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Fawad Chaudhry announces two new PTV Channels for Sports

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday announced that Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) would launch two new Channels – PTV Sports and PTV Children – while present PTV Sports would be rebranded as PTV Cricket.

Talking to media representatives in Islamabad, Fawad Chaudhry said PTV Sports Channel would cover all Sports except Cricket as already running PTV Sports would stick to Cricket News and Live Coverage only.

The minister said a dedicated PTV Channel for children under 16 years of age would also be launched.

After coming into power, the PTI’s federal government had lifted political censorship on the state television channel and it now covers all political parties, including those on opposition benches.

While at other side Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday nominated former ICC Chairman Ehsan Mani and Asad Ali Khan as the members of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) governing board, according to a notification.

The notification stated that both the members, Ehsan Mani and Asad Khan, were nominated for a period of three years.

Meanwhile, the PCB suspended its scheduled August 28 governing council meeting.

The meeting in which decisions on broadcasting rights and title sponsorship are to be taken is expected to be called after the appointment of new board chairman.

The PCB election commissioner is performing duties as the interim PCB chairman after the resignation of Najam Sethi.

PM Khan had nominated Mani as the new PCB chairman soon after Sethi resigned.

Apprising the media about Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Parliamentary Party meeting held today, Fawad Chaudhry said Dr Arif Alvi would be PTI’s Candidate for the President, and hoped they would easily acquire the number required to win the election.

“We have a clear majority and PTI will win the presidential election,” he said.


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