Death anniversaries of Rafi Khawar, Mujeeb Alam and Tahira Naqvi observed

The death anniversaries of comedian Rafi Khawar known as ‘Nanha’, playback singer Mujeeb Alam and actress Tahira Naqvi were observed today.

The three were legends of Pakistan’s entertainment industry.

Source: Radio Pakistan

The death anniversaries of comedian Rafi Khawar known as 'Nanha', playback singer Mujeeb Alam and actress Tahira Naqvi were observed today. The three were legends of Pakistan's entertainment industry. Source: Radio Pakistan

T20 WC: USA defeat Canada by 7 wickets

The United States of America defeated Canada by seven wickets in the first match of ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup 2024 at Dallas today.

Batting first, Canada set a victory target of 195 runs and the United States of America achieved this in 17.4 overs.

The United States of America defeated Canada by seven wickets in the first match of ICC Men's T-20 World Cup 2024 at Dallas today. Batting first, Canada set a victory target of 195 runs and the United States of America achieved this in 17.4 overs. Source: Radio Pakistan

PM hails Hamzah Sheeraz’s victory in Riyadh boxing bout

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has felicitated the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on hosting an impressive bout of boxing at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh.

In a post on social media platform X today, he said that he is delighted on the victory of…

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has felicitated the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on hosting an impressive bout of boxing at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh. In a post on social media platform X today, he said that he is delighted on the victory of Pakistani origin young boxing superstar Hamzah Sheeraz. He said we are proud of Hamzah Sheeraz and look forward to welcoming him in Pakistan soon as World Champion. Source: Radio Pakistan

Shehbaz Sharif congratulates first Christian female brigadier

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Helen Mary Roberts on her promotion to the rank of Brigadier in the Army Medical Corps.

In a statement, he said Helen Mary Roberts has become the first Christian woman officer to be promoted to the ran…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated Helen Mary Roberts on her promotion to the rank of Brigadier in the Army Medical Corps. In a statement, he said Helen Mary Roberts has become the first Christian woman officer to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier in the armed forces. The Prime Minister said Brigadier Helen Mary Roberts proved with her hard work that Pakistani women are not behind men in any field. He said the entire nation, including the Pakistani Christian community, is proud of Brigadier Helen Mary Roberts. The Prime Minister said Brigadier Helen Mary Roberts' hard work, dedication and passion for service to humanity is a source of motivation for women. Source: Radio Pakistan

Minister urges quick settlement of overseas Pakistanis’ issues

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi today visited the High Commission of Pakistan in London.

He held a one-on-one meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Muhammad Faisal, and commended the High Commission’s services.

While c…

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi today visited the High Commission of Pakistan in London. He held a one-on-one meeting with Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Muhammad Faisal, and commended the High Commission's services. While chairing a meeting at the High Commission, he directed that the issues of Overseas Pakistanis should be resolved on priority basis and an efficient system based on modern technology should be devised for this purpose. The Interior Minister highlighted that Pakistanis residing abroad represent the homeland and stressed the importance of sparing no effort in addressing their concerns. Source: Radio Pakistan

Maryam Nawaz approves Lahore Development Project

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has approved the Lahore Development Project.

The project was presented in a special meeting in Lahore today, chaired by the Chief Minister.

Under the Chief Minister’s direction, a Project Management Unit has been …

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has approved the Lahore Development Project. The project was presented in a special meeting in Lahore today, chaired by the Chief Minister. Under the Chief Minister's direction, a Project Management Unit has been established. In the first phase, development work will be done in six zones of Lahore city within ten months. This development work will cost over 74 billion rupees. Source: Radio Pakistan

Interior Minister, Khalid Mehmood discuss Overseas Pakistanis’ issues

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi met Former Member of the British Parliament, Khalid Mehmood, in London today.

During the meeting, they discussed measures to resolve the issues facing overseas Pakistanis in detail.

Khalid Mehmood expressed gratitude …

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi met Former Member of the British Parliament, Khalid Mehmood, in London today. During the meeting, they discussed measures to resolve the issues facing overseas Pakistanis in detail. Khalid Mehmood expressed gratitude to Mohsin Naqvi for addressing the matter of passport issuance for Overseas Pakistanis within a specific timeline. He expressed hope that the Interior Minister would take proactive steps to resolve other issues concerning overseas Pakistanis. Mohsin Naqvi praised the contributions of Pakistanis living abroad and reaffirmed the government's commitment to continuing efforts to facilitate Overseas Pakistanis at all levels. Source: Radio Pakistan

DG lauds Radio Pakistan’s role in promotion of national unity, cohesion

Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Saeed Ahmed Shaikh says Radio Pakistan, being the oldest and biggest broadcasting institution of the country, is playing an important role for promotion of national unity and cohesion.

In an exclusi…

Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Saeed Ahmed Shaikh says Radio Pakistan, being the oldest and biggest broadcasting institution of the country, is playing an important role for promotion of national unity and cohesion. In an exclusive interview with PTV News, he said Radio Pakistan's role for the promotion of country's culture and literature is unmatchable. He emphasized the institution's commitment to embracing and celebrating regional languages, noting the alignment of various programs to cater to diverse linguistic audiences. Highlighting Radio Pakistan's commitment to religious dissemination, the Director General revealed that the Saut-ul-Quran channel is now broadcasting the recitation of the Holy Quran with Urdu Translation in 18 cities across Pakistan, with plans to extend this service to an additional 18 cities. This initiative underscores Radio Pakistan's dedication to facilitating spiritual enrichment and religious harmony among the populace. In line with the evolving digital landscape, he highlighted significant strides in expanding Radio Pakistan's digital footprint. With 53 channels now accessible through the Radio App, Radio Pakistan is reaching audiences not only across Pakistan but also worldwide, wherever internet connectivity is available. This expansion reflects Radio Pakistan's adaptability to contemporary technological trends, ensuring broader access to its diverse range of programs and content. Saeed Ahmed Shaikh emphasized Radio Pakistan's unwavering commitment to serving communities in remote areas devoid of basic amenities like electricity and internet connectivity. The broadcasting network's extensive reach spans from the northern region of Gilgit to the southern port city of Gwadar, ensuring that Radio Pakistan's enriching content is accessible to listeners in every corner of the country. He said Radio Pakistan's vibrant social media platforms have huge following with over two point seven million followers on Facebook and about one million on Twitter. The Direc tor General emphasized the vital role of the network in serving Pakistan's diverse demographic landscape. Talking about the significance of radio as a primary source of information, particularly in remote regions where access to other media is limited, he highlighted Radio Pakistan's pivotal role in keeping communities informed, especially in rural Balochistan through its news bulletins. Saeed Ahmed Shaikh underscored the network's resilience in times of crises, citing its indispensable role during natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. He noted that Radio Pakistan swiftly mobilized emergency services to provide crucial updates and support to affected populations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Radio Pakistan emerged as a frontline disseminator of information, broadcasting awareness campaigns in various regional and local languages to educate and empower citizens across the country. Furthermore, Saeed Ahmed Shaikh outlined Radio Pakistan's commitment to supporting Pakistan's agricultural sector through specialized programming tailored for farmers, aiming to enhance productivity and contribute to the nation's agricultural growth. In line with modernization efforts, he elaborated Radio Pakistan's digital transformation initiatives, including the renovation of studios to enhance production quality and efficiency, ensuring that the network remains at the forefront of broadcasting technology. Beyond its informational role, the Director General emphasized Radio Pakistan's enduring legacy as a unifying force, promoting national identity, preserving cultural heritage, and fostering inclusive broadcasting that resonates with audiences not only within Pakistan but also internationally. Source: Radio Pakistan