Arif Hameed Bhatti Asked Insensitive Questions from Sahiwal Victim’s Daughter and Social Media Is Disgusted
Journalist Arif Hameed Bhatti asked some extremely bizarre and insensitive questions from the daughter of those killed in the Sahiwal ‘encounter’ and Social Media is ‘disgusted’.
Here is the excerpt of Bhatti’s insensitive questions and the girl’s answers.
What the hell is this ?
Senior Journalist is asking the daughter of Khaleel (who was killed by CTD) that where is your father ? You met him today ?
On National TV. (And the camera zooms in to capture the tears)
I mean we can do anything for the sake of Ratings ? #Shameful pic.twitter.com/C5ENldu88c
— Ali Arif ?? (@i_aliarif) January 23, 2019
Bhatti: “So, where were you? Were your travelling with your parents too?”
Rija (victim’s daughter): “No”
Bhatti: “Where is your father at this moment?”
Rija: “He has passed away”
Bhatti: “Who killed your father?”
Rija: “I don’t know”
To ask such questions to a little girl, who has just lost his parents in the most brutal of ways is extremely uncalled for. It goes against basic human decency and is a grave violation of journalistic ethics and standards.
Social Media is outraged and is calling Bhatti’s actions ‘disgusting’
‘Sickened by the questions asked by this clown’
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 23, 2019
‘Don’t you feel ashamed of yourself’
Arif Hameed Bhatti Tumko BC Sharram Nahi Aati? Do you even know what you were asking? Do you know the ethics of journalism? No morals, no ethics, no professionalism. Who made you a TV anchor? Laanat hai TV media journalists per Aaaakh Thoooo!!
— JB (@badnocs) January 23, 2019
People are also demanding a thorough and unconditional apology
need a thorough and unconditional apology from Arif Hameed bhatti and @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL on this. asking such questions to a child and then zooming in to get the expressions on camera. What is wrong with them? don't they have kids? https://t.co/PvOGV1BltU
— Ubaid Shafi (@ubaid_4) January 23, 2019
‘Was not expecting such irresponsible behaviour from a senior journalist’
I wasn't expecting such irresponsible behavior from a serious journalist like Arif Hameed Bhatti. Being a teen journalist, I feel like we have forgotten the basic ethics of journalism.. instead of running behind TRP race, media houses should focus on the quality of journalism.
— K. (@Syedakanwal_) January 23, 2019
‘What’s wrong with Arif Hameed Bhatti?’
What's wrong with Arif Hameed Bhatti?? How can he even ask a lil girl, who brutally lost her father in front of her eyes, questions like where is your father? Kal tu thay aaj kidher gaay?
The girl got lost in thoughts for few moments, rewinding those cruel memories.
— *م* (@zah_e_naseeb) January 22, 2019
Bhatti’s actions are totally condemnable and he should apologize for his actions because he is just pouring salt in the wounds of a family that is already is a world of pain.
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