After the union cabinet in September 2012 gave its nod to the electronic national identity card (e-tazkira), the government of Afghanistan expressed its readiness to replace the old paper identity card with the new and technologically-advanced identity card.
Afghanistan currently sits on the cusp of what has been termed the ‘transformation decade’, and nothing is more important for the National Unity Government (NUG) and its international partners than preserving and building on the gains of the past decade.
Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.
More than 100 women journalists, media professionals and filmmakers are expected to participate in the 36th International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) biennial conference in New Delhi from September 15 to 18.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, is celebrated in Afghanistan with tremendous fervor. As the festival approaches, there is huge rush in markets. People are shopping for clothes, gifts and food items. When it comes to food, nothing beats dried fruits. Eid al-Fitr festivities are incomplete without dried fruits.