22 October 2019

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, met with a number of influential figures of Mes-e-Aynak historical site here in her office yesterday, BNA reported.
Representing others, some of the Mes-e-Aynak influential figures briefed the acting minister on their situations, asking the ministry to increase their salary and help improve security of the historical site.  They also reiterated their support to archeologists of M3s-e-Aynak site, the agency added.
Hinting to importance of people’s cooperation in preservation of historical sites, Minister Safi assured them of ministry’s cooperation and addressing of their problems.
The meeting also attended by director of Archaeology Institute of Afghanistan, representative of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and commander of the protection unit of Mes-e-Aynak historical site, according to the agency.
The archaeological excavations began in Mes-e-Aynak historical sites ten years ago and some around 7 thousand of historical relics have been discovered by the archeologists so far.  Employment opportunities have been provided to four hundred local workers.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi in a seminar titled ‘Cultural Condition of Afghan Women in Past 100 Years’ said efforts would be made towards addressing shortcomings and obstacles facing Afghan women in various sectors particularly in cultural field in the past 100 years.
In the seminar held yesterday with participation of deputy ministers and officials of the ministry of information and culture, representatives of various government institutions, civil society organizations, academic and cultural figures and foreign guests, acting minister of information and culture said the seminar was aimed to review cultural condition of Afghan women in the period of past 100 years, adding cultural activities of Afghan women in fine arts, theater, music, journalism, film, literature, sports, tourism and social affairs have been reviewed.
Briefing related to cultural programs launched on the occasion of marking the 100the anniversary of Afghanistan Independence Day since the beginning of the year, acting minister of information and culture said that it was the responsibility of the MoIC to make effort and work for the protection and expansion of the people’s culture and tradition showing the country’s identity.
Hasina Safi added that Afghan women were able to lead, plan and implement programs in various fields.
Afterwards, the country’s First Lady in a video message released in connection with the seminar praised Afghan women for their cultural activities and achievements in the course of past history in particular the past 100 years.
“Afghan women have suffered numerous pains and lost their loved ones during the past continued war in the country and lasting peace is one of Afghan women’s key need,” said the country’s First Lady.
The country’s First Lady stressed that women were the messengers of peace and wanted to end the culture of war and violence in the country and were asking for peace, solidarity and patriotisms.
In the seminar, the book titled ‘Pioneers of Culture’, which was published by the MoIC, was unveiled by acting minister of information and culture.  In the book, top Afghan women from 34 provinces of the country have been introduced.
Meanwhile, a 17 –cause resolution was read out in the seminar in which the government was asked to support Afghan women and provide better facilities for women in the country.

Sunday September 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Culture and Art Affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary inaugurated work of a local museum in Mohammad Agha district of Logar province yesterday.
According to BNA report, addressing the inauguration ceremony, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary said more than eight million Afghanis has been allocated to the construction of local museum and would be paid from the Ministry of Information and Culture’s development budget. According to him stupas and temples of the Buddhist periods which were discovered from Mes-e-Aynak ancient sites would be put on display in the local museum. He also said that the ministry would construct another local museum in three acres of land in Logar’s capital, Pul-e-Alam city. Meanwhile, provincial director of information and culture, Abdul Rahman Tassal, said a basic museum was existed within the directorate’s building and was housing old dishes and handicrafts. He stressed the need for construction of a standard museum in the province. The ceremony was attended by Logar governor, security officials, MPs, provincial council members and director of the Archeology Institute of Afghanistan. The local Museum in Mohammad Agha would be constructed in 30 acres of land from the Ministry of Information and Culture’s development budget. It has been 10 years since the archeological activities begun in Mes-e-Aynak ancient sites and most of the discovered artefacts shifted to Kabul museum due to lack of provincial museum in Logar.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, chaired the final meeting of the commission for holding of seminar on ‘Overview of Afghan Women’s Cultural Situation in 100 years’ here yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting commenced with reports of the commission members, saying all steps taken from holding of the seminar which will include theatre, music, tourism, literature, journalism, fine arts, social activities and craftswomen, the agency said.
The session also discussed delivering of research papers during the seminar and welcoming of the guests.
Hearing the reports of the commission members, acting minister of information and culture stressed on glorious holding of the seminar on ‘Overview of Afghan Women’s Cultural Situation in 100 years’, the agency added.

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