PBC to have union soon
ISLAMABAD- Secretary Information and Media Development Syed Anwar Mehmood held an assurance to the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) employees that their right of having a bargaining agency would be restored by end of March this year.
Anwar, who is also the PBC chairman, said this while addressing an Eid Milon party organized by the United Staff Organization of the PBC employees.
He said that the PBC would progress in the right direction and quality change would be felt at all levels.
He said the government has allocated an amount of Rs 150 million for installation of three new transmitters, which would further boost the performance of Radio.
The PBC said the demand of providing house hiring facility to the employees would be considered favorably and added that employees with 20 years of regular service could be given the facility.
This proposal would be examined and placed before the Board of Directors meeting.
Anwar disclosed that an independent board of directors for the PBC would soon be commissioned on the lines of the PTV.
He directed the management to provide certain facilities to the three important categories broadcasting engineers, broadcasters and newsmen to attract talent.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General PBC Salim Gul Sheikh disclosed that the PBC would be launched four more new FM stations at Faisalabad, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan and Hyderabad in the months of February and March this year.
He said that a radio station would be established at Gwadar where the government had initiated mega development projects. He hoped that the employees would work with zeal and devotion to bring back the glory of the past when radio used to be at the top.
Rasheed Qureshi, Naeem Awan, Raja Reyasat and Akhtar Baloch presented demands on behalf of the employees.