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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A number of top members of Afghanistan young cinematographers and film-producers called on acting minister of information and culture and shared their problems with him.
In the meeting, Saleem Shaheen and Fazel Hadi Kafshani, representing the others, spoke and enumerated problems of the cinematographers and film-producers, asking ministry of information and culture for supporting artists and film-producers to improve cinema art in the country.
They also asked for releasing Afghan films showing life of the Afghan people in various fields through cinemas inside the country and find such films opportunity to be screen through local TV channels in cooperation with ministry of information and culture. After hearing problems of cinematographers and film-producers, acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat promised to support the artists and film-producers so that cinema would improve in the country.
Dr. Sadat asked the country’s cinematographers to further pay attention to development of real Afghani art and culture.

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister on youth affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat held video conference with Panjshir director of information and culture here yesterday, asking him to spare no effort in serving the people and culture of the country, BNA reported.
According to the agency, hinting to directorate’s upcoming plans, Dr. Sadat said that upcoming year is the youths’ year, asking the director to take serious steps in fighting corruption in the province.
The acting minister went on saying the ministry has plan to conduct four programs within a month on youth access to their rights so that to better know about their privileges and responsibilities.
Ghulam Rasoul Farayeen, Panjshir’s director of information and culture said 70 percent of the directorate’s plan has been implemented in line with MoIC’s general plan, however he called lack of sufficient equipment as the main challenge.
The acting minister vowed to solve the issues through sending a delegation to the province.
According to another report, acting minister of information and culture spoke with Afghan cultural attaché to US through a video conference, asking him to further coordinate the programs with the ministry. The Afghan cultural attaché, Majid Qarar expressed concern over lack of proper plan and sufficient resources, adding despite of problems, cultural programs and meetings were being held with students and university lecturers, aiming to bolster the cultural ties.

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a statement has condoled the demise of the country’s top historian, writer, politician and translator Prof. Hasan Kaker, who has passed away due to a disease he was suffering.
The deceased Prof. Kaker was born in Laghman in 1929 had completed his education inside and outside of the country where he later started teaching at Kabul University.
In 1981, he had gotten academic degree of professor and left behind dozens of books in history, philosophy and diplomacy, the statement said.
The Ministry of information and culture considered his death as loss for the country and political and academic process, wished him paradise and patience to his family and colleagues.
According to another report, in a separate statement, the MoIC has also condoled the death of national radio and television of Afghanistan top anchor Karim Rohina, who has passed away.
The deceased Rohina was born in Deh Afghanan area of Kabul city in 1929, had completed Istiqlal high school and started working in secondary studies department of the education ministry in 1949.
After working three decades in media, the deceased has passed away at age 78.
The Ministry of information and culture considered his death as loss for the country’s media family, wished him paradise and patience to his family and colleagues.

Saturday, January 07, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to Youth Affairs met with Takhar governor, Dr. Yasin Zai at his office the other day, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, in the meeting, the acting minister, Dr. Sadat said that the ‘Youth House’ would be soon built in the province. During the meeting, matters pertaining, cultural issues, protection of historical monuments and the situation of art and artists of Takhar province were also discussed, the agency added. The Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sadat said that a delegation would soon be dispatched to Takhar to review the situation of art and artists and visit the historical sites of the province, the agency continued. He added that if the ministry is provided with land in Takhar, it will build the Youth House in the province, the agency stated. In his return, the Takhar governor promised to help the ministry in the respect. The Takhar governor also asked the acting minister of information and culture to visit the province’s historical sites, the agency concluded. According to another report, Dr. Sadat, the acting minister of information and culture met with son of Abdul Rashid, a prominent musician and assisted some amount of money to him to cure his father. Calling Abdul Rashid a well-known artist, Dr. Sadat said it was his ministry’s responsibility to sympathize with experienced artists and culturists of the country, the agency added. Dr. Sadat added that the ministry of information and culture has sent a letter to the president office to provide the ground for better treatment of Abdul Rashid in or abroad.

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