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Very incorrect policy, it will not serve the best interest of Pakistan, the government or PTV.

PTV should cover all relevant political events in Pakistan and give airtime to them on the basis of their importance compared to the rest of the news.

In fact PTV should be asking opposition to come on PTV from time to time and give them a proper grilling about their opinions and actions.

PTV is crucial to the success of Pakistan in the modern era, yet it is more of a failure than even PIA.
 

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Very incorrect policy, it will not serve the best interest of Pakistan, the government or PTV.

PTV should cover all relevant political events in Pakistan and give airtime to them on the basis of their importance compared to the rest of the news.

In fact PTV should be asking opposition to come on PTV from time to time and give them a proper grilling about their opinions and actions.

PTV is crucial to the success of Pakistan in the modern era, yet it is more of a failure than even PIA.
I think what he meant in reality was that he wouldn't give undue share of airtime to opposition. Wordings could have been better. But it is also unfortunate that rest of private media has became a opposotion(unfortunately Pak currently has a corrupt and criminal opposition else i am in favor of giving them space for their views) & in some cases anti-state agenda mouthpiece. Probably Naeem Bokhari wants to make PTV a fact-checker, counter propaganda body and channel.
I would suggest to watch this video below to get an inkling of NB"s views and what kind of changes he wants to bring. He also talks about the topic in OP from 8 minute mark onwards.

 

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Naeem Bukhari to Make PTV Country’s Best Channel Without Any Salary

Posted 48 mins ago by Raza Rizvi



Newly-appointed Pakistan Television (PTV) chairman, Naeem Bukhari, has announced that he will not draw any salary or perks during his term as the chairman.
Bukhari made these remarks while speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.


The PTV chairman categorically stated that he will not charge a single penny in terms of salary, benefits, or entertainment during his three years on the post.
“I have even asked my driver to buy 500 coffee sachets and place them in my office,” Bukhari added.
He also told reporters that he will not charge anything for the news show he intends to host on PTV.

About Ertugrul

To a question about his policy towards Turkish entertainment content such as Ertugrul, Naeem Bukhari said he will not discontinue the series but will encourage producers to create original content inspired by the sub-continent history.

Our own history is filled with thrilling stories, and we can create even better story-lines if we try.
Bukhari maintained that Ertugrul might bring advertisement revenue to PTV, but its credit goes to Turkey.

Airtime for Opposition

When asked about his strategy towards giving airtime to the opposition, Bukhari quoted a Supreme Court ruling that the state television is the propaganda tool for the state. He said and PTV will mostly focus on highlighting the government’s achievements.

Past PTV chairpersons faced resistance from the workers and complained about a lack of cooperation from the union. When asked how he would tackle the situation, Naeem Bukhari said:
Unlike other chairmen, I haven’t come to draw exuberant salaries and perks from PTV. I have joined to improve the national television’s screen, to solve its problems as well as its workers’ issues. I’m sure people will help me with my work.
Bukhari said that his only discord with former chairpersons was that they did not correctly project the government’s achievements and development work despite drawing huge salaries.
The new chairman vowed to revive PTV’s lost esteem and make it one of the best TV channels in the country.

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I think what he meant in reality was that he wouldn't give undue share of airtime to opposition. Wordings could have been better. But it is also unfortunate that rest of private media has became a opposotion(unfortunately Pak currently has a corrupt and criminal opposition else i am in favor of giving them space for their views) & in some cases anti-state agenda mouthpiece. Probably Naeem Bokhari wants to make PTV a fact-checker, counter propaganda body and channel.
I would suggest to watch this video below to get an inkling of NB"s views and what kind of changes he wants to bring. He also talks about the topic in OP from 8 minute mark onwards.

Thanks. I like some of what he said, but i have different views on what the News show should be. I like the fact he is talking about showing stuff and talking about stuff relevant to people and their interests, but at the same time it can only be balanced if it shows oppposition related news, as long as it is NEWSWORTHY.
 

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Nepotism in 3rd world democracies is not something new.

Bukharis, Bukharas, Shahzadas and Shahs should enjoy their time with this government while it lasts.

Corruption is a way of life in Pakistan
 

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