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Saturday February 9, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, the meeting of national commission on holding Nawroz historical festival of 1398 was held Wednesday with participation of representatives of relevant government and non-government institutions.
In the meeting, acting minister of information and culture spoke and said the respective commission’s meeting was held for coordination of necessary preparations of relevant government and non-government institutions to better mark the upcoming year’s Nawroz festival. Meanwhile, head of the people culture for information and culture Mahbooba Babakarkhil said effort would be made for better holding of the Nawroz festival. Participants in the meeting delivered their visions, suggestions and plans for better marking the day and shared preparations of their relevant institutions with members of the commission. At the end, acting minister of information and culture stressed on coordination and cooperation among relevant institutions, adding that continuous efforts should be made in order that Nawroz historical festival of the New Year should be held in a better way.
 

Saturday February 9, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi has strongly condemned the assassination of two journalists in the northern province of Takhar, BNA reported Friday.
Shafiqullah Arya and Rahimullah, two Hamsada local radio staffs were killed, following gunmen raids on their office in the Northern Province, the agency said. Minister Safi said she was deeply saddened by the tragic event and called the incident the work of the enemy of freedom of expression asking the relevant organs to seriously investigate into the case and arrest those involved in the attack, according to the agency. The minister extended her condolence to the assassinated journalists’ bereaved families.
 

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Turquoise Mountain (Firozkoh) cultural institution’s in charges handed over the documents of four intangible cultural heritages items to Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, BNA reported on Tuesday.
The documentary of the items has been made by Firozkoh Institution which incurving and Robab making, the agency further said.
The mentioned items have been made in line with international standards and would be proposed its inclusion in world cultural heritage list after approval by the ministry of information and culture.
The meeting which was also attended by the ministry’s cultural advisor Khoshal Rohi, archeology department’s director Noor Aqha Noori and people’s culture department’s director Mahbooba Babakarkhil, variety of issues, including holding of professional education courses on restoring and protection of tangible and intangible historical relics and signing a cooperation agreement between the ministry and the institution also discussed, BNA added.
Calling tangible and intangible cultural heritages the country’s precious asset, Minister Safi while thanking firozkoh institution for cooperation with the ministry stressed on continued cooperation between the two sides.
 

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi in a meeting yesterday with governor of Maidan Wardak assured of the ministry’s attention to cultural sections of the provinces.
In the meeting attended also by a number of lawmakers, members of provincial council, elders and dignitaries of the province, governor of Maidan Wardak Abdul Yamin Muzafarudin shared a range of problems and demands of the province with acting minister of information and culture.
He asked for establishment of public libraries in Sayedabad, Jalriz and Behsud-e-Awal district, a cultural center as well as a museum in the province.
He also asked the ministry for attention to historic and cultural heritages of the province.
Acting minister of information and culture considered attention to the country’s historic heritages and culture possessions as main tasks of the ministry, saying that attention to national identity of the country was in working priority of the ministry of information and culture.
Hasina Safi promised that a public library would be created in the province in coming year, assuring of the ministry’s attention to cultural heritages of Maidan Wardak.