Yousaf Baig Mirza may take charge as new MD PTV
Lahore, Pakistan: Incumbent Managing Director of state run television known as Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Muhammad Maalik may be replaced with former MD PTV Yousaf Baig Mirza, claim sources.
According to sources, former MD PTV Yousaf Baig Mirza has been using all available contacts to win the slot that will stay vacant after March 1, 2016 as contract of incumbent Managing Director Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Muhammad Maalik will be expired on February 29, 2016.
Yousaf Baig Mirza had been MD PTV a number of times and he was the choice of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif who brought him from United Kingdom and placed him as MD PTV first time during his 97-99 tenure. However, Mirza served army rulers successfully after Sharif’s government was booted out. Baig became a best choice for former President Gen. Musharaf. Baig was consequently opted by PPP government for a long time. He is a man who has served all political and apolitical circles of Pakistan and knows all passages those go to corridors of power.
Sources claim that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has yet not moved Summery for the extension of the contract of Muhammad Maalik.
Government has three options in hand including advertising the post of MD PTV in newspapers but sources claim that Yousaf Baig Mirza has become a choice of PML (N) government. The only thing that can go against Yousaf Baig Mirza is an audit report of the the Auditor General of Pakistan for year 2014 that indicated 773 million financial loss in one year due to alleged financial mismanagement, corruption and nepotism. The report said that corruption and nepotism was embedded in the corporation.
Meanwhile, circles close to Muhammad Maalik are confident and believe that moving Summery for extension is not an issue at all and it can be done within a day and Chairman PTV Attaul Haq Qasmi is very comfortable with Muhammad Maalik so the Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed.