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    Culture

    Hundreds donate blood on Ashura in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people, including government officials and women, on Thursday donated blood to hospitals as part of an ongoing campaign in central Bamyan province.



    Culture

    Karbala sacrifice called abiding inspiration

    KABUL (PAN): Speakers on Thursday called for Muslims around the globe to draw inspiration from the supreme sacrifice that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) rendered in Karbala to uphold the truth and resist tyranny.



    Culture

    Noted poet Hafiz passes away at 82

    KABUL (PAN): Noted poet and writer Nasrullah Hafiz has passed away at a hospital in Kabul after a brief ailment, a relative said on Thursday.



    Culture

    ‘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.



    Culture

    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.



    Reconstruction,Culture

    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.



    Culture

    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.



    Culture

    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*.



    Culture

    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.