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Friday, 2002, July 26

BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom - The minister of information and culture, Dr Sayd Makhdum Rahin, has visited the current reconstruction work on the Babor Garden [in the Afghan capital, Kabul]. During the visit, he recalled that the Babor's Garden is one of the pleasantest places for the people of Kabul, and said that the garden contains the mausoleum of Babor Shah and Queen Qamar, as well as other monuments. Unfortunately, these have been damaged by the passage of time, carelessness and continuous wars. Dr Rahin said that the Agha Khan institution, the friendly country of Germany and some American organizations have taken an interest and begun large-scale activities to reconstruct Babor's Garden. [Source: Radio Voice of Mojahed web site in Pashto 1630 gmt 26 Jul 02 - BBC Monitoring]

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

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