Opposition gets 13 times less coverage than govt on PTV
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: The opposition got a total coverage of seven hours and 47 minutes against 92 hours and 45 minutes given to the government officials in the PTV Khabarnama and other news bulletins from Nov 23, 2002, to May 20, 2003.
This was stated by the minister for information and broadcasting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, in a written reply to a question asked by MNA Asif Tauseef in the National Assembly on Friday.
The minister said the total duration of network news bulletins, including Khabarnama telecast, was 470 hours and 49 minutes. Giving the breakup, the minister said the president got coverage of 31 hours, 33 minutes and 11 seconds in the PTV Khabarnama and other news bulletins.
During the same period, the prime minister received coverage of 53 hours, 14 minutes and 11 seconds while the information minister was given seven hours, 57 minutes and 39 seconds.