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Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In respect to the news published by some of the media source pertaining to the establishment of reporters’ unions with cooperation of Iran that has been stated by the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen said that I also read this issue in a newspaper.
If this is right, it should be stated that neither the government nor the embassies of the neighboring countries retain the right to interfere in the establishment of the reporters’ union.
I hope that the Iranian embassy in Kabul focus attention to this issue.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister for Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen had described the media censor of the house of people as illegal, saying the restriction imposed on media outlets yesterday was against the law has the right to held secret sessions but yesterday’s behavior with journalists was illegal.
Meantime, Farhad Azimi the deputy to secretary to the house of people expressed sorrow over the treatment with journalists, saying it is a matter of regard to prevent journalists report the facts and it is the right of the people what is happening in the house of people.

Monday, August 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The government of Afghanistan welcomes the repatriation back to the National Museum of hundreds of ancient Afghan artifacts stolen from the museum and other parts of the country during the past two decades, the ministry of foreign said in a statement.
“These ancient artifacts are a precious and valuable part of our cultural and historical heritage,” said foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul. “That these artifacts have been recovered and now repatriated to their home back here in Afghanistan is a moment of pride and joy for all Afghans.”
Omara Khan Massoudi, Director of the National Museum, who played a critical role in preserving large numbers of artifacts from the National Museum during the war years in the 1990s.
Said “the return of these invaluable artifacts will further enrich our National Museum,” Masoudi said the National Museum will soon put some of the artifacts on display for public viewing.
We are grateful to all those inside and outside Afghanistan who played a part in identifying, retrieving and repatriating this cultural treasure back to Afghanistan, “said Dr. Rassoul, we‘re especially grateful to the British government and the British Museum for their help in this tremendous task.”
The 843 pieces cover artifacts from the Bronze Age all the way to the Islamic period and include such rare items as al a 1” Century AD elephant ivory, a Buddha stone statue, coins, pots, stamps and a 3000 year old axe.
The British Embassy in Kabul handed over the collection to the Ministry of Information and culture at a ceremony at the National Museum today.
Having been the crossroads of the world’s major civilizations over the millennia- form the Kushan and Bactrian period to Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic eras Afghanistan remains home to one of the richest and most diverse treasures of ancient sites and artifacts, making the country a center or world historical and cultural heritage.

Saturday, August 04, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The foundation stone of a new building for National Music Institute laid down by education minister today.
BNA reported, in the laying foundation stone ceremony of the building, Faroq Wardak Minister of Education said, the mentioned building will construct in the surrounding area of National Music Institute at the cost of 77 million Afghanis from development budget of the education ministry with the cooperation of World Bank, Danish embassy and British Council in two floors.
Wardak added, the building will have 20 classrooms, technician room for repairing of music instruments, concert hall, girls’ dormitory and health center with other equipments.
It is worth of mention that 150 students are studying in the National Music Institute now.
T. Rateb