Private channels: action to be taken against PTV producers
KARACHI, April 18,2005:The Managing Director of Pakistan Television Corporation Limited, Arshad Khan said that stern action would be taken against those PTV producers, who were found working in any private production or channel adding the General Manager of the Centre would also be considered guilty in this connection.
He said this, while speaking to a reception extended in his honour by the PTV Central Employees Union at Karachi Centre the other day.
He said that those producers who thought that they were being paid lower, they could take prior retirement and PTV would again hire them on contract, but they would not be allowed to work in private channels under any circumstances.
He said when he took over the charge of PTV MD, it was his first priority to bring out PTV of financial crisis and make it profitable institution and this target had been achieved by the joint struggle of PTV management and workers and PTV came out of deficit of Rs 470 million.
He said that no employee would be expelled as PTV had come on the track of progress and was developing with the passage of time.Arshad said that new departments of programme planning and production had been set up to further improve the standard of programmes, which would cause good change.
He said that the officials belonging to the Planning Department would not only chalk out strategy, but also ensure the implementation while production functionaries mainly focused on techniques and high standard. He said that sophisticated equipment were being provided to PTV, which must lead to improvement in future programmes.
The GM of Karachi Centre Qasim Jilani, President PTV Central Employees Union Shafique-ur-Rehman, General Secretary Malik Shabbir and Iftikhar Warraich also spoke on the occasion. A big number of producers, chiefs of different departments and workers attended the reception.
Source: The Nation