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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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Release Hakimi ASAP, Nai tells NDS

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Jul 06, 2020 - 17:29
کابل(پژواک،۱۶سرطان۹۹): حمایت کننده رسانه های آزاد افغانستان، ازمسوولان رياست عمومى امنيت ملى خواست تا محبوب الله حکیمی خبرنگار در ولایت زابل را آزاد سازند .
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Homes of 2 journalists searched against law: AJSC

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Jul 02, 2020 - 15:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) on Thursday termed searching homes of two journalists by intelligence operatives in southeastern Khost province as unlawful and urged the spy agency to investigate the issue...
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‘Access to information too hard in southeast’

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Jun 28, 2020 - 20:50
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Journalists from southeastern zone on Sunday held a gathering and accused government departments of refusing security and investigation related information to them. The journalists urged the authorities concerned to address their...
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East journos praise Pajhwok report on ventilators

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Jun 28, 2020 - 18:41
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Independent journalists in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday held a gathering and praised a Pajhwok report about the smuggling of 32 ventilators. The journalists also opposed amendment to the media law and said the opinion of...
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Legally address media complaints, NAI tells govt

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Jun 24, 2020 - 20:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Free media support organization, NAI, on Wednesday the summoning of Pajhwok Afghan News editor in chief to the Wolesi Jirga in connection with a report on smuggling of 32 ventilators was against the law. In a statement, NAI said...
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Kabul welcomes Saudi's decision on shrinking Hajj

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Jun 24, 2020 - 11:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) has backed the Saudi decision on allowing a “very limited” Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Saudi Arabia shrinks Hajj due to Covid-19

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Jun 23, 2020 - 10:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia has announced allowing a “very limited” Hajj this year due the coronavirus pandemic, media reports say. The people already living in the kingdom will be allowed to take part in the annual pilgrimage, the Saudi Hajj...
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Pajhwok administrative chief dies from Covid-19

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Jun 16, 2020 - 15:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News’s administrative head Shah Mahmood Haroon has died of Covid-19 pandemic in capital Kabul, his colleagues said on Tuesday. He was 57. Shah Mahmood Haroon was born in Bagrami district of Kabul and after higher...
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Covid-19 patients, deaths greater than official record

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Jun 15, 2020 - 17:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of people dying from Covid-19 infection is far greater than what official statistics show while no precautionary measures are adopted at burial ceremonies of coronavirus fatalities. The only change one can see is the...
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Dr. Niyazi laid to rest in Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque

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Jun 04, 2020 - 20:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholar Dr. Mohammad Ayaz Niyazi was laid to rest in the courtyard of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Mosque in capital Kabul after his death in a suicide attack.
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