Chairman PEMRA visits SMI University

KARACHI: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman, Mohammad Pervaiz Rathore has urged students to work hard during practical life so as to serve the poor and needy people of our society.

This he urged while addressing students and faculty members of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto auditorium of the university.

He said that Pakistan was achieved as an independent action after big sacrifices and continuous struggle. Rathore also paid rich tributes to the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who led the Muslims of sub-continent and succeeded in achieving a separate homeland. Chairman PEMRA added that they should respect our country and should regard Pakistan at all stages.

He said that people of Pakistan are in need of support and help, and at many far-fling and less developed areas, they are in need of food and drinking water. Rathore said that we should follow reality and truth, while media should mention reports based on facts not on perception. He also urged students and young generation to pay attention towards progress and development of the country while efforts be made for self-redressal in the better interest of Pakistan.

Earlier, SMIU Vice Chancellor, Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh presented welcome address and highlighted problems facing the University with special emphasis to needs of media studies department. He lauded the role of Chairman PEMRA in granting license for FM Radio to SMIU. He said that the FM Radio transmission at present is hours, which will be enhanced for 12 hours from 23rd March, 2015. He said that short courses for Radio and TV subjects are being started from 1st April, 2015.

Vice Chancellor SMIU Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh presented books and publications published by the University, while Chairman PEMRA Rathore presented momentous as of PEMRA to Vice Chancellor Dr. Shaikh and Chairperson Media studies department Dr. Sayeda Dawood.

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