Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry Wednesday took notice of the verbal spat between former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and PTV Sports anchor Dr Nauman Niaz.
The minister has constituted a committee to look into the matter, which will be headed by the PTV managing director. People from other sectors, including the PTV's Human Resources (HR) department, will also be a part of the committee.
A meeting of the inquiry committee has been called today (Wednesday) in which members of the committee will figure out why the argument between the two took place. The exchange that took place between Dr Nauman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar, both off-air and on-air, will be studied.
The committee will send its findings to the information minister.
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In case the findings highlight Dr Nauman Niaz's mistake, the committee will take action against him.
The inquiry committee will also summon Dr Niaz and Akhtar to hear their sides of the story.
Confirming the news, PTV News shared a statement on their official Twitter handle, which stated that the management has taken notice of the incident that took place between Shoaib Akhtar and the anchor on PTV Sports.
پی ٹی وی انتظامیہ کا پی ٹی وی سپورٹس پر شعیب اختر کےساتھ پروگرام میں پیش آنے والے واقعہ کا نوٹس pic.twitter.com/Q9pwvLD08V — PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) October 27, 2021
The statement added that a meeting in this regard will be held today.
Earlier, Senator Faisal Javed Khan urged PTV to restore its legacy. He wrote on Twitter: "PTV... you are completely off track. Restore the legacy..."
PTV takes notice of Shoaib Akhtar’s treatment on live show PTV... you are completely off track
Restore the legacy... #Respect
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 27, 2021