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Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was created through a Presidential Ordinance in 1972. The Ordinance was later passed by the parliament in 1973 and it became ‘the Pakistan Broadcasting Act of 1973. Upon its creation in 1972, the Corporation took control of Radio Pakistan, which emerged from All India Radio on the midnight of August 15, 1947 as ‘Pakistan Broadcasting Services.

 

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.

 

In April 2019, the PBC was operating a national level news and current affairs channel, available through AM frequency, and a network of 34 FM radio stations including 18 ‘FM 101’stations, 13‘FM 93’ stations and 3 ‘FM 94’ stations. The News and Current Affairs Channel (NCAC) is linked through “five medium wave transmitters in a network to ensure maximum coverage.”

Key facts

Mother Company

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Business Form

State owned

Legal Form

Corporation, formed under the PBC Act, 1973

Business Sectors

Radio Broadcasting

Ownership

Individual Owner

The Government

The Government of Pakistan

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Radio Outlets

NCAC

Other Online Outlets

http://www.radio.gov.pk

Facts

Media Business

Radio Broadcasting

Shalimar Recording & Broadcasting Corporation Ltd. (Shalimar Radio FM 94.6 Network)

General Information

Founding Year

1972

Affiliated Interests Founder

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) was created through a Presidential Ordinance in 1972. The Ordinance was later passed by the parliament in 1973 and it became ‘the Pakistan Broadcasting Act of 1973. Upon its creation in 1972, the Corporation took control of Radio Pakistan, which emerged from All India Radio on the midnight of August 15, 1947 as ‘Pakistan Broadcasting Services.

Employees

6000

Contact

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

Phone: +92 51 9214278, 92 51 9222161

Fax: +92 51 9223827

Website: radio.net.pk/fm-101/

Tax/ ID Number

n/a

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

Missing Data

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Missing Data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Management

Executive Board

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

Further Information

Data Unavailable

ownership data is not publicly available, company/channel denies the release of information or does not respond, no public record exists

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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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