Director General Radio Pakistan , Samina Parvez inaugurated the newly installed high power transmitter of one hundred kilowatt in Dera Ismail Khan on Thursday evening.

Speaking on the occasion, she said special focus is being laid on improving the network of Radio Pakistan throughout the country to boost reach and quality of its broadcasts.

She said Dera Ismail Khan is an important city where 70,000 Internally Displaced Persons of North Waziristan have taken shelter.

The Director General also distributed prizes among the position-holders of speeches of children on 'Is Parcham kay saiy talay hum aik hen'.

The new 100-kilowatt transmitter, installed with the assistance of USAID, replaces 10-KW low power transmitter.

The new digital transmitter is strong enough to carry broadcasts of DI Khan Radio to a radius of 160 kilometer during day time and over 400 kilometer during night, making broadcasts audible in entire KPK, FATA, many areas of Balochistan, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan and some areas of Afghanistan.

The project is part of the plan being implemented by Radio Pakistan to replace old transmitters with modern digital transmitters.

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