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Radio Pakistan

Radio existed in this region comprising Pakistan of today long before the partition of India in 1947, which birthed Pakistan. Previously, it was ‘All India Radio’ out of which the Pakistan Broadcasting Service, now known as Radio Pakistan, took birth on the midnight of August 14, 1947. Radio Pakistan worked as a state-run entity until 1973, when the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Act converted it into a statutory body. The PBC is being supervised by a Board of Directors, which is appointed by the Federal Government. Federal Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting heads the Board as its Chairman.

Key facts

Audience Share

3.30%

Ownership Type

State owned

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free to air

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Media Companies / Groups

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation

Ownership

Ownership Structure

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) operates the Radio Pakistan (AM Frequency) as one its several radio outlets. Under the PBC Act 1973, an11-member Board, appointed by the federal government and consisting mainly of the government officials, supervises the PBC. A director-general, also appointed by the federal government, looks after day-to-day business of the Corporation

Voting Rights

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Individual Owner

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Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1947

Affiliated Interests Founder

The government of Pakistan

founded Radio Pakistan which worked as a state-run entity until 1973, when the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Act converted it into a statutory body. The PBC is supervised by a Board of Directors, which is appointed by the Federal Government. Federal Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting heads the Board as its Chairman.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Abdul Hadi Mayar

is Director of News at Radio Pakistan and was appointed to this position by Shafqat Jalil, the Director General of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation on April 3 2019. He is a senior journalist with experience in broadcast and print media. He previously worked for Pakistan Times and served at different editing positions at Radio Pakistan.

Affiliated Interests other important people

The PBC Board comprises the following: (i) Shafqat Jalil

Secretary‚ Ministry of Information and Broadcasting – Chairman
(ii to v) One eminent person each from the four provinces relating to media and management to be appointed by the Federal Government – Member
(vi) Additional Foreign Secretary – Member
(vii) Additional Secretary Finance – Member
(viii) Director General‚ Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – Member
(ix) Managing Director‚ Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) – Member
(x) Director General‚ Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) – Member
(xi) A representative of the Interior Division. Member

Almost all these persons are bureaucrats with government information service backgrounds.

Contact

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarter, G-5, Constitutional Avenue, Islamabad Pakistan

Phone: +92 51 9214278, +92 51 9222161

Fax: +92 51 9223827

Website: www.radio.gov.pk

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Letter requesting information was sent to PBC on 23.01.2019 through courier and email. A reminder was couriered on 15.02.2019. Information request about revenue and profits was sent to PBC on 19.02.2019 but no response was forthcoming until end April 2019. A complaint to the RTI Commission was sent on 04.03.2019, but no response has so far been received. The information mentioned herein is taken from the PBC website. However, the website does not provide any information on the revenue and expenditures of the PBC.

The PBC Board, except four eminent persons each from the four provinces relating to media and management to be appointed by the Federal Government, comprises of the public officials. The government has the discretion to transfer these officials from one ministry / body to another at any time. Therefore, the [official] Board members are mentioned by their designation. Besides, there is no public information available about the ‘four [non-official] eminent persons’ as Board Members.

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