Afghanistan adds four new national parks!

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Afghanistan’s First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh, together with the head of the Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency, Shah Zaman Maiwani officially declared these four sites as protected national parks:

  • Forests of eastern Nuristan province
  • Standing waters of eastern Ghazni
  • Darqad District of northern Takhar province
  • Imam Sahib District of northern Kunduz province

Who is Ahmad Zahir?

Ahmad Zahir (احمد ظاهر) was an Afghan singer, songwriter, composer, and musician.

Born on June 14th 1946, Ahmad Zahir is probably the most famous celebrity of Afghanistan- often referred to as “the Elvis Presley of Afghanistan” not just because of his sideburns, good looks and charisma, both on and off-stage, but also because, like Elvis, he came into a music industry, and left it completely changed forever.

Though his career was short, his discography and influence over Afghan music and the hearts of Afghans the world over has been timeless.

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