PTV has played a significant role in helping the earth quake affected people of Northern Areas of Pakistan and Kashmir.
In this respect PTV has established a TV Centre in AJ&K with three re-broadcast centres at Kotli, Rawalakot and Bagh. The Government is giving priority towards the socio-economic uplift in less-developed areas of the country. PTV has also been telecasting regional languages programmes round the clock. A channel called “Bolan” was launched for the viewer of Baluchistan. PTV is operating with four channels in the country, namely PTV-I, PTV-2(PT V-World), PTV-3 and PTV National.The Rebroadcast Centres, which extend the PTV signal to remote areas, include 49 for PTV-I, 30 for PTV-2 and 13 for PTV-3.
Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Radio is the fastest, mobile and cheapest electronic media which is capable of reaching the masses far and near. With its varied and wide ranging programmes, PBC is catering to all segments of society. PBC has 31 Broadcasting Houses, 33 medium wave transmitters, 8 short wave transmitters and 21 FM transmitters which transmitted programmes for listeners at home and abroad.Programmes in 21 national and regional languages are broadcast on the medium wave in Home Service and 16 foreign languages in the External Service for foreigners and in national language in the World Service for Pakistanis living abroad. The network of Radio Pakistan covers 98 percent of the population and 80 percent of the total area of the country. Radio Pakistan introduced FM Service in October 1998, which was warmly welcomed by the listeners.
In view of its popularity PBC launched FM 101 Service through a network in July, 2002. Presently 8 FM Stations are broadcasting FM 101 Service.This service has gained tremendous popularity among the youths and may rightly be called radio of the youth.
To boost agriculture production and promote awareness amongst farmers regarding cultivation and protection of cereal and cash crops, a crop cultivation week was celebrated through different radio stations. Similarly exclusive programmes were broadcast to educate the general public in connection with monsoon and spring tree plantation campaign. Music based programmes are the popular programmes among the audience of Radio Pakistan.During the year under review proper attention was given to the production and presentation of musical programmes.
PBC News is the biggest source of dissemination of news in the country. Its General News room in Islamabad and attached units are presently putting on air 136 news bulletins daily. These include national, regional, external, sports, business, weather and local bulletins. It also broadcasts hourly headlines bulletin on FM-101 network. IV. Pakistan Post Office Pakistan Post Office a state enterprise dedicated to providing wide range of postal products and public services.An efficient postal system is essential for cohesiveness of a vast country with a large population like Pakistan. As a true emblem of federation, it is committed to serving every one, every day and every where.
It provides postal facilities through a network of 12, 339 post offices across the country. In compliance with the Government welfare policies, the Pakistan Post Office is providing a variety of services on behalf of Federal and Provincial Governments and autonomous/corporate entities.In order to facilitate payment of utility bills, Pakistan Post is collecting P.T. C.
L, Electricity and Gas bills through out the country, while WASA bills are being collected in Hyderabad, Multan Quettan and Sialkot, by the post offices. Pakistan Post earned Rs. 331. 260 million in the shape of commission during July- March, 2006-07.
It has taken various measures to streamline the post office system on modern lines, including adoption of better information technology. A number of information technology projects have already been completed/ implemented and a few more are in the pipeline.