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‘All resources to be used for journalists’ welfare’

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Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said the government is utilising all possible resources for the welfare of the journalists. In an interview with Radio Pakistan, he said no progress is possible without freedom of media. He said it is good omen that this pillar of the state is being strengthened in the country. The […]

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76th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal today

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SIALKOT : The 76th death anniversary of poet-philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal will be observed across the country here on Monday (today) to pay tribute to his services for floating the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent. Allama Iqbal was born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877 and died on April […]

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Radio days

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Pakistan was born in Lahore, in 1947, in the neo-colonial, palatial house belonging to Sir Fazl-e-Hussain, a Punjabi politician and a loyal subject of the British Colonists. The first image that comes to my mind is that of the silver-haired Rafi Peer, who had the looks of a Patrician. The actor, director and playwright, Rafi […]

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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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100 PBC workers awaiting justice

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ISLAMABAD: Sajid, a middle-aged employee of Radio Pakistan (Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation) is working fulltime for the last 17 years on contract basis and still gets just Rs7000 per month, less than a labourer. Talking to this correspondent he said: “I have a family and school going children and at this stage of my life I […]

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NA record changed to protect MQM MNA who beat journalist

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Secretariat, known for obsessive secrecy about the attendance of MNAs, has allegedly doctored the record of an MNA who is facing criminal charges of beating a journalist in Lahore. The MNA was shown to be present in the assembly on the date and time when the incident took place miles away […]

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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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Govt has finalised code of conduct for private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The government has finalised a code of conduct for private TV channels by taking on board all stakeholders, the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting was told on Tuesday. At the first meeting of newly formed committee, chaired by MNA Marvi Memon, the officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave […]

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Radio: the real pioneer — II

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Music was perhaps the greatest of radio’s attractions. Listeners could get everything they wanted. Classical, popular, or devotional music, all were available. Roshan Ara Begum, Nazakat Ali, Salamat Ali Khan, Amanat Ali, Fateh Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Farida Khanam, Umrao Zia Begum, instrumentalists Sharif Khan ‘Poonchwaley’, Hyder Buksh, Shaukat Hussain, Sain Marna, Babu Khan, Siraj […]

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Radio Pakistan Lahore’s 76th birthday celebrated

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LAHORE: After completing 76 years since its inception, Radio Pakistan Lahore celebrated its 76th birthday on Friday at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. Founded on December 16, 1937 in Lahore, Radio Pakistan Lahore has been airing its programs with different effects. Soon the station became a cultural and literary nerve centre of the country. On its 76th birthday celebration, […]

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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.” […]

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AIR provides Quaid’s speeches to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: On the request of Radio Pakistan‚ All India Radio has provided speeches of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Pakistan. All India Radio (AIR) Director General Leela Mandoi told Radio Pakistan’s current affairs channel that the speeches of Quaid-e-Azam were being provided on the request of the Pakistan government forwarded by Pakistan High Commission to […]

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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 […]

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