By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a ceremony held Friday evening at Chahar Chenar Palace on the occasion of starting work on renovation of Shah-i-du Shamshira Mosque.
In the ceremony attended by Princess Hendia and Princess Najia, daughters of King Amanullah Khan, a number of religious ulamas and Kabul residents, first, acting minister of urban development and land Jawad Paykar spoke and said: “Based on verdict of the country’s President, renovation work of Shah-i-du Shamshira is going to be started by the ministry’s department for reconstruction and renovation of historic monuments and mosques.”
He added that the project worth 23.6 million afghani would be completed in a year. Afterwards, acting minister of hajj and Islamic affairs spoke and praised the country’s President for his attention to construction of mosques in particular renovation of Eidgah and Pul-e-Kheshti mosques and other mosques in all provinces of the country.
After hearing speeches delivered in the ceremony, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said it was an honor that there were daughters of King Amanullah Khan in the ceremony, adding that their grandmothers had been the well-known women of the country’s history who had renovated and reconstructed not only this mosque but other mosques and mausoleums of great figures of the country.
“Mosque is the home of Almighty Allah and center of Muslims community and undoubtedly it is the duty of the President and the government to build and renovate mosques,” President Ghani added, saying that all historic monuments, mosques and significant Khanqahs will be renovated and rebuilt.