PTV’s Gaffe: Imran Khan Shown Speaking from ‘Begging’, Not Beijing

PTV’s Gaffe: Imran Khan Shown Speaking from ‘Begging’, Not Beijing

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Monday declared Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to China highly successful.

Khan was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was telecasting live.

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. It remained on screen for 20 seconds before being changed.

"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 & later removed".

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Pakistan's recently elected Prime Minister Imran Khan is one of the most popular premier of the country in recent times. This incident is regrettable.

Following which the state TV shared the news of taking action against staffers for the error on its official Twitter. China while stating that it would extend necessary support to Pakistan reportedly committed Dollars six billion funding but did not so far officially confirmed it.

China has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan in recent years as part of its Belt and Road Initiative - which aims to link the economies of Asia, Africa and Europe via huge infrastructural projects. Last month, Pakistan received a $6 billion rescue package from Saudi Arabia, but officials say it is not enough and the country still plans to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund to avert a balance of payments crisis.

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