Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Radio Pakistan archives preserve history and heritage

Radio Pakistan in its sound archives has treasures that represent multifaceted history and heritage of Pakistan starting from emergence as an independent nation on 14th August 1947 to downward.

These national sound treasures include speeches of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah‚ Quaid-e-Milat Liaqat Ali Khan‚ Mother-e-Milat Fatimah Jinnah‚ Quaid-e-Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed ‚ Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed and other national leaders.

Our archives also have speeches of foreign heads of friendly nations that frequented Pakistan in the passage of last six decades. Our cultural collections include rare specimens of Pakistani music stemming from Gilgit-Batistan‚ AJK‚ Khyber Pakhtunkha‚ Punjab‚ Sindh and Balochistan in all languages spoken in different parts of the country.

There are thousands of literary programmes‚ mushairas‚ dramas and documentaries preserved in our archives.

We are going to open our archives to the people of Pakistan and to the world to give them glimpses of our rich history and heritage that is different from the image of country and its people being projected abroad from last few years due to incidents of terrorism. We are going to place this treasure of our sound archives on YouTube channel called RadioPakistanOnline.

This channel is meant to portray the real face of Pakistan and its people that are custodians of Indus Valley and Gandhara Civilisations and a tolerant and peaceful heritage of Islam.

These recordings are available on following link

Source: www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail-112
(Yimber Gaviria, Colombia)