By Kiran Bokhari
Islamabad, Jan 22 (Pak Destiny) The information ministry has cleared the main hurdle in the way of TV anchor Mohammad Malick to become PTV managing director.
Officials sources told Pak Destiny that Malick’s wife’s production company – Pink Production – was a defaulter of PTV for Rs30-million. “A PML-N strong man had settled down the PTV-Pink Production issue against a few million. Now there is no other hurdle in the way of Mr Malick to become the PTV managing director,” the sources said.
They said Malick had already negotiated all perks and privileges with the PML-N ‘strong guy’ who took him on board after he resigned from Dunya TV.
Mr Malick may meet the fate of ‘disgraced’ Dr Shahid who licked the feet of Asif Ali Zardari to get the slot of PTV MD and later he was booted out. Dr Shahid then tried to get back his place in Geo but its management flatly refused him. These days the disgraced Shahid is working with Jaag TV.
The PML-N smart guys earlier wooed another strong anchor – Iftikhar Ahmed of Geo News – by offering him a slot of vice-chairman Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Lahore. Iftikhar happily grabbed it. Now at least two mainstream anchors will be dancing to the tunes of the PML-N. Isn’t it a smart move. — Pak Destiny