Yousaf Baig Mirza has become the Chairman of PTV for the fourth time. Does this mean “Tabdeeli aa nahi rahi tabdeeli aa gai hai?”
After the era of Nawaz Shareef and Zardari now Imran Khan’s government has also appointed Yousaf Baig Mirza as the Chairman of PTV and Fawad Chaudhry is apparently not given much importance. This is what leadership is! This is what a vision is!
According to the sources, PM Imran Khan has break the silence in the matter of PTV and taken away all the authorities of Information Minister related to PTV.
Yousaf Baig Mirza was dismissed from his position as an MD of PTV thrice on the basis of different charges on him. Last time he is dismissed by the orders of Supreme Court. Nawaz Shareef introduced him for the first time and made him the MD of PTV. Before that he was working with an Indian Channel Zee News TV Network in London. After that he remained MD during PPP government as well as during Musharaf era.
He is a miraculous man when it comes to his work. He had been engaged with Geo, Express, Dunya News, 24HD News, 92 News and ARY as well but remained connected to PTV as he was most comfortable there.
It is a general narrative these days that after the formation of PTI government, the issues between PTV and minsters were due to influence of Yousaf Baig Mirza, though there are not confirmed news on this. But, it is clear that the MD of PTV will also be under the influence of Yousaf Baig Mirza. Now we have to see that how the relations between Yousaf Baig Mirza and Mr. Arshad goes, who was not willing to accept Information Minister as well.
In all this matter another person who is a great influence is Mr. Naeem ul Haq who is strength of current MD.
Sources say that PM Imran Khan has ordered that Mr. Baig will conduct the management of PTV until a new MD will be appointed which means that he will be detached from his services after that. But lately he has been appointed as Chairman PTV, means he will be looking for affairs of PTV permanently.
However it is said that Imran Khan is unable to understand the kind of man Mr. Baig is. He has made his way through PTV and according to predictions its is said that Mr. Baig will become a senator and make is way back to PTV office. It is also an opinion that he might become an information minister as well.
The ministry invited applications for the post of MD on February 1. Besides, former director ISPR Brigadier (R) Attiqur Rehman the other candidates are Dr Muhammad Zubair Iqbal, Jamal Akhtar, Kaneez Fatima, Umar Farooq Khan, Yasin Joya, Zahid Iqbal Mirza, Iftikhar Hussain, Capt (R) Ata Muhammad Khan, Ali Hameed, Ahmad Jawad, Muhammad Iqbal Tabish, Hassan Iqbal, Amir Mansoor, Amjad A Awan and Mansoor Ahmed Qureshi. The selection committee will send panel of three officers to cabinet after conducting their interviews.
It was also revealed that three new members will be inducted in board of directors of state-run television and the ministry sent summary to the Cabinet Division in this regard. Former MD Yousaf Baig Mirza will be appointed member and chairman. Other members are Laila Zuberi and Khawaja Imtiaz Siddiqui.
Mr. Baig is very much experienced with PTV and he knows how to make money for PTV. After being restricted from court and over aged this was the only way for him to get into PTV again in order to take PTV to its old golden era.