Punjab University (PU) Radio Centre FM 104·6 has organized a seminar titled “Radio’s role in promoting peace” in which Director General Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Ikram Barkat was the chief guest.
Director School of Communication Studies Professor Dr Nosheena Saleem, Chairperson Department of Film and Broadcasting Dr Lubna Zaheer, Associate Professor Dr Shabir Sarwar, Associate Professor Dr Faiza Latif, Radio Coordinator Dr Akram Soomro, Program Manager FM 104.6 Muhammd Irshad Chaudhry, resource person Wajiha Arif, Audio Editor Masood Malhi faculty Members teachers and large numbers of students participated on this occasion.
DG PEMRA Muhammad Ikram Barkat has said in his address that wars actually happen in people’s minds, radio resolves these conflicts. Only 18 percent of people in Pakistan have a radio. We have granted radio licenses to Campuses for the promotion of education. We must use Campus radio to solve the problems of students. Research should be promoted for good content in the media. He further said that in Pakistan the negative role of radio is often discussed while in other countries the positive role is also discussed.
Dr Nosheena Saleem said that the PU Radio is an educational and training platform for students. Many big names of media have been born from our radio. PEMRA will have to play a role to expand its scope.
Dr Lubni Zaheer said that radio has also been used in negative activities and PEMRA should work on it.