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]