Pakistan Broadcasting Corp. Joins DRM Consortium

PBC provides a wide range of radio and news services broadcast on TV, Internet and radio and in almost two dozen languages used in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD�Digital Radio Mondiale announced that the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is a new member of the consortium. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as Radio Pakistan, is a public radio broadcasting network, as well as a mass-media state-owned big corporation in Pakistan.

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PBC provides a wide range of radio and news services broadcast on TV, Internet and radio and in almost two dozen languages used in Pakistan. Outside Pakistan PBC broadcasts in more than half a dozen languages. PBC�s programs aim to entertain people through music, features and plays, while educating the overseas audience about Pakistan, its culture and government and the world. PBC programs educate people on socio-economic issues covering �health� education� environment� population welfare� agriculture� special persons� rights of women� human rights� minorities and media freedom.� Its core mission states the aim of PBC as: �education, news and information to bring public awareness to a whole range of significant activity.�

The PBC external services programs are broadcast eight hours a day in 10 different foreign languages, covering Western, Southern, Eastern, Northern Asia and some parts of Eastern Europe.�

Syed Imran Gardezi, Director General of PBC said, �The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is interested in introducing the latest digital technologies for the benefit of the Pakistani listeners. �As such we are happy to join the DRM Consortium as we are embarking on the modernization and digitization of our infrastructures.�

For more information please seewww.radio.gov.pk

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