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    Floral wreath laid on ex-president's mausoleum

    KABUL (PAN): Senior government officials placed a floral wreath on the grave of former High Peace Council (PHC) chief Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani in Kabul on Friday.


    Iran's bid to replace Kharqah Sharif gate foiled

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Iranian efforts to replace the historical Kharqah Sharif gate have been frustrated, Information and Culture Department officials in southern Kandahar province said on Thursday.


    Journalists want law on access to info approved

    KABUL (PAN): Journalists, backed by the media-support organisation NAI, on Wednesday asked the government to send at the earliest the draft law on access to information to the parliament for approval.

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    Journalists protest colleagues' manhandling

    CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): Journalists, civil society members and human rights activists in western Ghor province on Monday denounced violence against media professionals in neighbouring Herat.


    Afghanistan returned looted cultural artifacts in US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned five stolen gold artifacts and an ancient vase to Afghanistan in Washington a day earlier.


    Journalists boycott Ghazni governor’s office

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Journalists in southern Ghazni province on Monday announced a boycott of covering activities of the governor’s house, saying they were denied access to information and threatened by security forces.


    First hajj flight takes off tonight

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Hajj and Auqaf on Sunday said the first flight taking 220 Afghan pilgrims to Saudi Arabia would take off at 1:15am tonight.


    Govt asked to send info access law to Parliament

    KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy group, Nai, on Thursday asked the government to send a draft law on access to information to the parliament for approval.


    Women’s handicrafts on show in Taloqan

    TALOQAN (PAN): A day-long exhibition, showcasing women-made handicrafts, was inaugurated in the capital of northern Takhar province on Thursday.


    Ministry ready for Haj flight operation

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MTCA) on Monday said it was fully prepared to airlift pilgrims to the holy city Makkah, Saudi Arabia. This year, 24,000 pilgrims will be flown from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia.