50% outstanding payments of media for PTI Govt’s two year tenure cleared, NA told July 23, 2020

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50% outstanding payments of media for PTI Govt’s two year tenure cleared, NA told July 23, 2020

ISLAMABAD-The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that fifty percent outstanding payments of the media for PTI government’s two year tenure have been cleared.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz told the house during question hour that the remaining fifty percent will be cleared in a week time as Prime Minister Imran Khan has given special directions on the matter. He said the outstanding amount of the last two years was 1.15 billion rupees.

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting said the present government has not recruited any person in Pakistan Television except the top management to uplift the national broadcaster. He regretted that the institutions such as PTV, PIA and Pakistan Steel Mills were destroyed by previous governments through political appointments.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan told the house that the Senate has recently passed a constitutional amendment, enhancing the seats of Balochistan Assembly. He said the opposition parties should support the amendment when it is laid before the lower house for approval.