CEO and Founder ARY Network Salman Iqbal said the decision was taken in view to provide career security to media industry and its workers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Iqbal paid tribute to the entire BOL TV workers for tirelessly working for three months. He told that BOL staffers at a ceremony that, “We have to launch BOL TV in three weeks and promises made to the owners will be honoured.” The day when announcement of BOL’s arrival was made, it was a first revolution. Today it’s the second revolution and the biggest one indeed, said the ARY CEO.
He said, “I have created Pakistan’s largest TV channel – so I thought why not take that dream to BOL.”
We are not here, he mentioned, under a strategy.
He underlined that, “We have only one agenda –that is Pakistan.”
I wish ARY and team Bol all the best in their commitment to launch Bol,Great Salman Iqbal committing to clear dues and maintain facilities
— Kamran Khan (@AajKamranKhan) August 18, 2015
Mr. Iqbal said he couldn’t see a large number of people getting unemployed. They have families attached to it and we decided to step in and save this journalist community, he added. “ARY has been striving for journalists’ rights for last 15 years.”
Sab zanjeero ko khol zara… Khamosh na ho ab BOL zara
— Waseem Badami (@WaseemBadami) August 18, 2015
Very pleased for colleagues who will now, hopefully, get paid their salaries/arrears in Bol; may have jobs producing output.
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) August 18, 2015
Bol on ARY…. pic.twitter.com/4vQai3GKBJ
— Faysal Aziz Khan (@FaysalAzizKhan) August 18, 2015