22 October 2017

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Attended by religious scholars, national and cultural figures, a seminar on ‘Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) Lifestyle and His Ahl-e Bait Functions’ was held by the ministry of information and culture the other day, the Kabul Times reported.
According to the Kabul Times, at the outset, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah’s message was read out by his office’s coordination head, Sayed Bashir Ahmad Bashardost.
“Ashura is full of lessons for us,” the message said.
“There is no doubt that Afghans’ unity and cohesion have caused the enemies not to reach their vicious goals,” the message further said.
Deputy Minister of information and culture on publications, Sayed Fazel Sancharaki said, “Marking Karbala epic once more provides the ground for us to take a lesion and disclose Karbala incident’s secrets.”
He said Karbala incident displayed two images to us, one is beautiful and the next one is ugly.
Minister of Hajj and Endowment, Faiz Mohammad Osmani also spoke in the seminar and stressed on marking such occasions
Head of Afghanistan’s Ulama Council, Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf also stressed on further unity between religions and said marking of such occasions should not be misused.
At the end, the participants prayed for creation of more unity and cohesion among the Islamic Ulama.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture condoled death of the country’s well-known writer, great mystic and researcher Imaduddin Bezhan Saljoqi.
“Bereaved Saljoqi has dedicated most of his precious life in serving the country’s education and literary and has paid much efforts on this way,” the ministry said in a statement released to media here yesterday.
Saljoqi has worked in different departments of the Ministry of Information and Culture, including the directorate of culture and as the cultural attaché of Afghanistan in Tajikistan.
“The Ministry of Information and Culture’s leadership consider his death a great loss and extending condolences to his family and friends,” the statement concluded as saying.

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) World Tourism Day commemorated in a ceremony held in Kabu with participants of Vice President Sarwar Danesh, Acting minister of information and culture and a number of high-ranking officials yesterday.
In the ceremony, Vice President while pointing to tourism in the country stressed on serious attention to tourism industry, adding that by proper cultural policy and providing necessary possibilities it was needed to pave ways for visit of more tourists to the country. Considering insecurity, lack of necessary possibilities for tourists, weak marketing for tourism, lack of necessary attention to preservation and maintenance of historic monuments as obstacles and challenges, Danesh stressed that in order to address such challenges, it was necessary to prepare proper national policies and plans in this regard. Related to role of tourism industry and increasing of national incomes, second vice-president added that from point of cultural vision, tourism industry could introduce Afghanistan, having ancient and historic civilization to the world and would result in absorption of investment and strengthening of the country’s economy.
Second vice-president by asserting that private sector could provide necessary facilitations to tourists by investing in tourism industry in the country and stressed on expansion of domestic tourism, adding that unfortunately years of wars and insecurities in the country have created distances among residents of various provinces, which have caused that various tribes and people got acquainted with traditions and culture of each other. Second vice-president asked MoIC, MoE, MoHE, MoBT and other relevant government institutions to manage tourist and cultural tours for youth of various tribes to visit various parts of the country and execute various joint cultural and local art programs so tourism industry would be strengthened and national solidarity and convergence increased. In the ceremony, deputy minister of administrative and tourism Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi spoke said, “I hope that holding such programs attract full attention of government and non-government officials to significance of tourism industry in economic, social and cultural development.” “Our main goals in tourism industry sector are to expand the industry, attract of foreign and domestic tourists and increase of national incomes of the country from this sector,” said Mustafavi, adding that in consideration to importance of enduring tourism, UN general assembly declared 2017 as enduring world tourism and its development.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited yesterday various parts of national achieve.
While visiting the national treasury, Dr. Abdullah accompanied by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki, said Afghanistan national archive was one of the richest and unprecedented archives in the region. He also said that government institutions would be ordered in council of ministers to submit their historic documents 40 years of which passed to national archive, asserting that I would also send some documents which I had to national archive.   

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