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PTV News

Pakistan Television (PTV) News is one of the many outlets run by the Pakistan Television Corporation Limited (PTVC) – a public limited company. PTV entered the TV broadcasting age in Pakistan in 1964, with a pilot television station established in Lahore. The national broadcaster is operating from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzaffarabad and Multan. PTV is headquartered in Islamabad, the Federal Capital. Government of Pakistan holds all shares of the company.

Key facts

Audience Share


Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Free-to-air terrestrial

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Ownership Structure

Pakistan Television (PTV) News is one of the outlets being run by the Pakistan Television Corporation Limited (PTVC), is a public limited company. Out of 3000 million shares, the federal government holds majority of its shares (42,536,647 out of 42,536,650 shares) through federal ministry of information.

Voting Rights

Government through the Prime Minister has decisive authority over the management.

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General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Government of Pakistan

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Mr Hassan Immad Mohammedi

is the Managing Director

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Ms Rafat Nazir

is the Director of News


PTV Headquarter, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad

Tel.: +92 (0) 51 9208651-5; +92 (0)51 9203062-5


Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

USD 83.64 Million / PKR 9.2 Billion (2017-18)

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD -3.96 Million / PKR -435.45 Million (2017-18)

Advertising (in % of total funding)

USD 16.3 Million / PKR 1.8 Billion (2017-18) / 19.51%

Market Share

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Further Information

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A formal information request about revenue and profits was sent to PTV on 15.01.2019 but without evoking any response. As a result of a follow-up complaint to the RTI Commission, the officials contacted the MOM team through the phone and inquired about the requester and reasons for the information. However, still no official information was provided. The data about the revenue, profit/loss and advertisement is about financial year 2017-18 and has been taken from the news reports.

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