The information minister said that the Radio Pakistan building will be given on lease to build Pak Media University.
Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 20th September, 2018) Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the building of Radio Pakistan will be given on lease to build Pak Media University and in this regard it has asked for proposal from the department concerned.
The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Director General has received a letter from the Ministry of Information on Wednesday which directed him to prepare a proposal “for giving Radio Pakistan Headquarters on long term lease and shifting of PBC headquarters to PBC academy in H-9.”
The information minister said that the Radio Pakistan building will be given on lease to build Pak Media University. He said there are a number of other “dead properties” which would be utilised to generate funds.
PPP’s Central Information Secretary Nafisa Shah also slammed the decision terming it a PTI attack on state property and heritage. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the PPP leader said the National Broadcasting House (NBH) was inaugurated in 1972 by former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
“PBC is the voice of the nation but the party credited with attacking ptv would never understand the value of these state institutions. First utility stores, then PM house and now the NBH-It is as if the war victors are on a plunder mission,” she had said.