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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 […]


Radio, motor vehicle tax challenged in LHC

LAHORE: Levy of radio and motor vehicle tax has been challenged before the Lahore High Court. The petitioner, a bar member, Mian Asif, contended that the government instead of giving relief to the masses putting burden of taxes on the poor people. He said that government already receiving taxes on these items and hence another […]


Radio Pakistan “facing Rs2000 million deficit”: DG PBC

HYDERABAD: Radio Pakistan is “facing deficit of over Rs2,000 million and needs funds to improve its vital services,” says Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation PBC Murtaza Solangi. Addressing news conference here on Saturday, he urged civil society and media to extend full support in making Radio Pakistan a financially viable and efficient national institution. He […]


Solangi for making Radio Pakistan financially-viable entity

KARACHI: Director General of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Ghulam Murtaza Solangi, has said that the organisation was facing resource constraint and needs assistance for making it a financially viable entity. He was talking to media persons at the Karachi Press Club on Sunday. Murtaza Solangi said that Radio Pakistan is a public sector institution that […]


KP Judicial Academy to have TV, radio channels

PESHAWAR: Television and radio channels will be set up at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy for people’s education on their legal rights, said Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Mohammad on Friday. “Efforts are afoot to establish radio and television channels in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial Academy for raising public awareness about their legal rights […]


Underestimating Radio Pakistan

Apropos of letters by worthy readers against the recommendation by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Broadcasting and Information to charge two per cent on mobile recharge as radio levy and a one-time Rs4,000 on new vehicles, I find no weight in opposition to this move. One point that every writer emphasises is that Radio […]


Q opposes levying 2pc radio tax proposal

ISLAMABAD – The coalition as well as the leading opposition parties have opposed the recommendation of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information to impose radio tax on people to pull out the Pakistan Radio from the financial crisis. The central leader of PML-Q Imtiaz Ranjha while opposing the suggestion to impose radio tax on […]


Pemra warns TV channels over ‘debate’ on Balochistan

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) late Friday night warned private TV channels against holding programmes and talk shows on Balochistan issue highlighting views of some disgruntled Baloch Sardars without any editorial control. In a letter to private TV channels it termed such debates against sovereignty and integrity of Pakistan. It says such programmes […]


Financial crunch: PBC proposes levy of tax on mobile phone calls

Amir Wasim The members were of the view that almost all mobile phones now had inbuilt radio and, therefore, they should be charged for it. ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), commonly known as Radio Pakistan, on Thursday came up with a proposal to levy a “broadcast cess” on mobile phone users to […]


Radio Pakistan launches new service for US

ISLAMABAD: Radio Pakistan has launched a new service for Pakistanis living in the United States to listen to its programmes by dialing a local number. All programmes on FM 93, FM 94, FM 101, National Broadcasting Service (NBS) the current affairs channel of Radio Pakistan could now be listened to by dialing 8322800683, which is […]