Watan TV HD New Frequency 2023 Yahsat 1 at 52.5º E
Watan TV HD Frequencies On Al Yah 1 at 52.5°East 2022, Watan Group (translates as Nation Group) is a company based in Afghanistan that provides telecommunications, logistics and security services. It is owned by the Popal brothers who are believed to be cousins of Afghan President, Hamid Karzai. They are from the powerful Popalzai sub-tribe, the same group that the Founding Father of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Durrani, and all of Afghanistan’s former leaders belonged to. The Popalzais are traditionally the influential and elite group of Afghanistan, and are also a powerful group in neighboring Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan. In addition, many Popalzai members are in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The New York Times reported that according to Western officials, the largest shareholder in the company is Qayum Karzai, the brother of Afghan President, but he stated after the report was published, that he has no financial interest in the company. Watan Group is a partner of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), which in December 2011 received Afghanistan’s first big contract for oil field exploration and development. The three oil fields estimated to contain 87 million barrels of oil.
Their website states that they have seven subsidiaries: AMP Trading, Ehsaan Construction, Navia Design, Sino-Afghan Steel, Watan Telecom, Watan Risk Management and Watan Oil & Gas. Watan Risk Management’s clientele includes: USAID-funded Delouite, Checchi, Jhpiego, State University of New York (SUNY), American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and other projects under the British and American militaries.
Watan Telecom is a consortium of Al Houbi Telecom of Saudi Arabia and two North American companies, Cellular One and GlobeCom. In 2005 it acquired a licence for $30 million to become a mobile telecoms service provider in Afghanistan, the licence will last until 2020, when it can be renewed for another ten years
Watan TV HD Frequencies On Al Yah 1 at 52.5°East 2023
40.0°E Express AM7
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53.0°E Express AM6
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52.5°E Al Yah 1 East
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