Transfer comes after rights activists and political chiefs demand motion against the poet and PTV comedy present’s employees
Minister of State for Info, Broadcasting and Nationwide Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb. PHOTO: EXPRESS
PESHAWAR: Minister of State for Info, Broadcasting and Nationwide Heritage, Marriyum Auranzeb has taken critical discover of a programme aired by PTV by which a poet ridiculed and stigmatized the Pushtun group, imposing a life time ban on the participation of the involved poet in any programme of the official channel.
The minister additionally directed the secretary info, who can also be the managing director of PTV, to submit a report concerning the incident after holding an inquiry towards the PTV officers who have been chargeable for the regrettable episode.
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Earlier, Federal Secretary Info and Broadcasting Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera additionally took discover of the controversial poetic programme and sought apology from Pashtuns over hurting of their sentiments, due to the stigmatisation of their race by the poetconcerned.
The federal secretary stated PTV, being a nationwide establishment of the nation, is following a really strict and neutral editorial coverage, which doesn’t permit stigmatization, profiling or stereotyping of any particular person, caste or group.
He additionally held out assurance of taking strict motion towards PTV officers who have been discovered chargeable for airing of the controversial programme.
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