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PTV live-broadcasts Imran Khan's speech from 'Begging'

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's state-run news channel ran "Begging" dateline instead of "Beijing" on screen during the live broadcast of Imran Khan's speech in and became a target of trolling by netizens.

Khan, who is on an official trip to to secure financial support from for his cash-strapped country, was on Sunday addressing a ceremony at the (of the Communist Party of China) in which was shown live by the Television Corporation (PTV).

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

The typo reportedly remained onscreen for a good 20 seconds or so before it was rectified.

The incident provoked all kinds of reactions from people on Twitter, from some calling the act "disgraceful" to others lauding for becoming "drastically independent". The video left many wondering whether it was intentional.

The broadcaster later apologised via Twitter, calling the incident "regrettable". It called the issue as a "typographical error".

"Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials," it said.

According to daily, Pakistan's Information and ordered a probe into the gaffe by the

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:56 IST
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