Friday, 16 May 2014

Aftab Iqbal fired from Geo TV?

Is it true or just another satirical piece picked up by our so-called journalists abroad as real news? Who knows?
Internet Banner of Khabar Naak with Aftab Iqbal

Aafaaq Khiali asa Afaq Khiali, one of aforementioned newsmen who spends most of his time in North America, has reported in his column, after a long prologue dripping with indulgences of praise for Mir Khalil-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo TV and Jang Group, that Aftab Iqbal is no longer with Geo TV. He has reported that Aftab was recording another version of Khabar Naak in his own home studio and selling it to Express News. He refused to cease his under-the-table production when Geo TV discovered about his activities for a rival channel. I found this column in May 15, 2014 to May 21, 2014 issue of Urdu weekly Pakistan Post which is published in Canadian city of Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

The only readable content of Mr. Khiali’s column with some real news in it was mentioned in such a cursory manner that it had to be found in notoriously annoying Baquiya section.

Indications do point to possibility of some factuality in this claim because since May 10, 2014, Aftab has not been seen in any new recordings of Khabar Naak.

Correct me if I am wrong.

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