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Director General Radio Pakistan Samina Parvez told the delegation that it is the largest radio network of the country that caters to the needs of over 90 percent population of the country from its 67 stations nationwide.

She was talking to a Chinese media delegation visited Radio Pakistan Islamabad on Wednesday and evinced keen interest in its functioning.

The organization broadcasts over 120 news bulletins in national, regional and major international languages including Chinese , which is also the distinction of this organization only. 

The Chinese media persons, associated with China Radio International, popular dailies, weeklies and websites were told that Radio Pakistan is also playing key role in promotion of culture and sports besides providing entertainment to the listeners. 

They were told that Radio Pakistan is also being listened in neighborly countries and its aging transmitters are being replaced and its studios being shifted to digital technology from analogue to transmit stronger and quality signals. Four hundred kilowatt medium wave transmitter has recently been commissioned in Peshawar while a 500 kilowatt medium wave transmitter will be commissioned at Faqirabad, near Islamabad by August this year. 

The current affairs channel of Radio Pakistan broadcasts current affairs programmes including politics, economy, energy, relations with other countries, issue of extremism, and interfaith harmony from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. One hour English programme, Perspective, has also been introduced from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for English listeners.

The news and programmes of Radio Pakistan are also web-streamed on its bilingual website.

The visitors were told that Radio Pakistan also has the distinction of having rare audio treasure in its archives. It includes historic speeches, interviews, songs, and dramas. This treasure is also being digitized.  

Besides, the organization monitors major national and international radio and television channels to keep any eye on important developments.

The visitors asked questions about functioning of different sections of Radio Pakistan.

Later, they went round different sections of the organization.


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