Monday, August 01, 2011

Radio Afghanistan inaugarates foreign service

Minister of Information and Culture Dr Sayed Makhdoom Raheen inaugurated the foreign service of Radio Afghanistan yesterday (July 30). This service will initially air programmes in English and Urdu daily from 8:00 to 9:00 pm [1530-1630 UTC].

Dr Raheen said that the service has been revived through the efforts of the director general and employees, and in the first place it will air English and Urdu programmes, followed by Arabic and Russian programmes and subsequently French and German programmes.

According to Dr Raheen, revival of this service will assist in recognition of Afghanistan to its outside friends and will inform them about the country’s events. Abdul Ghani Mudaqaq head of the publications department of Radio Afghanistan said that the service will cover Asia, Africa and Europe.
(Source: Bahktar News Agency)

Thanks to Mikhail Timofeyev in St Petersburg, Russia who reports English at 1530 UTC on 6100 kHz, followed by Urdu at 1600, so the schedule is confirmed as 1530-1600 English and 1600-1630 Urdu. See his logging in the comments section.
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)