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Aamir Liaquat makes on-air gaffe

 JournalismPakistan.com |  Published October 20, 2019

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Aamir Liaquat makes on-air gaffe

ISLAMABAD —  Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who appears on Public News, made a big blunder on air, calling a journalist a Dracula look-alike.

During his show ‘Public Sub Janti Hai’ Hussain showed a clip of a press talk by politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman who plans to stage a sit-in in Islamabad on October 31. Standing behind him was reporter Raza Abid of Roze TV.

Perhaps unaware that the person was a journalist, the program host Hussain commented that the man’s strange expressions were such that they did not bode well for the maulana’s sit-in.

The clip showed the reporter’s face encircled in red for clarity, as the host remarked: “Watch this closely, he is a strange-looking person. He appears suddenly grinning. He seems like a Dracula-type thing. This is a dangerous situation.”

Shaharyar Khan, a former president of the National Press Club, condemned the nasty comment made by Hussain, and called on Public News to apologize.

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