To free PTV of political interference, PM grants administrative independence
From now on, the PTV board will take all decisions related to state television.
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of the premier, wherein it was decided that the government would immediately halt the involvement of the Information Ministry in the affairs of PTV, Radio Pakistan and Shalimar Broadcasting Company.
To get rid of political influence and interference from Pakistan Television (PTV), Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally taken the decision to free the entity from financial and administrative dependence.
The decision was taken during a meeting under PM’s chairmanship. It was decided the government would immediately stop the involvement of the Information Ministry in the affairs of PTV, Radio Pakistan and Shalimar Broadcasting Company.
From now on, the PTV board will take all decisions related to state television. The ministry will not even be allowed to review those decisions. The Information Ministry would only provide PTV with policy and editorial guidelines The board of directors of PTV and Shalimar Broadcasting Company would also be merged, he added.
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