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.
PTV Bolan starts its transmission from 4.00 PM to 12.00 MN
which includes live transmission with live telephone calls,
emails and fax messages are received daily as well as
recorded programmes of each language i.e Balochi, Brahvi
and Pushto. During this 8 hours transmission 9” live news
Bulletins of Balochi, Brahvi and Pushto are televised
daily. Above transmission is being repeated on next day
from 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM daily with 9’ live news bulletins
of respective local languages. PTV Bolan’s transmission
pattern is as under:
to 04:25PM 25' Bismillah + Sirat-e-Mustaqeem
(Balochi Religious Programme)
04.25PM to 04.55PM 30’ Children Program + Documentaries
04:55PM to 06:00PM 65' Regional Slot on PTV-I Home & PTV
06:00PM to 08:00PM 120' Brahvi Time
08:00PM to 10:00PM 120' Balochi Time
10:00PM to 12:00MN 120' Pushto Time
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 through out 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 etc
Education : Short documentaries, spots, discussion
with literary and educational personalities.
Information : News / Current affairs / live
interaction / letters / email.