JournalismPakistan.com May 24, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Prominent anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and his team have joined BOL News Television, where he will host a current affairs program.
A source tells JournalismPakistan.com that Lucman and his party had already been hired by BOL but it was not officially announced for some specific reasons.
“Our futures may be over for we may not get a job in media after this but we can't leave so many behind and run away,” he tweeted Sunday.
“On behalf of my team, I went and told Shoaib Sheikh and Vikas that we are in BOL TV and reported for duty yesterday. May Allah help us,” he tweeted.
At least five senior journalists, among them Azhar Abbas (President and Chief Executive Officer), Kamran Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Asma Shirazi and Wajhat Saeed Khan, quit BOL Saturday in the wake of a fake degrees scandal against the channel's parent company Axact. All of them had been employed on heavy salary packages with impressive perks and privileges.
Lucman started his career as a film producer and then became a journalist. In 2009, he started his career with Business Plus and later joined Dunya News.
In June 2012, he was fired from Dunya News after off air conversation of his interview with property tycoon Malik Riaz was leaked and went viral. Last month, he quit ARY News and had rejoined Business Plus.
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