To the disbelief of millions of TV talk shows fans across Pakistan, an unidentified TV channel claims to have hired a talk show host, who has the power to stop himself from insulting the panelist and let them complete their talk.
“Believe us or not, that is your choice, but the thing is we have really discovered Asia’s first talk show host who does not like to be called as anchor, and treats guests with respect,” said a press release issued by the TV channel management.
The host, who has yet to run his first show, is stated to be cool, smart and polite. Sources say during the audition, he not for a single time tries to shout at guests or cut out them. He only asks questions and once the guest completes their talk, he turns to the next.
“Unbelievable, and, of course it’s fake news,” laughed Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain, Mubasher Lucman and Jasmin Manzoor in a joint statement issued today. Hamid Mir said such anchor will come and go but we will remain here. Kashif Abbasi said ratings do not respect those who respect panelists. So simple! Maalik of Hum News said he had nothing to do with the polite host news story.
Minister Fawad Chaudhry and PML-N’s Talal Chaudhry have welcomed the discovery of the polite host.
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