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Afghanistan’s largest flag hoisted after repairs

Afghanistan’s largest flag hoisted after repairs

Aug 18, 2017 - 14:08

KABUL (Pajhwok): The municipality on Friday hoisted the country’s largest national flag after repairing it on the eve of the 98th Independence Day in Kabul.

India, which had gifted the flag to Afghanistan, repaired the flag about a month back, but the black, red and green flag was damaged soon by winds.

Later, the Cabinet tasked the Kabul municipality with repairing and protecting the supersized flag. Deputy mayor Abdullah Habibzai hoisted the flag on the Bibi Mehro hill in the Wazir Akbar Khan area during a special ceremony.

He said the repaired flag was 40 meters long and 24 meters wide and had been repaired inside the country. He said the hill would be converted into a recreation center in order people could entertain while visiting the mammoth flag.

He said the reconstruction and bueatification process of the area would be completed this solar year.

Former President Hamid Karzai had hoisted the flag after it was personally presented to him by Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in 2014.

The mammoth 60x90 national flag of Afghanistan, costing Rs.4.36 lakh and weighing 45 kg, is made of knitted polyster fabric called denier polyester and was manufactured in Mumbai.