Senate Standing Committee on Information chairperson says PTV MD's removal wasn't recommended
Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s thinks Pakistan Television Managing Director Arshad Khan should resign himself.
He was speaking to the media after a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday. It was chaired by Senator Faisal Javed.
“The committee has given a go-ahead for the immediate removal [of the PTV MD] from office. We also recommended the same action,” said the information minister. “The MD’s post has been terminated. Applications for the new MD have been received," he said.
Meanwhile, Senator Javed said the committee will meet to discuss the revamping of the PTV and its technicalities. "The problems of the employees, including pensioners should be resolved. The PML-N’s government had halted the pension – an issue that needs be resolved,” he said.
Replying to a question regarding the PTV MD, he said the matter is under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s review. “We didn’t recommend removing Arshad Khan as the state television’s administration didn’t come,” he said. “The matter will be discussed in the next meeting of the committee.”