New magazine launched in Sari Pul

SARI UPL, May 3, 2011

A new magazine published by the provincial government administration in Sari Pul province has just come out of print.

The monthly magazine, Sari Pul, named after the province itself is aimed at publishing news and information about development works and government achievements in the province, according to sources in charge of publishing the outlet.

The first issue has been printed in 2,000 circulation with funding from the United Nations Development Programme.

Sayed Karim Javid, head of the media department of Sari Pul province, said the first issue which comes in 55 pages published covered local government performances during the 1389 Afghan year.

The publication also contained articles on social, cultural and political issues.

Head of the Sari Pul information and culture department Muhammad Younus Rasuli said the magazine was a tool to spread information and public awareness to the public.

Sari Pul has several other media outlets, official and private. The state-run radio stations broadcasts for three hours a day while the private Banu radio has a 12-hour transmission everyday.

Various national private and official television channels are also accessible for viewers in parts of the province.