PBC to install powerful transmitter in the capital -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PBC to install powerful transmitter in the capital

HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation will soon install a powerful transmitter in Islamabad PBC at a cost of US $ 12 million with support of Japan government. It will take the broadcasts of Radio Pakistan to Afghanistan and parts of India and Central Asia.

Arrangements are also being made to broadcasts from Islamabad which will be heard throughout the country.

This was stated by PBC Director-General Ghulam Murtaza Solangi at a news conference here on Sunday. He said that a channel exclusively for sports and youth programmes was being introduced.

He said that because of old and outdated equipment, the broadcasts of Radio Pakistan were not reaching remote areas.

Nevertheless, he said, the FM Radio had filled this gap to a large extent adding that FM-101 provided round- the-clock information to people during recent floods.

He said special broadcasts for Malakand and Swat provided information and guidance to the people and also played an important role in collecting Rs6.3 million for flood relief activities.

He said that Radio Pakistan had a collection of 2.5 million minutes of recording, including the sound of firing on Shaheed-i-Millat Khan Liaquat Ali Khan.

This collection has been preserved because of a US grant of Rs130 million for Radio Pakistan.
Source: Dawn
Date:1/17/2011