Apr 24, 2005

Father killed his son

On Friday a father killed his 18-year old son in the northern province of Baghlan on when he was drunk.

Ghulam Dastageer, a senior police official in told to Media that 18-year old Gul Hussain died after he was seriously wounded by his father who shot him in the stomach. Hussain died at home after being brought home from the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

"Evidence points to the fact that Shah Hussain, the father, a commander of the former armoured division no 20 was behind the killing." He didn’t elaborate but said they would investigate the case after traditional mourning ceremony was over.

Neighbors and friends of the boy who all refused to be quoted insisted that the father had killed the boy. However hospital officials in the capital of Pul e Khumri city quoted the father as saying that his son was mistakenly shot when he was cleaning his gun.
Shah Hussain still carries arms and is escorted by his personal body guards despite being disarmed by the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration process according to locals.

Such killings have not been unusual in Baghlan over the last three months. Three similar cases were reported, two of them the killing of fathers by their sons and the third the killing of a son by his father.

Apr 22, 2005

from Butchery in first days of the summer (in Kabul)

Apr 20, 2005

Having an Airport for the first time

The southeastern city of Gardiz, the capital of Paktia province will have its first airport for civilian and military flights within three months.

This Funded by the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), the airport will be constructed at a cost of $370,000.

An airport terminal will be constructed and the road leading upto it will be widened from the current five meters to 10 metres to make space for the additional traffic

So far, most of the people who wanted to fly to Arab countries preferred Pakistan than Kabul due to many problems relating to flights from Kabul.

Apr 17, 2005

Warns of attacks

A top military commander of US-led coalition forces, claiming several senior Taliban leaders were in talks with them, warned on Saturday of a surge in militant attacks.

According to Barno, the moderate camp is willing to join the ongoing national reconciliation effort initiated by President Hamid Karzai - trying to map a route to stability in his country.

"In coming six to nine months, the radical Taliban will increase their militant activity to make their presence felt in the media," said the commander, who voiced optimism the former ruling militia would lose much of its strength in a year.

Local police arrested an attacker who shot injured a man in this eastern provincial capital city yesterday.

The assailant, Ghulam Ahmad, pumped four bullets into Gul Saeed from Kunar at an intersection in Jalalabad the people who were witnessing the incident said this to media.

Dr. Almas Sherzad said Gul Saeed had been administered medical aid, and that he has received no serious injuries. "One of his kidneys has been hurt slightly."

Apr 15, 2005

Gas Project

Work on a three-way gas pipeline project, long delayed by security concerns, will get under way in December
Construction work on the $3.2 billion project, carrying Turkmenistan's natural gas to Pakistan via Afghanistan, would begin by the close of the current year, Mines Minister Eng. Mir Mohammad said yesterday in a press conference.

Completion of the project would take almost three years, he said, adding the meeting in Pakistan's capital city that concluded on Wednesday, discussed the security situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing energy needs and Turkmenistan's willingness to export the gas.

Ministry advisor, the pipeline will have a length of 1700 kilometer and a diameter of 56 inches. About a 750-km portion of the pipeline will run cross Afghanistan.

Apr 10, 2005

Security problem in Afghanistan

Yesterday local news confirmed that Taliban had killed a senior irrigation department official, who was kidnapped one day earlier.
The person whom killed named Sirajuddin. He was kidnapped from his residence located outside of Mosa Qalal an area in the south.
Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Latif Hakimi said he was unaware of the kidnapping.

Recently Taliban moving around quickly to ignore the security in the region in one hand but In another hand Karzai and his Cabinet are trying to talk to Taliban to bring them back to government to give them rights and security. But, people among this deal are very scared and afraid to see the Taliban with their white turban in capital street. The Taliban who killed the innocent people and left an objectionable face to people.

In the other side, groups and parties are getting movement to tackle the Karzai government. That is very silly when Yonous Qanoni an opposites Karzai government pointed yesterday in Afghan TV that "Karzai's government is not successful to peace and security".
I do not know how can i say that Qanoni is a bloody guy which image his devil strategy among his funs. The person who was pointed his gun to innocent people and nowadays asking for help and support.

Apr 9, 2005

Anti-polio drive from 10th

A second phase of the nationwide polio campaign is scheduled to commence from April 10, a Health Ministry official said on Saturday.
Almost 6.6 million children of five years of age or below would be administered polio drops during the three-day drive in Afghanistan.

