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.
The Rawalpindi Center was added in 1967 and Peshawar & Quetta Centers added in 1974. The National Broadcaster has flourished since then, and today has PTV-Centers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzaffarabad, AJK and Multan whereas the PTV Headquarters is also located in Islamabad, the Federal Capital.
From time to time PTV News has revolutionized from the old “9 pm Khabarnama” image to a proper news channel offering you much more than simple news. It gives you talk shows, discussion programs, and current affairs shows based on current issues of Pakistan and the world.
PTV News that you see today is the modern form of that old black and white news channel that gives you limited coverage of the news. PTV News Live of today gives you news bulletins catering to the National News, Regional News, domestic top stories, and World News. The channel is now functioning 24 hours to give you the latest news. PTV news channel enjoys favorable viewership from every corner of the country.
Millions of Pakistanis prefer watching the news on PTV, especially the old traditional audience and those living in distant locations. PTV News offers news in both English and Urdu languages. It broadcast talk shows, hot debates, and current affairs programs based on various local and international issues.
PTV News on airs various current affairs programs from morn to dusk. The channel broadcasts two Urdu language bulletins during their morning transmission. There are four short duration Urdu news bulletins catering to the latest updates, one Arabic news bulletin titled “ Al-Akhbar”, one Kashmiri news bulletin, and who can forget the most famous and traditional 9 O'clock Khabarnama. PTV News bulletins after 6 pm are on aired on national TV and are also available for satellite viewers in more than 38 countries.
PTV Regional News Bulletin is broadcast in the Punjabi language from Lahore PTV center, Sindhi News from Karachi News Centre, Pushto, and Hindko news from Peshawar News Centre, Baluchi news from Quetta center. The local viewers can watch the news in their regional language only on PTV News. You can catch PTV News live online, PTV News Urdu in high-quality online streaming only on HamariWeb.
PTV News Live – Welcome to the government based official news channel of Pakistan, PTV News. It is a 24 hours news & current affairs wing of PTV network. The channel was previously known as PTV World, until 2007 when it is renamed as PTV News. The channel is known for broadcasting news in both English and Urdu languages that is easily comprehendible for the Pakistani community. PTV News Live is the only Pakistani channel to broadcast news in various regional languages from one platform.
The masses can access news in Arabic, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Pashto, Baluchi, and Punjabi only on PTV News TV. Being the voice of government, PTV News telecast the verdict of every current government. The programs and talk shows on PTV News TV are unbiased and portray the true reporting that all Pakistanis can relate to. The slogan of PTV News “Sach Zimedari K Sath” depicts the business philosophy of the channel. Being the voice of government, PTV News Live aims to telecast authentic reporting to the public.