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Afghanistan’s largest nationwide elections surveys done with SMS

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March 3, 2014 With the Afghan presidential elections only a month away, it is more important than ever to ensure an open democratic process across society, and to enable Afghan citizens to raise their voices and use their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.  Paywast, through our SMS-based social networking platform, reach out to more than Continue Reading

Paywast Signed a Contract with Wazifa.af

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Paywast signed a contract with Wazifa, www.wazifa.af, one of Afghanistan’s major job search websites, on December 9th, 2013. Wizifa will use Paywast’s service to provide better communication with its users and inform them of new upcoming opportunities. Wazifa was founded to change the way job seekers look for a job and employers for a talent. Continue Reading

Paywast Signed a Contract with Balkh Chamber of Commerce & Industries

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Paywast signed a contract with Balkh Chamber of Commerce & Industries, BalkhCCI, on December 6th, 2013. Based on this contract BalkhCCI will use Paywast’s Payam services to send their businessmen business law notes as well as business rights, rules and regulations. Payam services will allow the business owners to not only receive short messages but Continue Reading

Paywast Participated in Azerbaijan IT Exhibition

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For the first time, Afghan businesses participated in Bakutel 2013, the 19th Azerbaijan International Telecommunication and IT Exhibition and Conference. The event was held from the 2nd to the 5th of December. This year’s theme was “Year of ICT in Azerbaijan.” As the largest telecommunications exhibition in the Caspian basin, Bakutel 2013 brought together 300 Continue Reading

Paywast Sings a Partnership Contract with Shams Production

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Paywast signed a contract with Shams Production, a private media production company owned by Shams Group International, on November 31st, 2013. Under this contract Shams Production will use Paywast’s services for its show “Who Wants to Be Wealthy” aired on Zhwandoon TV. This show is a version of the popular English program “Who Wants to Continue Reading

Paywast Launched Afghanistan’s First Mobile-Based News App

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On November 27th, 2013 Paywast, Afghanistan’s first mobile-based social networking outlet, launched Afghanistan’s first smartphone news app called Paywast News in association with Khaama Press-Afghanistan’s largest online newspaper- and Wadsam.com-Afghanistan’s First Business News Portal. The Paywast News app will enable 800,000 Afghans who have smartphones in the country, and millions of users around the world Continue Reading

Paywast Partners with Khurshid TV in “Cinema Star” Show

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Paywast has partnered with Khurshid TV to provide SMS services for viewers voting on the Cinema Star show.  Cinema Star is one of the most popular TV shows in Afghanistan that is broadcasted every Friday night. There are 24 stars participating in this show and every week 3 of them are eliminated based on the Continue Reading

Paywast Participated in the First International ICT Conference and Exhibition in Kabul

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Information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the essential tools for socio-economic development. In the past years, ICT has provided Afghan society with a great variety of new communication technologies. ICT has been recognized and promoted by many international organizations such as United Nations and the World Bank. Recently the Ministry of Communication and Continue Reading

Paywast sponsored Sound Central Festival 2013 in Kabul

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The 4 day Sound Central Festival 2013, held in Esteqlal Lycee auditorium in Kabul, was by all accounts a huge success. Sound Central is the Central Asia’s most modern music festival and the only regional musical event celebrated in Kabul. Thousands of people attended the festival which showcased the performances of more than 30 bands Continue Reading

Paywast launched a partnership with ESO

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Paywas signed a contract with Educational Support Organization (ESO) on Feb 23rd, 2013. Based on this contract, the ESO would be able to use Paywast Payam services to send SMS to its member organizations. As an independent non-profit organization, ESO started its operations in Afghanistan in 2008 with the aim of providing educational services throughout Continue Reading