Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) asked to focus on modernising Radio Pakistan
ISLAMABAD- Secretary Information, Khwaja Ijaz Sarwar has asked the PBC to focus on modernising Radio Pakistan which is a pivotal source of information and entertainment.
“Radio Pakistan needs modern technology including latest small transmitters and well-equipped studios in the competitive era of digital communication,” he said while addressing United Staff Organisation of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation.
Ijaz Sarwar, who is also the chairman of PBC, referred to the success of FM 101 and said that the new comperes have come up with fresh presentations. “That will help create a competitive atmosphere in the PBC,” he hoped.
He also called upon Radio Pakistan to pay attention on imparting modern training to its staff for the attainment of higher professional standards. He reiterated government’s commitment to promote freedom of expression both in the print and electronic media. The secretary said that in line with Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf’s objective to promote self-esteem of all Pakistan citizens, PBC employees should also have an atmosphere that bolsters their self-confidence.
In response to the demands raised by United Staff Organisation, Ijaz Sarwar announced a 50 per cent increase in the number of PBC employees from Scale 1 to 6, which would be extended house-hiring facility.
He also asked PBC Director General Syed Anwar Mahmood to respond favourably to the demand of PBC employees of the same scale for the extension of a certain amount against utility bills as per the rules and procedure adopted for the senior officers. The secretary also assured the PBC employees that the corporation would be the first to receive Rs 1 00 special allowance when it is approved.
Earlier, PBC Director General Syed Anwar Mahmood said under the present chairman the PBC has shown improvement both in terms of its service and financial status.
Source: The News