17 July 2019

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Saturday, May 25, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi in a meeting with the UNESCO head of Kabul office discussed the issue related to the Jam Minaret in Ghazni province and said that her ministry was committed to remove the threat expected from floods to the historical minaret, BNA reported.
The acting minister expressed her concern over the threat facing the minaret and vowed to do her best to remove them duly, by hiring workers and the area residents, the agency quoted.
She also thanked the cooperation of the people in repulsing the seasonal floods threats around the minaret nod the consolidation of the minaret base.
The head of UNESCO, meanwhile said an Italian expert was expected to come to Afghanistan to visit the minaret in near and to finally take measure in its consolidation, according to the agency.

Thursday May 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) In Exhibition titled Ayat-e-Solh ‘Peace verses’ with precious calligraphy works was jointly inaugurated by the Chief Executive Office and Calligraphy Association of Herat Province here at the Sapidar Palace on Tuesday. According to BNA report, addressing the inauguration ceremony, CE Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah called the exhibition very important, saying the works were decorated with Holy Quran verses and peace messages. “Afghans are in dire need of peace,” Abdullah said. Dr. Abdullah went on saying that Herat was the center of art, education, culture and civilization for centuries, adding there were still talented artists and culturists active in the province.
Praising works of the calligraphy association of Herat province, Dr. Abdullah called their efforts as ever-lasting activity that help boost art and culture. At the end, the Chief Executive appreciated Ustad Nik Mohammad Mostamandi Ghuri, Ustad Najibullah Anwari, Ustad Abdul Hakim Karimzad and Ustad Ahmad Zia Haqshenas with appreciation letters. The exhibition includes 40 calligraphy works of 10 artists of the Herat Calligraphy Association and is aimed to reveal the real peace messages and the Holy Religion of Islam role in the process.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, High Media Council held session, during which final draft policy on mass media discussed, BNA reported on Tuesday.
According to the agency, at the outset, senior legal advisor to the ministry of information and culture Delawar Nazirzoi briefed the session about final draft policy on mass media.  Afterwards, the members of High Media Council shared their views and suggestions on including or removing some points from the draft policy.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki, the fifth meeting of copyright board was held yesterday.
In the meeting, deputy minister of publication affairs by praising members of the board for their attention to the issue of author and writer’s rights said there were two complaints for discussion one from Azem Publisher and Baseerat Publishers and the other was from Amiri and Naveesa Publishers, adding they would also discuss related to finalization of copy right support board.
Sancharaki further said that the copyright support board was fully responsible in connection with supporting the rights of authors and composers and should try to support efforts and hard works of the writers and prevent from misusing of literal plagiarism.
In the meeting, in presence of either side of complaint, issues were reviewed and discussed and necessary decisions were made.

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