17 July 2019

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Saturday, July 6, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Herat lost its local singer Ustad Mohammad Qasim Masroor.  Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a statement has considered the demise of the local singer of Herat as big loss to the art of music and offered condolence to the deceased family and art society of the country.
The deceased Ustad Mohammad Qasim Masroor son of Mullah Mohammad was born in 1942 in Guzra district of Herat.  Besides singing and music, the deceased Masroor worked in theater and cinema and played role in shows along with Mohammad Ghaws Askarzada, Farahat Herawi, Mohammad Sediq Bulbul, Nimatullah Hussainzada and others.  He also sang lots of local songs.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The first meeting of Specialist Women Group in Sharia and Law Affairs, chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, was held at the International Conference Hall of the Ministry, the yesterday, BNA reported.
Addressing the meeting, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325 has been approved in accordance with the chapter 3 of the UN charter and is a principle of the international law, with the entire member countries of the United Nations Organization duty-bound to apply it, said the agency.
“As a member of the United Nations, Afghanistan is committed to abide by the UN charter, international conventions, particularly, the resolution 1325 on the women rights,” the minister added.
She said Afghanistan has taken practical step to observe and implement its own related international responsibilities in relation to the human right and women rights and would do its share on the protection of peace and security.” Therefore, it introduces a group of eight specialist women member from different entities to outline the situation, position of information and culture was responsible to hold awareness programs, which expected to be share with the people through the audio-visual media, theater, music and other publications.
Other speakers including Idriss Zaman, Deputy Political Minister of Foreign Affairs and director of plan and policy for MoIC also spoke on the related agenda, the agency said.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Training program under the title of “New Management”, which was held for the provincial administrators of the Ministry of Information and Culture concluded on Thursday, BNA reported. 
The five-day program was held to improve the work process, offer quality services and strengthen coordination system for creation of a sound and accountable administration, the agency said.  The acting minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi spoke at the close-up ceremony and called holding such programs a valuable step in improving the capacity of the ministry’s provincial officials, the agency quoted.
She hoped the participants have used the program effectively and hereafter they would bring positive changes in their work affairs.
The acting minister urged for transparency and accountability in the administrative affairs, according to the agency.

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul BNA) In a meeting held on Wednesday, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi reviewed different departments’ affairs such as research and tourism development and marketing department and tourism affairs’ management department, BNA reported.
According to the agency, attended by deputy minister of information and culture on finance, administrative and tourism affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostifavi, the participants briefed about their works particularly on tourism national draft policy, tourism strategy draft plan, tourism draft law, tourism national committee’s draft procedure and tourism institute’s statutes which have been prepared by the relevant departments.
The meeting also discussed establishing a hall with necessary equipment in research and tourism development and marketing department’s building, BNA added.
Acting Minister Safi stressed that the hall will be used for holding scientific, research and cultural programs being organized by concerned organs.
After hearing the mentioned departments’ functions, Acting Minister Safi stressed that all steps should be taken in coordination with the ministry’s relevant administrations.
She added efforts should be made to seek a way to improve and grow tourism industry.


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