Sana Bucha resigns from Geo, joins Dunya News

Published: November 4, 2012

It is reported Bucha resigned because she was upset about Aamir Liaquat being offered to host a show on Malala. PHOTO: COURTESY CATWALK PR

ISLAMABAD: TV anchor Sana Bucha has resigned from Geo over differences with the channel’s management, JournalismPakistan reported on Sunday.

It is reported that Bucha will now be working with Dunya News and will get the 10pm slot.

Bucha had earlier resigned in July this year purportedly in protest of Geo’s rehiring of Dr Aamir Liaquat. She was, however, persuaded to stay back.

Explaining the latest departure, the TV anchor tweeted saying she has left “Geo because of Geo, not for any other channel.”

JournalismPakistan stated that Bucha resigned because she was upset about Liaquat being offered to host a special show on child rights activist Malala Yousufzai.

Reader Comments (53)

  • mahmood
    Nov 4, 2012 - 3:30PM

    If the reason given is actually the case, she has my admiration.

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  • Muhammad Ali
    Nov 4, 2012 - 3:36PM

    Great and courageous move by sana.She’s taken the principled stand.We need more women like sana bucha in pakistani society.Intelligent,self-confident,knowledgeable,she is an excellent role model for pakistani girls.Hope to see on her new show.Recommend

  • faraz
    Nov 4, 2012 - 3:41PM

    So what happened to those ‘geo asool’ she talked about that made geo the best channel

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  • Jat
    Nov 4, 2012 - 3:41PM

    She is one of the best talk show hosts in the region. And Geo opted to keep Aamir Liaquat…

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  • resilient
    Nov 4, 2012 - 4:05PM

    @mahmood:
    agreed…!!! keep up to your principles sana…ur stand is really admirable…

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  • Nov 4, 2012 - 4:48PM

    “Geo” with such rules Sana Bucha. You have done good job.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 4, 2012 - 4:58PM

    PTI supporters need not to smile from ear to ear; her legendary thrashing of their beloved CHANGE Party will continue unabated. ;)

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  • sharjeel
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:02PM

    @resilient:
    Dunya news is really well known for its principles right?

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  • Dr Dang
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:04PM

    Whats wrong with aamir liaquat being offered that show on malala ? Just asking.

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  • Pessimist
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:36PM

    To what depths can GEO sink? I have a suggestion, get Aamir Liaqat to host a call-in show on minority rights and religious freedom.
    Sana Bucha was too good for Geo, she should have left a long time ago.

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  • Butt
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:46PM

    It does not matter which channel she works for, she still remains on PML-N’s payroll.

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  • saif
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:49PM

    so is dunia TV morally good channel? it seems sana has forgot the planted interview scandel

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  • Aslam
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:50PM

    At least it is good for PML-N. Sana Bucha known for anti-PTI programmes will give a boost on Dunya TV to the PML-N policies.

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  • Boby
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Why is she against Amit Liaqat? & what is her principle stand? Why is she against anybody doing a program on Malala? I think people should stop praising Sana for something which they don’t understanad.

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  • joy
    Nov 4, 2012 - 5:54PM

    I read a column the other day which said that a retd Pak army officer told a news channel that the leading anchor Mr Kamran Khan was on the etablishment payroll? is it true?

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  • nasser
    Nov 4, 2012 - 6:02PM

    i think she should give some explaination

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  • Ghazanfar Raza
    Nov 4, 2012 - 6:05PM

    Everyone has a right to make money as much as one can do and every journalist/anchor person is for sale, only the buyer is required. If it was the issue of Principles, why she continued after Aamir Liaquat.

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  • Rashid
    Nov 4, 2012 - 6:29PM

    Want to know that what problem Sana has with Dr. Aamir Liaqat Hussain ? Do the off air comments of Dr. Aamir has triggered her to take this step or something else ?

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  • Citizen of Karachi
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:06PM

    Who cares, she will rejoin Geo in an year or two.

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  • Beauty Praiser
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:19PM

    Beautiful anchor with sweet voice

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  • Everlast
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:21PM

    Does any one know whats up with her and Aamir Liaqat?

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  • sohaibzeshan
    Nov 4, 2012 - 7:24PM

    so it means she has shifted to lahore ..left karachi???Recommend

  • Israr
    Nov 4, 2012 - 8:33PM

    @Rashid:
    Do you really need something else?

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  • amer nadeem
    Nov 4, 2012 - 8:49PM

    just a professional move not otherwise….Recommend

  • resilient
    Nov 4, 2012 - 10:20PM

    @sharjeel:
    well… u r right bro..:) but lets bet on sana not duniya (the mubashir-meher saga).

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  • Nov 4, 2012 - 11:04PM

    I respect her views but i think she is being overly secular. She herself has become a radical exteremist secular

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  • Syed
    Nov 4, 2012 - 11:15PM

    So Geo wants Aamir Liaqat over Sana Bucha? Have they lost their minds?

