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VOA’s 'Beyond the Headlines' Moves to Pakistan’s Express News Channel

VOA’s 'Beyond the Headlines' Moves to Pakistan’s Express News Channel

The half-hour daily show from VOA’s Urdu Service covers issues in the news and life in the United States. The program is moving to Express News from Geo TV.

Beyond the Headlines, Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st.

The program, called Khabron Se Aage in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this week. The Director of VOA’s South Asia Division, Spozhmai Maiwandi, said “Geo News has been a helpful partner and I look forward to new opportunities to work together in the future.”

A spokesman for Express News calls the VOA show a “good addition to its programming lineup.” Spokesman Sumaira Latif says the cable network’s partnership with VOA “will provide a great opportunity to utilize resources and talents through our co-production.”

Beyond the Headlines is the flagship television news program from VOA’s Urdu Service, broadcasting in-depth reports about issues in the news and features about life in the United States.

The half-hour show, which is broadcast Monday through Friday from Washington, has been entertaining viewers since 2005 with popular segments such as How America Works, Melting Pot, and Campus, a look at issues affecting university students.

VOA Urdu Service radio and TV programs are also available online at Visit the Beyond the Headlines Facebook page at