Radio Pakistan wins first position in World Radio Contest 2019

Bringing honour home, Radio Pakistan has clinched the first position in World Radio Contest 2019 held in Paris, France. According to the press release issued yesterday (Thursday), the contest was organized by European Radio and Digital Audio Show Paris in collaboration with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in context to the World Radio Day 2019.

Radio stations from all across the world were invited to the event and participated in the contest. Radio Pakistan shared the first spot with Children International Youth Reporters Zambia. The second position was attained by BIRSt Radio – Bournemouth University, United Kingdom.


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The programme ‘Rabtta’, that was produced by Radio Pakistan’s Islamabad station on the occasion of World Radio Day was presented in the contest. The theme of the programme was ‘Radio: A vehicle for dialogue, tolerance and peace’.

Shafqat Jaleel, Secretary Information and Broadcasting Direction General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, congratulated Fiaz Kiani, who is Station Director for Radio Pakistan Islamabad, along with the entire team for winning the international contest. He also expressed great confidence and hope in Radio Pakistan’s potential and said that he will continue to work with the same dedication and focus to improve the image of the organization at both national and international level.

Amina Saleem Siddiqui hosted the award-winning programme, while it was produced by Riffat Qayyum and Shahid Afraz Khan Jarullah and Ali Farooqi were also members of the production team.

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