VOA-PBC agreement to see expansion of US propaganda network to Pakistan

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Islamabad, Oct 27(ANI): The Voice of America (VOA), a US government agency, and the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have reportedly reached an agreement, wherein Pakistan has agreed to accept the expansion of the Afghanistan-based US propaganda network to Pakistan.

In 2006, the US had set up a transmitter in Afghanistan for the radio broadcast of its political and military propaganda in that occupied country. Now, with the Obama administration focusing on Pakistan as a key player in the fight against extremism, it is also trying to stretch its propaganda arm in the country.

According to reports, under the deal, the VOA will use PBC equipment and transmitters in Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore to distribute VOA material in Pashto and Urdu on medium and FM waves.

"We're delighted that Pakistan's cabinet has ratified our agreement with PBC. This arrangement will allow millions of people in all parts of Pakistan to listen to the VOA's popular news and information programmes," The Nation quoted a press release from VOA, as saying. (ANI)

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