A stately structure standing in the heart of the city, surrounded by grime and noise, this grand old building has witnessed history, quite literally, as the Karachi home of Radio Pakistan. In an age before 24/7 news channels and instant social media updates, this was the nerve centre of news, information and entertainment in the city. After independence, the Radio Pakistan offices were first set up in a school on Queen’s Road. A year later they were shifted to this building on Bunder Road (now M A Jinnah Road); and from then on the site earned a historic significance, mainly by virtue of high quality broadcasting. On November 1, 1948, Information Minister Khawaja Shahabuddin inaugurated a 363-metre 10-kilowatt medium-wave transmitter at Radio Pakistan's Karachi office. On October 2007, the building caught fire and the lower room got destroyed. After which the staff shifted to Civic center, and the current building is now cared by the ranger’s authority. Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan and many other poets, musicians, and comedians begun their careers from the radio.
Ughhh!! Another “Great” personality gone.....😩😞😪 this is a picture from September 2k17 when I was at the Radio Pakistan recording,when, Sir,Qazy Wajid,called me in personal and told me I had a amazing voice , that gave me a boost , and now I’m finally getting projects , so I knew I had to take a picture with this dude!. God bless his soul.
Some Beautiful Memories on my Birthday 17 January. Great Giants of #pakistan Hakeem Muhammad Saeed, Vocalist Abida Perveen, Vocalist Shahida Perveen, Film Actor Muhammad Ali, Actor Qurban Jilani, Humorist Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Poet Himayat Ali Shaer, Vocalist Tahira Syed and other Personalities of Media World are seen with me while working in #radiopakistan#pbc
Allama Iqbal's own voice. He is reciting his own poem...from the record of radio Pakistan.
Actually it was performed by Hakeem ul ummat Iqbal r.a. in annual congregation of majlis eshaat e Islam lahore. He was then ill and had been carried there in wheel chair. He recited his famous nazm skikwah in tired voice. This is the event of 1937 or 1938. Radio pakistan afterwards got it from vetted source. ISPR had secured it. We all are grateful to Radio Pakistan and ISPR for this act of kindness .
I am so thrilled for listening to him first time ever.