Pakistan broadcaster misspells Beijing on live footage of Imran Khan’s speech

Pakistan broadcaster misspells Beijing on live footage of Imran Khan’s speech

The removal of Mr.Mohammadi came following Prime Minister's live address in China displayed BEGGING instead of BEIJING for 20 seconds.

Khan, who was on an official trip to China, was speaking at the ruling Communist Party of China's Central Party School. In the top left corner of the screen, where it says the location of the event, the screen read "Begging". The typo reportedly remained onscreen for a good 20 seconds or so before it was rectified.

The prime minister said that Karakoram Highways is part of CPEC, which would link the Gwadar port, adding that being part of the Belt and Road Initiative, CPEC would safeguard common objectives of various regions. The state-run channel, PTV News, said "this incident is regrettable", and "strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials".

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The faux pas is particularly scathing since Khan is looking to secure support from China to overcome massive economic hurdles in the country. It called the issue as a "typographical error".

According to the News International daily, Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry ordered a probe into the gaffe by the PTV.

In this connection, a senior level delegation comprising of Federal Secretaries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Planning & Development and Commerce along with the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan will undertake a visit to China during the current week to work out the modalities with the Chinese authorities in their respective areas. 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.