FM99 radio station, popularly known as ‘Power99,’ is based in Islamabad. Launched soon after the country allowed private radio stations. The station is popular among music lovers and hourly news bulletins cater to needs of information-starved people as well. The station also runs a production house offering a variety of services for clients “across all industries.” Power99 broadcasts talk-shows highlighting social and civic issues public is facing. The station also tries to keep its listeners abreast with political developments in the region and globally interviewing key personalities and diplomats based in Islamabad.
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The Communicators Private Limited
Power 99 is operated by The Communicators (Private) Limited. The Communicators (Private) Limited is owned primarily by the Ahmed Family, where Najib Ahmed owned 67.25% of shares, his wife 18.75% of shares and Bashir Ahmed owns 14%.
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Affiliated Interests Founder
founded the Power 99 FM station in 2003. He has a rich experience in broadcast media. Before launching his own channel FM99 he was a director in state public broadcaster Radio Pakistan. He is also programme director at the FM 99. He has been instrumental in making the channel a top brand since Pakistan liberalized its airwaves for private broadcasters in 2002. Ahmed brought private sector broadcasters together to form a platform called ‘Association of Independent Radio’ to protect private FM radio stations’ rights.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
is currently the CEO of Power 99. See above for more.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
is the Chief Editor of Radio News Network (RNN). She has over 10 years of experience in journalism. RNN has partnership with Voice of America and Tribal News Network sharing news production.
Affiliated Interests other important people
Managing is Power 99’s managing director. She also leads an interactive radio instruction programme designed to improve literacy rates in public schools of Islamabad at Power Foundation where she serves as CEO. The project is called ‘Broadclass – Listen to Learn’. She is a shareholder at The Communicators Private Ltd and is married to Najib Ahmed, the found and CEO of Power 99.
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An information request was sent to the company on 23 January 2019 through a courier as well as by email. The email bounced back and sent again after getting another email address from the company’s FM 99 office in Islamabad. A reminder was couriered on 15 February 2019 and emailed on 17 February 2019. The media outlet did not respond. The station, however, provides some information about its management, including CEO on its website.