Recently elected Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information & Broadcasting Faisal Javed Khan pointed out the misuse of State TV Channel PTV by the ruling PMLN. The issue was highlighted in a meeting of the standing committee.
Faisal Javed Khan objected on telecasting Nawaz Sharif and Mariam Nawaz’s speeches Live on the national TV channel when Nawaz is disqualified for lifetime. On the other hand minister of information Marriyum Aurangzeb said she is info minster and her party has given her the right to decide what will go live on PTV.
Billions from the pocket of the public are being spent to give coverage to Nawaz Sharif, this is sheer discrimination as no other political leader gets same coverage as of Nawaz Sharif. Said Faisal Javed Khan.
It was further discussed in the standing committee that they will not allow PTV to be run like in a dictatorship and they asked ministry of information to submit the stats of PTV news.
Faisal Javed Khan who is a media expert and recently was elected as a senator from Swabi KPK is playing his role to neutralize the state TV channel. It is very important as majority of the country, specially the rural areas which do not have access to Cable TV rely solely on PTV for the news and information. In such a situation the ruling PMLN must be stopped to use it as its own propaganda machine.