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    Zahir Shah’s death anniversary observed

    KABUL (PAN): The sixth death anniversary of former King Mohammad Zahir Shah (1914 -2007) was observed in the capital Kabul on Tuesday.



    Culture

    NAI renews call for ‘social media week’

    KABUL (PAN): NAI, a media advocacy group, on Tuesday renewed its call for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Afghan government to incorporate “a social media week” into their calendars.



    Culture

    Sadat put on ECL amid continuing protests

    JALALABAD (PAN): A day after the Attorney General Office (AGO) put lawmaker Anwar Sadat on the exit control list (ECL), hundreds of youth set alight his portrait during a protest in eastern Nangarh



    Culture

    Protestors call for Sadat’s trial

    JALALABAD (PAN): A large number of people, including writers, journalists and youth representatives, on Saturday staged a protest rally in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province against a lawmaker for his anti-Pashtun remarks.



    Culture,Interviews

    Bakhtaria Treasure shows earn 196m afs

     KABUL (PAN): Exhibitions of the Bakhtaria Treasure of Afghanistan -- one of the five largest international historical marvels -- earned the impoverished country nearly 196 million afghanis ($3.5m), an official said on Thursday.



    Culture

    Cyclist plans to take peace message to S. Arabia

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A cyclist from southern Kandahar province said on Sunday he had decided to pedal his way to Saudi Arabia with a peace message.



    Culture

    Afghans and camels in Australia

    Australia’s outback is infested with an estimated one million wild camels; descendants of thousands of camels imported, mainly from India, in the 19th century, and were used for transport and construction, before they were replaced by motor cars, trucks and bikes.



    Culture

    Moon not sighted; 1st of Ramadan on Wed

    KABUL (PAN): The holy month of Ramadan would start on Wednesday, July 10, the Supreme Court announced late on Monday night, saying the moon was not sighted anywhere in the country.



    Culture

    Call to bring home Benawa’s remains

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): Writers, poets and culturists in southern Helmand province on Thursday called for the remains of prominent writer Abdul Rauf Benawa to be brought home from the US, where he died in exile in 1987.



    Culture

    High Media Council elections annulled

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Information and Culture on Wednesday annulled elections to the Media High Council media due to the participation of fewer journalists in the voting process, an official said.