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Radio conversion to digital technology to cost Rs3.5bn, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the information ministry on Wednesday informed a parliamentary committee that the project to convert radio from analog to digital technology would cost approximately Rs3.5 billion. The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met here with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, was briefed by the officials about the ‘Digital Radio […]


Digital Archive Being Created To Protect Old Data of Radio Pakistan: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that a digital archive would be created in Radio Pakistan to protect and maintain its old data. Old data of Radio Pakistan got wasted due to unavailability of the storage space, he told meeting […]


Radio’s role termed vital in shaping public opinion

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PESHAWAR: The World Radio Day was observed here on Sunday with a pledge by broadcasters to serve people and create awareness among them about important issues. Around 26 radio stations, both private and public, are operating across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to educate people on social and political issues and protect them against flood of misinformation or […]


PEMRA Cancels FM Radio Licence on Failure to Produce Necessary Documents

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday unanimously cancelled the bid of Messers Airwaves Media (Pvt) Ltd for grant of FM radio licence for Thatta due to their failure in producing necessary documents. The 165th meeting of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chaired by PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig unanimously approved request […]


Radio broadcast for farmers

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has started radio broadcast in three major cities for the awareness of farmers of the province. Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Agriculture Manzoor Hussain Wassan told Dawn on Friday that radio broadcasting had been started in Hyderabad, Larkana and Khairpur. One hour of broadcasting would be regarding awareness on weather […]


PEMRA extends licence of Allama Iqbal Open University’s radio

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has approved the extension of the license of Allama Iqbal Open University’s “Radio Broadcast Station” for the next five years from 2020 to 2025. According to AIOU, it is a purely non-commercial and educational FM radio channel. The University will continue its educational broadcasts on FM 91.6 at […]


Radio Pakistan takes a leap forward in digitalization of broadcasts

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ISLAMABAD – Radio Pakistan has taken a leap forward in digitalization of its broadcasts by launching its Podcast service. The podcast offers interviews of dignitaries, daily news review, current affairs programs, documentaries, music, sports and a lot more to inform, educate and entertain people through different internet platforms, said a press release issued on Wednesday. […]


Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, Rawalpindi

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has launched Punjab Rung Radio FM radio stations at Multan and Rawalpindi. Pilac Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn both new radio stations had started their test transmissions at the 99.4MHz. “Pilac has also been running the Punjab Rung Radio at Lahore for the […]


PEMRA Renews Licenses Of 12 Non-commercial Radio Stations

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ISLAMABAD: In its 163rd Authority meeting, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday renewed licenses of 12 non-commercial FM radio stations. The renewed licenses belonged to educational institutions including Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Allama Iqbal University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, University of Karachi, National University of Modern Languages […]


Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan said while addressing a press conference in Bajaur on Tuesday that objection has been raised on Radio Shumal because it runs local news and whenever its reporters visit the field, people start criticising government performance and also raise questions about alleged irregularities in […]


Illegal FM stations shut in Bajaur

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BAJAUR: The local authorities on Wednesday closed down four private FM radio stations in Bajaur tribal district for functioning illegally. According to a notification issued by deputy commissioner Mohammad Fayyaz Khan, the district administration took the action after observing that the FM radio stations were not only functioning illegally but also broadcasting biased content. It […]


Radio Live Shows project for newly merged districts launched

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar here Saturday said that access to information is key to bringing about socio-economic development and transparency in the governance system. They spoke at the launching ceremony of the Radio Live Shows project in the newly merged tribal districts. Addressing the event, Secretary Local Governments and Rural Development Shakeel Ahmad Mian […]


We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: Zahra

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An award-winning Kashmir-based photojournalist, Masarrat Zahra, who was last month booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her social media posts, has said that the Kashmiri journalists are also becoming stories, when they are beaten by Indian troops and booked under draconian laws like UAPA. On Thursday, Zahra was named the winner of the […]


Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from Covid-19 on Thursday. The deceased include a senior broadcast engineer and an Urdu newscaster. They were both associated with Radio Pakistan for 20 years. According to an official statement issued by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Senior Broadcast Engineer Mohammad Ashfaq, 48, was a regular Radio Pakistan employee […]