P & R Vol. 2 Issue 9
Pakistan Television Network – Falling from the Grace
Publication Year : 2021

November 26, 1964, holds a great importance in the history of Pakistani television. On this day, Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster Pakistan Television Corporation, famously known as PTV, began its broadcast from the pilot television station established in Lahore. PTV started its operations under a private management, however, majority of its shares remained owned by the ministry of information and broadcasting. After the 1971 war, PTV was brought completely under the control of government of Pakistan. The government then funded the infrastructural and other required developments of PTV under the banner of Communication network expansion.