BBC World to launch new Pakistan based current affairs show

MUMBAI: After HARDTalk Pakistan that launched in May, BBC World is launching another weekly current affairs programme focused on the pressing issues of the day. 

Question Time Pakistan that begins this Friday at 10 pm will be hosted by prominent Pakistani journalist Mahreen Khan and will provide a platform for a studio audience of over 100 people to quiz a four member panel on various issues. Khan will moderate the posers put up by the audience to the panel during the 50 minute show, produced by the Karachi based Telebiz. 

Three of the panelists will, wherever possible, represent prominent political parties while the fourth panelist will be a political commentator, analyst or journalist, who will provide the independent perspective. BBC World marketing director Jane Gorard says the 13 week series will give the people of Pakistan the chance to express and discuss their views in a frank and open forum. "In addition, we are a commercial channel and wish to maximize upon the new opportunities for attracting advertising and sponsorship that are becoming available across the region," she says.

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