29 March 2017

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief executive affairs of Azizi Bank and his accompanying delegation in a meeting with deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi showed readiness of the bank to cooperate with ministry of information and culture.
In the meeting, deputy minister of publication affairs briefed related to extending work dimensions and key working indexes of the ministry.  Afterwards, CEO of the bank expressed cooperation of the bank with the ministry in connection with social immunity and media section, asserting that Azizi Bank was interested in cooperation with MoIC in celebration of national and international days. 
CEO of the bank also showed interest in signing a MoU in this regard and asked for signing the agreement by deputy ministry of publication affairs with the bank. 

Sunday March 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting with members of commission on access to information recalled of the ministry’s overall cooperation with the commission.
In the session, head of the commission Sayed Ikram Afzali said despite that members of the commission had cooperation with all institutions, they were facing with a range of problems such as lack of a proper building and necessary budget, adding that work on creating a program was underway and relevant organs including MoIC should cooperate us in this regard. He asked acting minister of information and culture to support the commission in this regard. After hearing problems and suggestions of the commission’s members, Dr. Sadat said ministry of information and culture was acting as supportive of media organizations and was committed to address problems of the said commission.

Sunday March 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In 71st session of high commission on prevention of violence against women, work negligence of relevant institutions was hinted and acceleration for investigation of causes related to violence against women was stressed.
Participants in the session criticized MoI and attorney for counter violence against women in this regard. In the session chaired by deputy minister of women affairs Nabila Muslih, secretary of the respective commission Mozhgan Aria delivered report of the session’s previous decisions. Based on the report, coordination has increased between relevant organs and efforts for speeding up related cases to violence against women were under through relevant institutions. In the session, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture associate Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi asserted that any regulation and law prepared in connection with women should be shared with representative of the women affairs ministry. According to Mustafavi, through this roadmap a document which would be pomade on bloody wounds of women was to be prepared.

Saturday March 4, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The reading culture has been fading out among the youth and the new generation doesn’t have much interest to it, but the officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture saying new plans are in hand to improve such culture and boosting reading culture would lead Afghanistan towards development.
Pointing to the Ministry’s plan, Hamidullah Faizi spokesperson for the Ministry of Information and Culture told that reading culture has been fading out among the new generation, but according to him the ministry’s new plan to help revive such culture in the society. “Unfortunately the young generation spending their energy on other things instead of study, but this is the responsibility of the ministry of information and culture to pave the way for their study and therefor seminars and conference to be held in public libraries to help boost such culture among the youth,” Faizi added. According to Faizi, those countrymen and women who have their academic and scientific literatures not published yet, can ask the ministry to get it published with the help of Baihaqi publishing directorate. “We are negotiating with Ministry of Finance to give us some specific budgets so that we help the youth and writers publish their works,” Faizi said, adding recently Dr. Kamal Sadat acting minister of information and culture visited a private library and did a survey of the book reading culture as well as promised to increase the circulation of some valuable books so that around 5 to 6 thousands of book to be published within a week.
Pointing to what can improve the book reading culture among the youth, Faizi said the people can contact the ministry through 120 helpline so that the ministry ease them with their problems. According to him, holding of conferences and seminars across the country would encourage the private book centers to be activated in the provinces and improve the book reading culture. Calling persuasion of the youth towards reading as the main responsibilities of the ministry of information and culture, Faizi said that youth through reading would learn much more about new developments and technologies in the world and their mind would be much wiser and would also help Afghanistan get developed. Answering a question if technology can replace reading, the spokesperson said that using technology as a mean for study in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran would be not a good solution, since the youth would get busy in social media or other websites. According Faizi the ministry of information and culture trying to encourage the youth to use libraries and books. Asking the young generation to further spend their times in reading the books, Faizi said reading culture would definitely help economic, political and social developments for Afghanistan.
Suraya Raiszada

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