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

PTV makes 'begging' faux pas during Imran Khan's address in Beijing as Pakistan seeks Chinese aid

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Furthermore, the MD of the channel has also been removed.

Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) was airing a live broadcast of prime minister Imran Khan from Beijing when they accidentally spelt Beijing as "Begging".

The official order by the ministry read that the acting charge of Colonel (r) Hassan Immad Mohammadi, Director PTVC as Managing Director is withdrawn with immediate effect and further orders.

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. "Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials".

However this was not before the mistake, which reportedly remained on screen for 20 seconds, was ridiculed on social media. The broadcaster later apologised via Twitter, calling the incident "regrettable".

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Ironically, securing an economic package for his financially-stressed country was on Khan's agenda. In fact, "Begging" started trending.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was also present during the meeting.

In his keynote address at the event, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that the China International Import Expo is expected to help spread the dividends of free trade amongst more closely integrated economies.

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.

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