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  • BBC expands shortwave radio news coverage in Kashmir

    The BBC said on Thursday it will expand shortwave radio news coverage in Kashmir to ease the impact of a communications blackout imposed by the Indian government...

    “Given the shutdown of digital services and phone lines in the region, it's right for us to try and increase the provision of news on our short wave radio services,” BBC World Service Director Jamie Angus said in a statement...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • 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...

  • 2nd Test: Pakistan maintain stronghold despite English resistance

    DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three key wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai on Sunday...

    Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis's brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run target for England...

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