Published: Tue, November 06, 2018

Pak television embarrasses Imran Khan with 'begging' slip-up

Pak television embarrasses Imran Khan with 'begging' slip-up

"Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials".

The administration of Pakistan Television (PTV) says someone from the news team accidentally mistyped PM Khan's location as "Begging" instead of Beijing - bringing a storm to the social media.

Pakistan's recently elected Prime Minister Imran Khan is one of the most popular premier of the country in recent times.

China has agreed to carry out bilateral trade with Pakistan in the Chinese yuan instead of the US dollar to help ease the South Asian ally's financial and economic woes.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has ordered an inquiry into the incident, The News International reported.

Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves have lately fallen to less than $8 billion and the country urgently needs about $12 billion to service foreign debts and pay for imports. China while stating that it would extend necessary support to Pakistan reportedly committed Dollars six billion funding but did not so far officially confirmed it.

China and Pakistan reject the criticism as baseless and part of propaganda against both CPEC andBRI.

During his address at the Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference 2018 in Shanghai, PM Khan said Pakistan would like to follow the model of China in poverty alleviation and eradication of corruption to put the country on the path of progress and development. He said Pakistan will follow the model to alleviate poverty from the society by taking similar steps.

Following a meeting between Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reports had said that China had promised an aid of $6 billion to Pakistan.

An IMF team is due to arrive in Islamabad later this week to open formal talks with the Pakistani government on the subject.

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