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    Community Radio Stations In Pakistan New Season

  • SC seeks replies from govt, Pemra over radio stations

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government and regulator of the electronic media to respond to allegations that the army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), is illegally running radio stations...

    Through an application filed on behalf of journalist Rashid Rehman, human right activist Asma Jahangir has requested an apex court bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, to instruct the government to...

  • Pemra reluctant to issue licences to KP govt for FM radio stations

    PESHAWAR: The wrangling between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) over the functioning of a non-commercial FM radio station at Mardan has further intensified as the latter has now also raised objection to the three proposed FM stations of the provincial government in other districts...

    Official sources revealed that despite repeated requests by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • Turkey closes 20 TV and radio stations in post-coup emergency decree

    ISTANBUL: Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programmes, on charges they spread “terrorist propaganda”, adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media...

    An official at the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the state watchdog, confirmed 20 stations were being closed...

  • India unveil six new Test venues for new home season

    NEW DELHI: Often accused of not taking cricket's longest format seriously, India unveiled six new Test venues on Thursday and announced a busy 2016-17 home season when they will play 13 Tests against four visiting teams...

    “I welcome the new Test venues hosting this prestigious format of cricket and their arrival will take Test match cricket to every corner of the country,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur said...

  • Radio Pakistan Quetta

    Know more: Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complexThis pattern seems under way yet again in the finalisation of the Balochistan government’s plan, as reported recently, to take over 64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta which houses its supplementary station and some machinery and medium-wave and short-wave transmission towers...

    When the land on Sariab Road was allotted to Radio Pakistan in 1964, it was...

  • Historical Radio Pakistan building, change of guard?

    KARACHI: A noticeable presence of Rangers personnel on the premises of Radio Pakistan just a few years after the bulk of the operations undertaken in the stone-built structure were shifted to Gulshan-i-Iqbal has raised concern about the fate of the historical building...

    The Radio Pakistan staff said that the personnel of the paramilitary force, whose headquarters has been housed in the historical building of Jinnah Courts for the...

  • Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex

    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 take over land worth billions of rupees belonging to the radio station...

  • Ministry plans long-term lease for Radio Pakistan premises, upsets employees

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Informa­tion is planning to shift the Pakistan Broad­casting Corporation (PBC) headquarters and give its existing premises on a long-term lease, according to a letter issued by the ministry...

    It states that Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has directed the persons concerned to prepare a proposal for handing over the Radio Pakistan headquarters on a long-term lease and shifting the...

  • Govt withdraws plans to shift Radio Pakistan headquarters after protests, talks

    The Ministry of Informa­tion on Wednesday withdrew its plans to shift the headquarters of the Pakistan Broad­casting Corporation (PBC) and give out its existing premises on a long-term lease, DawnNewsTV reported...

    A letter sent by the Information Ministry to the PBC director general announcing the plans to shift the corporation's headquarters was withdrawn after Radio Pakistan staffers protested against the proposed move and their...

  • PHATA asks Radio Pakistan to vacate station land in Faisalabad

    FAISALABAD: The Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) has issued a notice to the Radio Pakistan Faisalabad administration, asking it to vacate the radio station land, as the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf wants to use it for other “beneficial purposes”...

    However, the former radio employees and local sources say that the precious piece of the radio station land had been on the ‘hit list’ of land mafia since long...

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