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    ‘Badakhshan officials mistreating journalists’

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Journalists in northeastern zone on Wednesday complained that officials in Badakhshan province were mistreating reporters and denying them access to information.


    Ghazni ceremony indefinitely postponed

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A ceremony for Ghazni City’s selection as Asian capital of Islamic Culture and Civilisation has been postponed indefinitely in view of a Loya Jirga due later this month, officials said on Saturday.


    Graves impede Herat road projects

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Many road projects have been left incomplete or delayed because of old graves at the sites in western Herat province, municipality officials said on Saturday.


    International Art Day marked in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): Civil society groups on Thursday marked International Art Day in northern Balkh province, one activist said.


    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*.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.