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‘Treasure’ hunt: Audio recordings of Jinnah’s Aug 11 speech still missing

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ISLAMABAD: “If you will work in cooperation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed. We should begin to work in that spirit and in time all these angularities of the majority and minority communities […] the Pathans, Punjabis, Shias, Sunnis and […] the Brahmins, Vashnavas, Khatris, also Bengalis, Madrasis, will vanish.” […]

Recovering history

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We have, over the decades, lost significant chunks of our history. Much of this has been caused by the deliberate attempts at distortion and tampering undertaken over the years by leaders in an attempt to serve their own purposes. The results have been a confused, uncertain society within which bigotry and ignorance have thrived. This, […]

Memorandum of Understanding signed for digitization of archives

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Islamabad: The US embassy, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan) and Internews Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding here at Broadcasting House on Wednesday on conversion of precious archival material of Radio Pakistan into digit format. The MOU was signed by Peter Brennan, Director of Strategic Communications, US Embassy Islamabad, Samina Parvez, Director General, PBC, and […]

Proposal to make state media independent hailed

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By: Shabbir Sarwar LAHORE: In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on the Media Commission report, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors former president Arif Nizami, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Associate Professor Dr Osama Siddique addressed the audience, while participants from various media […]

SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

Plan to improve Radio Pakistan programmes

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LAHORE: Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan) a pioneer institution in country, has tailored an ambitious plan to further improve quality of all programmes and revival of dramas to restore its pristine glory of decency. Director General, PBC, Samina Pervaiz told APP here Sunday that Radio Pakistan has its unique history and played a key role […]

Samina Pervaiz appointed DG PBC

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ISLAMABAD: Mrs. Samina Pervaiz, a BS-21 officer of the Information Group has been posted Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) with immediate effect. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued notification to this effect on Tuesday afternoon. She had been serving as Director General External Publicity Wing since January 2011. Mrs. Samina Pervaiz has held […]

NA body for end to ads on channels showing Indian culture

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting underlined on Thursday the need for taking solid steps to improve role of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to effectively regulate media outlets for achieving national development. The committee was chaired by Belum Hasnain. Its members especially Bushra Rehman was of the view that […]

Pak-Japan Relations: Japan to invest in radio broadcast, child health

The ambassador says that the new radio system will contribute to stability of these areas. The Government of Japan will extend grant assistance for radio broadcasting and child health, worth ¥2.8 billion (Rs3.16 billion) to Pakistan. The Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oe and the Economic Affairs Division Secretary Javed Iqbal signed the two projects on Friday, […]