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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 24, 2020

Maulana Tariq Jameel apologises for controversial remarks on Pakistani media

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Maulana Tariq Jameel on Friday apologised for his remarks against Pakistani media from the day before when he had accused it of peddling lies. 

Speaking to a private news channel about his remarks on Thursday, Jameel said that he had made a mistake.

Jameel's comments created controversy after he appeared on the Ehsaas Telethon at the end to make dua in light of the coronavirus situation and said that Pakistani channels, like foreign media, told lies.

"This is not just restricted to Pakistani media. Foreign media are also liars," he had said.

Jameel had also said that once, the owner of a private news channel met him and sought advice. "I told him to eliminate lies from the channel to which he responded by saying that if that were to happen, his channel would be finished but not the lies," he added.

Geo News anchor Hamid Mir had also urged Maulana Tariq Jameel to declare the name of the channel owner who had had the interaction with the religious scholar. 

" I would like to request Maulana Tariq Jameel that whenever he says something like this ever again, he should take names," Mir had said. "It is also not right to spread misinformation about everyone.