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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 […]

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 […]