PTV apologises for 'typo' during PM's China speech

Published: November 5, 2018
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Imran is on an official trip, where he was addressing a ceremony at a central party school in Beijing which was shown by the national broadcaster. SCREENGRAB: PTV

Imran is on an official trip, where he was addressing a ceremony at a central party school in Beijing which was shown by the national broadcaster. SCREENGRAB: PTV

The Pakistan Television Corporation issued an apology after it ran “begging” instead of “Beijing” on screen during the broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech in China, Express News reported.

Imran is on an official trip to the country, where he was addressing a ceremony at a central party school in Beijing which was shown by the state-run broadcaster.

During the speech, PTV had written “begging” on screen instead of “Beijing” by mistake.

PM Imran meets Chinese President Xi in Beijing

The word remained on screen for 20 seconds and was then changed.

However, the government’s mistake came under heavy criticism on social media with screenshots shared with #begging becoming a top trend on Twitter.

Later on, the state-run broadcaster also apologised via Twitter saying “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. This incident is regrettable. Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials”.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • AJ
    Nov 5, 2018 - 2:33PM

    IK has to beg to service the debts incurred by his corrupt predecessors. Really hope he turns the economy around for good. Recommend

  • Syed Zulfiqar
    Nov 5, 2018 - 2:44PM

    It is not typo it is blunder on behalf of PTV. A stern action should be taken.Recommend

  • Iron
    Nov 5, 2018 - 7:42PM

    I’ve seen spelling mistakes on CNN, and it was not corrected for more than 30 mins at least. Therefore, give those PTV data entries gyz a break. They are far more important things to criticise on, lets use our energy their. Recommend

  • Shah Alam, Srinagar
    Nov 6, 2018 - 12:48AM

    Awesome. Truth prevailed finally.Recommend

  • tuk
    Nov 6, 2018 - 1:25AM

    Anybody can tell this was intentional and not typo. There is nothing to gain by doing these silly things by his critics!Recommend

  • Khalid
    Nov 7, 2018 - 2:59AM

    People put the PM to shame with his sincere effort while PML raised debt to 90 billion
    PTV put country to shame person should be fired and fined. Pakistan parody culture is disgracefulRecommend

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