ISLAMABAD - Accepting the resignation of MD PTV, Dr Shahid Masood, here on Monday, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani appointed him as his Special Assistant. "Managing Director, Pakistan Television (PTV), Dr Shahid Masood, has resigned and his resignation has been accepted by the Prime Minister", said a notification issued here by the Establishment Division. Earlier in the day, the MD PTV had called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr and briefed him about the PTV affairs. "In the meeting, the issue of prevailing tug of war between the Information Ministry and PTV administration was also discussed", said the sources, adding that the President had decided to give Dr Shahid Masood another responsibility by taking from him the charge of PTV back to end the persistent friction between the two state institutions.