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Bukhari hints at 'blackout' of opposition on PTV

IANS | November 25, 2020 03:24 PM

ISLAMABAD:Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at 'blackout' of the opposition on PTV.
When a reporter asked the new chairman outside the Supreme Court building if the opposition would be given equal airtime on PTV, Bukhari replied: "Not at all".

He said PTV was the state-run organisation and it would only represent the stance of the government, the Dawn reported on Wednesday.

"Only government?" asked the reporter.

"Yes, only government, " Bukhari said.

On Monday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting notified Bukhari as chairman of PTV. Bukhari has a vast experience of doing programmes on television.

During the previous PML-N regime, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf insisted on giving equal coverage to the opposition on PTV and even held a press conference at the Press Information Department.

Interestingly, the PTI manifesto promises to transform PTV on the lines of BBC.

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