GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Many people of southern Ghazni province once worked as coppersmiths, setting up dozens of shops in the provincial capital. But now this craftsmanship is on the verge of disappearance.
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (AJNU) on Wednesday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s pardon for local journalists and requested him to issue formal decree to prosecutors and courts.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Religious scholars from the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province have decided against underage marriage, fixing the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 300,000 afghanis ($5,500).
KABUL (PAN): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has received an appreciation letter from the Afghan Civil Society and Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) in recognition of its investigative reports on corruption.
KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Sunday ordered a privately-run television channel “Zhwandoon” to suspend airing its programmes after the station came under widespread criticism from different circles over a political talk-show discussing tribes.
HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people on Wednesday staged a protest in the capital city of the western Herat in support of inclusion of words Afghan and religion in new computerized national identity cards.