MediaWatch – Samaa sacks Meher Bukhari


LAHORE – Television anchor Meher Bukhari has been sacked by the management of Samaa TV and she did not host her programme “News Beat” on Monday and Tuesday, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Though it has not been confirmed as to why she was sacked, but some claim that she has been charged with provoking the slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer to term the blasphemy laws as “black laws”.
An internet blog claims, “Meher Bokhari may soon be leaving Samaa for Express, where she has been offered a hefty raise. Despite its prime time slot, News Beat has been languishing in third position in this slot and has fewer viewers than Samaa’s 10pm slot hosted by veteran shouter Jasmine Manzur”).