Info Minister unveils Marconi Transmitter Memorial at NBH, Islamabad


ISLAMABAD:    Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz unveiled Marconi Transmitter Memorial as part of the Independence Day celebrations at National Broadcasting House of Radio Pakistan, Islamabad on Thursday.
The antique transmitter, which was installed at Manawan Lahore in 1937, broadcast creation of Pakistan on the midnight falling between August 13 and 14, 1947.
The transmitter, after its restoration, has been displayed at National Broadcasting House Islamabad to keep alive the nation’s sweet memory of the emergence of Pakistan on the world map with the announcement of “Talu-e-Subh-e-Azadi.”
The ceremony was held on Thursday at 7:30pm, the announcement of creation of Pakistan in English by Zahur Azar and in Urdu by Mustafa Ali Hamdani was also been played.
On the occasion, a music show titled “Tulu-e-Subh-e-Azadi” was also held to mark the Independence Day.