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The History of Radio in Pakistan

The History of Radio in Pakistan

Pakistan's Radio Broadcasting History

Pakistan Radio broadcasts in English and Urdu. Radio Pakistan is the country's oldest broadcasting network, but other local stations existed before it. The Network was founded on 14 August 1947, after Pakistan gained independence from the UK. Radio Pakistan provides AM News Service, FM 101, and FM 93.

Radio Pakistan began as the Pakistan Broadcasting Service on 14 August 1947. (later changed to Radio Pakistan). Pakistan declared independence from Britain at 11:59 p.m. local time on 13 August 1947. Mustafa Ali Hamdani announced Lahore. At the exact moment, Abdullah Jan Maghmoom told Peshawar in Pashtun.

Radio Pakistan transmits in English, Chinese, Dari, Persian, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Sinhala, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Bengali, and Pashto. is offered in 34 languages, including Urdu.

According to one of Radio Pakistan's pioneers, Dhaka (1939), Lahore (1937), and Peshawar (1939) were the country's initial radio stations (1935). On 14 August 1947, they were in action when Pakistan declared independence under Agha Nasir (9 February 1937 – 12 July 2016). Both countries gained independence on 14 August 1947. When Pakistan gained independence in 1947, there was no radio in Karachi. A significant construction effort in Karachi and Rawalpindi began in 1948, followed by an expansion scheme. Karachi got a brand new transmitting house in 1950. Hyderabad (1951), Quetta (1956), Rawalpindi (1960), and Peshawar Receiving Centre (1961) were added (1960). In 1970, Islamabad training colleges and a station in Multan were built.

Zulfikar Aly Bhutto (then President and Prime Minister) created the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in 1973 "to spread reliable news and information. Second, govern it acceptably anywhere in the world."

One of the organization's main objectives is to "increase public awareness of the whole range of important activities through education, journalism, and information." The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was created as a governmental agency in 1972. The WRPS was founded on 21 April 1973. Stations in Gilgit (1977) and Skardu (1978) served the extreme north of Pakistan (1981). Turbat (1981) & Turbat (1981) provided service in Pakistan's extreme southwest (1977). Stations and transmitters were built in Dera Ismail Khan, Khuzdar, and Faisalabad between 1981 and 1982. Radio Pakistan opened a new transmission facility in Khairpur on 7 May 1986, a relay in Sibi in 1989, and an Abbottabad facility on 21 March 1991.

Beginning in the 1990s, new stations in Chitral, Loralai, and Zhob opened to rural areas. In 1997, the Federal Minister for Information introduced automated news processing and access to newsletters in text and audio format. On 1 October 1998, the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) had nine FM 101 stations in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. A significant FM radio station in the country. Radio Pakistan began broadcasting on FM in October 1998. From 2002 to 2005, new FM stations were launched in Islamabad, Gwadar, Mianwali, Sargodha, Kohat, Bannu, and Mithi.

PBC has added three networks to its portfolio in the last two years. The Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) launched the National Broadcasting Service (NBS) on 28 August 2008. (NBS). These five (100 KW) AM transmitters continuously broadcast a single program across the country. National programming is broadcast in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, and Karachi. They cover fundamental national and international problems, as well as current creative and literary events. PBC launched a new Community FM station in February 2009.

In Pakistan, it is called the FM-93 Network and has 22 stations. BANNU, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Sargodha, Mianwali, Lahore, Faislabad, Multan, Larkana, and Khairpur have FM-93 networks. Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Abbottabad, Chitral, BANNU, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, etcetera.

The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) launched Planet 94, an English Music Channel, on 14 November. The Network runs on FM 94. The second and third English-language stations are about to start in Lahore and Karachi.


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