Afghan copter crash death toll rises to 18
read more here

World bids farewell to Pope
Thousands pour out hearts at funeral for one of the most celebrated popes
read more here

Apr 7, 2005

New Iraqi President Sworn In;

New Iraqi President Sworn In; Jaafari Is Named Prime Minister
Read more here

Inmate found with assistant warden's wife says he's 'hostage-taker'
Read more here

Apr 6, 2005

Why Afghanistan begs Bush not to move US envoy to Iraq?

US media have said Khalilzad, who has been Bush's special envoy to Kabul since late 2001 and was made US ambassador to Afghanistan in 2003, will be nominated for a similar mission in Iraq in coming months.
Khalilzad was widely credited with saving Afghanistan's first presidential election from disaster in October after opposition candidates threatened to boycott the results following allegations of fraud. Read more here

what Afghan President Hamid Karzai says???:
"The Afghan government... must be better informed about, and play its due role in, steering the development process."

"the ultimate body accountable to the Afghan people".

"The government must become the anchor for a more integrated, transparent and accountable development effort."

Election pledge
The three-day conference is focusing on spending strategy rather than aid pledges.
It began a day after the Afghan government announced its budget for the coming year, in which one-third of the $4.75bn sum is to be spent on security.
About 93% of the budget comes from foreign donations.
Afghan Finance Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady said the government would address international concerns over the transparency of spending, but added: "I urge all of you to channel most of your resources through our budget." Read the complate article here

Apr 4, 2005

Afghan National Sport (Buzkashi)

Buzkashi, which literally translated means "goat grabbing" is the national sport of Afghanistan. Many historians believe that Buzkashi began with the Turkic-Mongol people, and it is indigenously shared by the people of Northern Afghanistan. There are two main types of Buzkashi, Tudabarai and Qarajai. Tudabarai is relatively simple compared with Qarajai, even though they share similar objectives.

In Buzkashi, a headless carcass is placed in the center of a circle and surrounded by the players of two opposing teams. The object of the game, is to get control of the carcass and bring it to the scoring area. Although it seems like a simple task, it is not. Only the most masterful players, (called chapandaz) ever even get close to the carcass. The competition is fierce, and the winner of a match receives prizes that have been donated by a sponsor. These prizes range from money, to fine turbans and clothes. In order for someone to become a chapandaz, one must undergo a tremendous amount of difficult training. In fact, the best chapandaz, are usually over the age of forty. Buzkashi, is definitely not a game for the weak.
The players are not the only ones who undergo arduous training; the horses that participate in buzkashi must train for five years before ever making it to the playing field. Buzkashi, is indeed a dangerous sport, but intensive training and excellent communication between the horse and rider can help minimize the risk of injury.
The different types of Buzkashi: Tudabarai & Qarajai
In Tudabarai, in order to score, the rider must obtain possession of the carcass and then carry it away from the starting circle in any direction. The rider must stay free and clear of the other riders.

In Qarajai, the task is much more complex. The player must carry the calf around a marker, and then return the carcass to the team's designated scoring circle.

In each version of the game, points are awarded for successfully completing the task of getting control of the carcass, and getting it to the proper scoring area. The winner of each match receives prizes which have been put up by a sponsor. The top prizes are usually money, or fine clothes.
To many Afghans, Buzkashi is not just a game, it is a way of life; a way in which teamwork and communication are essential to being successful.

Apr 3, 2005

Pope John Paul II

I broke into tear today when i heard hte news from Radio that Pope John Paul has died.
He was a symbole of Humanity, thoughtful and sympathetic!
The people of the world has lost the great man.

I hope his thoughts will remain alive for those whom are trying for peace and humanity. For those whom are going to give a normal live and peaceful one for human being.

I am sure we would not have "Pope John Paul II" anymore in the future but i hope to his follower to keeping pushing his noble ideas.

Peace be upon him!
:( :( :(

A girl holds a candle during a night vigil in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 2, 2005. Pope John Paul II, the Pole who headed the Roman Catholic Church for 26 years and played a crucial role in the fall of communism in Europe, died on Saturday evening

Apr 1, 2005

Huge explosion

The biggest explosion in Afghanistan
One hundred thirty six (136) American soldiers died in a biggest explosion in the southern of Afghanistan.
The explosion was very huge that made a very large damages around the American Soldier Castle as well.

I hope to give you the fresh news after some while when I get contacted to ISAF force.