PTV News Channel Managing Director Removed After 'Begging' Gaffe During Imran Khan's China Visit Went Viral
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | (Photo Credits: PTI)

Islamabad, November 6: The Managing Director of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has been removed for the post after major goof-up during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to China. The Pakistan government has ordered the immediate removal of Khan. PTV news channel spelt the dateline “Beijing” as “Begging” on the top left corner of the screen during the live broadcast of Khan’s speech in Central Party School of the ruling Communist Party of China. The typo continued to remain visible on-screen for around 20 seconds. After which netizens started to troll. Spotlight on CPEC Projects, IMF Bailout as Imran Khan All Set to Embark on Maiden China Visit

Yesterday, The PTV also apologised for the goof-up. The state-run news channel tweeted, “Today, during a live address of the Prime Minister during his ongoing visit to China, a typographical error took place, which remained on screen for 20 seconds & later removed. This incident is regrettable. Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials.”

According to the local media, the gaffe has become particularly ironic since Khan is in China to secure a package from Beijing to try and stall the impending economic crisis Pakistan is facing. Khan was on his maiden visit to China from November 2 to 5 at the invitation of the Chinese leadership. During the visit, Pakistan and China signed 15 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for bilateral cooperation in poverty alleviation, agriculture, industrial sectors and various other fields.

(With agency inputs)