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Religion & Culture

Hashmat Karzai remembered on his 3rd death anniversary

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Aug 20, 2017 - 19:44
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The third death anniversary of Hashmat Khalil Karzai, a cousin of former president Hamid Karzai, was observed in southern Kandahar province on Sunday.
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Media professionalism at slow pace: Sancharaki

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Aug 15, 2017 - 20:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Secretary Information and Broadcasting Syed Aqa Hussain Sancharaki on Tuesday said though the number of media outlets had increased in the country, their pace of becoming professional had been slow.
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Afghan Senate against politicizing hajj pilgrimage

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Aug 12, 2017 - 18:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or Senate deputy chairman on Saturday praised the Saudi Arabia government for serving the entire Muslim community and criticized countries who ‘mix the sacred annual hajj pilgrimage with politics.’ Dr. Mohammad Asif...
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Kunduz media outlets: Women’s representation down by 60pc

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Aug 08, 2017 - 16:40
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The presence of women in local media organisations of northern Kunduz province has declined by 60 percent in the past two years, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt. Currently, only 32 women are working for nine radio stations and...
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‘Only Saudis can better manage hajj services’

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Aug 06, 2017 - 17:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious affairs experts say only the Saudi Arabia government can better manage the hajj operations and services. Millions of Muslims from around the world annually gather in Islam’s holiest cities in Mecca and Medina of Saudi...
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Nimroz bibliophile embarks on book-collecting drive

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Jul 27, 2017 - 14:27
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A young resident of southwestern Nimroz province has launched a book-collecting campaign to encourage the reading habit and enrich the Information and Culture Department Library. Mohammad Zarif Yousafzai has erected a tent in...
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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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