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Govt backtracks on decision to lease Radio Pakistan building

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Information Ministry on Wednesday backtracked on its decision of leasing the Radio Pakistan building following mass protests from the employees and mainstream political parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

According to details, the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) took the decision after a continuous protest by the employees of Radio Pakistan.

Earlier in the day, the protesters started to march towards Parliament House against the government’s decision. Police baton-charged the protesting employees, leading to violent clashes.

According to the employees, Radio Pakistan is a historical institution projecting the soft image of the country across the world.

PPP leaders, including Senator Farhatullah Babar, Khursheed Shah and Nafisa Shah, and former information minister and PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb visited the protesting employees of Radio Pakistan and expressed solidarity with them.

They had said Radio Pakistan is a national institution and it needs to be strengthened.

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