Launch of the first Russian-language radio channel

ISLAMABAD – The first online Russian-language news radio station launched its services on Pakistan’s Independence Day (Tuesday) to connect South Asian countries to Russian-speaking listeners.

The project, launched on Pakistan’s 71st Independence Day, would help promote cultural activities, music and social developments in countries of South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe through its 24/7 radio broadcast.

Online “DND Radio” would be available in all formats of smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.

DND Radio is a new initiative from the Dispatch News Desk (DND) which launched Russia’s very first online newspaper and news agency in 2012 ( with its team spread across South Asia , in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Acting Minister of Information and Broadcasting Syed Ali Zafar congratulated MDN News saying that this online radio channel will help promote Pakistan to Russian-speaking listeners, in addition to providing a real image of Pakistanis who like cultural harmony with Central Asian and Eastern European states and wish to strengthen synergy. with them.

He was of the opinion that the DND News Agency has been successful in promoting Pakistan among Central Asian and Eastern European states over the past six years and that its new project will improve the connectivity that is consolidated by the promotion of Pakistan in the regions and the introduction of the cultures of Central Asia and Eastern Europe in South Asia. .

Commenting on the launch of the DND radio, the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, was of the opinion that Pakistan is a country of diverse culture with anthropological ties to all Asian states. Central and Eastern Europe and that there is an urgent need to promote harmony between these regions. and DND radio could be a useful tool to engage Russian-speaking listeners in Pakistan.

He argued that the Pakistani government has made efforts to promote Pakistani culture and its position on regional developments among countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe and that such initiatives (like DND radio) would surely help the country to assert its point of view to Russian-speaking listeners.

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