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#TaubaTauba! Pakistan reporter outraged at Modi’s Lahore visit to Nawaz Sharif; video goes viral

A YouTube video of a Pakistani reporter saying "Tauba Tauba" on PM Narendra Modi and his 120-strong delegation being allowed into Pakistan without visas goes viral on the Internet.


Indian Prime Minister’s recent impromptu visit to his Pakistani counterpart on December 25 has evoked many strong emotions, but none have reacted quite as strongly as this Pakistani reporter. The City 42 reporter, whose name seems to be Qaiser Khokhar, was very upset that the 120 people who accompanied PM Modi were allowed in without visas… “Tauba tauba! (God forbid)” In a news report on Modi’s sudden visit to Lahore, Khokhar was outraged that an independent country with its own Constitution, law and assembly would allow so many people in without visas.

Though most of the PM’s entourage stayed within airport premises, national security advisor Ajit Doval, foreign secretary, S Jaishanker and Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup accompanied the Indian PM to Nawaz Sharif’s residence for high tea. This minor fact escaped the reporter’s notice as he kept repeating the phrase “Tauba Tauba” to show his disapproval, much to the amusement of his colleagues, who were enjoying his piece-to-camera in the background.

Watch the video here.

Pakistani media and media men have a propensity to become subjects of mass attention themselves. Previously it was reporter ‘Chand Nawab’ (who even got himself an imitator in Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bajrangi Bhaijaan), and now it’s City 42’s Khokhar.

The video, which has been uploaded on YouTube, has gone viral, with the usual Twitter birds tweeting out their reactions. Such is the popularity of “Tauba Tauba” that #taubatauba was trending in Karachi on December 26.


Here are some of the reactions:



First published on: 28-12-2015 at 02:41:20 am
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