Meher Bukhari to join Dawn News for Rs.1.8 million monthly salary
Meher Bukhari is all set to join Dawn News. It’s been reported that she is in process of joining Dawn News at an exuberant salary of Rs.1.8 million (Rs.18 lacs) per month. Imagine that how much these mundane political talk shows earn for a typical Pakistani news channels that they can afford to hire anchors like Meher Bukhari for Rs.1.8 million per month. Meher Bukhari was previously hosting a talk show ‘Cross Fire’ at Dunya News. Behind the scene footage of her controversial and planted interview of property tycoon Malik Raiz on Dunya News has gone viral over internet causing a huge embarrassment to news channel. She did this planted interview of Malik Raiz with her fellow anchor Mubashir Luqman.
The footage shows Meher Bukhari and Mubashir Luqman discussions during the break of Malik Raiz interview. These leaked video showed Meher Bukhari admitting several time about the set-up interview. These leaked video sparked the debate of media ethics and journalism on Pakistani media. Meher Bukhari responded with giving clarification of her planted interview, but didn’t able to undone the damage caused by the leaked video.
But this is not the only scandal that has put Meher Bukhari in news lately. Meher Bukhari hot personal pictures were also leaked over internet. It was alleged that these Meher Bukhari pics were leaked by some Indian hacker. But apparently, they got out due to Meher’s own mistake or negligence rather than any elaborate hacking. Meher Bukhari is married to ARY News talk show host Kashif Abbasi. Mubashir Luqman who also left (or fired) Dunya News after the controversial Malik Raiz interview, is also hosting a talk show on ARY News side by side of Meher Bukhari’s husband Kashif Abbasi.
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