Twitter alert: Sana Bucha resigns?

Published: July 1, 2012
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Bucha resigns, allegedly in protest of Geo’s rehiring of Dr Aamir Liaquat. PHOTO: TWITTER

Bucha resigns, allegedly in protest of Geo’s rehiring of Dr Aamir Liaquat. PHOTO: TWITTER

Twitter was abuzz on Sunday due to rumors of major shifts in the media world – the alleged resignation of Pakistani TV anchor and columnist Nasim Zehra from Dunya TV, and the resignation of TV anchor Sana Bucha from Geo.

While Bucha’s resignation dominated trends in Pakistan for her resignation and refusal to do her show, purportedly in protest of Geo’s rehiring of Dr Aamir Liaquat (read: Delusion, denial and ‘Dr’ Liaquat), Zehra’s resignation rumor focused on her exit as a protest against the recently staged show featuring Malik Riaz, Mubasher Lucman and Mehar Bukhari. TV anchor Maria Memon tweeted that she filled in for Sana Bucha on June 30, adding weight to the rumour.

While many took the time to laud Bucha for a principled stand, many others questioned whether both resignations were just temporary stunts.

Top Tweets

Fasi Zaka

If sana bucha has truly resigned because of aamir liaqat’s rehiring, big move from the lady in an atmosphere of gutter tv. Well done.

Umar

Sana Bucha resigned. That too because of Aamir Liaquat. Something just isn’t right about this.

Karachi_Post

Sana Bucha’s resignation is a novel act. Standing up against hypocrisy & bigotry are indeed, acts of bravery. Well done #Geo #Bucha

Xeeshan Sharif ‏

Mubashir Lucman has joined ARY, Aamir Liaquat is rejoining GEO, SanaBucha has resigned from GEO

Murtaza Solangi ‏

Sana Bucha has resigned in protest for rehiring of online Amir Liaquat by Geo. She should be appreciated! (sic)

Ayesha Tammy Haq ‏@tammyhaq

It is indeed a principled stand by @sanabucha but as @abbasnasir59 rightly said people will continue 2 watch GEO & there needs 2 b 1 sane voice

Rida Imran ‏@Rida_Imran

The fact that people are applauding Sana Bucha for resigning because of Amir Liaqat is so funny. I’m sorry but I don’t believe a word of it.

Rida Shariq ‏@RidaShariqH

Heard about Sana Bucha resigning because of Aamir Liaqat’s rehiring. Lady’s got guts. And nice hair.

Bilal Ali Lakhani ‏@bilalalakhani

Nasim zehra resigns cause of dunya staging show. Now sana bucharesigns cuz of aamir liaqat?! Puleeze..gimme a break. Its just grandstanding

Naeem Sabir ‏@cybegeek

I am so glad that sana Bucha is trending instead of Amir gives me hope (false) hi sahi

ZQ ‏@iZQureshi

Nasim Zahra and Sana Bucha both resigned B’coz of an understanding. Yes you got it right, they’re Switching. NZ to Geo and SB to dunya.

Danish Khan ‏@KhanDanish_

Everyone, and I’m sure Sana Bucha included knew what Amir Liaqat was all about before the hilarious leaked video came out. #KaesaDiya

Ali Zafar ‏@AliZafarsays

@Fareshte@sanabucha trending now” the right path is always the most fulfilling no matter how hard.

Nadir Hassan ‏@Nadir_Hassan

If Sana Bucha has resigned what are the odds she takes it back before the week is over?

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Reader Comments (49)

  • Awans
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Sana Bucha’s Stance was absolutely correct. If She resigned because Aamir Liaquat is hired by Geo then I appreciate Sana Bucha’s stance on this issue and her resignation. Also I salute Nasim Zehra that she stood out as well against wrong practices in the media.

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  • adeel ahmed
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:20PM

    I couldnt understand it because in every news channel there are people of various school of thoughts, how can you resign because of other.

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  • faraz
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:26PM

    There is garbage everywhere; she will have to quit journalism if she sticks to principles

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  • Jul 1, 2012 - 7:42PM

    @adeel ahmed:
    Adeel i Agree there are different school of thoughts of people in media.
    but Sana did right, i am sure if Sana Criticize Amir Liaqat it will be go against Channels policy, so thats why sana Resign and she did well.

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  • faisal
    Jul 1, 2012 - 7:46PM

    smthing is not right abt tis news…if she really did tis b/c of amir tn its a gud move

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  • Freeman
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:00PM

    Like we care

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  • ali
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:11PM

    nobody resigns because of anyone, trust me we all will be talking about this incident again in a few days when either she resumes the show or anything else. :)

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  • Confused
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:12PM

    So…plans of a new media channel now?

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  • Atif Yousufzai
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:37PM

    i believe not 1% Pakistani’s are on Twitter and i am very interested in knowing the fact how much Percent watch Nasim Zehra and Sana Bucha show.

