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  • Abdus Salam—Legend newscaster remembered
    Thursday, July 03, 2014 - Islamabad—Radio Pakistan is rightly called the mother of broadcasting organizations in Pakistan. In its 67 years history, the organization has produced many legend newscasters particularly Shakeel Ahmed, Anwar Behzad, Warasat Mirza, Shamim Ijaz and also Abdus Salam.

    Tall but fatty with melodious male voice, Abdus Salam (Pride of Performance) ruled not only Radio Pakistan over the years but he also dominated the mini-screen that is Pakistan Television mesmerizing the listeners and viewers.

    Abdus Salam belonging to a lower middle class family was born in Ajmer Sharif. He joined Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, as a technical operator but found himself a misfit there. Being an ambitious and industrious artiste in himself, he was always keen that his voice must be heard by millions of people. And his desire was materialized.

    The legend Abdus Salam read his last main news bulletin at 8:00 p.m. on June 29, 1992. After reading the bulletin, he left the broadcasting house for home on his Vespa but hardly travelling a distance of 100 yards, he was hit by a speedy motorcyclist from behind with a big bang. His multiple injuries were so serious that after remaining in a coma for two days, he died on July 2, 1992.
    Radio Pakistan upgrades transmitter at Dera Ismail Khan

    ISLAMABAD- Radio Pakistan has upgraded its 10 kilowatt medium-wave transmitter at Dera Ismail Khan with a new 100 kilowatt transmitter to update the audience with the achievements being made in the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan and the efforts underway for relief and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs] currently housed in the local camps.

    Giving details of the project, a radio spokesperson explained that the project was actually launched in September 2010 under a statement of collaboration signed between Radio Pakistan and the USAID but in view of the ongoing military operation and mass displacement of population, Director General Samina Parvez Khalid directed to expedite the work and now it has become operational.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/national/29-Jun-2014/radio-pakistan-upgrades-transmitter-at-dera-ismail-khan 

     

    Radio Pakistan up-grades DIK transmitter

    ISLAMABAD (Online): Radio Pakistan has up-graded its 10 kilowatt medium-wave transmitter at Dera Ismail Khan with a new 100 kilowatt transmitter to update the audience with the achievements being made in the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan and the efforts underway for relief and rehabilitation of internally-displaced persons [IDPs] currently housed in the local camps.

    A Radio Pakistan spokesman said in Islamabad on Sunday that up-gradation of Dera Ismail Khan transmitter has cost more than 315 million rupees.

    Giving details of the project, he said that the project was actually launched in September 2010 under a statement of collaboration signed between Radio Pakistan and the USAID but in view of the ongoing military operation and mass displacement of population, Director General Samina Parvez Khalid directed to expedite the work and now it has become operational.

    He said that out of 315 million rupees, 291.3 million rupees have been provided by the USAID for providing high power
    transmitter and its allied equipments with the installation and transportation carriage while

    Radio Pakistan has to bear 23.227 million rupees as expenditure on the renovation work of existing
    transmitter building and up-gradation of power supply, studio bloc with civil works and studio equipment.

    To a question, the spokesman said that permission has been sought form the planning commission for the construction of Broadcasting House at HPT complex. 

    (http://thefrontierpost.com/article/181141/Radio-Pakistan-up-grades-DIK-transmitter/)

    Frontier Post, 30-06-2014