16 February 2019

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Saturday February 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) During a meeting with UNESCO representative, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi spoke about necessary measures on Jam Minaret in Ghor province, BNA reported.
Both sides also stressed that a UNESCO experts delegation to visit Afghanistan on pathology and taking necessary steps on durable strengthening of Jam Minaret. Likewise, UNESCO should present information about 3D scan phots of Jam Minaret to the Ministry of Information and Culture, the meeting insisted. Acting MoIC Safi pointed out that Jam Minaret is one of the country’s historical monuments and is included in cultural heritages’ list. In cooperation with UNESCO and other partner entities, the Ministry of Information and Culture would always make effort to protect historical monuments and cultural heritages, she said. At the end, UNESCO representative also assured the Acting Minister Safi of organization’s continued cooperation in the mentioned fields.
According to another report, Acting Minister Safi also met with finance ministry’s general head of enterprises Shafiqullah Shahrani. Attended by Afghan Tour, Hotels and Liberty Printing Press enterprises’ heads, the meeting discussed issues on agenda particularly to pursue on-time implementation of the companies’ law and changing the legal personality of enterprises to the state-run company in accordance with simplified platform. Likewise, Shafiqullah briefed the session about the mentioned law said with its implementation, all government enterprises and companies would get operational within finance ministry state-run companies’ general directorate. Acting Minister Safi expressed her ministry’s cooperation in this regard.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has paid serious attention to the country’s historical monuments and sites, a message from the minister said Monday.
Protection of the country’s historical sites and monuments are not only the responsibility of the government but also of the citizens, Minister Safi said in a message released to media. Rejecting if any inclination was seen in the Jam minaret, the Minister Safi said the enemies of the country and the people have recently tried to launch reckless excavation around the historical minaret, but the security personnel, squad 012 prevented them to reach their goals, read the message. “No inclination has been seen in the Jam Minaret, after the Ministry of Information and Culture launched an investigation into the country’s giant historical monument, for the first time in 2006 and 2012,” according to the message.
In 2018, world cultural heritages sent a joint professional delegation with the Ministry of Information and Culture to photograph from the inner parts of the minaret by using modern cameras and shared a report about, with the government. “Pictures posted on the social media are inaccurate.” About the possible neutral incident harms to the minaret in the future, the ministry has sent a written notification to the UNESCO World Heritages Center, as the Jam minaret is included in the world cultural heritages, so the agency has to be informed about any reconstruction and work being made in the historical monuments, the message added. The security institutions are also pre-informed about the possible threat facing the minaret, the message continued. Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the entire countrymen to stay working alongside the government and thanks those citizens who share their concern about the minaret with the ministry. The ministry also thanks the country’s brave security personnel who call protection of the historical monuments of their national responsibility.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by senior legal advisor to ministry of information and culture Delawar Nazirzoi, a meeting of the commission for preparing the draft law on development and implementation of languages was held yesterday. In the meeting, senior legal advisor to MoIC said that the draft law has been prepared with morale of national unity, social justice and human rights’ values in five chapters and 32 articles.

Monday February 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi met Urozgan governor Sayed Asadullah Sayed in her office on Sunday, both sides discussed addressing cultural challenges of the province, BNA reported.
Briefing the acting minister on cultural assets of province, the governor presented his recommendations to address cultural challenges of Urozgan province, including establishing of a radio station and holding of cultural and awareness program for directorate of information and cultural. Recalling ministry of information and culture’s programs for the provinces, minister Safi said much attentions to be paid for those provinces that have not been focused. “MoIC to build library and conference hall in upcoming solar year of 1398,” the minister said. Minister Safi went on saying that training programs to be organized via deputy ministry of youth affairs for the local directorate of information and culture. Minister Safi also assured ministry’s cooperation with the province over addressing the challenges before cultural institutions.

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