Voice of America today launched a new webpage in the Sindhi language (voasindhi.com), under VOA’s Urdu broadcasting service. Sindhi is spoken mostly in the southeastern region of Pakistan and by more than 35 million speakers throughout South Asia.
The new language webpage will include content on world news, current affairs, science, technology, women’s issues, education, as well as bilateral relations between the U.S. and the South Asian region and its population.
“This new service will provide Sindhi speakers the critical news and information they need, as well as contribute to telling America’s story in that region,” explained Acting VOA Director Yolanda López. “I look forward to seeing more people being served by VOA and our programming through this new language.”
Broadcasting to Pakistan since 1952, VOA’s Urdu service reaches more than 6 million people weekly. The addition of the Sindhi language to VOA’s global offerings will broaden VOA’s audience in Pakistan over time.
With the addition of Sindhi, Voice of America now broadcasts in 48 languages, nine of which are languages spoken in South and Central Asia.