So BBC Two’s Newsnight aired a documentary on Pakistan’s political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Jery Paxman interviewed none other than MQM’s deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar.
Dr. Sattar had one task- to defend his party and his ‘charismatic’ leader. Well he did everything but that. He blubbered, fumbled, stammered, put his foot in his mouth but he did not make one serious comment that could counter any of the allegations or give credit to his leader or party.
His comments ranged from blaming BBC to be influenced by ‘Pro-Taliban and radical forces’ and that Altaf Hussain never uttered a threat to anyone.
Despite being shown proof of the threats, he kept at his stance that Mr. Hussain’s words were misquoted and taken out of reference. He however also said that whenever his leader made statements that hurt anyone’s sentiments, he retracted them and he always welcomed criticism!
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He also denied that despite large amounts of money being confiscated from MQM’s office (£150,000) and Hussain’s house (£250,000) in London that MQM was involved in money laundering.
So, we kind of understand when Jeremy Paxman was at times beyond belief in amazement at his statements and we could totally relate to his flabbergasted expressions several times throughout the show!
Anyone who watched the interview is a confused state between incredulity and rage at the stupidity and audacity of the responses from Farooq Sattar.
Farooq Sattar If u have something stupid to say ..please raise your hand ...and put it firmly over your mouth— Maryam (@nuttypunjaban) July 11, 2013
And it ends. Poor Farooq Sattar mauled by Jeremy Paxman. But at the end of it, not much to report. Only thing I can take away from this...>— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) July 10, 2013
Something that no Pakistani channel couldn't do for years done by BBC. Farooq Sattar mumbling, repeating same words, failing to justify.— Muhammad Shoaib (@err404notfound) July 11, 2013
Farooq Sattar just WTF were u upto. International establishment, Taliban backed BBC, Pakistani Media influencing them? What r u smoking bro?— MbZ (@Muhammadbz) July 11, 2013
Farooq Sattar's defence of Altaf Hussain's incendiary comments as shown in BBC documentary:BBC seems to be influenced by pro-Taliban forces!— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) July 11, 2013
Farooq Sattar was shown listening to Altaf's speech & then comes on TV n says "Altaf bhai never ever said something like that". #BUSTED LOL!— Sajjad Gul (@ssajjadgull) July 11, 2013
Farooq Sattar: Altaf Hussain joked abt Body bags he wasn't serious. Workers were also joking when they beat the crap out of you, Right?— ??? ?????? (@afzaal_k) July 11, 2013
Watching BBC's documentary on Mqm. Farooq Sattar deliberately failing to even know what he says.— A dil (@aurAdil) July 11, 2013
Letting Farooq Sattar speak and make a fool out of himself; was an international conspiracy against Altaf Hussain. #YesAltafHussain— Man in a Mask (@Man_in_a_Maask) July 11, 2013
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Here’s the video:
We can easily surmise that BBC gave Dr. farooq Sattar a rope and he hung himself with it! He didn’t notice though that the fate of his leader and their party was shackled to him as well and he took them both with them!