MULTAN -  Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Director General Khurshid Ahmad Malik revealed on Thursday the Corporation is going to set up 20 Sautul Quran channels in various cities of Pakistan.

“These channels will start functioning in Multan, DI Khan and Bahawalpur soon,” he added while talking to the media. He said that he had passed direction to the heads of PBC units to engage the literary personalities, intellectuals and scholars for various programmes to improve the content. He disclosed that the Radio Pakistan organised transmission of 1120 hours daily from its 72 broadcast channels.

He Further disclosed that the contract staff of PBC would be given priority while filling seats on permanent basis. He said that efforts were being made to generate revenue for the PBC.

MNSUA VC ON GRAPES

Vice Chancellor of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Dr Asif Ali pointed out on Thursday the demand for grapes was very high in the world and local growers could make fortunes by cultivating grapes.

Addressing a workshop of grapes growers and stakeholders, he added that the crops of grapes was faced with multiple issues like poor packaging, absence of certification and marketing structure. He hoped the workshop would help all stakeholders gain knowledge to cope with the problems and earn foreign exchange.

Speaking on this occasion, Dean Faculty of Agriculture Dr Ishtiaq Rajwana said that Balochistan produced 98 per cent of total grapes of Pakistan. He added that the grapes crop faced serious issues due to non-availability of latest technology and the manufacturers of finished goods like jam and juice imported grapes.

The experts from the MNSUA briefed the participants of the workshop on different varieties and suggested some preferable varieties.