Pajhwok all set to launch Zarlatoon magazine tomorrow
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News is all set to formally launch tomorrow its biannual magazine “Zarlatoon”, which identifies investment opportunities and offers information about Afghanistan’s rich natural resources.
The news agency launched a website in February last year. The website has been dedicated to the mining sector with an aim to disseminate exhaustive information about Afghanistan’s vast natural resources and to create a climate of open discussions that might help inflow of investment.
For the last several months, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has been collating information and data about the vital mining sector and making it available to the public.
The website www.mines.af in Pashto, Dari and English languages is offering an overview of the existing mines, with photos and videos of the sites.
PAN is now extending its activity with the launch of the Zarlatoon magazine, which will help identify investment opportunities and offer information about natural resources to Afghans and outsiders.
Referring to the purpose of the magazine, Danish Karokhel, PAN director and editor-in-chief, said: “We’re proud to launch Zarlatoon magazine with sufficient information on mining to the people of Afghanistan.”
In the upcoming edition, he said enough space would be given to investigative reports in the magazine in an attempt to discourage corruption in the vital sector.
PAN has been a reliable and principal source of information for about 300 Afghan media outlets with its correspondents in different provinces.
Its correspondents strive to report on a range of issues such as politics, society, economy, security, arts, human rights, business, education, reconstruction, entertainment and sports.
Having extensive experience in its services of daily news, PAN has decided to deliver specific content on elections and mining sector that would be based on thorough research and professional studies.
More than 60 PAN correspondents have worked in different provinces to produce reports with exclusive information about extraction, export, misuse, corruption, smuggling and other related issues of the mining sector like impact on environment and rights of the workers.
The biannual Zarlatoon Magazine will be the platform, from which its readers will be able to gather as much information as possible about the mineral resources of Afghanistan. At the same time, PAN plans to organise a national conference on challenges to the development of the mining sector that is vital for the country.
PAN is also training a group of five reporters for six months to report on the mining sector and another group of five will be trained after the completion of the first phase of training.
The contents of the Zarlatoon Magazine have been collected and uploaded on PAN’s mines website by a dedicated team after thorough research and analysis.
As one of the largest news agencies of Afghanistan, PAN is based in Kabul along with regional offices in different provinces. PAN has multiple achievements since it started operations back in 2004.
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