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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Addressing a scientific seminar on elimination of violence against women in Ministry of Information and Culture, deputy minister of youth affairs said the fight against increasing violence before women should be started from families.
Expressing concern over increasing violence against women, Dr. Kamal Sadat said families should not prevent their daughters to go to school, adding school and universities should not be a barrier before women’s social participation.
He also said the deputy ministry on publication was trying to prevent violence through conducting a number of awareness programs.
Meanwhile deputy minister for ministry of women affairs said the ministry had prepared a strategy on prevention of violence against women. She also called early marriages and expensive weddings the main reason behind the violence.
Advisor to first vice president read-out the message of first vice president, saying women should try to achieve their rights
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of information and culture on publications Fazel Sancharaki signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with head of Citizen Institute Sayed Hameed Hashimi on Monday, BNA reported.
According to the agency, based on the agreement, the institute would hold training programs to improve the employees’ capacity building on journalism, orthography, research, management and communications.
While signing the agreement, deputy minister Sancharaki said it was hoped the MoU would pave the ground for further growth of his ministry’s employees, BNA added.
Head of the institute said our aim was to improve the MoIC employees’ capacity building.
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting held by members of Child Literature’s National Association at the ministry of information and culture, the draft on statute for Child Literature’s National Associate discussed, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Monday.
In the meeting, acting and deputy minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said to form the national association, we should have cultural-scientific and national view to take step on Afghan children’s education, the agency further said.
The association’s members expressed their reformative views on the draft and the meeting decided to further discuss the issue in the upcoming meeting, BNA added.
 

Monday November 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Maidan-Wardak is a province, where enjoy 46 historical sites that need repairing and protection. Head of Maidan-Wardak information and culture directorate Mohammad Awrang told that historical monuments belong to Afghan people past history and the government is responsible to protect them. “There are 46 historical sites in Maidan Wardak, in which, 24 of them have been registered, among which 21 of them are hidden,” he further said.
“If we talk about the hidden historical sites, we afraid the people would start illegal excavations,” he added.
A historical site in Tap-e-Alghata has been discovered by national and international archeologists in 1381 and the former minister of information and culture had visited the area, but unfortunately, the area is being controlled by the government armed oppositions, he went on to say.  There is another key and historical area in Takht-e-Padshah, Jalrez district where has not been registered so far and some others are likely existed in the province, in which the local elders would know about them, but unfortunately, most of them are being controlled by armed insurgents, he continued.
On ‘No Borja Qala’, he said, “The historical castle has been built by an Afghan named Ghazi Momin Khan Ghaljayee who had been then worked as Paktia police chief and fought against former Britain.” Ghaljayee had also built many strong castles, one of them in Logar and about three more in Maidan Wardak, but unfortunately, the area is being ruled by armed insurgents, he added. “There is an idol in Kolokh village, Daimirdad district, where is being used by local people and controlled by armed insurgents,” he added. Mukhtar added that there are some other historical sites in Maidan Wardak such as, Alghata historical township, Tape Koshk, Tape Bad Sayab, Tape Chato and many more.
“We are in contact with the ministry of information and culture to pay serious heed and solve the problems,” he said. On press section, he said the department prints a weekly of Millie Hadaf “National Goal” which publishes all events happen in the province. Maidan Wardak, is a province located in the central east region of Afghanistan. It is divided into eight districts and has a population of approximately 567,600.
The capital of the province is Maidan Shar.
Karima Malikzada
 

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