It came as a surprise to everyone when ARY CEO announced that he had taken over BOL Network. He also announced that the channel will start broadcasting in three weeks. While giving the reason for this takeover Salman Iqbal said, “The driving force behind this decision was our mission to try and ease the difficulties faced by media persons.” ARY had also offered jobs to those journalists who had gone out of jobs after BOL Network failed to start its transmission.
Salman Iqbal also said, “I have created Pakistan’s largest TV channel – so I thought why not take that dream to BOL.”
Sherry Rehman also supported this move.
Here are some pictures from the ceremony in which the founder and CEO announced about the takeover and some future plans.