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Afghan-American women receive awards

Afghan-American women receive awards

May 02, 2011 - 16:10

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): Four successful Afghan-American womeninfo-icon have been honoured with awards in excellence by Afghan Ambassador to US Eklil Hakimi.

As part of a new initiative of the Afghan government, a datainfo-icon base of talented Afghan women around the worldinfo-icon is being created.

Nazira Azim Karima, a reporter of Arianna international TV, Lina R. Haidari, a reporter of Voice of America (VOA), Shaista Lami, also working for VOA, and Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, an Afghan embassy official received the awards. 

Their achievements have been recognized by Minister of Women's Affairs Dr. Husn Bano Ghazanfar as dedicated reporters and activities on affairs affecting Afghanistaninfo-icon.

"One of the major achievements of the Afghan government in the past 10 years is the growth of women in different fields. Today 28 percent of Afghan parliament is female and women make up 40 per cent of Afghan media," the ambassador said.



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