Paktika Milli Television starts local transmission
SHARAN (Pajhwok): For the first time, the Paktika Milli Television has started local transmission in this southeastern province on Thursday.
Governor Paktika Mohibullah Samim, head of the Afghanistan Milli Radio Television, Mohammad Zarin, Wolesi Jirga member from the province, Nader Khan Katwazi, senior officials and local elders attended the inauguration ceremony of the broadcast.
Paktika was the only province having no broadcast media and the area had no share in Television broadcasting.
Zarin while speaking on the occasion said the project had been completed worth 13.50 million afs, with the budget allocated by the Information and Cultural Ministry. He said the building and technical activities had been handed over to the authorities concerned.
The governor thanked the Information and Cultural Ministry and hoped the newly established electronic media would play a greater role in political, economic and social development.
Katwazi while lauding the launching of the Television channel stressed that the staff should focus to air programmes keeping in view local culture and tradition.
In addition to Milli Radio Television, Paktika had three operational radio centres.
Separately, a roadside bomb blast left one civilian dead and another wounded in the Sra Rozi district of the province, Nabi Jan Malakhel, provincial police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.
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