Iftikahar_AhmedOne of the leading and most experienced journalists of Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed has left Dunya News. His resignation from the channel just after by-elections, has created a controversy on social media. According to senior journalist and host of Pakistani media industry Sami Ibrahim, Iftikhar Ahmed had been forced by Dunya News to resign just after elections because the management of the channel thought that he was failed to cover by-elections as Head of Election Cell. Sami Ibrahim told in his video message that Dunya News management was not happy with the performance of Iftikhar Ahmed and his 51 member team of election cell.

Sami Ibrahim told that Iftikhar Ahmed was even not happy with the management of Dunya News on some issues and he had raised those issues with them before elections. Iftikhar Ahmed told the management that his former boss and owner of Geo News normally gave 10 million rupees before elections with other benefits as well. However management of Dunya News channel had not given those benefits to Iftikhar Ahmed as Head of Election Cell. Iftikhar Ahmed also tweeted on his official Twitter account regarding his resignation.

It is to be noted that Iftikar Ahmed had resigned from Bol News after Axact controversy few months ago and joined Dunya News as Senior Host and Head of Election Cell.