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No room for anti-state leaders on PTV: PM

LAHORE- Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has said that Pakistan Television can’t accommodate the politicians who indulge in mud-slinging against the country.

He was speaking at the launching ceremony of Pakistan Television’s 4th channel here at the PTV Lahore Centre on June 12th, 2003. Senate Chairman Muhammadmian Somroo, National Assembly Speaker Ch Ameer Hussain, Federal Information and Media Development Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Punjab Governor Khalid Maqbool, Chief Minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi, Advisor to PM Brig (retd) Mansoor Hamid, Federal Information Secretary and PTV Chairman Anwar Mahmood and PTV Managing Director Akhtar Waqar Azeem were also present on the occasion.

The PM said those politicians who were not called on Pakistan Television gave interviews to foreign channels and spoke against the government as well as the country. “PTV can’t tolerate such politicians on its screen,” he made it clear, while stressing that PTV’s policies were absolutely neutral.

In the 21st century, he said, the PTV would play an important role, as he believed that two versions of wars were being fought at the international front of this global village i.e. economic warfare and media war.

The PM said the new channel would help promote all the regional languages in the country. He also stressed the need to learn the other regional languages which help understand each other better. “People in one province will be able to communicate with the people in other provinces in their languages through this channel,” he added.

Source: The News
Date:6/13/2003