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Religion & Culture

Ghani meets first group of departing hajj pilgrims

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Jul 24, 2017 - 16:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has met the first group of hajj pilgrims before departing for Saudi Arabia to perform the annual pilgrimage, the Presidential Palace said on Monday. A statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan...
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‘Media’s role vital in improving Kabul-Beijing ties’

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Jul 22, 2017 - 17:01
BEIJING (Pajhwok): Journalists from Afghanistan and China held a joint meeting and talked about various opportunities that could help improved relations between the two countries. First secretary of the Afghanistan Embassy in China, Syed Mehdi...
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Annual poetry session ‘Nakhtar’ held in Paktia

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Jul 21, 2017 - 15:41
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): An annual poetry session – Nakhtar – was held in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, Gardez, on Friday, with dozens of poets and writers attending the event.
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Pajhwok pressured, threatened over accurate news coverage

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Jul 20, 2017 - 20:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Facts are still hidden from the media in Afghanistan and media outlets are pressured and threatened over compiling facts-based stories. The prevention of the plane carrying first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum from landing...
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Hajj flight operation scheduled to begin on July 24

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Jul 10, 2017 - 14:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs (MoHIA) on Monday announced the Hajj flight operation from the capital Kabul to Saudi Arabia would begin on July 24. A statement from the ministry asked all registered pilgrims and relevant...
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Khost media outlets thriving, thanks to self-reliance

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Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Media representatives have noted an increase in the number of local news organisations in southeastern Khost province. They link the surge to the media’s financial self-reliance through commercials during breaks. Private...
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No parks, entertainment facilities for Nangarhar women

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Jun 27, 2017 - 10:57
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Women and girls in eastern Nangarhar province have complained against the non availability of parks and entertainment places and said they were unable to go out during Eid holidays and enjoy.
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Insecurity hampers Bamyan tourism sector

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Jun 27, 2017 - 10:44
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Insecurity and growing violence in the neighboring provinces of central Bamyan province hampered tourism industry in the province.
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Eid is meaningless for poor people like us: Kunduz orphan boy

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Jun 25, 2017 - 11:05
​KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Waisuddin, a 15 years old boy from northeastern Kunduz province who lost his father in a battle in southern Helmand, says he spends his live with lots of problems and hardship and Eid in such a situation had no meaning for him.
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Even Eid can’t bring joy to Shafiullah and his family

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Jun 25, 2017 - 10:58
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Shafiullah, 11, an orphan boy says he feel immense pressure due to daily work to feed his nine family-member and sometime weep due to the load of work.
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1st day of Eid-ul-Fitr being observed countrywide

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Jun 25, 2017 - 10:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of Eidul Fitr was observed across the country on Sunday with Eid prayers offered at mosques and eidgahs in all provinces and the central capital amid tight security measures.
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Eid opportunity for reconciliation

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Jun 25, 2017 - 09:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars say people should promote the culture of reconciliation on the occasion of Eid as advised by the teaching of Islam and they are considered as heroes. Qazi Mohammad Hassan Haqyar, a religious scholar, told Pajhwok...
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Eidul Fitr tomorrow, announces Afghanistan supreem court

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Jun 24, 2017 - 21:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan supreem court on Saturday announced that the first day of Shawwal would fall on Sunday, according to local media reports. As the Shawwal moon was sighted on Saturday, Eidul Fitr will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia, the...
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Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Sunday: Kandahari

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Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Renowned astrologer Abdullah Kandahari has predicted that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Afghanistan on Sunday (June 25). He told Pajhwok Afghan News the month of Ramazan would be of 29 days and the moon of Shawal could be...
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‘Mosque attack to strengthen Sunni-Shiite unity’

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Jun 18, 2017 - 21:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sunni and Shiite scholars on Sunday announced their joint stance against the attack on Al-Zohra mosque in Kabul, saying the attack would further strengthen the unity between the sects. The attack three days back west of Kabul left...
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8 journalists killed, 20 injured in a month: group

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Jun 14, 2017 - 23:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): A media and journalists’ advocacy federation, expressing concern over increasing threats journalists and media outlets face in Afghanistan, on Wednesday asked the government to be more serious in supporting the community.
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Afghanistan mourns recent terror attacks’ victims

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Jun 11, 2017 - 01:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Special prayers were offered at mosques and gatherings in Kabul and provinces for the victims of recent terrorist attacks as the nation observed a day of mourning on Saturday.
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Rohani’s death still a mystery 9 years on: Colleagues

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Jun 11, 2017 - 00:45
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Journalists in southern Helmand province on Saturday criticized the government for not investigating the case of slain colleague Abdul Samad Rohani despite the passage of nine years.
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Afghanistan to mourn recent attacks on Saturday

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Jun 09, 2017 - 19:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The national unity government has declared Saturday a day of national mourning following deadly terrorist attacks in Kabul, in which hundreds of people were killed and wounded. A statement from the presidential palace to Pajhwok...
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KABUL, Jun 04, 2017:Al-Hajj Maulavi Abdul Hakim Munib, leader of Harakat-i- Inqilabi Islami Afghanistan participated in the conference entitled "The Public, and Social Action toward Peace" was organized by the Islamic Revolution Movement party.

Scholars meeting strongly condemns recent attacks

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Jun 04, 2017 - 18:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 300 religious scholars from different provinces attended a meeting in Kabul and condemned recent suicide attacks, urging the international community avoid using Afghanistan as contested zone.
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