Controversial talk show host and Mediagate’s main character along with Meher Bukhari, Mubasher Lucman has submitted his resignation from Dunya News effective today.
The controversy surrounding the anchor started on June 13, when a behind-the-scenes footage of a programme that he co-hosted with fellow Dunya News anchor Meher Bukhari was leaked on the internet. The said footage made the programme, which was supposed to be an interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, look like a planted, snow job piece. The channel authorities had asked Lucman to record a programme in which he would make an apology to the channel owner Mian Amir Mehmood for some remarks he made on air. The management, however, did not like how this apology had turned out. When asked for his views on the issue, Lucman told Pakistan Today, “I have to go my way and they (Dunya) have to go theirs. We will each explain our own points of view to the court (constituted commission).” He went on to add that though he had no plans to join any other channel anytime soon, he would be recording a video to present his point of view and put it on YouTube.
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