The management of Pakistan Television (PTV) apologized to senior actor and voice actor Rashid Mahmood for issuing a check for only Rs 620 and gave him a check for extra money.
Rashid Mahmood had revealed in an interview with Dawn News on September 14 that the management of PTV Lahore Center had issued him a check of only Rs. 620 for reciting an obituary during Muharram.
Hi. I Received this Cheque from PTV— RASHID MAHMOOD (@RASHIDMAHMOODTV) September 13, 2020
And i can't understand.
Total amount 620/-
Pride of Performance Fee. 500/-
Payment of my Work. 120/- only.
What are the criterias of paying a pride of performance winner in this country and who spend 50 years of life in PTV. #Ptv pic.twitter.com/Id1yPo1bGo
The award-winning actor had said that he had recorded an obituary and it had been two years since he left and he was recently given a check, in which his fee was Rs 275 while the other amount he received was a presidential award. Given due to Pride of Performance. He had claimed that people on PTV were receiving Rs 15 to 25 lakh a month even though he had nothing to do with showbiz.
He had announced after receiving a very low paycheck that he would not work for the next PTV in protest. The PTV management had taken notice of the issue of Rashid Mahmood providing a very low paycheck and apologized to the actor. A video of the actor was released by PTV News on September 14, in which Rashid Mahmood said that he was given a check of Rs 620 by mistake.
Rashid Mahmood said that the Managing Director (MD) of PTV took notice of him receiving a check for less money and the MD said that he issued the check on the basis of mistake. Rashid Mahmood said that MD PTV also apologized to him. After receiving a check of only Rs 620 for Rashid Mahmood, Information Minister Shibli Faraz had also told during a press conference that the check was issued to the senior actor on the basis of mistake and the PTV management also apologized for the said mistake.
After Apologies Ptv Management, I Receive An other Cheque from Ptv, (Revised) Rs. 620/- in to Rs. 9600/-. I have do not Cash Both Cheque. But I Framed and Decorate in my Dringroom. And i am Not Work in Future With PTV. This is Final. #RashidMahmood #PTV @INFOEMPIRE_PK pic.twitter.com/z2umMOd8Ve— RASHID MAHMOOD (@RASHIDMAHMOODTV) September 15, 2020
After the PTV management apologized, the management also issued a new check for additional money to Rashid Mahmood. Rashid Mahmood confirmed that he had received a check for extra money from PTV and tweeted that PTV had sent him a new check after apologizing. The actor also shared a photo of the new check of Rs 9,600 sent by PTV.
At the same time, the actor clarified that he will not work with PTV despite getting a new check. According to the actor, he did not cash both the checks sent by PTV and he has decided to decorate both the checks in the drawing-room and keep them as a memento.