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Introduction —  1st Regional Channel

Pakistan Television Corporation is the Pakistani state-owned broadcaster. Pakistan entered the television broadcasting age in 1964, with a pilot television station established at Lahore. This is the venue from which Pakistan's first television broadcast was aired in black & white on the historic date: 26th November, 1964. Television centers were established in Karachi and Rawalpindi/Islamabad in 1967 and in Peshawar and Quetta in 1974 and started its historical and iconic transmissions in Urdu and regional languages all over the country accordingly.

There was a need of a TV channel in Pakistan especially from the side of Balochistan where 3 languages i.e Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto are spoken and there was no channel to promote their cultural norms, customs and literature. To promote these values Pakistan Television Corporation Limited launched 1st regional channel covering three languages Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto on 14th August, 2005. Main office of PTV Bolan was established at PTV Quetta Centre building, Hali Road, Quetta.


The main purpose of the new channel is to provide entertainment, education and information to the people of Balochistan in all the native languages, that is Balochi, Brahvi & Pashto.

PTV-Bolan Channel was launched on 14th August, 2005 and now it has established itself one of the most popular regional channel not only on National level but also internationally, particularly in Middle East Countries. PTV-Bolan transmission can be seen through PAKSAT-1 all over Pakistan including Balochistan province and also to the Middle East Countries, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Iran etc.

PTV Bolan starts its Daily Morning Transmission from 08:00AM in the morning. After one hour religious programming it starts 3 hour live transmission at 09:00AM covering the 3 main languages ie. Brahvi, Balochi and Pushto (one hour each slot). At 1200PM the daily repeat transmission and recorded programming time starts and it ends at 05:00PM. One hour Current Affair Times is also a part of PTV Bolan live transmission. From 06:00PM the main evening prime time transmission starts which includes live transmission with live telephone calls, emails as well as recorded programmes of each language i.e Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto. During this transmission 6” live news Bulletins of Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto are televised daily. After 16 hours continuous educational, informative and entertaining programming the PTV Bolan’s transmission ends at 12:00 midnight.


An exceptionally new concept in the satellite television era while most of the TV channels are struggling amongst themselves in the field of entertainment, information and spirituality we have, come up with a new satellite television channel on Cultural norms, customs and literature of three local languages of Pakistan i.e Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto. The channel is called PTV Bolan. It covers South Asia, Middle East, African Continent, Central Asian States and Southern Europe expanding from Afghanistan to UAE etc. Being the only television channel on local languages, it is appreciated throughout the World. We have been receiving mails from across the border too establishing the High viewer-ship of this channel.

Since the inception of this channel many distinguished guests of different spheres of life had participated in the live transmission of PTV-Bolan. This channel has also given opportunities to solve their indigenous problems and also to highlight the development work done by the almost each districts of Balochistan Province. Many MNA's, MPA’s and higher provincial government Authorities have participated as guest to communicate the project made for the benefit of people of Balochistan. Reports have been televised to highlight the negative aspects of our society in three regional languages for public awareness. Intellectuals, poets, prominent Singers, Folk/Light Singers of Balochi, Pushto and Brahvi languages have been invited to enrich the screen beauty of PTV-Bolan. Government Mega Projects, reports on Gawadar Projects and special reports covered and telecasted. All over Balochistan in far flung areas like, Turbat, Makran Coastal areas and all special occasions transmission were arranged.

The feedback of the channel can be ascertained by calls, faxes and letters from UAE, Iran, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia in live programmes of PTV-Bolan, it is great honor for us to that we are also receiving letters from our Soldiers, deputed at Siachin Glacier and they are viewing PTV-Bolan transmission with keen interest. It is said with great confidence that now PTV-Bolan is a source of communication between the overseas Pakistanis and their Kith and Kins. Presently, a series of documentaries covered in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Behrain are being telecast on weekly basis in spite of our limited resources and budget occasions transmission were arranged.


Rationale Objective/ Purpose: The main purpose of the new channel is to provide entertainment, education and information to the people of Balochistan in all the native languages, that is, Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto besides promoting their culture.

Programme Mix: Ptv Bolan channel highlights and promotes the culture, norms. customs and literature of three languages i.e. Baluchi, Pushto and Brahvi.

Entertainment: Shows, dramas, music, magazine programmes etc.
Education: Short documentaries, spots, discussion with literary and educational personalities.
Information: News / Current affairs / live interaction / letters / email.

Being a state TV network, Pakistan Television has a unique identity in the region. Beside the promotions of state’s policies it also has to inform and educate the people through wholesome entertainment and to inculcate them a greater awareness of their own history, heritage, culture, customs, current problems, development as well as knowledge of the world at large.

Covering three main languages i.e Balochi, Brahvi and Pashto, PTV Bolan has the most important role to reach out the people living inside as well as outside the country making them feel among their families and participate their cultural, social and religious events. Sharing their everyday life through different communication tools, PTV Bolan provides most effective opportunity to its viewers to keep them connected with their loved ones.

Being situated at the world’s most important and unique geographical position there is a very special thing linked with PTV Quetta. Its rich cultural and traditional based programming history made the expectation level of its viewers quite high which can never be ignored.

Being a multi lingual state channel PTV Bolan presents different types of live and recorded programs having education information and entertainment in it.

Topics covered In live shows with audiovisual support:

  • • Current topics of the day
  • • Modern Life and Religion
  • • Routine Health tips
  • • Practical life advisory
  • • Education Guide
  • • Character building & Career Planning
  • • Culture/Customs and the modern age
  • • Social, Psychological and legal Guidance
  • • Celebrity/Personality Corner
  • • Culture Vs. Modern fashion
  • • Art, Crafts and Foods
  • • Biography of the legends

Pre-Recorded Entertainment Programming:

  • • Drama Serials/Series
  • • Long Plays
  • • Short Films
  • • Music Shows
  • • Video Songs
  • • Documentary films
  • • Short documentaries (Sights & Sounds, Personality, foods, Culture etc)
  • • Civic spots

Organizational Chart

General Manager

  • Postal Address

    PTV Bolan,
    Hali Road,

  • Phone and Fax

    Cell No: 0333-7801913
    Phone: 081-9202458
    Fax: 081-9201676

Executive Programme Manager

  • Postal Address

    PTV Bolan,
    Hali Road,

  • Phone and Fax

    Cell No: 03008386919
    Phone: 081-9201151
    Fax: 081-9202125

  • E-mail

    E-mail: [email protected]

Presentation Chief

  • Postal Address

    PTV Bolan,
    Hali Road,

  • Phone and E-mail

    Phone: 081-9201259
    Fax: 081-9201871
    E-mail: [email protected]

Marketing Executive

  • Postal Address

    PTV Bolan,
    Hali Road,

  • Phone and E-mail

    Phone: 081-9201314
    Fax: 081-9201871