Rs 699 mln allocated for PTV, Rs 4,473 million for PBC in ongoing PSDP

ISLAMABAD, Jun 9 (APP): The government of Pakistan has allocated Rs 699.069 million for the
projects of Pakistan Television Corporation in the fiscal year 2022.

PTV is the only public sector broadcasting channel which telecast national and international programs in metro cities and also remote and economically backward areas of the country in order to keep the masses aware of current affairs of the country as well as the whole world, said the Economic Survey released here on Thursday.

At present, PTV is operating 7 channels like PTV Home, PTV News, PTV
Sports, PTV Global, PTV National, PTV Bolan and PTV World. Only PTV
English News channel in Pakistan is telecasting the information about Pakistan domestically as well as internationally. Pakistan Television covers 100 per cent area of the
population on the terrestrial network.

For RBS Ziarat Rs 7.72 million had been allocated, for RBS Kotli
Sattian Rs 20.243 million, for RBS Kharan Rs 25.312 million, for RBS
Bar Khan Rs 19.663 million.

For modernization of camera and production equipment of PTV Rs 121.481
million had been allocated.

These four projects are ongoing and will be completed till 30th
June 2022. PTV is trying its level best to improve
signal quality of terrestrial network in the less develop areas of
Pakistan, for which DTMB-A project through grant in aid is in the pipe
line with the help of Chinese grant.

An amount of Rs 4,473.751 million budget had been allocated to
PBC to meet the employee’s related as well as operational expenditure
for the FY2022 and Rs 3,355.313 million released to PBC from for the
expenditure of first three-quarters of FY2022.

The PBC was another most important and effective electronic media, for the projection of government policies and aspirations of the people of Pakistan within the country
and abroad aims to provide information on education and entertainment to the masses through radio news and programs of high standard. Radio Pakistan also counters adverse foreign propaganda and negative perceptions.