22 October 2018

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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Attending an academic conference on the philosophy of Abdu Rayhan Al-Biruni and strongly condemning Wednesday’s twice suicide attack in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani said the people of Afghanistan would continue protecting their peaceful co-existence and mutual acceptance in the face of enemy’s vicious plans.
As many as 25 people including two journalists have been martyred and over nearly 90 others wounded, following Wednesday’s incident, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive packed vest inside a wrestling gym in the Kabul vicinity.
According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, the president said terrorists and their supporters should know they could never harm the unity and brotherhood of the people of Afghanistan with their brutal and criminal acts.
The country’s president offered his deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished early recovery for those wounded in the terrorist attack.
Referring to the philosophy of Al-Biruni, President Ghani said Al-Buruni, learned Sanskrit language and designed the connectivity between Afghanistan and South Asia.
The president said Al –Buruni was an experienced and talented philosopher and the Afghan youth should adopt his multi-dimensional thinking.
He urged the youth to deeply study his personality and see on what dimensions he worked and by knowing this, the youth could connect the past with the present.
According to him, the best example of Al-Buruni’s philosophy was the civilization of regional connectivity which remained a strong and global message for the generations to come.
The president said Afghanistan and Uzbekistan jointly held the seminar remembering Al-Biruni and in the near future another conference on the philosophy of Gawharshad Begum would be held in Uzbekistan.
According to another report, present at the ceremony, CE Dr. Abdullah also the Al Biruni’s works and studies should be considered in the basis of then era conditions.
He called Al-Biruni the regional and world scientific pride and said that his studies sand scientific works had deep impact in the human life.

Friday September 7, 2018 Kabul (BNA) At least 26 people including two journalists lost their lives and more than 90 people including three journalists were wounded following to back to back suicide attacks in 18th precinct of Kabul city the night before last. According to BNA report, first, a suicide attacker exploded himself inside a wrestling club in Dasht Barchi area, 18th precinct of Kabul city late on Wednesday. Then a car packed with explosive materials donated in the area while people and journalists have been gathered to help the victims of first attack and prepare reports. Samim Faramarz correspondent and Ramez Ahmadi photographer of Tolo News TV have died and three journalists were wounded following the car bombing attack. No individual or group has commented regarding the incident so far, but already such incident carried out by ISIS terrorist group in the same area. Meanwhile, Leadership of the ministry for information and culture condemns the terrorist attacks in the strongest possible terms and asks security and judicial organs to make effort and identify and punish those behind these barbaric acts. Unfortunately, besides other Afghan citizens, media staff were also targeted in a deadly incident, in which a journalists and cameraman were martyred in the attacks. Today’s incident proved that the terrorists are not bound by any law or religion and they target whoever they want. As an advocate of freedom of speech and media, the ministry of information and culture asks people, civil and political parties and different segments of the society to cooperate with the government in identifying those culprits behind such deadly acts. The MoIC’s leadership asks paradise for those martyred and great patience to their families. M.A.Ansari

Monday, September 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs in cooperation with Colombo Plan’s Drug Advisory Program (DAP) organized 3rdAfghanistan Youth Congress in Kabul from 29th August till 1st September of 2018.
Addressing the opening ceremony, representative of the Drug Advisory Program called Drug Addiction among youth a challenging issue, asking all youth and the participant of the program to raise their voices in fight against drug and addiction.
DAP representative also went on saying this year’s 3rdAfghanistan Youth Congress was being held with the theme ‘Youth for Prevention’ as well as seeking Media outlets’ cooperation to raise awareness among youth on consequences of addictions. She also assured DAP’s cooperation with Afghan youth.
Meanwhile addressing his remarks, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat asked youth to mobilize themselves in fighting drug in the country. Speaking on risks of using drug, its consequences and addiction, Dr. Sadat said prevention of addiction was every Afghan’s responsibilities. He also warned that if the addiction was not prevented, the country’s future generation would be badly affected with the ugly phenomenon.
He also thanked Colombo Plan’s cooperation in regards with holding of the 3rd Youth Congress in Kabul.
Meanwhile deputy ministers of counter-narcotic Jawid Qayem and higher education Ahmad Seyar Mahjoor spoke related to polices and strategies of the ministry of counter narcotics and unpleasant effects of addiction in the country. They also emphasized on raising awareness among youths in the country.
The session continued with presentation by the Ministry of Counter narcotic’s representative on ministry’s achievements and activities, saying the ministry was facing lack of budget to further raise awareness and take preventive measures on countering drug and addiction in the country.
Meanwhile Editor-in-Chief of The Kabul Times daily Hamidullah Arefi briefed the audience on mass media activities, Afghan government and Ministry of Information and Culture’s commitments towards activities of free media in Afghanistan.
He also said the state-run dailies, including that of The Kabul Times publishing stories on drug addiction and government’s programs to counter the phenomenon, adding media was playing key role in raising awareness among the public.
Pointing to growth of media in Afghanistan and that the Afghan constitution guarantees freedom of expression and free media activities, Arefi emphasized on media cooperation in preventing drug addiction in the country.
He said awareness of the negative impacts of drug addiction, reporting from the areas where opium are cultivated, processed and trafficked cooperation with government over raising awareness on alternative crops, reporting from the exact figure of addicts in the country, to help the line organs to address the issue and step up efforts for addicts’ treatments as well as broadcasting dramas and movies on drug addiction and its prevention could be the best way to minimize the threats of drug and addiction in the country.
The youth congress continued with open discussion of the participants who have come from across the country to explore ways on prevention of addictions in the country. The participants discussed and presented their ideas on media interventions and how they can be used to aid in drug prevention efforts.
The congress ended on September first with Dr. Kamal Sadat once again addressing the youth, asking media outlets to fulfil their responsibility in delivering awareness on negative impacts of drugs and youth addiction in the country.
The program ended with distribution of certificates to national and foreign lecturers.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with Female Journalists’ Association members, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi said successful were those who have self-reliance, BNA reported on Sunday.
According to the agency, the participants have passed a journalism training course financially supported by the U.S. International Development Agency (US-AID) and organized by Inter-News.
Lauding women and girls presence in all fields of politics, social, cultural and economy, Acting MoIC Hasina Safi said women and girls should further pay heed to their education and capacity-building, BNA added.
She also said that a number of girls could be recreated in the ministry’s vacancies through free competition, the agency went on to say.
At the end, Shafiqa Habibi detailed about female journalists’ association activities and a number of girls awarded with Inter-News certificates by the Acting Minister of Information and Culture.

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