17 July 2019

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  During a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Cultural Affairs, the UNESCO Director General experts handed over some documents relating to researches about the Jam minaret, BNA said on Tuesday.
The documents introduce the researches made in 2007 to 2017 by the UNESCO expert’s team, and the deputy ministry would use the past results to practically start the consolidation of the historical minaret, according to the agency.
The UNESCO Director General reassured of the organization’s cooperation with the Ministry of Information and Culture to consolidate the Jam minaret and restore and protect all other ancient monuments of the country, the agency quoted.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi met with deputy and some members of the commission on access to information here in her office yesterday, BNA reported.
At the outset, deputy to the commission Najiba Muram briefed the acting minister on duties, authorities and activities of the commission, asking for establishment of the commission’s branch within the ministry.
In her turn, minister Safi said an office for access to information has been established and would soon start its activity.  The minister also said there were problems before access to information and would be addressed in close coordination with the commission, the agency quoted as saying.
Minister Safi went on saying that delivering timely and accurate information to the people was her ministry’s main duty, adding a committee was established to update the ministry’s website and deliver required information to the people, the agency added.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Visited Paghman district here yesterday and inspected restoration process of historical palaces of Amir Abdul Rahman Khan and Amani eras, the presidential press office said in a statement.
Praising work of the presidential office operation unit, President Ghani ordered necessary instructions regarding restoration of the palaces, the statement said.
Later, the president met Ustad Sayyaf in his house and both sides discussed the ongoing situation in the country, the statement added.

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a meeting with provincial director of information and culture for Daikundi discussed problems and cultural situation of the province.
In the meeting attended by provincial director of information and culture of the province Mohammad Hussain Seerat, a number of youth and officials of the province’s civil society and cultural organizations, a range of problems and demands in the field of cultural section were shared with acting minister of information and culture.
Briefing related to cultural situation of the province, they asked for attention to renovation of historic monuments, construction of a cultural complex building, research for differentiation of historical monuments from historic sites, appointment of women based on 30 percent part within directorate of information and culture in Daikundi and attention to youths.  After hearing their demands and problems regarding cultural situation in Daikundi, Hasina Safi spoke related to programs of the ministry of information and culture and added that one of key tasks of the ministry was to pay attentions to the country’s historic and cultural heritages.  Acting minister of information and culture asserted that in consideration to the ministry’s possibilities, necessary steps would be taken to address problems and demands shared in particular in the field of cultural and youth affairs.

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