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PTV to also start programs in Khowar language

PESHAWAR: General Manager (GM) Pakistan Television Aurangzeb Afridi on Friday said apart from news in PTV National Peshawar, the television will also start telecasting programs in the Khowar language soon.

He said besides Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, there were also people who speak and understand Khowar in Central Asia, adding telecasting programs in the language will promote the culture of those people.

He was talking to the coordinator of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Sartaj Ahmed Khan, who called on him along with eminent businessman Haji Mehboob Azam and discussed programs in Khowar language.

They thanked Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Ghulam Murtaza Solangi, Managing Director (MD) PTV for meeting the standing demand of giving space to the Khowar language in the television programs.

Coordinator FPCCI Sartaj Ahmed Khan said Chitral had a unique place in terms of its culture, literature and beauty, which had not been explored yet by anyone, now the business community along with PTV will jointly work for its exploration.

Haji Mehboob Azam also assured them of playing his full role in the promotion of the Khowar language.

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