Ptv Parliament channel to be launched soon for live coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed here Wednesday that Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has all set to launch new channel “Pakistan Television Parliament” for giving live coverage to the Sessions of Parliament proceedings and standing committees. The PAC appreciated the plan of ministry saying that this step will surely build the trust of entire nation on the parliament.
The Audit PARAS of the ministry of information were presented in the PAC meeting which met here under the chairmanship of MNA, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah and also attended by the MNA’s, Syed Naveed Qamar, Shafqat Mahmood, Arif Alvi, Azra Fazal Pechuho and Senator Azam Swati, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Secretary Information and representative of the other concerned officials.
Secretary Information, Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera while briefing the committee said the idea for live coverage of parliament proceedings was came from the Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb. The committee also directed the Secretary Information to give a presentation to PAC meeting on the Ptv Parliament channel in next week. Replying to question, Ahmad Sukhera said the ministry of information get three times more supplementary grant as the government was decided to launch an advertising campaign.
Shafqat Mahmood insisted the Secretary Information to inform about the social media wing established in the prime minister house. Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera said that he do not have any information about this wing.
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) directed the ministry of information to present advertisements detail of last ten years.
Replying to another question, the secretary information said that the secret fund was closed in 2013. He said that the ministry has cooperation with Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) without any financial assistance. He informed the committee that around 23 press chancellors are posted in the foreign countries.