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50 years ago today: Pakistan launches first TV channel

Updated Apr 10, 2015 11:10am

On November 26, 1964, Pakistan's then president Mohammad Ayub Khan launched the country's first major televised media broadcasting network.

PTV's monochrome transmission began in 1964 from its small pilot TV station in Lahore. Later in 1967, its television centres opened up in Karachi and Rawalpindi-Islamabad.

Reproduced below are Dawn's newspaper clippings of the launch.