lingual diversity: Balti, Shina news service launched

'Credit goes to present democratic government that has taken decision to connect people.'

August 15, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani on Saturday said that the Balti and Shina PTV service would provide an opportunity to the people of Gilgit-Baltistan to learn of developments taking place in the country and around the world in their local language.

“Credit goes to the present democratic government that has taken the decision to connect people through National Transmission Networks,” the Prime Minister said at the launch of PTV’s Balti and Shina service.

He said that it was a matter of immense pleasure for him to launch PTV News Bulletins in Shina and Balti languages for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan province. The Prime Minister said the region has immense potential for tourism because of its natural beauty and towering mountains.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2011.

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