PTV, Radio Pakistan to be reformed, brought under single administrative umbrella: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday said Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan would be reformed, brought under single administrative umbrella and would be taken out of financial deficit under a comprehensive plan.Speaking during question hour in the National Assembly, he said Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan would have one board and they would work under one administrative umbrella. Under a comprehensive plan, efforts were being made to turn these organizations into profit earning entities, he added.
The minister said PTV would be taken out of financial loss in a year, while under a business plan, work would be done on reformation of Pakistan Radio.
He said Rs 5.65 billion were being spent on Radio Pakistan every year while it was only earning
Rs 400 million, adding there was a time when transmitters were made in Pakistan but the situation had reversed and nothing was made here and everything was imported.
Fawad said reform and progress of Radio Pakistan was not possible without new and modern equipment.