Farah resident wins 500,000 AFN in second round of AWCC’s lucky draw
Hamidullah Omarzai, a resident of Farah province, has walked away with a whopping 500,000 AFN in Afghan Wireless Communication Company, AWCC’s, ongoing lucky draw.
Omarzai is the second person to walk away with this fantastic prize in just over a month. The first winner was Mohammad Wais Qaderi from Herat province.
Omarzai says it is the first time in his life he has won a prize of this magnitude.
“Thanks to all the officials of AWCC. It is a very transparent and good process,” Omarzai said.
AWCC’s, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications company, launched it’s lucky draw around two months ago, and dozens of people have received prizes after participating in the competition, AWCC officials say.
“When customers recharge their phone with 90 afghanis (or more), they stand the chance to win between 50,000 afghanis and 500,000 afghanis – or even two million afghanis,” said Fraidoon Abdullah, AWCC’s director for the western zone.
AWCC’s marketing officials say the final round of the lucky draw will be held next month and the prize will be two million afghanis.
“This process is for three months. Two months have passed and one is remaining. After the completion of three months, we will announce the winner of two million afghanis,” said Mohammad Fahim Rizwan, an officer of the production department of AWCC.
AWCC officials said they are committed to providing a first-class service to their clients which includes world-class communication and internet services. In addition, the lucky draw is meant to bring happiness to the people of Afghanistan, especially to the winners, who are dealing with immense financial hardships.
Iran holds ‘good negotiations’ with IEA over water rights
Iran’s foreign minister has said that Tehran had “good negotiations” with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) over the issue of water rights.
“We have the water rights issue on the agenda, and the [Iranian] president has assigned Hassan Kazemi Qomi [Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan] to follow up on the matter, with the view that the issues between the two countries should go in the direct direction and be resolved,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian told Iranian state media.
On the recent border clash, he said that the clash did not have any agenda, and the situation in Afghanistan is understandable for Iran.
Tensions between Iran and IEA escalated after Tehran accused Kabul of restricting the flow of water to Iran.
The tensions began last month after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the IEA needs to “honor” Iran’s rights over the Helmand River.
IEA officials have stressed that they are committed to the 1973 water treaty between Iran and Afghanistan, but there is a lack of water due to drought.
EU-Central Asia summit calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan
Leaders of Central Asian countries and the EU chief met in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, where they discussed Afghanistan among other issues.
The meeting in Cholpon Ata was attended by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, and a delegation from Turkmenistan.
On Afghanistan, the participants discussed common concerns over the deteriorating situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to see the country develop into a secure, peaceful, stable, prosperous country, according to a joint communique.
The leaders also recognised the efforts of the international community to assist the people of Afghanistan in a principled manner and in accordance with international law and universally recognized norms and principles, despite difficult circumstances.
Participants also called on the international community to step up humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and noted the key role of the UN in providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in a principled manner.
They underlined the importance of the establishment of an inclusive and representative government and the importance of promotion of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Afghans citizens, in particular women, girls and ethnic groups.
IEA special forces kill key Daesh commander in eastern Afghanistan
The Islamic Emirate’s special forces in an operation on Wednesday killed a top Daesh commander along with his accomplice in eastern Nangarhar province, state-run Bakhtar news agency reported.
This Daesh commander’s name was reportedly “Turab”.
The operation was conducted on Wednesday evening in Wuch Tangi village of Shiwa district in eastern Nangarhar province, according to the provincial officials reported by Bakhtar news agency.
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