PTV sends a cheque of Rs.620 to veteran actor for his work, celebrities call it ‘disrespectful’
Rashid Mahmood, in his tweet, said that he was also 'confused' about the amount.
State-owned broadcaster Pakistan Television Network (PTV) sent a cheque of Rs.620 to the veteran actor Rashid Mahmood. After the news hit the internet, people were outraged. Actors and directors demanded that PTV show respect to the actor and his work and contribution to the industry.
Rashid Mahmood, in his tweet, said that he was also confused about the amount.
Hi. I Received this Cheque from PTV
And i can't understand.
Total amount 620/-
Pride of Performance Fee. 500/-
Payment of my Work. 120/- only.
What are the criteria of paying a pride of performance winner in this country and who spend 50 years of life in #Ptv. Rashid Mahmood https://t.co/gAfZwznDY6
— RASHID MAHMOOD (@RashidMahmoodPK) September 14, 2020
In a tweet, Shamoon Abbasi asked what the criteria is of paying the winner of a ‘pride of performance’ award in this country.
Paying 620/-rs to Mr Rashid Mehmood by an institution like PTV. doesn't make sense
What are the criterias of paying a pride of performance winner in this country
What does it take to gain a little respect if not so many decades Rashid sahab have given to this industry? pic.twitter.com/TLZwH1Bq6i
— Shamoon Abbasi official (@shamoonAbbasi) September 13, 2020
Replying to this, Ali Zafar said that he remembered the day he visited the office of PTV and was shocked to see such a senior artist urging for a very small payment of his to be cleared.
He said that it had become common for artists, producers, and journalists to ‘chase’ their pending salaries for months as if they were asking a favor.
It has become a common norm for artists, actors, producers even journalists & various other employees to chase their pending salaries/payments for months as if they were asking a favour. This culture needs to end. There should be a law which binds for timely payments.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) September 13, 2020
Later on, PTV’s official twitter account posted a video of Rashid Mahmood saying that his reaction was natural because he had been told by the management it was due to some ‘confusion’.
"My reaction was natural but I have been told by the PTV Management that it was because of some confusion, so I am over this", he added. pic.twitter.com/YgwXgHVC4O
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) September 14, 2020
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