Pakistan electronic and print media watch dog, Pemra, banned TV anchor Amir Liaqat and his program on BOL Channel.
Jibran Nasir goes PEMRA against Amir Liaqat over blasphemy allegations
“Amir Liaqat and his program has been banned with immediate impact for speaking dislike,” a notification released by Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra).
“Amir Liaqat, the host of the program named Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga shall not host any program or appear in any manner, including but not limited to, as a guest, analyst, reporter, actor, in audio, video beeper, promo/advertisement on BOL News,” the notice further read.
PEMRA bans Aamir Liaquat and his programme
عامر لیاقت اور پروگرام “ایسے نہیں چلے گا” پر پیمرا کے حکم سے فوری پابندی عائد pic.twitter.com/sxXlPvpAVM
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) January 26, 2017
Pemra took your choice of prohibiting the TV anchor after ‘monitoring’ the TV anchor for a few several weeks. “During a few several weeks it has been supervised that Amir Liaqat variety of the program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga, in the periods transmitted on BOL Information from Jan 2, 2017 to Jan 24, 2017, has willfully and continuously created claims and allegations which similar to dislike conversation, derogatory comments, incitement to assault against people and launching allegation of being anti-state and anti-Islam, on various people.”
The press watch dog included, “In situation of non-compliance of the above purchases, the certificate for the route BOL Information shall be revoked with immediate impact.”
“Amir Liaqat is also banned from providing any dislike conversation, announcing anyone Kaafir or Ghaddar on any TV Channel. Just regarding breach, activity shall be beginning against such channel(s) under Area 27 of the Pemra Regulation 2002 as revised by the Pemra (Amendment) Act 2007,” it included.
Social capitalist Jibran Nasir has registered a formal issue with the Pemra against TV anchor Amir Liaqat Hussain for ‘maligning’ him. In his issue correspondence to the press watch dog, Jibran said the anchor of BOL Program had begun a “malicious, defamatory and lifestyle risking campaign” against him and the blog writers who went losing between Jan 4 to 8.
“…on 19 Jan, Amir Liaqat taken on this terrible strategy against me saying allegations of blasphemy and went to accuse me of being the administration of the Facebook “Bhensaa” and associated all its blasphemous material and material me,” Jibran had written in his correspondence.