PTV resists advertisement denying bird flu threat

For several days, state-owned TV channel Pakistan Television (PTV) did not telecast any advertisement showing Agriculture Minister Sikander Bosan eating chicken to end the fear of bird-flu among the general public. PTV had approached the ministry of health asking whether to telecast the advertisement on the sensitive issue or not.

Arshad Khan, the managing director of PTV, said, “I have been informed that the health ministry has issued the NOC (non objection certificate) for that advertisement. Now the advertisement will be telecast,”

The advertisement, prepared and sponsored by the Pakistan Poultry Association, was aimed at encouraging people to eat chicken and eggs as they used to do before the bird-flu out. [More]

1 Comment so far

  1. Pandemic List (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 5:07 am

    This Ad may wake some people up but can scare others. People need to read as much as they can about the flu and keep up to date with changes. You may want to see our site.



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