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


Referring to overseas Pakistanis, the prime minister said they are our great asset and have always responded to a call to the nation. "Strict action has been initiated under rules against concerned officials", it said.

Talking to media persons, Tareen said the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China was successful, adding that it would surely help improving and strengthening economy of the country.

It was an embarrassing situation for Pakistan's state-run PTV on Monday as the spelling of Beijing was wrongly written as "Begging" when country's Prime Minister Imran Khan was addressing a gathering in China.

According to the News International daily, Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry ordered a probe into the gaffe by the PTV.

The central State Bank of Pakistan has already declared Yuan as an approved foreign exchange for all purposes in the country.

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Reports said the proposed package includes $3 billion in Chinese grants and loans, while another $3 billion will be given for investment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure building project, a centerpiece of Beijing's global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Ironically, securing an economic package for his financially-stressed country was on Khan's agenda. He said Pakistan will follow the model to alleviate poverty from the society by taking similar steps.

He is now on his first official trip to China in order to boost the economic corporation between the two countries as China is one of its very few allies left.

An IMF team is due to arrive in Islamabad later this week to open formal talks with the Pakistani government on the subject.