Pakistan Television was the only TV channel at that time and had no comparison of the content displayed. People still remember the old dramas and TV shows and all those are now the golden memories of the people living in 70s and 80s. PTV started from a small hut in Lahore Arts Council and from there it took over all the cities and still in 2014 is the most widely watched TV channel despite have countless TV channels in Pakistan. One of the major reasons of Pakistan Television’s viewership is their reach as it still works on the VHF antenna whereas all the other TV channels are restricted to TV cable system.
20 Golden Years of Pakistan Television (PTV) 26 Nov 1984
Hosted By: Moin Akhtar/Ghazala Qureshi.
Produced/Directed By: Mohsin Ali And Shoaib Mansoor
For viewers in Pakistan, please watch on dailymotion links below.
Guest: UZMA GILLANI, SHAKEEL, TALAT HUSSAIN, NAHID AKHTAR, TUFAIL NIAZI/QURBAN NIAZI, TAHIRA SYED, MOHAMMED ALI SHEHKI, ALAMGIR, A.NAYYER, BUSHRA ANSARI, MUSSARRAT NAZIR, SAMINA AHMAD, NANNA, ALI EJAZ, DILDAR PARVEIZ BHATTI, BANO QUDSIA, ASHFAQ AHMED, KANWAL NASEER, TARIQ AZIZ, QAVI KHAN, NISAR MIRZA, ANEES AHMAD, SAKINA SAMMO, NAHEED AKHTAR, BINDIA, MOHAMMAD NISAR HUSSAIN, MEHBOOB ALAM, NAEEM TAHIR, BINDIYA, FIRDAUS JAMAL, ATAR SHAH KHAN, ANWAR MAQSOOD, MASOOD AKHTAR, NISAR MIRZA.
Music: NIAZ AHMAD – AMJAD BOBBY, KHALIL AHMAD.
Pakistan entered into Television Broadcasting age with a small pilot TV Station established at Lahore from where transmission was first beamed in Black & White with effect from 26 November 1964. Television centres were established in Karachi and Rawalpindi/Islamabad in 1967 and in Peshawar and Quetta in 1974
While introducing the sophisticated branch of the electronic media in the country, the broad perspective kept in mind was to inform and educate the people through wholesome entertainment and to inculcate in them a greater awareness of their own history, heritage, current problems and development as well as knowledge of the world at large.
A Board of Directors appointed by the Government of Pakistan manages its affairs. The Managing Director of the Corporation, duly appointed by the Government of Pakistan and approved by the Board of Directors, is the Administrative and Executive Head of the Corporation.He is the competent authority to implement rules for the Corporation and its employees.
When PTV came into existence in 1964, there was a staff of 30 employees, which has now risen to more than 6000 persons at all Units of the Corporation. The employees of PTV are divided into 09 groups and every group has a separate pay scale.
Noor Jahan, Naheed Akhtar, Masood Rana, Ghulam Abbas, Mehnaz, Nayyara Noor, Munir Hussain, Tahira Syed, Mehdi Hassan, Bushra Ansari, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Akhlaq Ahmed.