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| 11 January 1963 (age 53) (1963-01-11) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
News Anchor and Journalist
Meher Bukhari, Kamran Khan, Hassan Nisar, Aftab Iqbal, Reham Khan
Mubasher Lucman is a Pakistani film director, Journalist and talk show host. As of 2016 he was the host of Khara Sach, a talk show on Channel 24.
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Mubashir Luqman started his career as a film producer/director and then turned to journalism. He initially appeared on Dunya News in 2009 where he hosted a current affairs program Khari Baat Luqman Ke Saath. However he was fired in June 2012 when off air scenes of his prescripted interview with Malik Riaz surfaced on YouTube.
He then joined ARY News hosting Kharra Such, through which he revealed lies of multiple politicians. His outspoken criticism cost ARY and the channel was cut off. Luqman went to court. After winning the case, he relaunched the show on the newly launched TV channel Bol News. The network was soon banned because other channels couldn't provide such facilities and status to their employees as BOL channel was doing. Lucman started hosting Khara Sach on Channel 24 in 2015.Now he works on bol news
He stirred a controversy when his off-air discussion with real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, whom he was about to interview on air in Dunya TV, was leaked on the internet.
On 7 June 2012, Pakistani real estate investor Malik Riaz secretly approached Pakistan's leading news channels and shared detailed information including videos, documents and receipts documenting the transfer of ₨. 340–400 million (about $3.7 million) to businessman Arsalan Iftikhar. Iftikhar is the son of the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Riaz claimed that payments were made to Iftikhar over several years to influence Supreme court cases and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigations. Riaz's statements were confirmed by leading lawyer, Aitzaz Ahsan, who claimed to know the existence of such meetings and payments, and shared this information with the Chief Justice. Riaz also alleged that between 2009 and 2011, Iftikhar sponsored his trips to London with credit cards to be used at his discretion.
On 15 June 2012, footage showing Dunya News anchors Mubashir lukman and Meher Bukhari talking to Malik Riaz during their show surfaced on YouTube under the title Malik Riaz Planted Interview with Mehar Bokhari and Mubashir Lukman on Dunya Tv. The show aired on the TV channel on Wednesday. In an attempt at damage control, Dunya's management registered a criminal case against "unidentified" people responsible for publicizing the footage. On 16 June 2012, PEMRA and the Supreme Court launched an investigation headed by two supreme court justices. The Court issued legal notices to Dunya News and its political correspondents on 29 June 2012.
The rivalry within the news channels heated up when the Aaj TV broadcast the records of payments allegedly made to the country's top 19 senior-political journalists by Malik Riaz.
As a result, Luqman was fired from Dunya.
The interview of former spokesman of ISPR Major General Athar Abbas against General Kayani was also a part of the program.
Luqman has been portrayed in English language popular culture a number of times including:In the novel "The Scriptwriter" it is implied that the news channel BSZ News anchor is Mubashir Luqman who delivers a pro-PTI speech in his TV show during the Azadi March movement.