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Ghazni newspapers hit stalls again after 2 years

May 25, 201

GHAZNI: Some newspapers have resumed publishing after a hiatus lasting two years mainly due to economic constrains in southern Ghazni province.

About two years ago, newspapers in Ghazni were shut down one after another due to economic crisis and only a state-run weekly continued its publication, but the newspapers have resumed their publications once again.

Barya magazine official Naqibullah Khaksar told Pajhwok Afghan News that a number of newspapers had stopped publishing over the past few years due to souring economy.

“But we publish the Barya Magazine with our own money and all members of the Barya Society pay the expenses incurred,” he said.

Khaksar said the magazine had readers in many districts and each district was covered by their correspondents, who managed different resources for the publication.

Ghag Website and Ghag Magazine official Jamil Waqar said many newspapers that ceased publications two years ago had resumed functioning.

He said the Ghag Magazine was being published with money earned through publication of advertisements of businessmen and contributions from friends.

He said their website and magazine published news, columns, opinions and other related stuff not only about Ghazni but several other provinces.

The governor’s spokesman, Shafique Nang, said the provincial administration had no specific fund for media outlets. “Sometimes the media organisations are assisted in form of resources,” he said.

Abdul Ali Fikori, the government daily’s official, said he was happy that the once closed papers had resumed publication, but said these papers should publish news that helped strengthen relations between the government and the masses.

He said the print media in Ghazni should concentrate on issues about which people knew nothing.

A teacher at Pashtu literature faculty of Ghazni University, Inayat Rahman, said the print media contributed a lot to developing the reading and writing skills of the youth and improving their mental abilities.

Happy over resuming work by the newspapers, the teacher said: “Our writers produce beneficial pieces, but they lack resources to get them published in newspapers in Kabul and the resumption of work by the Ghazni newspapers will encourage them.”

The teacher said many historic places existed in Ghazni, but so far little information about them had been published due to the absence of newspapers.

However, he said the newly-established media outlets had published enough about the heritage sites.

Similarly, a resident of the Andar district, Asadullah, said newspapers in Ghazni used simple words in their publications, making it easy for people to read and understand.

Newspapers and magazines published in Ghazni are Ghazna, Mehr Taban, Pewand, Oros Al-bilad, Shams, Pukhla, Ghag, Jaghori, Fajar, Gahnama Ghazni, Deed Qah-i-Hafta, Sanai, Ghazni, Payam-i-Ghazna, Ghazni 2013, Marzala, Lawang, Roghtiya, Jmana, Qaderi, Nahor, Jehan Malka, Barya and others.