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Hajj awareness campaign: PTV, PBC, religious affairs ministry sign MoU

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understand for Hajj Awareness Campaign, 2012. Joint Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs Shahzad Ahmad, Managing Director PTV Yousuf Baig Mirza and Director General Radio Pakistan Murtaza Solangi signed the agreement. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira […]


Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) With the Support of IPDC (UNESCO) Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting May 21-23-2012 Lahore Speakers and participants of a workshop developed a consensus on the independent role of the media to overcome the critical social issues relating to gender-based imbalances and women […]


Varsity to launch FM radio

HYDERABAD: The University of Sindh will set up an FM radio station in the department of Mass Communication to broadcast educational programmes and train students of the department. The project was discussed at a meting at the Jamshoro campus on Monday. It was presided over by acting vice-chancellor Professor Dr Parveen Shah and attended by […]


Zero hour and Radio Pakistan

Naeem Tahir Radio was the only source of information, entertainment and education. If your voice was broadcast over the radio, you became known It was the zero hour between the night of August 14 and August 15, 1947, which is the most significant moment in the history of this subcontinent. Those who have lived in […]


Saving Radio Pakistan

THIS is with reference to the article ‘A giant in decline’ (April 9). I fully support the suggestions put forward by the writer for the revival of Radio Pakistan — a public service state organ. It is time to inject the much-needed funds to pull the organisation out of its financial crunch and help it […]


‘Apna Pakistan’: Military set to expand media outreach across country

ISLAMABAD: In order to expand media outreach throughout Pakistan, the army is planning to set-up a countrywide radio network parallel to Radio Pakistan and PTV to create what it calls ‘social harmonisation’ and to propagate ‘state vision’ in a ‘vibrant manner.’ After the successful execution of FM radio projects in militancy-hit areas of Swat, Federally […]


Radio’s 50

Mohammed Iqbal Khan Asadi painfully recreates Radio Pakistan Karachi’s glorious past Sarwat Ali Radio Pakistan Karachi Ki Pachas Sala Ilmi Aur Adabi Khidmaat By Dr.Mohammed Iqbal Khan Asadi One of the most momentous inventions to have impacted society in the 20th century was the radio. Its introduction was made controversial by the predictable response of […]


Radio: reasons for decline in Pakistan

THIS is apropos of Hajrah Mumtaz’s article ‘A giant in decline’ (April 9) , which was about services of Radio Pakistan rendered in the past. The topic got new impetus with your editorial ‘PBC in dire straits’ (Feb 26). It seems the winds have started blowing in favour of Radio Pakistan. Radio throughout the world […]


Making Radio Pakistan viable

THIS is with reference to your editorial ‘PBC in dire straits’ (Feb 26) and subsequent letters of readers (March 2 and 11). It was radio that made the first-ever announcement of the birth of our country on the night of Aug 14, 1947, at midnight in the voice of Zahoor Azar: “At the stroke of […]


Measures being taken to empower Pemra: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government is taking measures to empower Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). She said that there is a need to bring improvement in the Pemra so that the organisation could play its role effectively and independently. In […]


Increasing Exposure: Radio Free Asia to cover Balochistan

US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who had recently introduced a controversial legislation on Balochistan, asked Radio Free Asia (RFA) to report on and broadcast in Balochistan to better equip them with the current news. According to a press release issued by his office, Representative Rohrabacher wrote a letter to Radio Free Asia’s president, saying that the […]


Radio Pakistan: Alive and kicking

This refers to a letter by Mr. Iftikhar Mirza in your esteemed daily on March 20, 2012 asserting that some national entities including Radio Pakistan are near shut-down. Begging to differ so far as Radio Pakistan is concerned, it can only be termed as lack of knowledge that Radio Pakistan has been bracketed with PIA, […]


FM Radio to be launched soon under e-policing project

KARACHI: The FM Radio is to be launched soonunder the e-policing project. This was stated by the Sindh Minister for Information Technology,Muhammad Raza Haroon. He was presiding over a meeting of the e-policing project’ssteering committee here on Tuesday. The Minister further stated that the police FM Radio would airinformative programmes to guide the people regarding […]


Helping PBC through radio cess

THIS is apropos of the editorial ‘PBC in dire straits’ (Feb 26). Radio Pakistan was converted into the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation through an Act in 1973 to ensure effective operation and growth of broadcasting as a function-oriented public service medium, general improvement in the quality of programmes, speedy implementation of projects, and better utilisation of […]