Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Religious minister briefs PM Imran Khan on current situation

Religious minister briefs PM Imran Khan on current situation

Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) was airing a live broadcast of prime minister Imran Khan from Beijing when they accidentally spelt Beijing as "Begging". The typo reportedly remained onscreen for a good 20 seconds or so before it was rectified.

Pakistan will follow the Chinese model to alleviate poverty and eradicate corruption to put the country on the path of progress and development, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday.

During the telecast of Khan's address on PTV, the location was misspelled from "Beijing" to "Begging" in the top left corner of the screen.

An embarrassed PTV later 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 and later removed".

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The gaffe has become particularly ironic since PM Khan is on a mission to secure a package from China to try and stall the impending economic crisis the country is facing. "Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials".

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was also present during the meeting. This incident is regrettable.

PM Khan in his visit of China met the top Chinese leadership and discussed the flagship bilateral project CPEC, bilateral trade and other matters. As per reports, China has also agreed on giving its green signal for Pakistan's name in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an objective for which India is still struggling.

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