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Religion & Culture

Uruzgan ulema ask Taliban to lift years-old roadblocks

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Sep 16, 2020 - 16:55
TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in central Uruzgan province on Wednesday called on the Taliban to lift road blocks and free people from their siege. The Taliban have closed main roads in Uruzgan for the past four years and banned goods...
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Back from Qatar, journalists misinformed about visa

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Sep 16, 2020 - 16:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) on Wednesday said the government was obliged to allow journalists to return to Qatar for coverage of the peace talks. Sediqullah Tawhid, AJSC head, told a press conference here that...
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NAI presents journalists’ demands to negotiators

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Sep 14, 2020 - 18:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan journalists on Monday presented their demands --- ceasefire, protection of women ’s rights and freedom of expression --- to peace negotiators in Doha. The intra-Afghan talks, originally scheduled to begin ten days after the...
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‘People must dare to access information’

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Sep 07, 2020 - 16:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The people of Afghanistan have the right to access information that is not confidential, a member of the Access to Information Commission (AIC) said on Monday. Hamdullah Arban, a member of the AIC, asked people to possess the...
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Religious scholars demand role in govt affairs

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Aug 28, 2020 - 12:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars on Friday claimed the government was intentionally not giving them part in governance. The scholars held a gathering in Kabul, in which hundreds of people participated. They lashed out at the government for what...
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Journalists ask govt to act on investigative reports

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Aug 24, 2020 - 15:36
KABUL (Pajhwok):The Afghanistan National Association of Journalists (ANAJ) on Monday asked the government to act on investigative reports by creating a mechanism in this regard. Shoaib Fana, the ANAJ head, told media persons in Kabul that working on...
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Ghani stresses improvement in Kabul security

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Aug 21, 2020 - 11:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked security officials to take effective steps for the improvement of security situation in capital Kabul, according to a statement on Friday. The president said this during a meeting with...
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Sulaiman Laiq laid to rest in Tapa-e-Maranjan

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Aug 11, 2020 - 16:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Renowned poet, writer and politician Sulaiman Laiq was laid to rest in Tapa-e-Maranjan graveyard of capital Kabul on Tuesday. Laiq died on the first day of Eid-ul-Adha in a Germany hospital. He was critically wounded in a blast in...
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Saudi to start assessing Umrah resumption soon

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Aug 04, 2020 - 16:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Tuesday said it would soon begin assessing resumption of Umrah pilgrimage. After the corona pandemic spread around the world , the Saudi government banned Umrah for five months and limited the...
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Ministry to start Hajj evaluation and preparations for Umrah soon

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Aug 04, 2020 - 08:52
KABUL (Pajhwok) Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from lessons it learned. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Hussein...
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No Coronavirus Cases Among Pilgrims: Saudi

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Aug 01, 2020 - 12:37
KABUL (Pajhwok) Saudi Health ministry has said that no coronavirus cases were recorded among the pilgrims, nor any diseases affecting public health. The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that no diseases affecting public health have been...
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Eid celebrated with prayers across the country

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Jul 31, 2020 - 12:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated across the country as millions of people streamed to mosques for prayers on Friday.
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Pajhwok wishes Afghans, Muslims happy Eid

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Jul 31, 2020 - 11:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News editor-in-chief and staffers on Friday greeted Muslims in Afghanistan and around the globe on the Eid-ul-Adha festival.
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Islam calls for protecting communities against epidemics: Sheikh Al-Manea

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Jul 30, 2020 - 21:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Islam's teachings seek to ensure people's health and physical wellbeing, and maintain the cleanliness of oneself and keep the environment clean. The teachings also call for taking measures to protect communities against the spread...
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Amid pandemic, downsised hajj begins

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Jul 29, 2020 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Muslims have begun the annual hajj ritual in the holy city of Makkah, AFP reported on Wednesday. To curb the spread of Covid-19, the number of pilgrims has been reduced to 10,000 people already living...
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Makkah opens arms to host rare Hajj rituals

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Jul 26, 2020 - 21:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The city of Makkah is preparing to welcome a rare number of pilgrims about 1,000, all from inside Saudi Arabia, for the annual Hajj , Arabnews said on Sunday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is limited to 1000,...
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2000 media outlets evade tax this year: Minister

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Jul 26, 2020 - 19:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 2,000 media outlets and houses have not renewed their licenses this fiscal year in an attempt to evade tax, the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) said on Sunday. Acting Information and Culture Minister Mohammad Tahir...
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42 violence cases against journalists this year

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Jul 19, 2020 - 17:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Journalist Center (AJC) on Sunday said 42 cases of violence against media persons were registered during the first six months of the ongoing year. AJC head Najib Sharifi told a press conference here, 42 cases of...
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NAI welcomes halt to media law amendment

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Jul 16, 2020 - 18:10
KABUL (Pajhwok) Free media advocacy group NAI on Thursday said the existing media law did not need amendment in the current circumstances. In a statement, NAI welcomed the suspension of the amendment to the media law, describing the current media...
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Wolesi Jirga panel praises Pajhwok Afghan News

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Jul 12, 2020 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga ’s religious and cultural commission on Sunday praised activities of Pajhwok Afghan News and Hasht-i-Subh daily newspaper. Earlier, Pajhwok Afghan News published a report about the smuggling of 32 ventilators...
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