I was astonished to read your report "VOA takes over PBC? Oct. 27, 2009". PBC is actually helping VOA reach more of our citizens in the tribal belt? How about helping Pakistani government reach its own citizens too? There is almost no PTV News or PTV Home signal in the entire stretch between Lakki Marwat and the Afghan border. In some other places, very weak signals are received. People in this area are being bombarded with American, British, Indian and Karzai TV propaganda and the Pakistani state-run channel is nowhere to be seen or heard. Instead of giving 3 boosters to VOA, please strengthen Pakistan's own signals inside its own territory. -BABUR CHUGHTAI MUGHAL, Islamabad, November 1.