Mumtaz Hamid Rao

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Mumtaz Hamid Rao

Mumtaz Hamid Rao (Urdu: ممتاز حمید راؤ) (b. June 16, 1941, Sialkot, Pakistan d. November 8, 2011, Rawalpindi) was a senior Pakistani electronic media journalist and analyst. Rao was picked as the first news editor and reporter when PTV began transmission in 1965 and retired as its head of news and current affairs.

In 2001, Rao launched Pakistan's first daily online newspaper, Pakistan Times, of which he remained as editor-in-chief.[1]

He joined Pakistan Television (PTV) in 1965 from the Pakistan Press Association, where he was chief reporter in Lahore and retired as the head of News and Current Affairs of PTV.[2][3]

Educated at Murray College in Sialkot and later at the University of Punjab, where he graduated in law, he has been responsible for conducting a number of journalistic courses in PTV. He headed the News and Current Affairs department in Lahore in 1972. In 1979, he made a tour of Europe to study different European network systems and completed a four-month attachment with BBC.

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  1. ^ Pakistan Times -- Contact Us page, Pakistan Times (masthead listing Rao as editor-in-chief), Retrieved September 1, 2011
  2. ^ Noted architect Rao Ejaz passes away, Pakistan Times ("Mumtaz Hamid Rao, ex-Director News & Current Affairs PTV [now Editor"), Retrieved September 1, 2011
  3. ^ Combroad, Issues 86-93, p. 40 ("Director of News Mumtaz Hamid Rao (right) has been appointed Director of News, having previously been Controller. He joined PTV in 1965 from the Pakistan Press Institute where he was Chief Reporter in Lahore.")

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