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    No childhood for most Afghans

    KABUL (PAN): Child labour is rampant in Afghanistan. Many children are forced by circumstances to do hard labour for a trifling wage. They risk long-term health problems, even death. For most children,  a normal childhood and school are distant dreams, according to an Independent Media Consortium (IMC) investigation*.



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    1,200 historical forts on verge of destruction

    KABUL (PAN): The minister of information and culture on Wednesday voiced grave concern at the dilapidated state of historical forts in the country, saying 1,200 sites ran the risk of destruction.



    Culture

    Worshippers abandon Pul-i-Alam mosque

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Worshippers have deserted the main mosque in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, in the aftermath of a bomb blast that killed Governor Arsala Jamal on the first day of Eidul Adha.



    Culture

    Male prostitution thriving: AIHRC

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday expressed its deep concern over the increasing culture of male prostitution in society, asking the government to check the menace.



    Culture

    First post-Hajj flight arrives in Kabul today

    KABUL (PAN): The first flight taking 220 Afghan hajj pilgrims back home from Saudi Arabia will touch down at the Kabul International Airport today (Saturday), the Ministry of Hajj and Auqaf said.



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    Pilgrims mass at Mount Arafat for Haj climax

    KABUL (PAN): Some two million pilgrims, including thousands of Afghans, on Sunday streamed into Mina Valley from the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of Haj.



    Culture

    ANJU calls for Raheen's trial on graft charges

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) on Tuesday called for Minister of Information and Culture Syed Makhdoom Raheen to be prosecuted for allegedly embezzling a $1 million donation for preserving the country’s cultural heritage.



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    Eid to be celebrated on Oct 15: Kandahari

    KABUL (PAN): Noted Afghan astronomer Abdullah Kandahari on Sunday predicted Eidul Adha would be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 15.



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    Paktika radio station equipment auctioned

    SHARAN (PAN): Equipment of the Paktin Voice Radio in a border district of southeastern Paktika province has allegedly been auctioned instead of being handed to the authorities, the station’s former officials said on Wednesday.



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    ANJU begins first-ever national convention

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan National Journalists Union (ANJU) members from across the country on Monday arrived in Kabul to attend the union’s first-ever national convention.