August 20, 2012

Radio Pakistan to Install Digital Transmitter in Lawrencepur

Radio Pakistan Coverage Area Map
Map of Radio Pakistan Coverage Area
Image Courtesy: Radio Pakistan Website
Radio Pakistan has decided to replace its old Medium Wave transmitter with a digital-enabled 500 KW transmitter at Faqirabad (Lawrencepur).

The project to be completed with the financial assistance of Japan will cost over 1644 million.

With this new digital radio transmitter installation‚ Radio Pakistan's transmission will be available in the radius of 400 kilometers in day time and 1000 kilometers at night time‚ covering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‚ FATA‚ Gilgit-Baltistan and parts of Punjab.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at its meeting in Islamabad on 16 August, 2012 approved replacement of Radio Pakistan's old Medium Wave transmitter with a digital-enabled 500 KW transmitter at Faqirabad (Lawrencepur).


The project to be completed with the financial assistance of Japan will cost over 1644 million rupees. It also envisages revamping of five studios along with Master Control Room at National Broadcasting House‚ Islamabad.


Details can be obtained from Radio Pakistan's Website. The work on project is expected to start in November this year (2012) and it will be completed in twenty months.

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