The Standing Committee of Senate on Human Rights on Tuesday has instructed the management of Pakistan Television to resolve the pensions and wages issue of the workers of the state-owned television.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar—the Chairman of the Committee gave warning to the administration of PTV that the matter would be referred to NAB if the institution remained unsuccessful in resolving it.
The Senate body also suggested the government and the Ministry of Information for deciding on the matter of appointment of the new managing director soon.
Farhat Ullah Babar—the Senator of People’s Party said in the meeting that the matters of PTV being managed by the board are raising questions. The senator asked why so far, the court’s verdict regarding the MD PTV has not yet been put into effect. He asked the board to clarify the matter.
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Fawad Chaudhry—the Information Minister said during the Senate committee’s meeting that the federal cabinet had asked for a business plan from the board of PTV by the 20th of December. The board took the decision on the matter of salaries in a rush however it failed to submit the business plan.
The minister said that PTV remained unsuccessful in winning the bid of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The matter should be investigated that whether it happened intentionally for extending benefit to someone.
The Prime Minister’s Office has drafted a letter that the PTV board would be hiring the MD, the minister further added that the matter is being put into lobbying.
Fawad Chaudhry said that all members of the PTV board not invited to the meeting, selected people sit and take decisions on the PTV matters.
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