ISLAMABAD The Voice of America (VOA) is broadcasting its one-hour Urdu service from its original station in USA without any proper editing or monitoring, it is reliably learnt on Monday. Although announcement 'You are listening Radio Ki Duniya 'Intikhab is aired prior to programme, yet actually it is transmitted as it is broadcast from its original station without any editing, sources within Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) informed TheNation. This announcement was also aired when section of press objected that Radio Pakistan was relying VOA programme without any editing as live. The programme is still being broadcast without any editing and PBC keeps only the recordings of the programme, revealed the sources. The VOA is broadcasting its Urdu programme in the morning just after the news bulletin of 09:00 a.m. for half an hour and same type of programme is repeated in the evening after 06:00 p.m. news bulletin from FM-93 and other networks. It is relevant to note here that PBC has already jammed the four-hour Pashto transmission of VOA. According to the agreement between VOA and PBC, the former is allowed to broadcast its programme of half-hour duration in Urdu language in the morning transmission and a similar programme in the evening from FM-93 and other networks, besides a programme in Pashto of four hours duration from PBC Peshawar. The VOA is using PBC equipment and transmitters in Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore to distribute VOA material in Urdu on medium and FM waves. It is pertinent to mention here that in 2004, during regime of former president Pervez Musharraf, VOA programmes were allowed to be broadcast from FM-101 network of PBC for two hours a day from eight stations. When contacted, PBC spokesman said VOA programmes are strictly checked, monitored and edited to safeguard the national interests of Pakistan. He said PBC has entire recordings of VOA programmes and monitoring reports are prepared for critical analysis on daily basis to ensure that nothing is against the national interests. Any violation of the agreement would result in the unilateral cancellation of the pact by involving the breaking clause of the accord, he added. He said PBC has a history of cooperation with BBC, China Radio International, VOA and Duetsche Welle, and is pursuing important agreements with Turkish Radio. It is a misperception that the VOA broadcasts from FM network will be used to unleash US Propaganda, he added.