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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Minister of Information and Culture considered the constitution of Afghanistan the best law in the region and says that in this law democracy, freedom of speech and the activates of civil society are incorporated. 
Addressing the meeting for celebration of the constitution week Dr. Raheen added that the constitution in its official form made its debut with attaining of independence. 
He praised the intellectuals, religious figures for legalizing the affairs in Afghanistan, he also praised the constitution of the democracy decade on the basis of which the power from the Royal Family was delegated to the people and it separated the royal family from the government.
Mahbuba Huquqmal member of the commission for supervising implementation of the Constitution also spoke and said that under the present constitution efforts are made that the requirements of the contemporary era is considered. 
She also talked on the need for creation of the commission for supervising its implementation.
Nabi Farahi deputy minister of information and culture explained the achievements of the government in different spheres, adding that the government became legitimate after adoption of the constitution.
Mari Nebard Ayeen head of the local news of BNA considered lack of information of the public of contents of the Constitution as a factor for its implementation and said that in a country where for thirty years the rile has ruled instead of law, the people are not aware to resolve their problems through the law and still they do not believe in law for resolving their problems.
Another speaker at this ceremony was Mawlawi Naik Mohammad member of nationwide ulama of Afghanistan and member of the commission addressing press violations.
 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The Mes Aynak area is one of the archaeological remains of the Buddhism era in Afghanistan, which in addition to its archaeological importance contains one of the biggest copper mines of the country. 
Since utilizing Afghanistan’s natural resources is indispensible in the current situation for its economic development and stability, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has undertaken two parallel programs simultaneously since 2009, through the related line ministries (Ministry of Information and Culture and Ministry of Mines) in order to preserve the archaeological treasures of the site as well as using the copper resources of the area for the country’s economic development.
With this regard, the Ministry of Information and Culture coordinating with the related national and international institutions, has started the archaeological excavation of the site since 2009, through its Directorate of Archaeology with the collaboration of the French Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan (DAFA), observing archaeological standards.
Since the development and extraction of the copper mine was contracted with the Chinese company (MCC), the Ministry of Information and Culture put its priority on the areas that were of interest for the mining operation, which were identified in 8 archaeological locations.
According to the schedule the excavations were planned to be finished until the end of the 2012 with all findings and artifacts to be moved to the National Museum.  To meet the plan, the Directorate of Archaeology of the Ministry of Information and Culture, employing more than 40 nationals and 32 foreign archaeologists, has performed the archaeological excavation of these 8 locations, observing the scientific norms.  The excavation work in these locations is about to be completed in the near future, all stupas, sculptures and other artifacts found in the course of the excavations will be moved to the National Museum and local museum that has been established near the site, so as to preserve the archaeological treasures at risk as well as facilitating the start of the mining operation in the area.  To be sure, archaeological exacerbations in order locations away from the mine will continue.
Therefore, the Ministry of Information and Culture appreciating the concern expressed by some of the media and friends of the country’s ancient history on the issue, assures them that the archaeological excavations in the Mes Aynak sits is going on under the direct supervision of the Department of Archaeology, according to the international scientific and professional standards, and will invest its utmost efforts to preserve this archaeological site and its treasures.  The Ministry also urges the national and international friends of Afghanistan and the lovers of the country’s ancient history and culture to help this office in rescuing the archaeological site of Kharwar of Logar Province, which is being looted by artifact smugglers and which is one of the most important Buddhism site in Afghanistan with significance no less than that of the Mess Aynak site.
 

Wednesday January 9, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A treat seminar was held on celebrating “Loye Nangarhar in the course of history” in former King castle, Northern Province of Nangarhar, to commemorate the ancient site.
At the seminary, beside many provincial figures, some members of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences, lecturers and students of the Kabul and Nangarhar universities, countrywide ulama council chairman, Mawlavi Qiamuddin Kashshaf, deputy information and culture minister, Ghulam Nabi Farahi, deputy tribal and frontiers minister, HPC member, former MP, Dr. Farooq Mirani, personalities and culturists from Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan, religious scholars, tribal elders had attended.
President Karzai’s message was also read out by Nangarhar governor, Gul Agha Sherzai, in part of which was said Nangarhar was an important part of the country’s geographical site, where many cultural and literature had be enriched, beside several kingdoms has been experienced in the past.
Then, deputy information and culture minister, Ghulam Nabi Farahi shed light on the Loye Nangarhar in the course of history, and hoped full attention to be paid on evaluation of the articles and essays written on building the cultural and geographical infrastructures of the province through the two-day held seminar.
He said he had shared the issue with the lecturers of the Kabul University and Afghanistan Academy of Sciences members to comprehensively focus on the searches and scientific essays on the ancient province.
The message of Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture was also read out by RTA director, Zareen Anzor, part of which quoted him as saying, “I myself was interested to attend the auspicious seminar, but due to tough tasks in the ministry, I failed”.
The message quoted him to say, when the Kabulis and people from the cold region suffered from harsh winter, they were used to get warmed from the tropical atmosphere of the province and watching and smelling the beautiful narcissuses of its lawns.
Different messages from different organs including, the tribal and frontier ministry, the ministry of higher education, the governor office of Laghman and the University of Shaheed Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani has been dispatched and read out in the seminar.
The second part of the seminar was specialized for reading the essays form different culturists including, Razeqi Naraiwal, Abdul Hai Momeni, Dr. Mohammad Alam Ishaqzai.
During the ceremony, Mawlavi Qiamuddin Kashshaf told the participants that the most importance of the ancient Nangarhar was that in the province, translation of the holy Quran into Pashto was taken place by Murad Ali Sahebzada handwriting and then effective step had been taken by the great and well-known scholar, Burhanuddin Kashkaki.
At the end, some other essays related to the printing media and historical heritages of the province were presented by Ustad Abdul Hadi Quraishi and Mohammad Zaman Kalmani.
 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen has termed the reported buying of Jews documents which is written in Hebrew Language as breach if international conventions and called for its return.
In talks with BNA here yesterday, the minister added the historic documents reportedly date back to 11th century had been discovered from a cave in northern Afghanistan and had been sold to Israel by smugglers.
Dr. Raheen called on UNESCO to facilitate the return of the relics in accordance with the 1970 and 1995 UNESCO conventions.