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Pakistan's state-run PTV sacks 2 journalists for showing Kashmir as part of India
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Pakistan's state-run PTV sacks 2 journalists for showing Kashmir as part of India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jun 2020, 12:13 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan's state-run PTV has sacked two employees for showing "incorrect map of Pakistan" that was showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory.

The incident was taken up in the Senate on June 8 after Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani referred the matter to the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, reports Dawn News.

Confirming the  development, PTV tweeted: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the Inquiry Committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect images of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found responsible for the professional oversight. "

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari also reacted to the incident and tweeted: "Shameful.... Arshad Khan heading PTV since decades seems he forgot he is chairman n defacto MD of PTV not DoorDarshan... expect @shiblifaraz to take all measures to teach them what #Kashmir is meant to Pakistan."