Death anniversary of Riaz Ahmed Khan observed

The fifth death anniversary of the legend English newscaster of Radio Pakistan, Riaz Ahmed Khan was observed on Saturday. Riaz Ahmed Khan joined Central News Organisation of Radio Pakistan in December 1970 and superannuated in April 1997. It was his passion for news reading that he kept on reading news bulletins of Radio Pakistan even …

Call for enforcing media laws and ethics

A one-day lecture programme for orientation with media persons on “Media Laws and Ethics” was organised by Indus-Valley Communication Concepts (ICC) in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) at M.B. Ansari Hall Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. Experts urged upon all stakeholders to sit together and finalise a comprehensive code of conduct through consultation and legislation. They …

Research, reference section inaugurated at Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A new research and reference section has been set up in News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan to help make current affairs programs credible, relevant, and comprehensive. Director General Radio Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Imran Gardezi inaugurated the section here Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said it has been the hallmark …

Tribespeople reliant on militant or foreign radio for news

PESHAWAR: As reliable news or even some entertainment is hard to come by in Fata, around 71% of tribespeople are solely reliant on radio for their information. These statistics have been revealed in a report called the Fata Development Indicator Household Survey 2013-14. The report will officially be released on Monday (today). The lack of …

Pemra develops twitter account for feedback

ISLAMABAD: A twitter account “@reportpemra” has been developed for feedback by general public about the violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) code of conduct and airing of any undesirable content. The results of the posts on the twitter account will directly be relayed to Pemar chairman. Any action taken by Pemra against undesirable …

Islamic State-backed radio resurfaces

PESHAWAR: Although Pakistani soil is no longer used by militants to transmit messages of violence and extremism, the country’s airwaves are being polluted by three stations from across the border in Afghanistan. The most recent addition is the Radio Khilafat station of the Islamic State (IS). The station has traumatised locals not only in the …