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Exploitation of media by Maulana Fazlullah

By: Madeeha Nasir “FM Mullah” is a popular term in Swat. FM Mullah was the nickname given to Maulana Fazlullah, who gained international attention through his FM radio broadcasts. Maulana Fazlullah is the leader of the Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM), a group that aims to enforce Shariah in the country. The party made in the name of […]

Shaista Zaid: an appeal to government

By: ANIS SIDDIQUI Islamabad: SHAISTA Zaid bade farewell to news reading on radio and television after over 40 years. She read her last bulletin on Pakistan Television the other day while she had left Radio Pakistan a couple of years ago for health reasons. Ms Zaid, in my opinion, is a national asset and fully […]

FM radio for farmers proposed

LAHORE: The faculty members of the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) of Punjab University has proposed an idea for the Punjab government to set up a model “FM Radio-Initiative for Farmers” to educate farmers to attain the desired goal of the Punjab government vis-à-vis livestock sector. They suggested that like a laptop for each university […]

Army launches FM radio in violence-hit areas

ISLAMABAD – The military has launched a new project ‘FM 96 International Radio Network’ in the violence-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Balochistan, a move described as ‘community service’ but being criticised by many, reported BBC on Tuesday. According to the broadcast, the basic objection raised is that the army is trying to establish an institution […]

Swat FM radio to promote polio vaccination

PESHAWAR: A local organisation will air programmes on FM radio to promote immunisation and protect children against vaccine-preventable ailments in three selected union councils of Swat. The Awakening, which recently won one of five projects awarded by the Canada’s Sandra Rotman Centre, is trying to reach the people, who were inaccessible in the past, for […]

Radio Pakistan launches FM channel in Skardu

SKARDU: Radio Pakistan’s community channel, FM-93, has begun its regular broadcasts in Skardu. It is the first FM radio channel in the area catering to the needs of modern day broadcasts in the country’s remotest region. The test transmission of FM-93 Skardu has been continuing for the past sometime. The new station will go a […]

Mithi radio transmitter develops fault

MITHI: Listeners in Thar and the adjoining districts are unable to listen to FM radio programmes following a fault in a transmitter. According to sources privy to the Mithi radio station, the transmitter developed a fault a few weeks ago. It has not been repaired yet, depriving thousands of listeners of radio programmes. Mithi radio […]

Police FM radio to start working soon

Karachi: Police FM radio would start working soon after permission from Pakistan Electronic Medical Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and allotment of frequency by Frequency Allotment Board (FAB), while necessary arrangements for this police radio stations are being carried out, a meeting here Saturday was told. The meeting presided over by Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Mushtaq […]

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In collaboration of IPDC (UNESCO) Report Of Training “Producing News & Current Affairs Program”

June 6-8-2012 Karachi Participants of a workshop have said that main stream media was not focusing real public issues; therefore radio can be a strong medium to highlight the issues of public importance. Main stream media channels mostly take up the high importance matter but radio could be used at community level. The observation was […]

Police radio channel

KARACHI: A radio channel of the city police will begin test transmission as soon as the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority allocates frequency to it, it emerged on Wednesday. The Sindh IT department is executing the project, which is supposed to be completed by this month, at a total cost of around Rs29.10 million. The […]

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 […]