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Art of oral storytelling: Manto’s radio plays illustrate the comic side of witty Urdu writer

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KARACHI: Zambeel Dramatic Readings successfully combined the tradition of oral storytelling, the reminiscent radio programmes and the rich literary work of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in a session at the The Second Floor (T2F) on Saturday. During the reading, four performers mesmerised the audience with the plays of Manto written for the radio in […]

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Kasauti icon Quresh Pur passes away

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KARACHI: Quresh Pur, the host of Kasauti, arguably the most popular quiz show in the history of Pakistani television, passed away here on Monday afternoon after a protracted illness. He was 81. Quresh Pur was born in Bhopal, India. He did his graduation from India and migrated to Pakistan. A scholar in his own right, […]

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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 […]

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Playing a critical role: Panel asks state TV, radio to educate public on polls

“Radio Pakistan will ensure impartial and thorough coverage of the elections to fulfill its public responsibility,” said Solangi. ISLAMABAD: The Senate standing committee on information and broadcasting called upon Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan on Monday to educate people about the upcoming general election and ensure that their coverage is both balanced and wide-ranging. […]

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Tribute paid to Shaikh Ayaz

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Shaikh Ayaz represented voice of the masses. His words echoed feelings of the downtrodden against oppression by dictators and autocrats. This was the unified opinion of people who attended an event held on Sunday to mark the 91st birth anniversary of Sindhi poet Shaikh Ayaz. Organised by the Radio Pakistan, the ceremony was held at […]

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FM-93 and Medium-wave networks are broadcasting the event live from Islamabad radio

Radio Pakistan‚ in collaboration with Pakistan Television‚ is holding annual Naat Competition at Z.A. Bokhari Auditorium of National Broadcasting House in Islamabad on Thursday. Information Minister‚ Qamar Zaman Kaira is expected to be the chief guest on the occasion. The winners of the regional competitions held earlier in all four provinces‚ and Azad Kashmir‚ Gilgit- […]

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Radio Pakistan’s live commentary on Pakistan-South Africa cricket series

Radio Pakistan will exclusively broadcast ball-to-ball running commentary during the upcoming cricket series between Pakistan and South Africa. The 1st test match between Pakistan and South Africa will begin at Johannesburg tomorrow (Friday). The series starts on Feb 1 and would consist of 3 Test matches‚ 5 one day international(s) and two T-20 games. The […]

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National Broadcasting Service special programme on Shaheed Bhutto

National Broadcasting Service of Radio Pakistan aired special programme to pay tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Saturday night. Talking in Nai Ufaq program of Radio Pakistan‚ PPP leader Jahangir Badar has said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had emerged in politics of Pakistan at the time when there were renowned world leaders like Indira Gandhi‚ […]

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Director-General Pakistan Radio Pakistan assumes charge as president of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Over 227 broadcast media organizations from 56 countries are members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Director-General Radio Pakistan Murtaza Solangi today assumed charge as President of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Mr. Murtaza Solangi will head the organization till ABU General Assembly meets in October this year to elect a new President. Over 227 broadcast media […]

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