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    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.


    2-day exhibition opens in Faizabad

    FAIZABAD (PAN): A two-day exhibition showcasing drawings, paintings, calligraphic works and handcrafts was inaugurated in the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday.


    Info ministry accused of ignoring Sar-i-Pul

    SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Officials of Sar-i-Pul on Saturday accused the Ministry of Information and Culture of ignoring the central province, where cultural activities have long come to a standstill.

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    41 cases of violence against journalists recorded

    KABUL (PAN): The Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists (CPAJ) on Thursday said it had registered 41 cases of violence against media representatives during the first six months of the year.


    Peace park inaugurated in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): A peace park and a community centre for women were inaugurated in central Bamyan province on Thursday, officials said.


    Amanullah Khan’s tomb in rundown condition

    JALALABAD (PAN): As the nation celebrates its 94th Independence Day, the tomb of Ghazi Amanullah Khan, the hero of Afghanistan’s freedom, is in rundown condition.


    Afghanistan celebrates 94th Independence Day

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan is celebrating its 94th Independence Day today (Monday), with a series of event marking the day being held in the central capital Kabul and other major cities.


    Ahmadzai recounts gains of Amanullah rule

    KABUL (PAN): During King Amanullah Khan’s era, power transitioned from an absolutist government to a constitutional setup for the first time in Afghanistan, the Security Transition Commission head said on Sunday.


    52 pairs enter wedlock in Balkh mass marriage

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A total of 52 pairs tied the knot at a mass marriage ceremony held in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Monday, thanks to three businessmen who financially supported the event that cost $40,000.


    Kabul to host nationwide social media summit

    KABUL (PAN): Applications for Paiwand, Afghanistan’s first national social media summit, opened on Monday for the Sept 22-23 event that would bring together over 200 speakers and participants from all provinces, organisers said.