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Jan 12, 2012

PTV has launched PTV Sports Channel



Pakistan Television started its journey with Black and White Transmissions on 26 November, 1964. PTV is the pioneer of television industry in Pakistan. Now PTV is the Biggest Television Network of Pakistan with over 6000 personnel, 7 TV Channels and its huge network which covers almost 90 percent population of Pakistan.

PTV Sports

Pakistan Television Corporation has launched PTV Sports Channel today, 11 January, 2012. The core concept behind launching this new sports channel is to promote our regional sports and to motivate Pakistani youth towards sports and other healthier activities. PTV Sports has started its test transmission in December 2011 from  AsiaSat 3S at an orbit of 105.5ºE.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani inaugurated PTV Sports Channel.

PTV Sports is first ever national sports channel of Pakistan and the 2nd Pakistani sports channel after Geo Super.

Pakistan Television Corporation signed an agreement with Zee TV to broadcast PTV Sports channel for spreading healthy activities through sports events from across the globe. 

Previously Sports Division was working under umbrella of PTV since 1983 and this division was responsible for all sports related news, events and other transmissions through PTV Network.

PTV Sports Channel Frequency Settings

Frequency for test transmissions of PTV Sports Channel was set on AsiaSat 3S at an orbit of 105.5ºE.
Mode, Video Encryption = DVB-S
SR = 2894
FEC SID = 3/4 1
V-PID = 308
NID = 65535
TID = 1
Audio = 256
Language = Urdu
Country = Pakistan
Duration = 24 hours a day

Other Channel of Pakistan Television Network

Now following seven channels are in operation under the umbrella of Pakistan Television Corporation:
  1. PTV Home
  2. PTV News
  3. PTV Global
  4. PTV National
  5. PTV Bolan
  6. AJK TV
  7. PTV Sports

Jan 10, 2012

PTCL's 3G EVODROID "IVIO Icon Pro" Touch Screen Smartphone

PTCL has launched Pakistan's first 3G enabled Android Smartphone "EVODROID" which was initially named as "IVIO Icon Pro". PTCL gives it the name Touch and Fly probably due to its Touchscreen and High Speed internet access. Ufone had already launched Uth Futura Mobile Phone with 3G Evo Technology but PTCL's IVIO Icon Pro has many more advanced features than Ufone's Uth Futura. PTCL also has introduced PTCL 3G EVO Tab last year.
PTCL's 3G EVO IVIO Icon Smartphone

PTCL's 3G EVODROID Icon Pro - Specifications

Size: 3.5”
Resolutions: 480x320
Type: HVGA Capacitive Touchscreen
5MP Autofocus Rear Camera
0.3MP Secondary Camera
ROM: 512MB Flash ROM
External Memory: Supports up to 32GB Memory Card
Free Memory Card: 4GB Free Memory Card included
Operating System
Android 2.2 Froyo OS
WiFi Hotspot to enable sharing of WiFi and 3G
Bluetooth EDR 2.1
3G Evo
Simultaneous use of 3G Evo and GSM Networks
GPS and Maps
Talk Time: Up to 4 Hrs
Standby Time: Up to 100 Hrs
Body Size
IVIO Icon Pro accepts all GSM SIMs without any restriction of being tied to any specific network.

3G EVODROID ICON PRO Smartphone - Price

PTCL offers 2 different package prices for 3G Evo Icon Pro:
  1. Evo Wind includes Evo Icon Pro Smartphone +15GB data with 6 months validity for Rs.17,999
  2. Evo Wings includes Evo Icon Pro Smartphone + 5GB data with 3 months validity for Rs.16,999
3G EVO Icon Pro Warranty
PTCL's 3G Evo enabled Icon Pro Smartphone comes with 1 year warranty by Airlink Communications.

Post Launch Tariff Plans for 3G Evo Icon Pro

Following 2 options are available for customers to recharge their 3G Evo accounts after expiration of initial free data/ period.
  1. Smart 5GB - 5GB data limit with 3 months validity for Rs. 999
  2. Smart 15GB - 15GB data limit with 6 months validity for Rs. 1,999

Jan 7, 2012

Waseela-e-Rozgar Vocational and Technical Training through BISP

BISP - An Overview
Benazir Income Support Program was started by Federal Government of Pakistan in 2008 with an initial budget of Rs. 34 billion. This program was mainly initiated focusing millions of families living below the poverty line. These poor enrolled families get Rs.1000 per month from government as income support.
Farzana Raja is the Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Program.

Waseela-e-Rozgar is a subsidiary program of BISP (Benazir Income Support Program). Females of poor families or their nominee will get Free Technical/ Vocational Education with monthly stipend. Currently per month allocation per nominee is set at Rs.6000 from which Rs.2000 will be given in cash to the participants. Expenditures of accommodation (if applicable), study material and other monthly expenditures will be provided by government from remaining Rs.4000. 

Currently courses of 4 week, 3-6 months and one year are being offered while in future 2 years diploma will also be offered. 
BISP Waseela-e-Rozgar Technical Training

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End Words
If anyone wants to count major good projects of current PPP government, BISP is on top of these. BISP is giving some relief to poor Pakistani families through its schemes i.e. Waseela e Haq, Waseela e Sehat, Waseela e Taleem and Waseela e Rozgar etc

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