Meher Bukhari’s clarification of Malik Riaz planted interview on Dunya News
Meher Bukhari today tries to clarify her position on leaked behind the scene footage of her interview with property tycoon Malik Raiz. In her desperate attempt to save her job and repair Dunya News badly tarnished reputation she tries to explain what has actually happened. Earlier the Dunya News footage goes viral over the YouTube in which Meher Bukhari, Mubashir Luqman and Malik Raiz were shown chatting between breaks of a planted interview on Dunya News. Meher Bukhari tried to clarify the most damaging bits and pieces of the leaked footage but fail miserably to justify the mounting criticism from the media and general public. It is just like Maya Khan fiasco where she tried to justify her position by saying that everyone is doing it, why can’t we. (Continue reading below)
But fact of the matter is that media like any other sector our society is plunge into corruption and abuse. What is shown in this vary interview behind the scene footage probably goes on every other new channel talk show. Blaming Malik Raiz, Meher Bukhari or Mubashir Luqman alone for violating the ethical principals will not solve any problem. Media over years has grown tremendously in Pakistan where literacy rate is extremely low and people find watching news channels as the easiest way to stay inform. The real debate is to reenact and observe code of conduct and media ethical standards and guidelines to ensure that anchors and media houses owner remain within the confines of ethical and moral boundaries
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