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FM 101

FM 101 is primarily a music radio, which was launched by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) on first of October 1998, simultaneously, from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. The transmission of FM 101, however, covers a variety of topics including driving tips, horoscopes, sports, weather updates, culture and civilization, health and hygiene, quiz, women and kids issues, fashion and style and even stocks and business hints. Prominent personalities of different fields of life are also invited in live shows to talk to the listeners and answer their phone calls. FM-101 channel also broadcast Current Affairs issues as and when required.

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Ownership Type

State owned

Geographic Coverage

National coverage through local frequencies in multiple cities

Content Type

Free to air

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Media Companies / Groups

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation


Ownership Structure

FM 101 is a network of 18 FM stations, being operated by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Under the PBC Act 1973, an 11-member Board, appointed by the federal government and consisting mainly of the government officials, supervises the PBC. A director-general, also appointed by the federal government, looks after day-to-day business of the Corporation.

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)

founded FM 101 in 1998.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Mr. Shafqat Jalil

Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, also holds charge of the office of the Director General of PBC and therefore heads FM 101 as well. There are no personal affiliated interests of CEO since he is a bureaucrat on deputation.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

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Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarter, G-5, Constitutional Avenue, Islamabad Pakistan

Phone: +92 51 9214278, 92 51 9222161

Fax: +92 51 9223827 Website:

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Information request about revenue and profits was sent to PBC on 23.01.2019 but no response was forthcoming until end of April 2019. A complaint to the RTI Commission was sent on 04.03.2019 but no response has so far been received. The information mentioned herein is taken from the PBC website. However, the website does not provide any information on the revenue and expenditures of the PBC.

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