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Encyclopedia > List of Pakistani television and radio channels
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Pakistani television stations. (Discuss)
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Pakistani radio channels. (Discuss)

Here is an incomplete list of most of the international and domestic channels currently running in Pakistan either privately or by the government. Since, the year 1999 the number of channels have increased significantly as demand for different type of channels had respectively increased. For complete list of television stations check article List of Pakistani television stations and for complete list of radio channels check article List of Pakistani radio channels. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... // Pakistan Television Network Pakistan Television Network, also referred to as PTV, is Pakistans state owned television network which operates on both terrestrial & satellite. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Pakistani television and radio channels. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... // Pakistan Television Network Pakistan Television Network, also referred to as PTV, is Pakistans state owned television network which operates on both terrestrial & satellite. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Pakistani television and radio channels. ...



Before 1990's, these were limited to the State-run PTV, PTV World and Channel 3, but a newly-introduced open media policy caused many new private channels to spring up over the years. These initially stole away nearly all of the PTV-Network market while the initial hype lasted, but soon audiences were shunning even these channels for lack of quality, finally settling on either Indian channels, or Western channels. However, over the time some Pakistani channels have been able to produce a sizable amount of decent programs. PTV can refer to: PTV (PremiumTV), UK based digital rights and streaming company PTV, a Family Guy episode Pakistan Television Corporation, a television channel in Pakistan Pactiv. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. The original ITV channel has now been rebranded as ITV1 by ITV plc (the operator of the Channel 3 franchises in England and Wales). ...

Nowadays, it is generally acknowledeged that PTV's market has been reduced to nearly nil, except for people in the rural areas of Pakistan were they cannot afford cable TV. However, quality of these channels need to developed to meet standards of western channels.

It is this very acknowledegement that led a cartel of Pakistani private channels to lobby to Pemra (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) to ban Indian channels and some Western channels, the Pakistani channels were losing advertising revenue too. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is a regulatory body eastiblished by Pakistan on 1 March 2002. ...

State Owned Channels

  • Pakistan Television Network, also referred to as PTV, is Pakistan's state owned television network which operates on both terrestrial & satellite. PTV is divided into:
PTV - Providing viewers with soap operas, telefilms and live events
PTV World News - Providing for the Pakistani community throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa
PTV National - Providing viewers with news, education, and entertainment in regional languages
PTV Global - Providing for the Pakistani community in North America
PTV Prime - Providing for the Pakistani Community in Europe
PTV Bolan - Balochi language channel (Balochistan)
AJK TV - Kashmiri language channel (Azad Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Virtual University, also known as VU, is Pakistan’s first University based completely on modern information and communication technologies. It was established by the Government as a public sector institution with a clear mission; 'to provide extremely affordable world class education to aspiring students all over the country'. VU uses free-to-air satellite television broadcasts and the internet to broadcast across the country. At the moment VU provides four channels in MCPC mode:

The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) is the state-run television service in Pakistan, and has been on the air since 1964. ... PTV World News is 24 hour news channel. ... PTV National broadcasts regional language programs. ... PTV Global is a channel offered in the United States by the Pakistan Television Corporation. ... AJK TV is Kashmiri language channel for people of Jammu and Kashmir. ...