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  • iftikhar
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:46PM

    Looking at the case of Mehr Bukhari, Mubasher Lucman and now the ‘pious doc’, one has to believe the saying: There is no such thing as ‘bad publicity’

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  • Rana Amjad
    Jul 1, 2012 - 9:08PM

    Sana we respect you much more due to your stand! Salute you.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 1, 2012 - 9:15PM

    I am not impressed with any TV Anchor as none of them take up the issues that are faced by the masses.

    What they do is keep on interviewing different politicians of the country and unfortunately none of them have real solutions of the miseries of masses e.g. law and order, unemployment, shortage of housing units etc. etc.

    The role of TV Anchors is not defined by the private TV channels, therefore, any one who wants to talk on the subject of his and her choice is free to talk, no matter if the problems of the masses keep on multiplying.

    We are members of a double standard nation who intentionally ignore the reality, whereas the dream of the Father of the Nation was to make Pakistan a welfare state.

    Thanks God that neither I am a politician, nor a person in authority or a TV Anchor.

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  • Muhammad Mustaqeem Yousfani
    Jul 1, 2012 - 9:21PM

    RELAX guys.. this issue will settle down in few days !!!
    we really don’t know what is behind this. Media is just not what we see or hear.
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  • Muhammad Mustaqeem Yousfani
    Jul 1, 2012 - 9:30PM

    Muhammad Ali siddiqui, you are very right. Actually anchors in private channels these days are OPINION MAKERS, they do not raise OUR issues, OUR voice, instead they raise their voices, freely say what they want.
    yes very true,, we are a double standard nation, on one hand we like our country , ready to show so much of patriotism and so on and on other hand, we literally hate our locals, we prefer imported things . Actually this globalization / modernization has ruined us. we are not sure weather to follow ISLAM fully or to follow west

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  • Jul 1, 2012 - 10:28PM

    Hats Off to Sana Bucha – Well Done !!!

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  • Z. Baloch
    Jul 1, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Great Job Sana …. Principles with responsibility.

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  • Jibran
    Jul 2, 2012 - 12:03AM

    Load of bullocks is what I say it is. Why would she resign due to Aamir Liaquat? She has nothing to do with who joins and leaves the company. Yes it is bad on Geo’s part if it indeed happened, but I don’t see any connection with the two anchors.

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  • Faizan Ali Warraich
    Jul 2, 2012 - 1:55AM

    A big move-controversy too
    personals interests matters

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  • Jul 2, 2012 - 9:01AM

    Bread and circus.

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  • Mo.(UK)
    Jul 2, 2012 - 10:54AM

    A brand new stunt to promote Geo TV.
    Agree with Muhammad Mustaqeem and Iftikhar comments.

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  • Rukhban
    Jul 2, 2012 - 4:20PM

    Fair & principle stand by SANA bravery & courage against wrong(evil) always leads to good(grace) WELL DONE !!

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  • Rockstar
    Jul 3, 2012 - 9:51AM

    Appreciated . . at least you are not the hypocrite

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  • Jul 4, 2012 - 2:34PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:
    Commenting on blog or article is much easier, are you doing any good to society?

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  • Jul 7, 2012 - 1:49AM

    Every one has a price in Pakistani media, like i have seen in malik thkedaar’s purchasing list of anchors.Maybe she is hiding her fault on the name of Dr Aamir or she need an escape or a safe passage to run away before to get disrespect..

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  • Imran Zaheer
    Jul 9, 2012 - 9:33AM

    Well done Sana Bucha atleast a brave person to take a stand against hypocrisy, the media channels have lost all ethics they are just here to make money no principlles.

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  • mihammed ayaz ghazi
    Jul 14, 2012 - 8:16PM

    very bad decision

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  • Awais Younas
    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:49PM

    She is back!!

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  • Emes Hasan
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:20PM

    Sana Buchcha is not the only person who despises Aamir Liaqat Hussain. Ph.D,that Mr. Hussain claims to posses,has been questioned and was found to be fake. We all have seen and heard him,on a u-tube video clip, utter most obscene language,full of profanities,during a break of fiming of a religious GEO TV show,’ Aalim on line ‘. How can the Jung Group rehire someone like Aamir Liaqat Hussain,assign him as Vice president : Religious Affairs,is beyond any rationale and comprehension. To register my protest, I have decided not to watch any TV show or advertisement that has this fake ‘ Aalim ‘ in it.

    Shame on Jung Group,shame on Geo TV.I will also not take part in the Geo Asool programme since Jung Group and Geo TV,by rehiring Aamir Liaqat,have proved that they themselves have no “Asools ” ! This,indeed,is a poor relection on the Jung Group.

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  • NABEEL
    Jul 16, 2012 - 4:41PM

    She’s back with some lame/embiguous excuses ‘geo asool’

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  • Allah Ditta Pakistani
    Jul 24, 2012 - 12:25PM

    @ Every One.

    She is a fool and will find some job in other channle , Geo hired Dr. Amir Liaquat as Vice President, MSR (Mir Shakeel ur Rehman is not a stupid) , at the end of the road it’s business in the envelop of religion.. She does not knows when Dr. Amir speaks the whole nation listens , his words, his knowledge has a magnetic attractiveness which she cannot acheive even if re-born.

