Radio Pakistan is airing special programmes to mark World Radio Day being observed today [Saturday] to highlight the role of this medium.
The objective of the World Radio Day observed on February 13 is to raise greater awareness among the public about the importance of radio, encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio, as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters. Radio Pakistan, being the largest broadcasting organization and national broadcaster, has access to 96 percent population of the country.
It is the hallmark of the state broadcaster that is it reaching all communities in country by broadcasting programmes in 23 local languages. To promote country’s policies and image, programmes are being aired in 10 foreign languages as well while programmes can be accessed anywhere in world because of audio-streaming.
To highlight significance of World Radio Day, special feature titled, ‘Radio Ki Kahani Marconi Ki Zubani’ will be aired at 03:30 p.m, documentary ‘Radio Lehroon Se Social Media Tak’ at 03:45 p.m, and discussion program, ‘Samaji Falah-o-Taraqui Kay Liyeh Shaoor Ujagar Karney Mein Radio Ka Kirdar’ will be aired at 04:05 p.m. All these programmes will be aired on national hookup. Special songs will be aired from different radio stations of the country to highlight the significance of this media.
In his message on the World Radio Day, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid said Radio Pakistan is playing an important role in national cohesion.
Pervaiz Rashid lauded the Radio Pakistan in educating the people to ensure progress and prosperity of the country.
In a message on the occasion, Director General, Radio Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Imran Gardezi says Radio Pakistan has been turned into a vibrant medium to promote peace, interfaith harmony and culture, to educate people in peace time and natural disasters.
The Director General expressed the resolve to ensure that Radio Pakistan continues to serve as a voice of the nation and promote image of Pakistan at international level.