National Private Channels

  • ARY Digital Network - Owned by the ARY Group; ARY Digital is one of Pakistan's largest cable networks
ARY Digital Asia - For viewers in Pakistan, South Asia, Far-East and Australia
ARY Digital Mideast - For viewers in the Middle East and Central Asia
ARY Digital UK/Europe - For viewers in the United Kingdom and Europe
ARY Digital USA - For viewers in the United States and Canada
ARY One World - ARY's 24 hour news channel providing in both Urdu and English
ARY Bangla - For Bangla viewers in Pakistan and Bangladesh
The Musik - ARY's 24 hour music channel providing it's viewers with the most popular Pakistani music
QTV - Also referred to as Quran Television and caters to the Urdu speaking Islamic community
The City Channel - ARY's channel providing news and information on happenings in major cities of Pakistan
  • ATV - Shukriya Pakistan!
  • Business Plus - 24 hour business channel with hourly updates from the Karachi Stock Exchange
  • Dhoom TV
  • DM Digital Network - A Pakistani-UK Based Network
DM Digital TV - Providing British-Pakistanis with entertainment, information and news from Pakistan
DM Digital Gold - Providing British-Pakistanis with Pakistani films
DM Digital World - Available in Pakistan, the Middle East, Africa, Asia & Australia
DM Islam TV - Religious channel promoting Islam
DM Music TV - Music channel promoting Pakistani music (Launching December 06')
  • Filmazia - A 24 hour Pakistani movies channel playing old and new Lollywood movies
  • Fortune TV
  • Geo Television Network - Har Pal Geo; one of Pakistan's largest cable networks
Geo TV - Providing viewers in Pakistan and Asia with popular Pakistani soap-operas, telefilms as well as live events
Geo News - 24 hour news channel providing viewers with live and breaking news, as well as talkshows in Urdu and English
Geo UK - For viewers in the United Kingdom and Europe
Geo USA - For viewers in the United States and Canada
  • Aag TV - 24 hour music channel - a part of the GEO TV Network
Aag TV
  • INDUS Television Network - Owned by the INDUS MEDIA GROUP
INDUS VISION - Providing viewers with popular Pakistani entertainment
MTV PAKISTAN - Providing viewers with today's most popular Pakistani music
INDUS PLUS - Providing news updates, infotainment, and entertainment channel
INDUS VISION International - Providing high quality INDUS progamming for viewers in Europe, Middle East/Dubai, Hong Kong, United States and Canada
INDUS MUSIC International - Providing 24 Hour Urdu music to viewers in the United States and Canada
Channel G - 24 Hour Pakistani music channel, part of the Indus Television Network
  • Labbaik TV - 24 hour Islamic channel in both Urdu and Arabic
  • Mashriq TV - Italic textcurrently off air due to some technical faultItalic text
  • NVibe - 24 hour Pakistani music channel
  • Play TV - 24 hour Pakistani music channel; began in August 2006 a part of the TVOne Network
  • TV One - The ONE to watch!
  • Roshni TV - Providing for the Shia population in Pakistan
  • Royal TV - Began broadcasting in July 06
  • Rung TV - 24 hour entertainment channel
  • Style Duniya - Fashion and lifestyle channel
  • Sun Biz - Business channel owned by Southern Networks Limited
  • TV 2 Day - Daily informtation about news and events in Pakistan
  • Uni Plus - Entertainment channel broadcast in Urdu & Punjabi

Note : Please don't add unconfirmed and outer region channels. AAJ TV is 24 hour Pakistani entertainment Television Channel. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ARY Digital is a popular South Asian television network based in Dubai, UAE. It also has studios in London and Pakistan. ... ARY One World is a Dubai based Pakistani news channel. ... The Musik Logo The Musik is a music channel that claims to be exclusively dedicated to the music industry of Pakistan. ... Little Joe II QTV was the first, Qualification Flight Test of the Apollo Little Joe II rocket. ... Business Plus is a 24 hour business channel with hourly updates from the Karachi Stock Exchange. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hum TV is an entertainment television channel. ...


  • Qtv
  • Peace TV
  • DM Islam tv
  • Islam channel
  • Haq tv
  • ittihad tv (unity)

Private Music Channels

  • The Music ary group
  • Indus Music indus group
  • G from indus group
  • AAg from geo tv
  • Play from aaj tv
  • Mtv pakistan from indus group.