    Happy life Sana bucha.

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  • MY NAME IS KHAN
    Jul 24, 2012 - 2:14PM

    Dear all Readers, they all are actors and do it for money, they are not to provide us free information on GEO or any other channel, they are well paid for what they say on screen. So let them ACT. and let them make us fools.

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  • Subah
    Jul 24, 2012 - 4:58PM

    Very brave move by Sana. TV channels are not meant to be hypocrite. People or anchors should not be allowed to give statements creating hatred. Geo TV has indeed proved itself during the media gate issue. SO please keep it up don’t allow any such material to be shown or said on your channel that might breed evil in the society. If the channel does so then sane people like Sana can resign. She is a brave lady.Recommend

  • Umer
    Jul 25, 2012 - 3:39PM

    Saw her last night on Geo. Would somebody clear the confusion and the delusion.

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  • Saqib
    Jul 26, 2012 - 11:35AM

    @Awan don’t you know naseem zehra is still working for Dunya, What stance you talking about? and Sana is still working on GEO, who says she resigned and if she has resigned who says she has resigned because of Amir? Our people Unbelievable :S.

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  • Altaf Ahmed
    Jul 26, 2012 - 12:27PM

    Please don’t waste your time on issues not worth debating,look for real issues facing Pakistan at the moment.The world is gone so fast and far that you can’t catch it at least in this century!

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  • AH
    Jul 27, 2012 - 4:50PM

    @Saqib Sana did resign citing return of Amir Liaquat as the issue behind her resignation. You can see her interview on newsweek pakistan post-resignation. However, realizing that it was her own loss she decided to return to Geo on 15th July. In the end it all comes down to money…

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  • Jul 27, 2012 - 9:47PM

    Bravo Gals! Men watch out. Yes, even women can put their feet down.

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  • sabi
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Sana bucha is one of the few tv anchors who make justice to their proffession Brave women.
    I’m not worried about her future whereever she goes will attract huge viewer ship.Bigots are depedant on tv channels whereas tv channels are dependant on such anchors as Sana.
    Good luck for Sana bucha where ever she goes.

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  • Balaj Shah
    Jul 29, 2012 - 5:17AM

    Well i dont like Sana Bucha show, but if she took a step against the Amir liaqat. She done a great job. So hats of to her. If she really did and stand firm on her feet.

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  • Syed Shah
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Brave brave brave but the report is fake.

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  • Karachiwala
    Jul 31, 2012 - 3:37AM

    Sana, Very well done. Its shame for local TV to rehire a characterless person Amir, just to make their show go on….. They better make ASOOL for not to be broken.

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  • Brendon Lee
    Aug 2, 2012 - 7:56PM

    Well, I did not want to comment upon this but let me come straight. Sana did not resign because Aamir Liaquat joined the anti state Gutter TV. It was because the aalam was given the same time slot for his aalam Online that was fixed for Sana. So hats of to the lady anchor for giving it a touch like she resigned because Gutter TV hired Aamir Liaquat. I saw one of the episodes in which he exploited the old homeless lady to the extent that she abused during LIVE telecast. Recommend

  • Rehana
    Aug 3, 2012 - 9:00PM

    I congratulate Sana on her brave and principled move to oppose hypocrites like Aamir Liaqat with his fake degree! I am not surprised to read so many coments against her as our culture has become so much dominated with hate and hypocricy that decent and principled people are not liked and people like Aamir Liaqat are considered winners.

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  • Aug 6, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Dear Viewers. Slaam.

    You all are right in pursuing Sana Bucha to reconsider her quitting “Lekin” which she
    hosts marvelously and enviably. Her preparedness on a given subject, her confidence and
    speed is unparalleled.
    Of most female anchors, she’s SUPERB and my favorite!!!
    I’ve been myself a broadcaster/telecaster, I know anchoring is not child’s play.

    Shukr Alhamdo Lillah Sana is back. And she’s most welcome.strong text

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  • ahmad hassan
    Aug 7, 2012 - 8:29PM

    itz not as that simple…. despite of amir liaqaut… there wud b smthng behind the scenes..

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  • Aug 8, 2012 - 4:44AM

    sana is come back on geo still amir liaquat is here.

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  • Faisal Arshad Zaidi
    Aug 8, 2012 - 12:23PM

    @Emes Hasan:
    You are Absolutely Right!
    I my self also Protested by not Watching any Fake Alam Tv show weather it is Maya Khan show or Dr Amir Liaqat show….!

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  • Faraz
    Aug 11, 2012 - 1:26AM

    Maybe a fool could think that these guys have principles.majority of these Anchors can only preach,prompt,criticize,instigate and lament others.many of my friends and me left watching Geo news coz of their biased reporting and biased and hypocrite anchors.

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  • Baseer Agha
    Aug 22, 2012 - 9:18AM

    Modernization and Westernization are two different things,

    Islam is the World most modern religion, what is the trend in Pakistan, is they think being a Modern if they are westernized.

    Any how Good Stand for SanaBuchaRecommend

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