People around the world having keen interest in Pakistani politics watched Meher Bukhari with her questionable body language during ‘off-the-air’ times. Despite her explanation the next day on her talk show, she cannot hide the visual fact that she tried her best to get Riaz Malik’s ‘blessings’. He responded with ‘fatherly’ attitude and promised to give her exclusive one-to-one interview in future. The question is why did she want to have one-to-one interview? What else she could have done that she didn’t do in those two hour? The viewers did not see her ‘usual abrasive’ approach which everyone was expecting of her. The ‘off the air’ leaked out segments told the real story the next day. Whether she likes it or not, the paradox approach in her ‘on the air’ and ‘off the air’ brought her down in the eyes of the public. Khwaja Asif tried to save her integrity by calling her a ‘collateral damage’. It is not as simple as that. The only way she could be counted as ‘collateral damage if she resigns from Dunya TV as her colleague Nasim Zahar did. That is the only honourable way otherwise showing clips of her conversation and trying to explain her position won’t be of much use. Finally, if one removes the part in which Mubashar Lucman received a call from PM’s son and then handed over the telephone in a disgraceful manner to Riaz Malik, he acted and sounded more upright than Meher Bukhari during those crucial ‘off the air’ time.
London, June 16.