Saturday, January 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Prof. Sebghatullah Mujadidi and Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture inaugurated the rehabilitated mosque in Guzari Qazi Faizullah in old city of Kabul.
The mosque sustained damages due to non-maintenance and it has been rehabilitated by the Ministry of Information and Culture with the cooperation of US reconstruction section.
During the opening of the mosque Dr. Raheen said that the Hazratha mosque is the first priority to repair for the ministry as it was heavily damaged.
Some time back the US friends provided financial assistance so that this mosque is rehabilitated.
He added that this is not the only historical mosque in Kabul city that we repaired them with the financial aid of our US friends, but we also repaired the mosque of Mullah Mahmoud, Guldasta and Ulia mosque belonging to the mother of Shah Amanullah Khan Ghazni with the US financial cooperation.
He added that this mosque is an historical worshipping place of 18 century where historical events took place in it, one of which was the discussions of independence of Afghanistan between Shah Amanullah and Hazrate Shamsul Mashayekh Mujadidi grandfather of Hazrat Saheb.
He appreciated the assistance of the US friends and the construction company that has exerted efforts for its repairing and keeping its past historical origin.
Prof. Sebghatullah Mujadidi also praised Dr. Raheen for his efforts towards rehabilitation of sacred monuments and shrines.
He noted that in two historical mosques of Afghanistan including this mosque and the mosque of Bala Koh religious people used to gather and they were guiding the people towards right direction.
He also thanked the US for its assistance towards rehabilitation of this mosque.
Abdul Ahad Abbasi head of the preservation and repairing of historical monuments said that this mosque has the capacity of 1,000 worshippers at one time and it has been rehabilitated with the initiative of the Ministry of Information and Culture.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The participation of a number of elites, civil society activist and security professional experts in a gathering under the title “Conference on Major National Issues” held in Kabul is an evidence of tolerability and convergence in Afghan society.
BNA political analyst writes on that regard:
The participants of the conference come together in time that the country is on the verge of fundamental changes. Presidential elections and pull out of foreign forces which simultaneously take place in 1393 (Afghan calendar) are more important than any other issues of the country, because these two developments will have great impact on Afghanistan’s future after 2014 and ensuring peace and determine the political prospect of the country.
The participant of this national conference discussed on issues like, ensuring national unity, nation and building a nation, forthcoming presidential elections, good governance, administrative corruption, peace process, effectiveness and ineffectiveness of High Peace Council, the decade of evolution after the pull out of foreign forces, foreign interferences and dealing with them and a number of other issues.
Meanwhile, the high ranking representatives of defense and interior ministries and the high peace council give in detail information to the participants on security issues, capability and efficiency of security forces in absence of foreign troops.
There were differences in the opinions of the speaker but they shared a common and important issue which was tolerability and convergence among the participants.
Although their views were somewhat different but had national incentives which insisted on national interests and ensuring peace that are the urgent needs of Afghan society.
They patiently heard the opinions of each other and determined the internal and external factors of Afghan problem.
They were in consensus that the Afghanistan problem is not an inner problem of Afghanistan but originated from foreign interferences and for its solution there is a need for a national consensus.
Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen the minister of information and culture addressing the participant of the conference said, the time puts the burden of particular responsibilities on shoulders of individuals of this nation especially on scholars, economists and politicians and asks each of us discuss national problems with patience and in harmony and to strengthen the culture of dialogue and convergence in the society.
The experts of political affairs consider holding such conferences is effective in closeness of the positions of political activists and civil society and achieving national objectives, which is a sign of improvement and promotion of democracy in the country. The fact clearly shows that the politicians and the activists of civil society in spite of having different views on various issues, they prefer achieving national objectives and interests. They consider peace as an urgent need of the society and consider themselves responsible regarding to the problems and finding a way for reasonable solution of them which can certainly positively affect the life of people and improves the public’s way of thinking.
Monday January 14, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Alam Ezyedyar the deputy to Senate received a delegation of Ulema or religious scholars from Ghazni province yesterday.
In the meeting, according to the press office of Senate, the issue of Ghazni as capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and preparation in this regard came under discussion.
The delegation also said that articles have been collected to introduce the golden era of Ghaznavi dynasty, calling on senate to help publish the book and accelerate the rebuilding process of historical monuments.
For his part, senator Ezyedyar said that senate within its capacity would help in solving the problems, saying holding international conference on Ghazni as the capital of Islamic culture is a matter of pride for all Afghans.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The speaker of the House of People Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi appreciated the research work of Aqila Rahmani and Abas Hussaini for authoring the book “Pas az Inzewa” which means “After Isolation” and in the ceremony attended by some legislators including Mohammad Arif Rahmani and Khudai Nazar, chairman of the house promised the book would soon be translated into Pashtu and English languages.
Ibrahim also conferred appreciation letter of the house to the authors of the book “Pas az Inzewa”.