Aug 31, 2014
Kabul: For the first time, a Digital Television Broadcasting System (DTBS) has been launched in the capital Kabul on Sunday.
Amirzai Sangin, Minister for Information Technology and Broadcasting (MITB) said the new system would enable most of local television channels to be accessed in far-flung areas.
A private media organization, he said had made remarkable progress in the country with 35 television channels and 64 radio stations operating in the capital Kabul alone. Some 54 television channels and 160 radio stations are functional in rests of the provinces, he informed.
He said during the next four months, six more cities, including Kandahar, Herat, Nangarhar, Mazar-e-Sharif, Ghazni and Kunduz would get DTBS facility.
The Ministry of Information Technology and Broadcasting had provided job opportunities 1.5 million citizens, he claimed, adding his ministry had generated around $200 million annually for the government.
Muhammad Karim Khalili, the second Vice President, termed the development as a major step forward. He urged upon media houses to utilize the available opportunities to provide timely and accurate news and information to the nation. Pajhwok