US to improve Pak radio signals in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan

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Islamabad, May 7 (ANI): Pakistan has signed eight million dollars agreement with the United States for providing two AM transmitters in order to enhance radio transmission coverage in Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan and outreach to remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The US Agency for International Development (USAid) will provide two AM transmitters to the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC).

United States Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson, Director USAid-Pakistan Robert J Wilson, Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira and PBC Director General Murtaza Solangi signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments.

Kaira said the signing of the agreement titled "Statement of collaboration between the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and the United States Agency for International Development" is an effort to upgrade AM transmitters in Peshawar and D I Khan.

He said the key objective of this bilateral collaboration was to expand radio broadcasts in the FATA and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Kaira thanked the US for extending this support to Radio Pakistan, The News reports. (ANI)

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