Doctors are a valuable asset of the society and they NEED to be respected. It seems that the Pakistani society understands this particular fact because an anchor who tried to demean the guest doctors on her show has invited a lot of criticism.
Kiran Aftab, an anchor at Samaa TV, is being criticized for her ‘humiliating’ behavior towards the doctors on her show
In reference to an ongoing protest by doctors in Karachi, a few doctors were invited on her show to highlight their demands and grievances
Upon visiting the show, the doctors clearly mentioned that they have not received their salaries for the last 4 months and as no steps are taken by the higher authority thus they have decided to boycott the medical practice in the OPD section. They went on to clarify that they understand the problems of the patients hence the emergency ward is functioning normally.
Protesting Since 9 days and also media is Portraying us wrong!!!!edit: Off camera she called us Doctors "Safaid kapron mai bhariyay(Wolf)" and start laughing…shame on this baseless journalism!!
People couldn’t really hold back their anger at the behavior of the hosts, most of the criticism focused on Kiran Aftab for the way she talked to the guests
Worst journalism. So condescending towards the guests. Those doctors were not paid for 4 months how much more do you want them to suffer. For a salary of 30k they collect chase labs, even do half the nursing and even carry patients on stretcher. #kiranaftab
— Muhammad Yasin (@MuhammadYasinMD) March 28, 2019
They accused the anchor of not understanding the issues of the doctors and name-calling
You dont know about the hardships & problems what doctors face everyday Mrs. Kiran Aftab.
You invited them in your program & insulted them plus called them "Wolves under White".
This behavior of you demands apology.
Learn first how to speak on live tv.#SamaaUpdates https://t.co/QlfYXQmrL3
— Muhammad Wamiq Ansari (@doctorsahab_edu) March 28, 2019
People are even leaving bad reviews on the anchor’s Facebook page
A few quoted the lines said by the anchor and argued that she needed to show empathy
Kiran aftab just crossed a fucking line. You think Doctors are machines?
'Abhi itne zaalim nai huway aap log'?
5 saal MBBS mein zaleel ho ke jo aadmi iss maqam pe pauncha hai ke a stipend is their fucking right and they don't receive that even, kya ye zulm nai hai?
— Sheharyar (@sherrybwoy) March 28, 2019
Kiran Aftab,an anchor of Samaa News channel has called the doctors "safaid kapron main bheriye", those doctors who have been working their socks off&serving their patients in the best way possible even after being deprived of salaries for months,which is a right of every citizen. https://t.co/XvPspjrgr5
— لاریب عباس (@laraib_abbas) March 29, 2019
They even demanded a ban on the host of the show while stating that she lacked basic manners and decency
This anchor even lacks basic manners. Such a shame on her and this media.
She is not even in position to understand the situation of doctors.
I wonder how these three people bear her shitty attitude. #kiranaftab
Ban her. https://t.co/PUnvhOMFWA
— Moon child. (@mahwash_d_panda) March 29, 2019
Doctors are demanding justice for the ill-behaved show experience
Kitna imtehan or hoga?
Kitna ehtijaj or karna hoga?
Hum to bannay chalay thay masiha
Pata na tha akhir mai mujrim ban’na hoga?
We were humiliated by @kiranaftabahmed on her show naya din for raising our voice against injustice.@SAMAATV@ImranKhanPTI #DoctorsUnpaidFor4Months pic.twitter.com/JDbHXW4vmr
— arzoo naeem (@arzoonaeem2) March 28, 2019
People pointed out the unprofessional attitude of the host and said that she had no right to mock any profession
She needs to learn how to represent herself on a national TV in a professional way. If God have given you the position where your voice can reach millions of people you don't have a right to make fun of any profession like this. Your duty is just to address the issue.#kiranaftab
— AMNA JAMIL (@AmnajamilAj10) March 29, 2019
People are demanding a public apology and urged the news channel to take a stern action
@SAMAATV koi tameez wali anchor nai mili? Kiran aftab is not only disrespectful but has disgusting atttitude towards young doctors in protest. Way to hire small minded people. Shame on kiran aftab. Pathetic attention seeker.
— Dr. Wajiha Jalal (@jiiiyaaa) March 28, 2019
— Khawaja Zain Zia (@ZainMiro) March 29, 2019
Watched your host asking in the most inappropriate insulting way to the doctors to keep working for 28 hours without pay and act all nice!!!
She is the dumbest shit a tv can hire!
QUITTING SAMAA TV FOR THE WHOLE LIFE.#KIRANAFTAB #WhatAJerk
— Arrbah Emir (@rabia_ajaz) March 28, 2019
Every profession is equally important and it should be respected. Passing derogatory remarks is easier than to understand the ‘real’ issues. Moreover, it’s very important to maintain a perfect balance between rights and duties to ensure that no-one in the society suffers and the rights of ALL are safeguarded.
So, what are your thoughts on the issue? let us know in the comments below.