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NA to approach India to air Pak TV channels

KARACHI – Pakistan will approach India to get permission to run Pakistani TV channels transmissions in India.

Members of the Standing Committee of Senate on Information and Broadcasting disclosed this during their visit to PTV Karachi office on Monday.

“Pakistan is a peaceful country and we wish to sustain good relations with all its neighbours,” said Senator Neelofer Bukhtiar, a member of the Committee.

She said the Indian Parliament would be approached to get permission from the Indian government to run Pakistani TV channels programmes there.

Senators Tariq Azeem, Maulana Samiul Haq, Neelofer Bakhtiar and Syed Muhammad Hussain visited the PTV Karachi centre.

The Standing Committee of the Senate directed the PTV to introduce research-based programmes. The meeting decided to reward hardworking employees and recommended the regularisation of the contract-based anchorpersons and temporary staff of the PTV.

Senator Tariq Azeem said that camera work is the backbone of media and there would be training arrangements for the people associated with this field.

Earlier, the standing committee for information and broadcasting was welcomed at PTV Centre Karachi by its General Manager Shahid Iqbal Pasha and other concerned officials.

The committee delegation, led by Senator Liaqat Bangalzai included Senator Tariq Azeem, Senator Maulana Samiul Haq, Senator Neelofer Bukhtiar and Senator Syed Mohammad, was briefed about the programmes and progress of the centre.

General Manager PTV Karachi, Shahid Iqbal Pasha, gave the briefing. The delegation members appreciated the efforts and stressed on the importance of cultural and traditional programmes.

They also visited the technical facilities at the PTV Centre Karachi including master control room and different other sections and observed the recordings in process at the studios.

The CBA Union of PTV also met with members of the visiting delegation and presented their suggestions regarding the problems and welfare of the employees.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/20/2009