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Radio Pakistan DG not allowed to attend office by protesting employees

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ISLAMABAD: Despite an announcement by the government that the plan to lease out the headquarters of Radio Pakistan has been shelved, angry employees on Thursday forced the director general out of his office to lodge their protest, forcing the information minister to issue a statement saying that action would be taken against those involved in […]

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Larkana radio transmitter inoperative for seven years

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LARKANA: The 100 kiloWatt medium wave transmitter of the Radio Pakistan Larkana which was planned to be made functional in 2008 is yet to be put in operation due to technical reasons. It was installed near Chuharpur village located along the Larkana-Naudero Road after complaints by listeners about low signals. Although the work for the […]

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PBC proposes levy of electronic cess to cover losses

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has proposed electronic cess on purchase of mobile phones costing over Rs35,000 and registration of vehicles to cover the Rs4 billion annual deficit of Radio Pakistan. PBC Director General Imran Gardezi told the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday that the proposal to levy Rs4,000 on registration of a vehicle was […]

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PBC rejects allegations

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has denied an allegation levelled by FM-107 in a statement that it was illegally broadcasting World Cup cricket commentary. It says that being the national broadcaster and having AM transmitters throughout Pakistan, the PBC is under legal and constitutional obligation to air national international events on its MW network to […]

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‘Guidelines’ for the media

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The tediously lengthy list of guidelines for the media drafted as ‘war time recommendations’ by the Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage is too school-boyish in content to merit even a passing critique. However, it would not be inappropriate at this point in time to warn the drafters off before they actually cause […]

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Radio employees plea on transfer IHC issues notices to PBC, others

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday issued notices to Federation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) and Controller news /current affairs PBC in response to a petition filed by the employees of Radio Pakistan. A single- member bench of Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi heard the petition filed […]

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Radio Pakistan shuts regional languages transmission

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has removed all permanent staff from its news and current affairs channel and detached the transmissions of four provinces from its main hook-up. Sources in the PBC (Radio Pakistan) told Dawn that during the last a few months, the management had transferred over a couple of dozen permanent staff […]

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Radio Pakistan to restore medium wave transmission

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has planned to improve quality of all programmes and restore medium wave transmission at various stations in the country. Addressing Guest Hour programme of Peshawar Press Club here on Monday, PBC Director General Samina Pervaiz said that short medium wave transmission would be revived in Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad and Larkana. […]

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PBC contradicts report

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QUETTA: Apropos a news report published in Dawn on Saturday, a spokesman for the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Islamabad, has issued a statement which says the Radio Pakistan’s Quetta centre is covering Quetta and other areas of Balochistan satisfactorily. The spokesman said that 150-kilowatt transmitter installed in Yaru in 1974 is functioning and was not […]

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Obsolete transmitter affects Quetta radio broadcast

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QUETTA: Radio Pakistan’s Quetta centre has stopped its transmissions on medium and short waves because the transmitter required to relay programmes has simply stopped functioning, according to a senior official. “There has been no transmission on medium and short waves from Quetta radio station in the last five to six years,” a senior official of […]

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PAC for revoking FM radio contract

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ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the termination of the contract of FM-101 given to M/s Loud and Clear by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) following the special audit report of the Auditor General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR). The AGPR submitted its special audit report […]

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NAB directed to probe WC broadcasting rights

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ISLAMABAD: In its maiden meeting, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday ordered the anti-corruption watchdog to investigate losses worth $30,000 to the national exchequer in securing broadcasting rights of 1999 Cricket World Cup from a third party instead of the tournament organisers directly. The decision to refer a fourteen years old audit objection to National […]

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Drama studio named after Mohni Hameed

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LAHORE: In order to pay tributes to the renowned artiste Mohni Hameed, Radio Pakistan, Lahore has named its drama studio as ‘Mohni Hameed Studio’.The Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Samina Pervaiz inaugurated the Mohni Hameed Studio. “Musaafat” is the first play recorded in the Mohni Hameed Studio. ‘Musaafat’ has been written by renowned writer Musarrat […]

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How the media should cover cases of rape

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She has been brutally raped, with visible marks of physical injuries. Her mental state, trauma and the psychological impact of this agonising incident are yet to be assessed. Her name is all over the media, her face splashed, her parents interviewed and by now everyone who watches 24/7 news channels knows the minutest details of […]

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