PTV 'accidentally' trolls Imran Khan with an offensive typo

Joann Johnston
November 6, 2018

He was on Sunday addressing a ceremony at the Central Party School (of the Communist Party of China) in Beijing which was shown live by the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) when the error happened.

Earlier on Monday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he was feeling very confident after returning from a productive visit to China led by PM Imran Khan. In the top left corner, where it says the location of the event, the screen read "Begging".

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.

The typo reportedly remained onscreen for a 20 seconds or so before it was rectified. The broadcaster later apologised via Twitter, calling the incident "regrettable".

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"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 and later removed". It said that a strict action has been initiated in the matter against the officials involved.

In his keynote address at the event, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that the China International Import Expo is expected to help spread the dividends of free trade amongst more closely integrated economies.

On Saturday, China said it had agreed to "firmly move forward" with infrastructure projects in Pakistan following meetings between Mr Khan and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. 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.

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