By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture in a statement has condoled demise of the country’s well-known writer and jouranlsit Qamar Achekzai Wakili who passed away due to an illness at the age of 71.
“Deceased Qamar Achekzai Wakili was born in Kandahar and finished her high school in Nazo Ana high school of the city. Later she was admitted to Education university of Kabul and then served back the Nazo Ana high school as lecturer and principal,” the Ministry said in the statement, adding she was interested in to writing and reporting and thus started her initial works with Tolo-e-Afghan media outlet.
According to the ministry, late Achekzai was appointed as the deputy chief editor for Tolo-e-Afghan after showing her skills, adding she was writing on different social and cultural issues and was advocating for children and women’s rights.
“Qamar Achekzai Wakili migrated to Germany during the civil war and did not give up of serving her people and was translating children books from Germnan to Pashto language,” the ministry said, adding that she took part in Grand Emergency Loya Jirga after collapse of Taliban regime and then appointed as deputy minister of labor and social affairs.
The ministry’s leading body called her death a loss to the country and prayed for the departed soul and extended their condolence to family and friends of the late Wakili.