Regional Private Channels


  • AJK TV (Azad Jammu & Kashmir Television)


  • AVT Khyber


  • Apna Channel
  • Punjab TV
  • Ravi TV


  • Kook TV (Rao Waheed from Bhakkar)
  • Waseb TV (System Dept. Mtn)


  • KTN
  • Kashish TV
  • Sindh TV

International Channels

  • Al Jazeera Urdu - Part of ARY Digital Network
  • Cartoon Network - Pakistan's new 24 hour cartoon channel
  • CNBC Pakistan - Pakistan's new 24 hour business channel
  • Fashion TV Pakistan - Part of ARY Digital Network
  • MTV Pakistan - HQ in Karachi; expected launch Dec. 06
  • Home Box Office (HBO) - Part of ARY Digital Network
  • Ten Sports - Pakistan's 24 hour sports channel
  • Baloch Voice Tel. - Balochi Digital channel Comming Soon

Note : Please don't add unconfirmed and outer region channels. Al Jazeera Urdu is a forthcoming channel from Al Jazeera. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... CNBC Pakistan is the first international business channel in the country to report the entire gamut of markets and financial activities at the international and national level on a minute-to-minute basis throughout the day to the discerning viewers of the country. ... MTVs official logo MTV (Music Television) Pakistan or IM-MTV Asia is the Pakistani subsidiary of MTV, a cable television network headquartered in New York. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network with headquarters in New York City. ... TEN SPORTS is a sports channel (launched April 1, 2002) which brodcasts in Asia and Europe. ...

Unconfirmed Channels

  • PTV Sports - Part of the PTV Network that will cover domestic and international sport coverage
  • PTV Panjnad - Punjabi language Channel (Punjab)
  • PTV Mehran - Sindhi language Channel (Sindh)
  • PTV Abaseen - Pushto language channel (Northwest Frontier Province)
  • Virtual Television 3 - started on paksat 1
  • Virtual Television 4 - started on paksat 1
  • Azad TV - Launching in December 2006
  • Delta TV - 24 Hour Non Stop Entertainment Channel
  • Delta Music - 24 Hour Music Channel
  • Haq TV started on paksat 1
  • Healthline TV
  • Jeewan TV - Saraiki language channel
  • Music One - Launching in December 2006
  • Siraiki Plus - Saraiki language channel -
  • AVT Khyber Beats - " Pashto language music channel"
  • Sahar TV - "pashto language entertainment channel"

Note: The future channels sub-heading was removed


Government Owned Stations

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is the state-run radio service of Pakistan. ...



Islamabad Capital Territory

Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP)


  • Radio Pakistan AM560 Khuzdar
  • Radio Pakistan AM560 Turbat
  • Radio Pakistan AM850 Quetta
  • Radio Pakistan AM1250 Loralai
  • Radio Pakistan AM1500 Zhob
  • Radio Pakistan AM1580 Sibi
  • Radio Balochi FM88 Quetta
  • Radio Balochi FM88 Gwadar
  • Radio ONE FM91 Gwadar
  • FM101 Quetta
  • FM101 Gwadar

Northern Areas, Jammu & Kashmir

  • Radio Pakistan AM1510 Gilgit (NA)
  • Radio Pakistan AM1560 Skardu (NA)
  • Radio Pakistan AM780 Muzaffarabad (AJK)
  • Radio Pakistan AM940 Mirpur (AJK)

Life in Pakistan
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Pakistani cuisine is generally similar to that of North India. ... Pakistan, a nation-state established in 1947, has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has actively preserved its established traditions throughout history. ... Pakistan has an estimated population of over 166 million inhabitants in 2006. ... Flag ratio: 2:3 The national flag of Pakistan was designed by Amir-ud-Din Khidwai based on the 1906 flag of the All-India Muslim League. ... Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in terms of population, and its status as a declared nuclear power, being the only Islamic nation to have that status, plays a part in its international role. ... The nation-state of Pakistan was established in 1947 as one of the two successor states of British India, yet the land and its people possess an extensive and continuous history that can be traced back to very ancient times. ... Holidays in Pakistan: Category: ... The music of Pakistan can be categorized into six general groups: classical, semi-classical/ghazal, folk, qawwali/devotional, film, pop/rock. ... Politics of Pakistan takes place in a framework of a federal presidential republic, whereby the President of Pakistan is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...

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