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    Saudi role crucial to Afghan peace: clerics

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Saturday urged Saudi Arabia to play a proactive role in ensuring lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.


    Pajhwok photojournalist laid to rest in Herat

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The body of Pajhwok photojournalist Syed Maula Daad Yaqubi was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in western Herat province on Monday.


    Abdul Rahman Pazhwak’s 5th book published

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The fifth book of late Abdul Rahman Pazhwak “Khulasa-i- Fasli Az Sarguzashti Yak Afghan-i-Muhajir (a brief summary of the story of an Afghan refugee) has been published.


    Ads in foreign languages irk Khostis

    KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Residents complain they could not read and understand billboards, signboards and banners written in foreign languages in the capital of southeastern Khost province, urging authorities to remove them.


    “I am Malala” translated to Pashtu

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Pashtu translation of Pakistani Noble Peace Prize recipient Mala Yousafzai’s book “ I am Malala” has been published by a Kabul-based printing house.


    Ancient room discovered in Jalrez mountains

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A spacious ancient stone room has been discovered in the Araban area of Jalrez district in central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Thursday.


    Unity govt asked to hold talks with Taliban

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from southeastern provinces on Thursday called for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to initiate concrete security measures, including peace talks with militants.

    Security and Crime,Culture

    Students rally against profane article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of university students on Saturday rallied against a blasphemous article published in a Kabul-based newspaper, asking relevant organs to award harsh punishment to the perpetrators.


    Action sought over blasphemous article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.  


    Youn Afghan woman making feature movie

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A young Afghan woman director on Friday announced she was making her maiden feature film Wolf and Sheep -- the first-ever art house movie of one hour duration.