Khar - District administration on Wednesday ordered closure of four radio stations in Bajaur tribal district.

A notification from the DC office stated that four radio stations would be immediately closed for not having no-objection certificates (NOCs) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Department. 

The notification read: “It has been observed that illegal FM stations are functioning in tribal district Bajaur without having NOCs of the Information Department. These radio stations are telecasting biased and politicised programs. Locals are often complaining against these illegal FM stations during meetings and interactions with the undersigned (deputy commissioner).”

The four radio stations include FM Radio Station Shumal at PTV Complex, Civil Colony in District Headquarter Khar, FM Radio Station Aman at Khar, FM Radio Station Madrassa Tafheezul Quran, Yousaf Abad, and FM Radio Station at Jamia Sanavia at Salfian Colony, Sadiq Abad.

The copies of the notification were also forwarded to Commissioner Malakand Division, DPO Bajaur, and other relevant authorities for implementation of the order.