PEMRA issues FM radio licence to SZABIST

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has issued a license for the campus FM Radio Station 106.600 of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST). The institute will soon start its transmission for public in general and students in particular. The development came during a meeting between PEMRA Chairman Abdul Jabbar and SZABIST Director Syed Asad Hussain at PEMRA office here on Friday.
Jabbar said PEMRA has given a number of FM licenses to different institutions with an aim to provide prompt and wide ranging information to the people of Pakistan.
Highlighting PEMRA’s objectives, he said the authority was endeavoring to facilitate and promote growth of media so that an independent and free media could play its true role in creating awareness among people, educate them and contribute to overall national development. The SZABIST director said the campus radio station would have a very vast range of objectives, as the transmission would not only cater the academic needs of the students but also enlighten the common man.
He added that the FM radio would focus on entertainment and other interesting programmes for people of all ages so they could be provided with a mix flavour of knowledge information and entertainment.
He said SZABIST would hire services of professionals who would train students and guide them in producing quality documentaries, talk shows, script writing and uphold the true standards of educational broadcasting.