TV anchor Nusrat Javaid claimed on Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk show late on Friday that he had been sacked by Aaj TV and his show had been taken off air for “technical reasons”. Javaid said he had been accused of bias against Urdu-speaking people and said he was related to many and had absolutely no bias against them.
Following Javaid’s comments, a battle of words erupted between Mir and Awami National Party (ANP) spokesman Senator Zahid Khan when the latter ‘warned’ Mir his channel might be shut down as well if he spoke his mind. Mir lambasted Khan in a live broadcast, saying the Pakistani media had dealt with much worse “political gangsters”, such as former president Pervez Musharraf, than the ones who had forced Aaj TV to shut down Javaid’s show.
Javaid had implied that his show had been pulled off the air because of pressure from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.
Source: Pakistan Today
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I was sacked on pressure of MQM – Nusrat Javed
Nusrat Javed talks with Hamid Mir after being fired from AAJ TV and says that MQM called AAJ TV and threatened to fire Nusrat Javed for the safety of life of 600 AAJ TV workers.