Former finance minister and a close aide of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar made an appearance on BBC’s interview-based program HARDtalk on Monday.
His interview has created quite a stir in Pakistan as The PML-N leader, speaking on BBC News’ show claimed that he had declared all his assets in his tax returns and that he stood for transparency.
BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, host of the show known best for grilling the participants with his questions asked Mr. Dar whether he or his family owned any assets in Pakistan. And also about his return to the country.
There has been a strong reaction to Dar’s comments made on the show and netizens came out roasting Ishaq Dar over his remarks.
Ishaq Dar thought BBC HardTalk was going to Geo Capital Talk and Stephen Sackur as shrewd as Hamid Mir— Roznama Lifafa (@RoznamaLifafa) December 1, 2020
I told you Stephen Sackur was going to skin Ishaq Dar and he did just that! 😂pic.twitter.com/QtHotQVS43
Stephen Sackur: "How many properties do you and your family own?"— Hashim (@hashim_i) December 1, 2020
Ishaq Dar: 😳😳😳pic.twitter.com/Aboi2uOsXw
ڈار صاحب!— PTI (@PTIofficial) December 1, 2020
ہر صحافی ن لیگ کے "جرنلسٹ ونگ" کا ممبر نہیں ہوتا! جھوٹ جتنا مرضی بڑا بول لیں جتنے مرضی تواتر سے بول لیں مگر ایک چھوٹا سا سچ بھی اس جھوٹ کی عمارت کو دھڑام سے نیچے گرا دیتا ہے۔ جو آپ کے ساتھ اس انٹرویو میں ہوا pic.twitter.com/EP8tXbqcuG
Ishaq Dar has been completely exposed in BBC last night. It’s Stephen Sackur, not Saleem Safi! pic.twitter.com/d22o6I0pCk— Virk Shahzaib (@VirkSh786) December 1, 2020
This is MURDER. Stephen Sackur just murdered Ishaq Dar and Zia-ul-Haq's democrats live on TV……… Somebody call the police ffs pic.twitter.com/beIoG12qQi— Asfandyar Bhittani (@BhittaniKhannnn) December 1, 2020
Stephen Sackur: "Nawaz Sharif worked hand in glove with military dictator General Zia ul Haq and now complains about the military interfering in politics. What kind of hypocrisy is that?"— Hashim (@hashim_i) December 1, 2020
Ishaq Dar: "It's uhhhh… EVOLUTION."pic.twitter.com/PoWO6F4QMu
Ishaq Dar This is not a Pakistan media anchor person where they will ask questions of your choice. Ishaq Dar is helpless in the face of Stephen Sackur questions. Seeing this Hard Talk, Hamid Mir is very upset today #HARDtalk #IshaqDar pic.twitter.com/KCVHhTO8hX— WASEEM TARIQ (@wasimtariq_) December 1, 2020