24 January 2017

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan is a rich country with historical sites and ancient areas inherited to us from our past ancestors.
Every Afghan is responsible for protection of our culture ancient hostages because theses relics are indicator of our national identity. The head of protection Department of Historical Monuments Abdul Ahad Abbasi said, “Our historical, culture relics are indicator of our past history and culture, for this reason, we repaired a number of these monuments in 1394 in Balkh province including mosque of Abu Nasr-e-Parsa, tomb of Khazroya, Darwaza Tangi Shadyan with the cooperation of Agha khan Foundation. Abbasi added, “Second part of Mehtrlam Baba Shrine a pool inside this compound were rebuilt from the development budget of the MoIC. Abbasi went on to say, “Repairing of Ahmad Shah Baba as well as Kherqa Muberak tombs were also completed in Kandahar in 1394. A minaret near Zabul-Kandahar which is called as Ghashay Minaret, and as well as the building of Sara-jumarat in Nangarhar province which will be used as the museum of east zone will be started soon. Surveys have not been completed throughout Afghanistan as so far we have registered over 1200 monuments and out of probably 3000 monuments and out of which we have repaired 234 monuments with the cooperation of Agha Khan Foundation as well as Fairoz Kho and the development budget of the MoIC. For Public awareness, the Historical Monuments Department has prepared 900 signboards to all provinces. People and government are obliged for protection of historical monuments. They are our national capital and ancient wealth. In 2013, repairing plans were drafted for Ghazi as the cultural capital of Islamic world by the MoIC and 30 monuments were repaired. Next year we plan to carryout survey in other provinces. We use finical resources of MoIC, and UNECCO, Agha Khan Foundation, Fairoz Kho and some NGOs. Khoshal Khan Miri a student of Fine Arts Faculty said Historical monuments are live history of our country, so people should protect them like priceless assets of their private properties.
Karima Malikzada
 

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A number of top members of Afghanistan young cinematographers and film-producers called on acting minister of information and culture and shared their problems with him.
In the meeting, Saleem Shaheen and Fazel Hadi Kafshani, representing the others, spoke and enumerated problems of the cinematographers and film-producers, asking ministry of information and culture for supporting artists and film-producers to improve cinema art in the country.
They also asked for releasing Afghan films showing life of the Afghan people in various fields through cinemas inside the country and find such films opportunity to be screen through local TV channels in cooperation with ministry of information and culture. After hearing problems of cinematographers and film-producers, acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat promised to support the artists and film-producers so that cinema would improve in the country.
Dr. Sadat asked the country’s cinematographers to further pay attention to development of real Afghani art and culture.

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister on youth affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat held video conference with Panjshir director of information and culture here yesterday, asking him to spare no effort in serving the people and culture of the country, BNA reported.
According to the agency, hinting to directorate’s upcoming plans, Dr. Sadat said that upcoming year is the youths’ year, asking the director to take serious steps in fighting corruption in the province.
The acting minister went on saying the ministry has plan to conduct four programs within a month on youth access to their rights so that to better know about their privileges and responsibilities.
Ghulam Rasoul Farayeen, Panjshir’s director of information and culture said 70 percent of the directorate’s plan has been implemented in line with MoIC’s general plan, however he called lack of sufficient equipment as the main challenge.
The acting minister vowed to solve the issues through sending a delegation to the province.
According to another report, acting minister of information and culture spoke with Afghan cultural attaché to US through a video conference, asking him to further coordinate the programs with the ministry. The Afghan cultural attaché, Majid Qarar expressed concern over lack of proper plan and sufficient resources, adding despite of problems, cultural programs and meetings were being held with students and university lecturers, aiming to bolster the cultural ties.

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a statement has condoled the demise of the country’s top historian, writer, politician and translator Prof. Hasan Kaker, who has passed away due to a disease he was suffering.
The deceased Prof. Kaker was born in Laghman in 1929 had completed his education inside and outside of the country where he later started teaching at Kabul University.
In 1981, he had gotten academic degree of professor and left behind dozens of books in history, philosophy and diplomacy, the statement said.
The Ministry of information and culture considered his death as loss for the country and political and academic process, wished him paradise and patience to his family and colleagues.
According to another report, in a separate statement, the MoIC has also condoled the death of national radio and television of Afghanistan top anchor Karim Rohina, who has passed away.
The deceased Rohina was born in Deh Afghanan area of Kabul city in 1929, had completed Istiqlal high school and started working in secondary studies department of the education ministry in 1949.
After working three decades in media, the deceased has passed away at age 78.
The Ministry of information and culture considered his death as loss for the country’s media family, wished him paradise and patience to his family and colleagues.

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