Rs1.9 bn allocated for 15 Information Division projects.
The government has allocated around Rs1.9 billion for 15 ongoing and new schemes of Information and Broadcasting Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) of fiscal year 2021-22, including setting up of a digital and social media simulation lab.
As per the PSDP, an amount of Rs1457.465 million has been allocated for seven new schemes, while a sum of Rs442.218 earmarked for the eight ongoing schemes. The eight ongoing schemes including 100KW (kilowatt) medium-wave radio station at Gwadar, modernisation of camera and procurement of production equipment of Pakistan Television (PTV) Corporation, broadcast station at Barkhan, rebroadcast stations at Kharan and Ziarat (Balochistan) and Kotli (AJK), rehabilitation of medium-wave services from Muzaffarabad and replacement of medium-wave transmitter at Mirpur.
The seven new schemes included in the PSDP 2021-22 are: carrying out feasibility study for the establishment of Pakistan Media University, setting up an auditorium and passenger lift at Radio Pakistan, Multan, digital and social media simulation lab at Information Service Academy, Islamabad with Rs28.735 million, Pakistan Information Centres (phase-I), pilot project of DTMB-A (digitalisation of terrestrial network) and reconstructing of news operations by replacing existing outdated equipment with modern cutting-edge technology.
The International News, Islamabad (2021-06-12)