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Pak media complicity in tycoon scam

world Updated: Jun 16, 2012 00:09 IST
Pak: Real estate tycoon scandal

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 and 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 is, but it shouldn't appear it is."