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PM Khan Vows To Revive PTV's Glory

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is working to revive the past glory of Pakistan Television.

Speaking at the ceremony of agreement signing between PaKistan Television and Pakistan Cricket Board, the Prime Minister said the public wants PTV to compete with contemporary media.

The Prime Minister said the government will increase PTV fee after considering the corporation's business plan.

Imran Khan said there were times when PTV used to lead other media in the whole region but unfortunately it did not adapt to modern trends.

Commenting on the broadcast deal between PTV and PCB, the Prime Minister said it will help further promote the cricket.

He said there is a lot of young talent in Pakistan but we need to improve the basic infrastructure for cricket.

Earlier Pakistan Television secured three-year rights to broadcast all bilateral home cricket series and domestic cricket after it inked an agreement with Pakistan Cricket Board.

The agreements were signed in the presence of the prime minister who is the patron of Pakistan Cricket Board. The broadcast deal will be for the 2020 to 2023 cycle.

Managing Director PTV Amir Manzoor and Chief Executive Officer PCB Waseem Khan inked the agreement looked on by the Prime Minister, Chairman PTV Arshad Khan and Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani. Until earlier this year, the PCB's broadcast rights resided mainly with ten sports.