Pakistan’s electronic media was on Friday embroiled in a controversy after the emergence of videos that showed two top TV anchors discussing questions and coaching Malik Riaz Hussain, a real estate tycoon, on answers during an interview. The two videos of behind-the-scenes footage, posted on Youtube [Watch Video 1][Watch Video 2], other social media sites, showed anchors Mubashir Lucman and Meher Bukhari discussing questions and rehearsing answers during the interview with Malik Riaz Hussain, a tycoon who has acknowledged paying Rs. 342.5 million to the chief justice’s son to influence cases in the Supreme Court.
While discussing questions with the tycoon, Bukhari is heard saying: “Say what you want…what question should we ask. It will appear as though it is planted…it is, but it shouldn’t appear it is.”