featured, GENERAL — January 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

The infamous story and letter – FIRED!





In response to citizen’ letter to Zafar Siddiqi, CEO Samaa TV yesterday, he has written back to the group with the good news that Maya Khan & her team will be recieving termination notices by Monday.

The letter by Zafar Siddiqi is quoted below, we all applaud this responsible approach by Samaa TV,

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 12:28 PM, “Zafar Siddiqi” wrote:

Dear All
Your feedback is appreciated.As a responsible corporate citizen, Samaa TV did what was required under the circumstances. We do not and have not in the past or intend to in the future to take our viewership or reporting requirements without the seriousness that they deserve.
You would appreciate that as an organisation with a functioning management team, we had to conduct certain legal requirements over the past week and internal review processes (which are operational in nature) before procedding further.

As a result of which I can inform you:
We asked Maya to apologise unconditionally which she did not.
The CEO asked her to do that on friday which she refused.

As a result of which the following will be put in place on Monday,Jan 30th.
Maya and her team will receive termination notices.
Her show is being stopped from Monday morning.
Our deeds and actions taken since this episode occurred are there for the record and hope this will settle issues as far as the station is concerned.

A lot has been written about the race for ratings. Well, we do absolve such behaviour irrespective of ratings that the show was getting.

With best regards and thank you for your understanding.
Zafar Siddiqi
Chairman CNBC Arabiya
Chairman CNBC Africa
President CNBC Pakistan

Thank You Mr. Zafar :)

  • Addie

    lOl.. served her right :D

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  • SeeratN

    Sure is an eye opener .The growing media boom and carelessness exhibited by the channels.There is always good and bad to weigh both sides . This letter printed here by the CEO will serve as a reminder of man who was either good at strategy or excellent as a human being .Good day 

  • Rahman Saqib

    Hi to everyone on this new forum by Aag Tv . If one talks about rights and freedom then i must say that the imbalance is exhibited by all the operating channels. Who knows even if this letter printed here is not a con to salvage the sinking reputation of the television station that infuriated the young ones of Pakistan .However the task was achieved at the end of the day and to the glee of millions Maya khan disposed off as yesterdays lunch from the table.Hail to that .Long live the youth of Pakistan ! Rahman 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=821675025 Shoaib Sultan

    good move

  • Sajid

    Right decision, Thank you sir,

  • umair

    shamm on you’