Axon mg

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 10:35


Axon Media Group (AMG):

Axon Media Group (AMG), established in 2008, is a leading, reliable private group offering media and cultural services in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Founded by, and at the helm of Hameed Nasary, AMG is an umbrella organization for Spogmai and Saar FM Radio Stations, The Heart of Asia Daily, Maseer Daily, Waygal Printing Co., Aksos Bookstore and Smart Student Online Store, and employs tens of young Afghan professionals.





Hameed Nasary:

Hameed Nasary was born on January 22, 1981 in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province. Nasary has graduated from the Pashtu Department of Language and Literature Faculty of Kabul University, and also taken several short-term courses in journalism, business, management, and languages. He has also served as the Spokesperson of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture, and Special Secretary at the Presidential Palace.






Spogmai Radio:

Spogmai Radio Station started broadcasting different programs in Kabul and Kandahar City on FM 102.2 frequency in October 2008. Covering approximately eight million population living in Kabul City and the surrounding areas, Spogmai Radio has become popular, and built a substantial audience base in a very short time span. The broadcaster’s online service has also been warmly welcome by its fans, with its Facebook page liked by about 700,000 people. Spogmai Radio brings a variety of news, political, social and entertainment programs to its audience.  Follow below links to visit Spogmai Radio’s website and other social media pages:

Spogmai Radio is a partner of China Radio International (CRI), a state-owned international radio broadcaster of the People's Republic of China, in Afghanistan. It airs CRI’s Pashtu programs in Kabul and Kandahar. According to surveys conducted by reliable organizations, Spogmai Radio has been recognized as the most listened to media outlet, and one fully compliant with standards of professional journalism.   





The Heart of Asia Daily:

The Heart of Asia is Afghanistan’s English-language newspaper publishing national, regional and global news, hot topics, and in-depth analyses on daily basis in Kabul. The majority of its readers are Afghan politicians, university students, and foreign diplomats. The Heart of Asia has a daily circulation of 3,000 copies in Kabul and other major cities of Afghanistan. The paper also available online at was launched in 2016 with the mission to serve as a source of information that is fully committed to, and reflects, the voice and national interests of Afghanistan and Afghan people in an international language.





Aksos Bookstore:

Aksos Bookstore, established in 2014, is the largest and most famous bookshop in Kabul. It has immensely contributed to the revitalization and promotion of culture of reading. Aksos Bookstore has also launched an initiative of standard translation from foreign languages to Pashtu for the first time in Afghanistan, and is now in full swing. The bookshop was also the first to roll out online book sale and delivery service in the country, inviting a warm welcome. Aksos Bookstore’s main branch is daily visited by approximately 500 book lovers, 60 percent of whom are buyers. Website:




Saar Radio Station:

Saar Radio network broadcasts programs on FM 102.8 frequency in Kabul. All of its programs are particularly focused on economic and health topics, which has been warmly welcome by most of its audience. Saar FM also airs useful and interesting information about different aspects of the life of Afghan people.





Waygal Printing Co.

Waygal Printing Co. offers high quality, fast printing services. Founded in Kabul in 2017, the concern rapidly grew and carved out a top niche in the printing industry. It is capable of printing a variety of materials, including books, newspapers, etc., and has a broad clientele.




Smart Student:

Smart Student is a new brand of stationery, technology, and sports kits produced in high quality in China, and then transported to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Afghanistan. A large portion of the Smart Student products are sold wholesale, online and to retailers in Kabul and UAE. Customers can buy their favorite Smart Student products online at or from Afghanistan’s popular stores.


New ministers-designate for finance, agriculture, foreign affairs, boarder and tribal affairs, mines and petroleum and parliamentary affairs are expected to be introduced to the lower house by the end of March.

A well-placed source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News Nargis Nehan had been picked as mines and petroleum minister, Ghulam Jilani Popal as finance minister and Suleman Kakar as agriculture minister.
Eklil Hakimi, by the same token, will be nominated as foreign minister, Ghulam Nabi Farahi as boarder and tribal affairs minister and Farooq Wardak as parliamentary affairs minister.

One of the probable ministers-designate told Pajhwok they might be introduced to the Wolesi Jirga for a trust vote till the end of March. But the parliamentary affairs minister does not require a trust vote from the lower house.
Nargis Nehan, currently serving as a civil society leader, said she had also heard about the possible nominations, which are yet to be officially announced.

Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said the president would soon introduce ministers-designate. He added the house would summon security top brass next week to on the situation in the country.

Last year, the lower house had disqualified some ministers after they failed to spend their development budgets. The government, however, took the case to the Supreme Court, whose decision is still pending.

 Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday stressed early holding of the long-delayed parliamentary election and warned that further delay in this regard was unacceptable.
The government has hinted at holding elections to lower house next year, however no exact date has so far been given.

Senator Mohammad Hashim Alkozai from southern Helmand province demanded the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the government announce a date for the parliamentary election as soon as possible.
His colleague from Uruzgan province Mohammad Hanif Hanafi made the same demand, which he termed as necessary for the nascent democracy in the country.

An election date be announced soon so that people could prepare themselves, the lawmaker said, stressing awareness about the important process among the masses.

Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) should work for holding of the elections at the earlist and share their programme with the people.
He asked the government to task the authorities concerned with making full preparations for the ballot.

The uncertain future of Afghanistan has prompted many Afghans, most of whom are professionals and accomplished youth, to flee the country with the hope of finding a better future in foreign countries, particularly, Europe and the United States of America. 

The U.S. has changed its policy as per the recent development in the region, Military analysts state Americans’ contradictory remarks are meant to prolong the war and reach their goals in Afghanistan by escalating the ongoing fight between Afghan forces and the militants.

Britain’s special representative for Afghanistan info-icon and Pakistan info-icon Simon Gass, reiterating the UK’s support for an Afghan-led peace process, welcomed the progress made in the quadrilateral talks and stressed the importance of maintaining momentum.

Hundreds of the so-called Islamic State (IS) fighters have come to Zabul and Ghazni provinces, provincial council official said.

Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan should not be blamed for the problems of Afghanistan despite the Afghan officials long been criticizing the country for supporting the anti-government armed groups fighting the Afghan government.

China reaffirms stable exchange rate

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 07:46

Premier Li Keqiang on Monday reaffirmed China will keep the yuan exchange rate basically stable and move forward structural reform.
When meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in Beijing, Li said China will continue to pursue a managed floating exchange rate regime based on market supply and demand and with reference to a basket of currencies, and will keep the exchange rate basically stable on a reasonable and balanced level.

Police and detective organs have detained five people in connection with trafficking more than a ton of drugs and 880 liters of alcoholic beverages, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Tuesday.

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