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Radio Pakistan to get 3 new transmitters

ISLAMABAD- The government has approved three medium wave 100 Kilowatt transmitters for news and current affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan to extend its transmission to the far-flung areas of the country.

Federal Secretary for Information Syed Anwar Mahmood disclosed this while speaking at the closing ceremony of 11-day workshops for current affairs producers organized by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in collaboration with Voice of America at the auditorium of Pakistan Broadcasting House.

He said that President General Pervez Musharraf while inaugurating the News and Current Affairs Channel had promised to grant new transmitters. He added that the Planning Commission formally approved these transmitters.

Anwar Mahmood lauded the contribution of the US Embassy for the training of the producers of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC).

He especially appreciated the experience and skill of Norman Sowan, a renowned American broadcaster who trained the participants of the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Director General PBC, Salim Gulsher said that the workshop was a part of the series of training programmes initiated by PBC to up-grade the skill of the staff. He said a similar workshop would be organized at Peshawar in September. He added that induction courses for new sub-editors were a regular feature of PBC.

He hoped that the participants would have learnt a lot from the experience of senior broadcaster, Norman Sowan.

The Principal, Pakistan Broadcasting Academy, Saeed Akhtar, apprised the audience of the objectives of the workshop and said that the workshop would enable the participants to perform their duties in a better way.

Norman Sowan said that these types of workshops were very important for any organization to maintain and improve its performance. He said it was a beginning of a very good exercise and assured that the American assistance in this regard would continue in future. He acknowledged the professional abilities of the participants.

The Controller Current Affairs, Anwar Khalil and senior producer, Seema Siddique also spoke in the occasion.

The workshop was attended by 19 news and current affairs producers. The participants also visited the American Centre and observed the working of production resources in the Centre.

In the end, Norman Sowan distributed the certificates among the participants of the workshop.

Source: The Nation
Date:8/4/2001