Pakistani Star Shoaib Akhtar felt insulted by Anchor’s behavior. The government takes notice of the case raised between Shoaib Akhtar and Anchor. The management of the state-run TV took notice of the incident in the live program of Shoaib Akhtar and Anchor.
After Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry came to know about the matter, he has ordered the management of PTV to immediately investigate.
The Information Minister has also constituted a committee to look into the matter, which will be headed by MD PTV, while people from other sectors, including PTV’s HR, are also part of the committee. On the other hand, however, the anchor said he [Shoaib Akhtar] was being over smart and should leave the show.
The show immediately went on to a break
Following the resumption of the show, Akhtar was still on set but looked uncomfortable. At one point, both tried to play down the incident by pretending it was pre-planned and that they’re trying to pull each other’s leg.
The fast bowler, however, said in a video statement that it was an attempt to calm down the situation after he was insulted in front of all the legends of the world.
It is worth mentioning that among the participants of the show were cricket stars Viv Richards, David Gower, Azhar Mahmood, Rashid Latif, Aqib Javed, and Sana Mir.
“Dr Nauman was obnoxious and rude when he asked me to leave the show, It was embarrassing, especially when you have legends like Sir Vivian Richards and David Gower sitting on the set with some of my contemporaries and seniors and millions watching,” Akhtar said on Twitter.
“I tried to save everyone from embarrassment by saying I was pulling Dr Noman’s leg with this mutual understanding that he will also politely apologize and we will move on with the show, which he refused to do. Then I had no other choice,” he added.
A meeting of the inquiry committee has been convened today in which an attempt will be made to find out the reasons for the dispute between Dr. Noman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar. The committee will send its findings to Fawad Chaudhry in which action will be taken against Dr. Noman Niaz in case the anchor’s mistake is proved.
The inquiry committee will also summon Dr. Noman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar in which the views of both will be heard.
On the other hand, the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Information, Senator Faisal Javed, also expressed anger over the incident and said that PTV! You are completely derailed, restore your reputation, it’s not about an individual, it’s about an organization.
“Who is this good for?” He asked. We will discuss this after the World Cup because we do not want to spoil the joy that our cricket team is bringing.