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Radio Pakistan Quetta

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WHERE the acquisition of potentially lucrative tracts of land is concerned, there is never any shortage of takers in this country. Recent decades have seen countless acres of land in cities and even in the rural areas taken over to satisfy the never-flagging demand to either convert its use or parcel it out for sale. […]

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Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex

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Quetta: The Balochistan government has finalised a plan to take over 64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta by shutting down the station’s transmission, removing its machinery and transmission towers from the Sariab area. On Wednesday, sources confirmed that government officials had been directed to put finishing touches on the plan to […]

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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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Radio Pakistan woes

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THE recent demand made by Radio Pakistan to levy radio tax on vehicles and mobile phones has started a media debate. Do we need to save Radio Pakistan? In the age of climate change, the neglect of cultures and languages by corporate media and the race for profits, and while keeping the communication and cultural […]

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Radio Pakistan: then and now

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Village life used to be very simple and sweet. Farmers would share their views with one another in a hujra or some other common place after toiling all day in the fields. The only window open to them to learn what was going on in the world outside happened to be the noble and honest […]

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Revival of radio

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Radio Pakistan is a symbol of our statehood and nationalism. We should never consider it a burden on the state coffers. Nor we should take it as a purely commercial organisation. It has helped to produce a plethora of artists, singers and musicians from all around our beloved homeland. It has in its repository many […]

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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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Marvi for creation of consultative body in fight against terrorism

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairperson Marvi Memon has proposed creation of a consultative body of government and media representatives to help promote better cooperation in the fight against terrorism. In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan, she said media has an important and effective role to complement efforts of […]

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PBC launches digital transmitter at Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Pakistan Broad­casting Corporation Pakistan (PBC) Director General Samina Pervez launched a 100-kW digital transmitter at the Hyderabad Broadcasting House here on Sunday on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the Hyderabad radio station. PBC Hyderabad director Naseer Mirza was also present. Speaking to reporters at the local press club, Ms Pervez said voice […]

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Radio Pakistan launches new FM channel

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday inaugurated a new FM Channel by the state radio broadcaster with the hope that it would prove to be another asset for Pakistan’s mass media industry, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. The new Radio Pakistan channel is called “Virsa”. Hussain also congratulated the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the […]

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New radio transmitters to be operational in August

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ISLAMABAD: High-power transmitters of Radio Pakistan would become operational in Dera Ismail Khan, Hyderabad, Faqirabad and some other cities in August, a PBC spokesman said. The PBC had launched a big programme to replace old transmitters with ultramodern digital transmitters and one 400 kilowatt transmitter had been inaugurated in Peshawar last month. This transmitter, the […]

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The magic of radio

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More than six and a half decades ago, two pieces of what looked like decorative furniture graced our home in Lahore. These items were beautifully made wooden cabinets, each with a round dial, some knobs and a rectangular piece of silk upholstery that covered a loud speaker. They were the pride and joy of our […]

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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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