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Radio channel closed

BAJAUR- The political administration of Bajaur Agency closed down a privately run radio channel in the agency and seized the equipment. The radio channel operating in different parts of the agency, including Khaar, Lharai, Tarkho, Pusht, and Nawagai used to relay anti-American and pro-Taliban songs from 7 am to 10 pm every day and incited […]


Foreign journalists praise Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) for publishing MR

ISLAMABAD- Foreign journalists who have come to monitor situation in Afghanistan have admired Radio Pakistan for publishing a comprehensive report covering all radio stations of the world. They said that after coming to Pakistan monitoring report that Radio has been issuing on daily basis benefited them to a great extent. They said that since the […]


ARY Digital TV Channel launched

KARACHI- The ARY Digital Television Channel has announced start of regular transmission from Friday. The channel had started one month test transmission on August 14. This was stated by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Digital Channel, Salman Iqbal, at a Press launch ceremony. The function was attended by journalists, mediamen, and TV stars who […]


Pakistan Television to start political discussion programme

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television has planned to launch, by the end of this month, a political programme, “Mukalma”, in which political leaders of all parties will be invited to express their views on future political setup. This was stated by federal secretary for information and media development, Syed Anwar Mehmud, talking to newsmen at the conclusion […]


Prime TV delays taking over STN

LAHORE- The Prime Television Entertainment, which bought the air time of the Pakistan Television (PTV’s) channel-III, commonly known as the STN, has delayed taking it over by 15 days, forcing the viewers to live with repeat productions of the PTV. “The Prime TV will now take over the channel from September 15 on trial basis […]


DISH begins telecast in United States (US)

NEWYORK- Pakistan Television (PTV) programmes began to be aired by DISH network, a US direct broadcast satellite television company. The PTV programmes can be seen on Channel-616 of DISH network. The company is charging $14.99 monthly from the clients for the facility. Pakistsn Television offers a variety of programmes in gauges, covering national news, major […]


Rs 140m relief to film industry

LAHORE- Punjab Minister for Finance & Excise and Taxation, Tariq Hameed, has said that the provincial government has provided Rs 140 million relief to the film industry; hence it is the obligation of cinema owners to pass on the benefit of this relief to the viewers. The Finance Minister expressed these views while talking to […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) funds-raising transmission

KARACHI- Pakistan Television has planned special transmission to raise fund for the families who have been displaced in the torrential rains in the northern areas, General Manager Karachi Television (KTV), Athar Viqar Azeem told journalists at a press show organized to announce the programmes for the new quarter. The special transmission that includes special plays, […]


Private producers slam Pakistan Television PTV policies

KARACHI- Those having direct or indirect affiliation with Pakistan Television (PTV) have a lot of complaints about the non-professional approach of the managers and established producers who decide things and matters on the basis of “liking and disliking.” A group of artists and drama producers allege that they are facing difficulties in getting their productions […]


Government to allow private TV, radio channels

ISLAMABAD -The policy of the Government of opening up and deregulating state-owned TV and Radio, besides providing opportunity to people from all segments of society, including politicians to express their views on the electronic media is “a reflection of its commitment” to free flow of information in the country and transparency in governance, noted Federal […]


Film, Television Department to be set up at National College of Art (NCA)

LAHORE -Film and Television Department will be set up at the National College of Art (NCA) by September 2002 to cope with the growing need of trained film and TV persons at par with any where in the world, according to Sajida Vandal, Principal National College of Arts. Sajida said that for materializing the idea […]


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 […]


Private companies can buy, sell Pakistan Television (PTV) shows

KARACHI- The Private production companies will now have an opportunity to buy programmes produced by the Pakistan Television (PTV) and later sell them again to PTV. This was revealed by the General Manger (GM) of Karachi Television Centre, Ather Waqar Azeem, at a Press preview held in connection with the new quarter programmes, at the […]


Private Television channels before year’s end: Anwer Mahmood

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan’s media played constructive role by maintaining high standards of professionalism, credibility and objectivity while reporting the event, during the recent Pakistan India Summit at Agra. This was the unanimous view of the speakers while addressing a seminar on “The role of Pakistan Media at Agra Summit”, organised by. English-language daily The Pakistan Observer […]