Maryam Aurangzeb accused of favouritism in PTV

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By Iram Salim

(Pak Destiny)  Nawa-i-Waqt  Columnist Tayyaba Zia Cheema has accused state information minister Maryam Aurangzeb for destroying PTV by appointing personal favorites there.

    Cheema said in a mail from the USA,  Maryam Aurangzeb has a complete command and control of Pakistan Television these days. “There are numerous examples where she has misused her power and made appointments which were not based on merit.”

   Giving different example of appointment of some of her favourites — (1) Shehzad Raza –  who earned merely a few thousands rupees from a private TV channel is given a TV talk show on PTV for a whopping  450,000 PKR just because he was someone close to her husband.
(2) Faiza Bukhari – who was earning a mere 20,000 rupees from a private TV channel, is  given a show at PTV for 225,000 rupees.
(3)  The case filed against PTV News Director Masood Agha Shorish was dismissed by the inquiry committee but Maryam  Aurangzeb isn’t reinstating him due to personal grudge against him.
(4) Saba Mohsin’s status, who happens to be the Managing Director of PTV  is merely that of a puppet. PTV Chairman Ataul Haq Qasmi proclaims to be  ‘Mamnoon Hussain’ of PTV.  This inappropriate behaviour of Maryam Aurangzeb is not only having damaging consequences on Information Ministry but also holding an institution like PTV hostage at the hands of a woman.

Maraym Aurangzeb has yet to respond to these allegations. – Pak Destiny


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