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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 […]

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 […]