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Marriyum Aurangzeb performs groundbreaking of PBC's Digital transmitter in Rawat
July 30, 2023

Radio Pakistan has launched Digital Medium Wave Transmitter project in Rawat.              

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb performed the groundbreaking of the project under which a 1000 kilowatt digital transmitter will be installed at HPT complex, Rawat. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said this digital transmitter will increase the signal strength and range of Radio Pakistan's broadcasts to several countries in Central Asia, Middle East, Far East and eastern Europe in addition to south Asia.

She said the project is a milestone in modernizing the state broadcaster and enhancing the quality of its broadcast.

She said national broadcasters are identity of a country and they should be made efficient.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the modern transmitter based on Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) technology, can transmit up to four different signals simultaneously and will save 33 percent of electricity which in turn will reduce the expenses of state broadcaster.

She said this is translation of Prime Minister's vision for IT promotion as this digital transmitter will increase employment opportunities and youth engagement with the Radio. 

The Minister said Radio Pakistan's national archives have been digitized and will be inaugurated formally by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week.

She also announced that Pakistan's first media city will also be set-up in Rawat.

The Minister congratulated the whole nation especially Radio listeners on launch of this project and appreciated the Secretary Information, Director General Radio Pakistan and all officials who put in their efforts to start the project.

She directed the Director General Radio Pakistan to complete the project within one year, ahead of two years stipulated time.    

Information Minister termed Digital Radio Mondiale Technology as inevitable to meet the modern needs of broadcasting because analogue and shortwave technology have been obsoleted.