KABUL: In a meeting with Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) leading panel and staffs, acting and nominee Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi heard their problems and demands, the agency reported.
Representing others, BNA director Khalil Minawi briefed the minister on agency’s activities, achievements and challenges.
The director went on saying that the agency was producing around 150 news and reports of domestic and foreign affairs on daily basis and publishing itthrough its website and the state-run papers of Anis, Hiwad, Islah and The Kabul Times as well as the national Radio and Television of Afghanistan.
Director of the agency besides briefing the minister on establishment of newsroom and easing staffs with new equipment, enumerated a number of problems and challenges, including lack of transportation and reporting equipment. He also drew attention of the minister on digitalization of news and photo archive of the agency. Assuring to address the problems of the agency, Minister Safi said steps to be taken on the aspect after assessment of the Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC). “Afghan traditions, Cultural values, peace messages and national unity should be considered in publications,” the minister told the agency staffs.
The Kabul Times