Pak television embarrasses Imran Khan with 'begging' slip-up

06 November, 2018, 22:30 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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Pakistan's state broadcasters issued a formal apology on their official Twitter page following Sunday's incorrect dateline slug "Begging", during Prime Minister Imran Khan's live address in Beijing. In the top left corner, where it says the location of the event, the screen read "Begging". The error which was on the screen for nearly 20 seconds made the channel target of the online trolls it was during this time when Imran Khan was talking about Pakistan's economic condition and at the same time, the location tag on screen was running as Begging instead of Beijing, co-incidentally when Imran Khan was making a pitch for debt-ridden Pakistan. This incident is regrettable. It remained on screen for 20 seconds before being changed.

The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) later said it would take "strict action" against those responsible.

Khan is on an official trip to China to secure financial support from Beijing for his cash-strapped country.


The notification of Hassan's removal underlines that the decision is taken after approval of Federal Minister for Information, Fawad Chaudhry. The PTV's gaffe came under criticism on social media with screenshots shared with #begging becoming a top trend on Twitter in Pakistan.

Mr Khan was on his maiden visit to China from November 2 to 5 at the invitation of the Chinese leadership.

China has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan in recent years as part of its Belt and Road Initiative - which aims to link the economies of Asia, Africa and Europe via huge infrastructural projects.

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