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Govt withdraws proposed plan to lease out Radio Pakistan building

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to withdraw its plan to lease out historical building of Radio Pakistan after strong resistance put up by the employees, ARY News reported. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Khan said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry wanted the uplift of Radio Pakistan hence he had announced the leasing plan, adding ‘we don’t intend to sale the building or the institution.” He stated that the government is now withdrawing proposal to lease out the building. The…

Govt considering to establish media university: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhary has said the government is considering a proposal to establish a media university in Islamabad through merger of the academies of Radio Pakistan and PTV. The federal minister, during a visit of the state-owned Radio Pakistan on Wednesday, said that the media university will produce graduates in the fields of news, reporting, drama and other cultural fields. He said the resources of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) and PTV academies will be…

First Russian language radio channel launched in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The first online Russian language radio news broadcasting commenced on Tuesday, its aspiration is association of  South Asian countries to Russian speaking listeners. This project is launched on 71st Independence Day of Pakistan in order to encourage cultural activities, music and social developments of South Asian, Central Asian and Eastern European countries through its 24/7 Radio Broadcasting. According to details, the Online “Dispatch News Desk (DND) Radio” would be available in all formats of…

Govt gives go-ahead to Tehseen’s appointment as DG Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has given go-ahead to the appointment of Rao Tehseen Ali, former principal information officer who was dismissed over his alleged role in the leak of sensitive information of a meeting of top civil and military officials, as director general of Radio Pakistan, ARY News reported.  Fawad Hassan Fawad, the principal secretary to the Prime Minister, has issued directives for Tehseen's appointment as the DG Radio Pakistan following the premier's approval on May 10. The establishment division…

Karachi: School girl killed, father injured in bike-bus crash

KARACHI: A six-year-old school going girl was killed and father sustained critical injuries on Friday morning when an over speeding bus crashed into a motorcycle near Radio Pakistan building on M.A Jinnah road here.   The incident infuriated the bystanders who later torched two buses in apparent reaction. The witnesses claimed the buses, of same route, were racing and travelling towards Numaish Chowrangi when one of the buses rammed into the motorcycle. The minor girl, who has been identified as Sakina, died on…