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    Reconstruction of historical places in Ghazni begins

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Reconstruction work on seven historical places, including minarets and mosques, has been launched by the Ministry for Information and Culture in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday.

    Minister of Information Syed Makhdoom Raheen told reporters they would protect the sites in addition to the reconstruction work. Some 42 historical places would be rebuilt over the next two years, he said.

    He added the sites included the mausoleums Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi, Sultan Ibrahim, Bahram Shah and Massoud II minarets and Baba Ali Kotwal and Baba Jee Mosques in Old City.

    Director of Information and Culture Hamidullah Sarwary said cleanliness of the sites, whose reconstruction was funded by the ministry, began today.

    Ghazni City will be declared the capital of Islamic Civilisation in 2013.