Senators assail govt over foreign cultural invasion
KABUL(PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday assailed the government for failing to protect the country from invasion of foreign culture, saying most of Indian dramas showed on TV channels were promoting un-Islamic mores.
They were particularly critical of the Ministry of Information and Cultural, saying it had failed to take action against TVs showing dramas contrary to Islamic teachings.
Gul Ahmad Azeemi, a Senator from central Farah province, said the government, particularly the ministry of cultural, had failed to protect the nation from the attack of foreign culture and in promoting the Afghan traditions.
He also said billboards of shops and other business centres were written in English language instead of Pashto or Dari. He asked the ministry concerned to take steps under a comprehensive plan to overcome the situation. He said a special commission should be created for the job.
Another lawmaker, Maulvi Munib, accused the government of giving no proper attention toward cultural activities. He said a number of foreign countries had succeeded in luring young Afghan girls and boys into adopting their culture.
He did not name any country, but asked the government to fulfill its responsibility toward that end. "It is more dangerous than atom bomb when your youth is inspired by a foreign culture," the Maulvi said.
He said some people wore such clothes that one could not differentiae whether they are made for men or women.
Maulvi Abdul Wahab Irafan from Takhar province said Afghanistan suffered less during three decades of war compared to past few years due to the invasion of foreign culture.
"The invasion of foreign culture is more dangerous than suicide attacks, bombs blasts and other terrorist activities," he remarked.
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