A big blunder by the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) put Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the receiving end of trolls on social media on Monday after which the channel telecasted ‘Begging’ on its location label instead of ‘Beijing’ at the top left corner while the Prime Minister was giving speech from China’s capital.
Imran Khan was speaking live at the Central Party School of the ruling Communist Party of China, where this mistake by the state-run channel which soon turned into a blunder for social media.
Addressing the humiliating typographical error, PTV News tweeted, “Today, during a live address of the Prime Minister during his ongoing visit to China, a typographical error took place, which remained on screen for 20 seconds & later removed. This incident is regrettable. Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials.”
However, ‘begging’ blunder that stayed for entire 20 seconds before it was sorted out, found its place on social media for time pass as the #begging that became a top trend on Pakistan Twitter.
With Imran Khan now on his first ever official visit to China, Pakistan is keen on working an agreement and securing the appropriate investment and aid. However, China has stated that more talks are important before details are finalized.
China has previously assured over $60 billion to Pakistan as investment and loans for ports, roads, power plants and industrial estates. But Pakistan’s potential to make effective on the investment has been a huge problem.
On Imran Khan’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom has offered Pakistan $3 billion in the form of balance of payment aid. In addition to that, Mohammad bin Salman’s Kingdom has agreed to withdraw a one-year payment facility for oil imports worth $3 billion.