Pakistan Television is facing outstanding bills worth a whopping Rs. 19.8 billion.
The state-run TV has outstanding utility bills of Rs. 5.8 billion and has to pay Rs.14 billion to pensioners. Not only this but it also requires an additional amount of Rs.1.2 billion to upgrade its network.
The revelation has come in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan who tasked PTV to highlight national heritage, Pakistan’s soft image, and its ideology.
The meeting discussed PTV’s state of affairs. The premier asked the administration to chalk out a coordinated plan for overcoming the financial difficulties of the organization.
As per the available sources, the state-run TV will also receive the required support for its improvements. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was also present in the meeting.
On the occasion, Managing Director PTV Arshad Khan presented a check of Rs. 8 million given by the PTV employees for the dam fund.
The MD also briefed the PM about PTV programs and its expansion plan. Notably, the current government had vowed to transform the state-owned media as soon as it came into power. It promised to free PTV from political influence.