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    Famous Afghan historian remembered

    KABUL (PAN): The 80th death anniversary of renowned historian, Mullah Faiz Mohammad Katib Hazara, was observed in Kabul on Thursday.  

    Katib was one of the famous historians of the country, Minister of Information and Culture Syed Makhdoom Rahin told a memorial meeting attended by Cabinet members, parliamentarians, universities teachers, authors and poets.

    Rahin said Hazara had highlighted in his books the plight and suffering of Afghans. "We would have been unaware of the issues of that time if Katib had not dwelt on them in his famous book, Sarajul Tawarikh.   

    A message from President Karzai, hailing Katib's work as a huge achievement in the history of the country, was read out on the occasion. The president called Katib a nationalist writer, who always focused on the situation of the people.

    Katib was born in 1900 in the Zardsang area of Qarabagh district of Ghazni province. He died in 1970 and buried in the Chandawal locality of Kabul. His books included Sarajul Tawarikh, Tuhfa-i-Habib and Tazkira-i-Inqilab.