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Begging In Beijing? Pakistan Sacks State TV Chief After Broadcast Gaffe

PTV apologised after “Begging” ran on screens for 20-25 seconds on Monday (5) while Khan was making a speech, kicking off a debate on social media as to whether the misspelling was deliberate (Photo: ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Pakistan has removed the acting chief of state-run television after a caption read “Begging” instead “Beijing” during a broadcast of prime minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, which has promised economic aid to the impoverished South Asian country. Khan was in Beijing seeking financial aid to help end a spiralling balance of payments crisis after securing six billion dollars in support from Saudi Arabia and before Pakistan sat down to talks with the IMF. An official Ministry of Information order seen by Reuters said the ministry had withdrawn the services of Hasan Immad Mohammadi, who had served as acting managing…

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