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Saturday May 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The five-day training course on journalism initiated by the journalism Faculty of Mashhad, Iran in the ministry of information and culture was concluded the other day, BNA reported.
Attended by reporters and photo journalists from BNA, RTA and state-run newspapers, taught by three Iranian Professors, the course, according to officials played important role in improvising the capacity building.
In his address at the conclusion ceremony Omar Sultan the advisor on culture affairs in the ministry for information and culture expressing gratitude from the efforts of the dean and the professors of Mashad journalism faculty who played an active role in holding the course, talking in detail about the importance of training specially in journalism sector said that journalists always act impartiality in reflecting the facts and respect the press law. Afterward, Sayed Reza Amir Jahan Shahi the dean of journalism faculty of Mashhad, Iran talking about the importance of this training course said that during the course the trainees and teachers enjoyed a very friendly atmosphere because of the common interest, language and culture among the people of the two countries.
On behalf of journalists, Hayatullah Bakhshi the chief and editor of Anis daily in his speech thanked the Iranian Professors for their efforts and hoped such training courses to be held in the future.
At the end, Graduation certificates were also distributed by relevant authorities of the ministry to the graduates.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture and Omara Khan Masoudi Head of National Museum in a press conference rejected the allegations that historical artifacts have been robbed and smuggled out of National Museum. 
Reports say that Zalmai Zabuli head of the complaints commission of House of People had told the media as if 59 historical artifacts have been taken out from National Museum and smuggled out by the Minister of Information and Culture and some media source also carried out this allegation.
While Abdul Qadeer Temuri archaeologist of the ministry of information and culture was also present, Omara Khan Masudi, head of National Museum rejecting the allegations explained the process for recovering of 59 historical artifacts of Afghanistan which were smuggled out of Afghanistan by the smugglers.  he said that these artifacts  were excavated and taken out by the smugglers but they were brought back to Afghanistan.
The artifacts along with their documents were delivered to the ministry and taken to the national Museum and register there now it is available for the visitors of the museum.  He added that no one should allege without feeling any responsibility and they should not harm the credibility of the ministry and the national museum with their empty and baseless allegations, because such acts impact the return of other historical relics from foreign countries.  Dr. Raheen called the allegation as ridiculous, adding that the relics have been recovered from Britain along with its documents and it has been registered and available at the National Museum which can be seen if any wants to observe them.  Dr. Raheen also informed the media on efforts exerted by the ministry with respect to recovering of the historical relics from foreign countries.  He stressed that the prestige of the National Museum is the credibility of the Afghan nation.
Recently we also asked UNESCO for recovering of some relics written in Arabic and Dari languages which have been found mostly in north of country.
The relics were smuggled out and bought by the Israelis.  He noted we asked UNESO that the relics are part of the national heritage of people of Afghanistan and those relics should be returned to Afghanistan.  We requested UNESCO to contact with the Israeli government to deliver the relics back to Afghanistan.
Dr. Raheen attributed the allegation due to personnel animosity some individuals and some media sources that carried such irresponsible allegations.

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Some of the journalists who attended the Iranian sponsored training course described it very important.
In the five-day program initiated by Journalism Faculty of Iran official news agency (IRNA) and launched by Iranian embassy here, more than 60 journalists from BNA, RTA and state-run newspapers including the Kabul Times and Anis Daily attended it.
In her remarks Friba Ahsanzada described the course as significant in capacity building.
Hamida Sediqi of the daily Anis said the participants had learned a lot on journalism over the past two days.
In talks with BNA, Dr. Reza Amir Jahan Shahi the director of IRNA’s Journalism Faculty lauded the progress of media in Afghanistan over the past decade, saying Iran would continue to transfer its experience in the field of media to Afghanistan.
Hinting at cultural, religious and lingual communality, he said that Iran help Afghan journalists on how to prepare news, interview, photo and clips.

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The first seminar on herbal medicine of Afghanistan was organized by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Kabul.
The seminar was attended by Nematullah Shahrani presidential advisor in religious affairs, some members of national assembly, deputy ministers of information and culture, public health, higher education, doctors and traditional practitioners of Kabul.
At the start the message of President Karzai was read out by Dr. Faizullah Kakar presidential advisor that read in part:
“Traditional knowledge has its role in cultural heritage of every society and ultimately it is linked with the contemporary science and knowledge and the present knowledge in reality is an advanced form of traditional advanced knowledge.
The message praises the ministry of information and culture for initiating the seminar and the work of seminar has been considered as positive.
Dr. Raheen said at the seminar that treatment in Islamic culture has its lofty place and the Islam religion attached significant importance to the science and medicinal science.
The Muslim believes that Almighty Allah has created something for treatment of any pains and this depends of the people to find it out.
Touching on the works of scientists in this area after emergence of Islam said that all findings with respect to medicine is acceptable by Islam religion and the pre-Islamic medicine also had its impacts on the Islamic medicine for Islam accepts scientific thinking and seeks cooperation in this area.
He added that Afghanistan especially Kabul has been the center for production and export of herbal medicine to the civilized world.
Mohammad Osman Baburi deputy minister of higher education, Dr. Abdul Basir deputy minister of public health and Dr. Ahamd Shah Wali representative of WHO in Kabul read out the message of their respective organs which praised the initiative of information and culture ministry for organization this seminar.
The seminar will continue for two days.