Centre of Attraction: PTV

I’ve realized in these two days life sucks without any News Channel on your television set. Reminds me of early 90’s and late 80’s, days before NTM. When Life used to revolve around 8 PM drama (always a quality one), 9 PM Khabaranama (stays the same, even the script is remarkably same), and the post-10 PM Senate ki Kaarwayi, Raag rung and Farmaan e Illahi. Thanks God, I’ve outlived those years of my life.

Going through the same experience is not easy. Plain Torture. How much of movies, songs, cooking programs can you see when News in town is HOT?

On top of all this, read this news-piece in today’s Dawn. Sharing the joke here to share a smile :-)

PTV Becomes Center of Attraction

PTV became the sole information provider in the city after cable operators blocked private local and foreign news channels in the wake of emergency.

The blockade of the private channels caused suspicions among people, but the PTV prevented rumor-mongering after announcement of imposition of emergency in the country was made.

Lahore Metroblog shared this Live Audio Stream of Geo (8 kbps only so easy on dial-ups), Media Player will be launched.

May be it is PTV’s time to shine!!

16 Comments so far

  1. Phil (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 12:59 am

    LOL, and yes, the PTV HQ is also in Islamabad ;) We got it all going down here in our very little town. Funny post. 80’s and 90’s, when you were a chunni munni baby… awww cute =P


  2. Sam (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 4:17 am

    LIVE GEO TV VIDEO STREAM:

    http://watchgeotv.info/


  3. Tim (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 6:34 am

    Please add the GEO link on the main page.


  4. JayJay (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    They should bring back Azhar Lodhi, Surriya Shahab, etc to give the PTV a real feel of the pre-private TV period


  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    Tim I’ve added.

    JayJay, Surraya shahab was the newsperson who cried during 65 war’s announcement?? Azhar Lodhi alive??


  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    lolz Phil :)

    Thanks sam.


  7. syra (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    talk abt democracy!
    freedom of speech
    freedom of press
    erm…..
    =)


  8. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Rightly said syra, but before writing about freedom think twice :)


  9. MB (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    PTV = Purana Television ?? lolzz


  10. jyoti (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    “8 PM drama (always a quality one), 9 PM Khabaranama (stays the same, even the script is remarkably same), and the post-10 PM Senate ki Kaarwayi, Raag rung and Farmaan e Illahi”…. reminds me of our very own Doordarshan:)


  11. jyoti (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

    “8 PM drama (always a quality one), 9 PM Khabaranama (stays the same, even the script is remarkably same), and the post-10 PM Senate ki Kaarwayi, Raag rung and Farmaan e Illahi”…. reminds me of our very own Doordarshan:)


  12. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    Yup Jyoti, you can compare the two channels :)


  13. bluemax (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    I am all for freedom of expression. At the same time I am happy that (for a while) I dont get to see a “NEWS ALERT” every 10 minutes. Please dont ask me to turn off the TV set or watch indian or sports channels, I cant go that either :)

    For the last couple of years our 3 main TV news channels have been creating hype and fueling the fire by showing gory details (live) after bomb blasts and spreading baseless conspiracy theories. A person doing the same is different from a TV channel becuase views expressed from these channels are directly beamed into thousands of homes.


  14. WK (unregistered) on November 6th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    Oh, GEO, AAG, APNA AND WHAT NOT, all are under arrested due to crossing a line called
    “HONESTY – POSITIVE”.

    GEO is the biggest BullShit I ever watched –
    AAG is full of nounsence –
    APNA is full of nudity –

    These all channels were doing BLa BLA BLA thats is it and creating WARS between us.

    NOW think positive and keep your self CALM ….

    NOw I and my family dont C any blasts, dead bodies laying nacked, nudity, songs which not represent our country and all those hard talks which so called TRUTH BS.

    PEACE NOW


  15. Lahore (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 1:33 am

    I somehow *strongly* agree with WK.


  16. auwais (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    so why didnt you guys watched PTV in 1st place. why do you want the TV channels to be closed. infact i will say why have you waited these channels to be closed. you could have done that yourself before.

    P.S. you watched these channels because PTV cannot compare to their quality



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