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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.
D...

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 C...

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,...

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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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....

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...

A recent poll shows, 82 Percent of Afghans support their president

 A joint poll result released today from ABC News, BBC, ARD and Washington Post shows that 82% of Afghans support president Karzai. The result is in contradiction to what some media and certain groups portray issues about the president.

 

Leaks...

UN launched the 2011 humanitarian assistance appeal for Afghanistan

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance UNOCHA launched the humanitarian assistance appeal for Afghanistan for 2011, demanding 678 million USD from the international community to fund the appeal. Ms. Cathrin, the OCHA deputy director...

Problems of Afghan students studying abroad will be addressed

H.E President Karzai, has ordered relevant government entities to have contingency planning for the upcoming winter and also the ministry of foreign affairs was tasked to address the problems of Afghan students studying abroad.


Waheed Omar, the presid...

Patriotic subject, to be added in Afghanistan’s school curriculum

Based on the direction of the president, patriotic subjects or relevant contents will be added to school text books.

Waheed Omar, the presidential spokesperson, in a press conference at the government media and information center GMIC, announced to the medi...

Afghanistan government has called the report incorrect released by the International Transparency Organization

Mohammad Yassin Osmani, the head of the high agency overseeing the implementation of counter administrative corruption strategy in Afghanistan said, the content of the report on administrative corruption released by the international transparency organization abo...

The Kabul modernization plan implementation is in progress

 Recently the reconstruction process has gotten better in Kabul city and people are seemed to be happy with the current work of municipality.
Engineer Mohammad Younus Nawandish, the Kabul mayor in a press conference at the government media and information...

The preliminary result of the 2010 parliamentary election has been announced by Afghan IEC

The head of Independent Election Commission IEC, with announcing the preliminary result of the parliamentary election, emphasized on the independence and neutrality of the IEC.

Fazel Ahmad Manawi, in a press conference announced, the reason for the delayed...

Senior government officials to be appointed through merit based compotation

Senior government officials are not to be recruited based on recommendations or president decree anymore.The presidential spokesperson Waheed Omar, in a press conference at the Government Media and Information Center GMIC said

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President: Afghans Should Struggle to Enhance Education and Prevent Conflict

President Hamid karzai called on Afghans to encourage their children to get educated, and take part in the development of the country.

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Mother mortality rate has decreased in Afghanistan

Afghan government has announced the decline of child and mother mortality rate as a big achievement for the health sector of Afghanistan.  Dr. Suraiya Dalil, the acting minister of public health, who had participated the millennium development goals MDG meeting...