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Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Fazel Sancharaki in a meeting called the citizens’ awareness on food standard and values the responsibi8lity of the media and asked them to lodge it in their commercial breaks, BNA reported Sunday.
In the meeting which was held under the title of ‘Awareness on the National Agenda of Food and Feeding Security for the Media Outlet co-hosted by the Council of Ministers Secretariat Office and the Chief Executive Office, the deputy minister said lack of access to enough and fair food  by more than 18 million citizens of the country, was concerning and added that lack of access to sustainable fair food was vital in the human society and failure to have such foods would face the society with health and economic challenges, the agency quoted.  Sancharaki asked the entire media outlets to pay attention to the said issues during their commercial breaks, according to the agency.  Likewise, Nasrullah Arsalayee, head of CMs Secretariat Office said lack of the official’s attention to sound and enough food for the citizens caused health and economic challenges increase and food security lacked.  Minister of Public Health, Dr. Firuzuddin Firuz also spoke at the meeting and asked the households for preventing malnutrition among children as both mother and child need enough, energetic and nutritious feeding since the formation of embryo.

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Working report of results of ‘International Symposium on Integrating preservation of Physical Cultural Resources with Ainak Coper Mine Development’ was ready to be delivered to the country’s President.  On second day of the symposium, foreign experts on of the field of archaeology and mines assessed and reviewed options and plans of archaeologists of the ministry of mines and petroleum.  As a result, experts in presence of acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi and acting minister of mines and petroleum suggested that Ainak copper mines should be extracted with preservation of physical cultural resources in the respective site.  They briefed related to results of work of the two-day symposium and considered it as beneficial to Afghanistan, asserting that final decision in this regard is in the hand of Afghanistan government.  Meanwhile, in the symposium attended also by deputy minister of art and culture for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary and advisor to President Eng. Mohammad Yousuf Pashtoon, acting ministers of information and culture and mines and  culture and mines and petroleum thanked the foreign and domestic experts for their effort and suggestions during the two-day symposium.  They considered the physical cultural resources and Ainak copper mine as national investments, stressing that both the physical cultural resources, showing national identify of the country, should be preserved and Aynak copper mine, considered as national investment, should be extracted.  Acting ministers of information and culture and mines and petroleum asserted that working report of results of the two-day symposium, suggestion of foreign experts as well as op options and plans of the ministries would be delivered to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for its final decision and approval.

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the road nomination commission’s extraordinary meeting held here yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting discussed Kabul Municipality’s request for nomination, correction and approval of the roads related to districts 5, 11 and 17th of Kabul, the agency said.
During the meeting, minister Safi said that cities’ identity and history should be considered while nomination of the roads so that to be a guideline for the future generations, the agency added.  Meanwhile acting minister of information and culture emphasized on holding of extraordinary meeting of the commission for further speeding up of the affairs.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) An international symposium on preservation of historic sites and development of Mes-e-Ainak (Ainak copper mine) was held yesterday in Kabul.
The symposium was held by ministries of information and culture and mines and petroleum with participation of a number of officials of the two ministries, government officials and foreign and domestic mines experts.
Speaking related to importance of the country’s historic artefacts and mines, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi said there were two treasuries in one site, adding that one was the copper mine and other was the country’s historic identity and the ministry of information and culture was committed to protect both.  Acting minister of information and culture asked both foreign and domestic mines-related experts and archaeologists to professionally analyze both national treasuries of the country that how to make use of the two national treasures for the financial and spiritual development of the country.  Hasina Safi stressed that experts should seek ways to both protect the country’s historic identity and extract the copper mine.  She said that Mes-e-Ainak Copper Mine was considered as the biggest mins in the world and they want it to be extracted, adding that it should not be forgotten that the site was also important for its historic identity.  afterwards, acting minister of mines and petroleum Nargis Nehan spoke and said that the Mes-e-Ainak site was important for its both copper mine and historic monuments, which was the identify of all Afghans.

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