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PTV has Imran Khan ‘Begging’ in spelling slip-up

PTV has Imran Khan ‘Begging’ in spelling slip-up

The PM was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. This incident is regrettable.

Pakistan's state-run news channel PTV ran a dateline which said "Begging" instead of "Beijing" on screen during the live broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech in China and became a target of trolling by netizens. The error which was on the screen for nearly 20 seconds made the channel target of the online trolls it was during this time when Imran Khan was talking about Pakistan's economic condition and at the same time, the location tag on screen was running as Begging instead of Beijing, co-incidentally when Imran Khan was making a pitch for debt-ridden Pakistan.

Following which the state TV shared the news of taking action against staffers for the error on its official Twitter.

The premier is now visiting China to seek Chinese assistance in boosting the country's economy.

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Mr. Khan had met President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang and discussed matters of mutual interest and also sought assistance from Beijing to address financial crisis faced by the country.

The cash-strapped Pakistani government is facing grave economic challenges as it struggles to avoid a financial crisis and keep the economy afloat.

Earlier, PM Khan successfully got a bailout package of $6 billion from the friendly kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It would be Pakistan's 13th rescue package from the multilateral lender since the late 1980s.