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Pak govt sacks PTV MD after 'Begging' dateline gaffe

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

government has sacked the of the after the state-run channel ran "Begging" dateline instead of "Beijing" on screen during the live broadcast of Khan's speech at the of the ruling Communist Party of in early this week.

During Khan's speech on Sunday, had written "Begging" instead of "Beijing" in the top left corner of the screen. The word remained on screen for 20 seconds and was then changed.

The gaffe became particularly ironic since Khan was in to secure a package from to try and stall the impending economic crisis is facing.

later regretted the mistake and apologised.

Information and ordered an inquiry into the matter.

A notification issued by the ministry said, "the charge of (retd) as PTV MD was withdrawn with immediate effect and till further orders.

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 20:15 IST