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Independence centenary to be celebrated only in Kabul




(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) ATNews Report

KABUL:
The cultural committee for holding the 100thanniversary of Independence Day
said Saturday that due to security challenges across the country, the celebration
will be only held in Kabul.

'We
had planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Independence Dayin seven zones
of the country and wanted to make fun camps for children and exhibitions and
celebrate it in three days but due to security challenges, the celebration will
be only held in Kabul,' said Feraidoon Ilham, a member of the committee.

As
part of holding the celebrations for the Independence Day, Ilham said that over
130 million AFS had been paid to the ministries of education, foreignaffairs, information
and culture, as well as the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and the National
Radio and TV of Afghanistan (RTA).

The
government has reportedly finalized a budget of 384 million AFSbut Ilhamsaid
that the committee was not able to spend the whole amount. 

Meanwhile,
the Ministry of Interior (MoI) assured the citizens of ensuring good security
condition across the country.

'Security
forces, including the national police, intelligence and army are fully ready to
ensure tight security situation,' said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for MoI.

Buta
military analyst, Younus Fakoor, said the lack of coordination among the security
forces stood in their way and called it a serious challenge for providing a proper
security on the celebration day.

The
Afghan King, Amanullah Khan, declared Afghanistan's independence in 1919.


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Independence centenary to be celebrated only in Kabul

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