Sahir Lodhi Clarifies Public Outrage For Misbehaviour With Woman Participant On Live TV

Sahir Lodhi Clarifies Public Outrage For Misbehaviour With Woman Participant On Live TV
A video clip of Sahir Lodhi interrupting and then insulting a female participant on his TV show Ishq Ramzan went viral in the past few days, and the 49-year-old has now issued a clarification about his stance on the matter.

The girl, who had just started voicing her opinion was shut down by the TV personality when she mentioned Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in her speech. That’s when Lodhi interrupted and began blasting her on air.

“Who gave you the permission to question the services of Jinnah? We would have not been living here so freely if he hadn’t helped us,” the Raasta star said.

However, Lodhi has now issued a clarification about his stance on the matter. In a recent eight minute video, he revealed that only one part of the video went viral and that did not include his apology just a few minutes later.

“Three days ago, there was a debate in which the participant used a phrase, wishing to challenge, and the Jinnah’s topic came about and I got a bit stirred,” began Lodhi. “For the first two days, I was appreciated highly for speaking positively about the founder of our nation. However, on the third day, I came across messages on social media that I spoke in a disrespectful manner to the participant,” he added. “I wasn’t targeting a single person, I was addressing all of us as a nation. However, the other part of the clip wasn’t shown, where I apologised to the girl on air just moments later.”

In the apology he says, “I humbly apologise to you, I got a bit carried away. Please do not blame Quaid-e-Azam, do not blame Liaquat Ali Khan. I apologise for the way I spoke, for getting too blunt and curt. Please do forgive me in this world and the Hereafter.”

He went on to appreciate and praise the same participant, Saba, naming her as the best of the lot. Saba was also declared runner up in the competition and Sahir escorted her back to her seat on set.

However this was not just it, in his speech about the founder of Pakistan, Sahir's perhaps slip of tongue was served a show-cause notice by Pemra, for an explanation for the part where he apparently said that Jinnah caused deaths of thousands.