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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) A meeting of joint committee of media and government with second vice-President on the chair resolved that the issue of journalists and violence by some authorities against them should be assessed accurately, a statement said Tuesday.
The meeting discussed issues including the arrest of father and brother of Amirullah by Khost governor and journalist threat by Helmand governor as well as the rumor that Shapur Bakhtar, Tolotv reporter was targeted and injured, said a statement from the second vice-president office.
According to the deputy to publication minister of information and culture, print media are exempted of taxes and that the members of Journalists Fund has taken the first meeting and wanted to meet the country’s president after drafting the required plan.
Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh directed the deputy to publication affairs of the ministry for holding a joint meeting with the publication hoses, bookstores and in general book publishing centers’ entrepreneurs for the needed cooperation, the statement said.
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture opened yesterday painting exhibition titled ‘art speaks’ in Kabul.
In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation of advisor to President on natural resources and environment affairs Dr. Abas Basir, a number of officials of MoIC and artists, acting minister of information and culture spoke related to role and position of art and artists in particular painters and praised those whose paintings have put in the exhibition.
He asserted that there were only artists who could paint moments of time and deliver their messages through their paintings to the people.
Meanwhile, an official for national gallery Sabira Rahmani also spoke to the exhibition and said that 22 paintings painted by Mohammad Amin Nadem, Ghulam Nabi and Musa Khan Raja were put for exhibition.
Representing other painters in the ceremony, Mohammad Amin Nadem praised MoIC for its cooperation in holding the exhibition and briefed related to painting art.
It is worth mentioning that the exhibition will be open for two more days.
According to another report, acting minister of information and culture met yesterday with speaker and members of Afghanistan young parliament.
In the meeting, speaker of the parliament Agha Mohammad Quraishi briefed related to modality of the parliament’s works and activities and asked MoIC to keep members of the parliament into consideration for job vacancies announced and learning programs held by MoIC in capital and provinces.
Acting minister of information and culture asserted that his ministry would be in service of the parliament and other youth of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture by considering role of youth as active and effective in development of the society and talented youth could join various departments of MoIC through open competition process.
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah looked round National Museum on Monday, his office said in a statement.
Accompanied by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Ghulam Rassoul Bawari, deputy minister on publications and Mohammad Fahim head of National Museum, CE Dr. Abdullah was informed about museum’s relics, the statement added.
Calling the museum’s current relics as special and part of world’s cultural heritage, Dr. Abdullah said in consider with status quo, the relics have passed different situations, the statement added.
Afghanistan has been a point of symmetry and intersection to various cultures, Dr. Abdullah said, adding 2500 historical relics have been recognized so far and due to lack of proper space, it is impossible to put them into display, the statement added. The CE clarified that a proper land has been specified to construct a new building for museum.
Thanking the ministry of information and culture’s officials for their efforts in repairing and protection of historical relicts, Dr. Abdullah stressed that now it is time to return our historical relics from other countries, as earlier, Japan, UK and Swiss did.
At the end, CE Dr. Abdullah asked the Afghan people to cooperate with related officials in protection of historical relicts, the statement added.
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The head of Bamyan provincial department of information and culture Sayed Ahmad Hussein Ahmadpoor said, Bamyan is located on the course of Silk Route and has been one of the most important ways in the course of history in which trade caravans had been moving.
This year, we held the ninth silk rout festival here as in the last eight years Silk Road festivals had been held in this province. The goal behind these festivals is introduction of Bamyan historical assets. Bamyan province has gained important achievements as it was announced for the first time as SAARC capital and several cultural programs were held in this province. Due to sheltering of large number of historical relics, Bamyan was included the list of the world cultural heritages.
Spectacular ancient sites including Band-e-Amir, Gholghola city, Buddha statues and tens other touristic sites are among historical and entertainment sites. Bamyan noble native handicrafts includes embroideries, clothes, hat making, Shawl, rugs, carpets etc have good reputation in world markets which are produced by Bamyan women, he added.
He went on to say, Silk Route festival was held in national park and other parts of Bamyan in which local handicrafts, foods, music, sport, paintings and photos were displayed and large number of visitors inspected it and enjoyed. We try to encourage people to rehabilitate their forgotten culture and enrich them. Sport competitions were held between boys and girls and girls particularly were encouraged to develop initiatives. Foreign visitors also attended the festival.
Due to launching of these cultural events over two hundreds thousands tourists visited it this year. The number of foreign tourists has also doubled.
We are expected to organize cycling program, running programs and skiing during winter with foreign ski players. We plan to hold international ski programs once a year. The expenditures of this festival is expected to be funded by Women Solidarity Foundation.
Being art fostering people, inhabitants of Bamyan make over 35 kinds of famous local foods which are common in Bamyan including oven baked potato breads. Bamyan felt carpet enjoys global reputation. Local sports include wrestling, jousting, Buzkashi and horse riding.
Shukria Kohistani
 

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