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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The memorial foundation stone for media and freedom of expression martyrs was laid in Kabul’s Pul-e-Bagh-e-Omomi by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, MPs, media workers and other senior government officials, including acting minister of information and culture here on Saturday.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Abdullah said sacrifices made by the media in Afghanistan have helped the country achieve freedom of speech, as it stands today.
“Those who dumb the voice of science, knowledge, the voice and the rights of humans, are found on the dark side of history,” Dr. Abdullah said, referring to militant groups who have committed deadly attacks against civilians and media workers.
“And those who stand and defend the rights (of the people) and sacrifice their lives in this way, and are ready to make sacrifices, and maintain this as an achievement, they are on the bright side of history. They are in a place where they lay the foundation for the improvement of development in the country,” he noted. “I thank all the fighters of freedom of speech in Afghanistan,” Abdullah said.
Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah once again expressed his condolences to the families of those martyred in the 2016 attack on Moby Group staffs – which claimed the lives of seven staff members. The attack took place two years ago, Saturday January 20.
Dr. Abdullah said following this incident, the media in the country chose a clear and committed route to provide information to the people and to support freedom of speech. He said the National Unity Government stands by the people in terms of supporting freedom of speech in the country.
He stated that the new memorial will be a ‘stab to the hearts of those who want to shut the voice of the people’ in Afghanistan.
He reiterated that there is no excuse for violence against journalists in the country.
The ceremony was followed by speeches of Nader Naderi director of the civil servant and reform commission, MP Mirwais Yasini, Abdul Hamid Mubariz head of the Journalists’ Association of Afghanistan and family members of those journalists martyred during the last 16 years.
 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A meeting titled ‘Women Role in Society’ held in ministry of information and culture by Turkan-e-Ghazna Youth Organization on Saturday, BNA reported.
The meeting stressed on women active partnership in the society, the agency further said.
According to the agency, during the meeting, deputy minister of information and culture on youth affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat said that holding such programs played key role in women partnership in the society.
Pointing at inequalities among boys and girls in families, he said that the families should also pave the education ground for their daughters.  He clarified that women enjoy special position in Islam, BNA added.
He added that the deputy ministry of information and culture on youth affairs would do its best to cooperate with youth.
Pointing at challenges before women, Head of Turkan-e-Ghazna Youth Organization Rahmatullah Nayel said these challenges should be removed so the women get improved throughout the country.
The organization’s art committee in-charge read out an article on women role in the society and at the end, he dedicated it to Dr. Sadat.  Likewise at the end, a number of the organization’s women were awarded with appreciation letters.
 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Economy is determined to cooperate with Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in implementation of small development projects.
The projects which will be funded by India are going to be implemented within the ministry in various parts of the country. 
In meeting with acting minister of information and culture. Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawai, senior advisor to ministry of economy and head of the ministry’s development projects Ahmad Reshad Mangori added that two employees of the ministry would be introduced to MoIC to accelerate processing of the projects.
In the meeting, acting minister of information and culture   said currently work on five small projects funded by India were underway in various provinces of the country.
He hoped that ministry of economy would further cooperate MoIC in this regard.
According to another report, Khanda Bakhsh Baluch, an amateur painter from Nimroz, has granted one of his painted board to Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari.  The painter has recently held ‘painted amateur exhibition’ in national gallery.
 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kabul (BNA) in series of assistance to cultural figures and artists, two cultural families were provided Wednesday with cash assistance by ministry of information and culture.
Based on the assistance, 37,000 Afghani cash assistance were granted to family of Qandi Kochi, an artist of radio and television of Afghanistan and family of Qateel Khoqyani, a deceased writer and poet./
The assistance were granted based on instruction of acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari,
It is worth mentioning that 27 families of cultural figures have been provided with cash assistance through MoIC so far.
 

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