Maya Khan FIRED on refusing unconditional apology
Zafar Siddiqi, CEO Samaa TV have sacked Maya Khan and her team in response of Citizens’ Letter as of Monday. Zafar Siddiqi reply is produced below. All concern citizens and civilized people of Pakistan duly appreciate Zafar Siddiqi’s prompt action and hope that Samaa TV will continue to promote good ethical standards of television whether it is news or entertainment.
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM, “Zafar Siddiqi” wrote:
Your feedback is appreciated. As a responsible corporate citizen, Samaa TV did what was required under the circumstances. We do not and have not in the past or intend to in the future to take our viewership or reporting requirements without the seriousness that they deserve.
You would appreciate that as an organisation with a functioning management team, we had to conduct certain legal requirements over the past week and internal review processes (which are operational in nature) before procedding further.
As a result of which I can inform you:
- We asked Maya to apologise unconditionally which she did not.
- The CEO asked her to do that on friday which she refused.
As a result of which the following will be put in place on Monday,Jan 30th.
- Maya and her team will receive termination notices.
- Her show is being stopped from Monday morning.
A lot has been written about the race for ratings. Well, we do absolve such behaviour irrespective of ratings that the show was getting.
With best regards and thank you for your understanding.
Chairman CNBC Arabiya
Chairman CNBC Africa
President CNBC Pakistan
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