A Pakistani media channel is being trolled by netizens after it incorrectly spelt Beijing during a live broadcast featuring Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) had messed up the dateline of Khan’s speech by spelling Beijing as “Begging”. Interestingly, during his visit to China, PM Khan is said to have sought financial support from Beijing.
Addressing the issue as a ‘typographical error’, the news channel tweeted that they have initiated “strict action” against those who are responsible for the act.
The video of the incident, which has gone viral on social media, showed Khan addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing, China. The speech was being live streamed by PTV which was when the gaffe was spotted. The dateline on the top left corner of the screen read “begging” instead of Beijing.
Watch the video here:
PTI govt has started action against 5 PTV staff members for allegedly inserting a u-turn sign and typing ‘Begging’ at the location spot 4 live speech during a live address of the Prime Minister during his ongoing visit 2 China. Two staff have been taken off work immediately pic.twitter.com/vHcYsyXfx2
— Pakistan Media Watch (@PakPressWatch) November 4, 2018
Today, during a live address of the Prime Minister during his ongoing visit to China, a typographical error took place, which remained on screen for 20 seconds & later removed. This incident is regrettable. Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials pic.twitter.com/df2Z8oib5u
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) November 4, 2018
Apart from all the trolling, the video has left many wondering whether the mistake was indeed intentional. Here are some of the hilarious reactions to the video:
arre may be he was writing Beijing there https://t.co/bYSytJVzWa
— SachinAzaad (@sachinazaad) November 5, 2018
This is supposed to be embarrassing but it’s funny as hell :) https://t.co/wOjLIlRkjH
— Mobeen Shafaat (@mobeenshafaat) November 5, 2018
These PTV staffers have a kickass sense of humor I must say!!
— Amartya Sarkar (@sarkaramartya) November 4, 2018
— RaVi RaNjAn SiNgH (@ravi_for_you) November 4, 2018
🤣😂😄😆 Oh boy!! Such punishment for speaking truth?? https://t.co/yQ4miETFHj
— Neethu (@2friendstweet) November 4, 2018
This is savage 🔥 https://t.co/Nq84N3g4iP
— Am I Write? (@WordsSlay) November 4, 2018