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Information Minister Fawad directs for speeding state television’s digitisation process


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday called for speeding up digitisation process of the state television, Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).

“In the age of competition, those who are not adopting the new technology will be lagged behind,” Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said while chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad to review the digitisation of PTV from analogue signal. He was given a briefing on the progress of digitisation of the PTV.

He said with digitisation the standard of PTV screen would improve manifold.

The minister said the PTV was a national institution and identity of Pakistan’s face and under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan the face of Pakistan would be brightened and improved.

“The digitisation process has been delayed for several years and strenuous efforts are needed to accomplish this task,” he said.

The PTV had a glorious past and revival of that glory would be great service for the nation, he added.

The meeting was attended by secretaries information and broadcasting, planning and development, and finance.

Senior officers of the ministries of information and broadcasting and planning and development were also present in the meeting.

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