghan children situation.


Suraya Dalil the acting minister of ministry of public health in a news conference at the government media and in...

Counter narcotics efforts is ongoing

The deputy minister of counter narcotics informed the media about the ministry of interior major achievements in countering narcotics during last year and said we are intending to launch a nationwide campaign during the current year.


Baz Mohammad Ahm...

Afghan government condemns burning of Holy Quran in US.

 

Waheed Omar the presidential spokesperson in a news conference at the government media and information center said that, based on the president’s order two delegations have been deployed to Kandahar and Balkh provinces to investigate the violence caused by de...

Afghan government condemns burning of Holy Quran in US.

Waheed Omar the presidential spokesperson in a news conference at the government media and information center said that, based on the president’s order two delegations have been deployed to Kandahar and Balkh provinces to investigate the violence caused by de...

Minister of Education: One thousand schools to be built this year


Afghan minister of education says, one thousand more schools will be built during the current year that would increase the total number of schools to 14 thousand throughout the country.


Faroq Wardak minister of education in an event organized on the o...

Minister of Education: One thousand schools to be built this year

Minister of Education: One thousand schools to be built this year

Afghan minister of education says, one thousand more schools will be built during the current year that would increase the total number of schools to 14 thousand throughout the country.

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An Afghan woman receives the International Courage Award this year

The US department of foreign affairs has announced that this year the international courage award will be given to an Afghan woman.


According to the press release of US department of foreign affairs, every year the mentioned award is given to a coura...

Poppy cultivation down by 40 percent in Helmand province

Provincial governor of Helmand Mohammad Gulab Mangal while talking to the media in a news conference at the government t media and information center said that the poppy cultivation in his province has been decreased by 40 percent, he said ((the recent achievemen...

Government media and information center’s second anniversary

Government, Media and Information Center (GMIC) held its second anniversary with the participation of ministers, provincial governors, head of government independent entities and representatives of national and international media outlets in Kabul. 

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Poppy cultivation has decreased by 48% in 2010

The ministry of counter narcotics, requested the international community to increase their assistance for countering narcotics in Afghanistan.


Engineer Mohammad Ebrahim Azhar, the deputy minister of counter narcotics in a news conference at the govern...

Waheed Omer: The new government program creates employment for fresh university graduates

The cabinet of Afghan government ratified a new plan through which a big number of fresh university graduates will be employed for civil services posts on transparent and merit based annually.


Waheed Omer, the spokesperson to the president said that t...