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Radio Pakistan Peshawar transmission restored
May 12, 2023

Radio Pakistan Peshawar transmission has been restored with the hectic efforts of the organization's technical team and the support of Pakistan Army within 26 hours of its suspension.

The historical building of Radio Pakistan Peshawar was attacked by the PTI miscreants on Wednesday.

They barged into the building, breaking the main gate. The miscreants destroyed and ransacked different sections of the radio station, setting on fire official record, equipment and vehicles. 

They also looted the equipment, including cameras, mics and computers; and resorted to violence against the staff.

According to Station Director Radio Pakistan Peshawar Ijaz Khan, the transmission had been suspended as a result of the destruction and ransacking by the PTI miscreants on Wednesday afternoon.

He, however, said the transmission was restored both at MW 1260 Khz and webstreaming for the listeners on Thursday evening.

Ijaz Khan said Pakistan Army played an important role in restoration of the transmission through financial assistance, provision of electricity, cleanliness operation, transport and installation of the main gate.

On Thursday, Director General Radio Pakistan Muhammad Tahir Hassan visited Radio Pakistan Peshawar and inspected the damaged building.

Speaking on the occasion, he termed the incident as a great loss. He said Radio Pakistan had been effectively providing valuable information to the people and raising voice for the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The political leadership, including Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as well as the representative bodies of journalists like Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, had condemned the attack on the radio station.