(News from BBC Urdu – Sept 09, 2009)
The Baluchi programme can be heard anywhere in the world with the help of the app.
While the Centre is planning to bolster All India Radio’s long-running Baluchi service, the public broadcaster is in the process of launching an application so that the programmes can be heard by everyone across the world with just a click of a button.
According to officials, creating an application for the 42-year-old Baluchi service was anyway in the offing, along with 15 other services managed by the external services division.
By AREEBA FALAK | NEW DELHI | SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mention of Pakistan’s human rights violations in Balochistan in his Independence Day speech, public broadcaster All India Radio’s (AIR) show in Balochi language, which is said to be “one of the worst managed” overseas transmissions in the division, is set for a major overhaul. The public broadcaster is keenly looking to recruit more Balochi-speaking people who can help improve the quality of its show in Balochi language.
Three siblings, born in Quetta, have been anchoring the service for 13 years.
The decision reportedly taken by the Centre to start a Baloch radio service on All India Radio (AIR) has spooked the public service broadcaster.
After a flurry of unsourced tweets that followed the announcement, officials from AIR denied the announcement. Meanwhile there were reports that Pakistan’s regulatory authority, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), had banned Indian channels aired on DTH services.