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  • S K Afridi
    Nov 4, 2012 - 11:26PM

    Amir liaqat is just an excuse. She got a good offer from Dunia TV and could not resist the temptation of getting a pocket full money package. Earlier on, Abdul Malik, Younus Butt, Hassan Nisar, Nazir Naji have left GEO and joined DUNIA TV. Don’t tell me that they all had objection to Amir Liaqat’s appearance on GEO.

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  • Thor
    Nov 4, 2012 - 11:34PM

    applause for sana for leaving geo for aamir liaquat

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  • abdullah
    Nov 5, 2012 - 12:41AM

    I think none should have concern what ever reasons as people find to switch to avail opportunity for growth

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  • Haider Hussain
    Nov 5, 2012 - 9:15AM

    If this is the actual reason, I admire Ms. Bucha. Geo should be ashamedRecommend

  • Tahir Amjad
    Nov 5, 2012 - 9:39AM

    Well done sana Bucha…..I admire your principled stand..Geo management have no principles when it comes to enhqance their ratings and earn more money..any untoward incidence in Pakistan ,,geo jumps in to take it up for granted and as an opportunity to mint money.. Recommend

  • Balochiluvpakistan
    Nov 5, 2012 - 10:53AM

    Bottom line – She got a better offer from Dunia.

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  • aabgeenay
    Nov 5, 2012 - 11:05AM

    yes the great drama afew months ago at DUNYA channel. But what Mr. AAMIR Liaquat has done?

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  • Riaz Khan
    Nov 5, 2012 - 11:12AM

    GEO big time loser by letting her go Recommend

  • galli ke larki
    Nov 5, 2012 - 11:20AM

    she leaves cuz Amir Liaqat is here n she doesn’t mind Mubashar Laqman/ Mehr Bokhari episode at Dunya TV.

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  • Umer
    Nov 5, 2012 - 11:32AM

    good for geo

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  • butt jee
    Nov 5, 2012 - 12:08PM

    May God help Dunia TV. Had it.

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  • Kamran Bangash
    Nov 5, 2012 - 4:05PM

    Sana Bucha, Najm Sethi and Saleem Safi are my favorite tv hosts. Hope the last two stay at Geo , otherwise I will stop watching the New Channel.

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  • safoora
    Nov 6, 2012 - 6:32AM

    sana where ever u go,do not ever deviate from your principals,good luck.

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  • S K Afridi
    Nov 6, 2012 - 2:16PM

    @safoora:
    As for as I know, the basic principle followed by all those who have joined Dunia TV was a lucrative monetary package which was very difficult to be rejected.

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  • Jat
    Nov 7, 2012 - 12:40PM

    @Jat: She is one of the best talk show hosts in the region. And Geo opted to keep Aamir Liaquat…Recommend

  • Wasi
    Nov 12, 2012 - 3:52PM

    Sana hates amir because he called imran khan to his show in ramadan and also encoraged pti and also left a gud sign in the end… Why wasnt any member of pml n was brought to that show…

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 12, 2012 - 5:11PM

    @Wasi:

    Birds of the same feather fly together:

    Amir Liaqat – A fake Scholar
    Imran Khan – A phony Social Worker and Politician

    Hence I am not surprised that Dr. Amir Liaqat invited IK and “Encouraged” PTI in his show.

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  • Truth
    Nov 12, 2012 - 6:41PM

    Lakin! Paisa Bolta hai!

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  • Muhammad shafiq
    Nov 19, 2012 - 11:22AM

    Sana Jee aap great hoo keep up to your principles sana Jee …ur stand is really greatRecommend

  • Zaheer
    Nov 28, 2012 - 6:37PM

    It is a big loss for GEO because she is one of very very very few anchors who are not running any party’s ompaign in their shows.

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  • S K Afridi
    Nov 30, 2012 - 5:05PM

    @Zaheer:
    Do not worry about GEO. I assure you they are quite happy to get rid of her.

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  • Atif
    Dec 1, 2012 - 6:39PM

    Sana, thanks for supporting Nawazsharif at every channel, and thanks for joining Mian Sb Channel. Ab ap dil khol ke pese lena or ganju ki treefen krna.

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  • Adnan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 6:54PM

    She is one of looser. molana fazlur rehman will not spare her.

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  • Raza Mughal
    Dec 7, 2012 - 8:27AM

    sana you are the best I’ve ever seen!
    I dont know what ever your issue was with geo t.v but I’ll must say that geo tv did a great blunder by letting u left geo.
    you are the great!
    your intelligency is matchless!
    kindly tell me about her program’s time on new chanel!

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  • Dec 7, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Great and courageous move by sana.She’s taken the principled stand.We need more women like sana bucha in pakistani society.Intelligent,self-confident,knowledgeable,she is an excellent role model for pakistani girls.Hope to see on her new show.

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  • khan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:22AM

    She is one of the best i suport her

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