High power transmission of PBC opens today
LAHORE, January 21 2006: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed will formally inaugurate the country’s first-ever highest frequency ‘High Power Transmission (HPT)’ here on Saturday (today) January 21, bringing radical changes and development to news and current affairs programmes of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC).
The new HPT having frequency level of 1332 KHZ has been installed by the engineering team of the PBC while German engineers extended help at the initial stage of the ‘solid state (digital)’ technology installation, at a cost of Rs 30.50 million.
The project completed in a record period of six months will help the state-controlled media in joining mainstream of advanced news network and current affairs to keep the listeners informed of global developments.
The improved frequency of the Lahore HPT will benefit listeners within the radius of 100 miles in day time while 280 miles at night.