'PM's China visit opens up new vistas of economic cooperation'

  • 'PM's China visit opens up new vistas of economic cooperation'

'PM's China visit opens up new vistas of economic cooperation'

Earlier on Monday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he was feeling very confident after returning from a productive visit to China led by PM Imran Khan.

During the telecast of Khan's address on PTV, the location was misspelled from "Beijing" to "Begging" in the top left corner of the screen.

The typo reportedly remained onscreen for a 20 seconds or so before it was rectified. "Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials", it said.

During his visit, Prime Minister Khan held talks with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang mainly focussing on seeking China's loans to tide over serious financial crisis faced by Pakistan.

Local media believes the gaffe is rather ironic since Khan is in Beijing to secure monetary aid from China to stall the impending economic crisis in Pakistan.

The notification of Hassan's removal underlines that the decision is taken after approval of Federal Minister for Information, Fawad Chaudhry.

Following the "typographical error" broadcast at the weekend, PTV posted a short statement on Twitter describing the incident as "regrettable". The PTV's gaffe came under criticism on social media with screenshots shared with #begging becoming a top trend on Twitter in Pakistan. As per reports, China has also agreed on giving its green signal for Pakistan's name in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an objective for which India is still struggling.

Mr Khan was on his maiden visit to China from November 2 to 5 at the invitation of the Chinese leadership.