Pakistani Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the infamous TV anchor Aamir Liaquat and his programme over hate speech.
According to PEMRA, Aamir Liaquat shall not host any programme or appear on any TV in any manner (fresh, old or repeat) including (but not limited to) as a guest, analyst, reporter, actor, in audio, video beeper, promo/advertisement of his programme or in person, in any manner whatsoever, on BOL News screen with immediate effect.
The notification further says, if the BOL News management fails to comply with the above mentioned orders of PEMRA, about the host Aamir Liaquat and the programme named ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ in letter and spirit, the authority shall suspend the license of BOL News channel as well. This was mentioned in the following Press Release published by PEMRA.
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
This decision of banning comes after monitoring the TV anchor for several weeks. Aamir Liaquat has repeatedly been violating Clause 3 (1) (h) (k) (l), Clause 4 (7) (c), Clause 13 (1), (2), Clause 22 (1) (3), Clause 23 of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015, Section 20 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 and Rule 15 of Pemra Rules 2009.
The notification also forbade Aamir Liaquat from declaring anyone kaafir or ghaddar as under the constitution of Pakistan, the right to do that exists only with the Superior Judiciary or the Parliament.
And this is what twitter has to say about it,
— Mubasher Lucman (@mubasherlucman) January 26, 2017
Pakistan electronic and print media watchdog, Pemra, on Thursday banned TV anchor Amir Liaquat and his programme on BOL News.
— sabirnazar (@sabirnazar1) January 26, 2017
— Restless (@zillefaryal) January 26, 2017
This should have been done long ago. Ban him for life pls. Good job #PEMRA
— kamran shah (@kamranbashah) January 26, 2017
— Clairvoyant (@AatifAzio) January 26, 2017
BOL ka LOL or Amir Liaquat ka bhi LOL 😀 https://t.co/QZ7khAs8y7
— Mehwish Naqvi (@NaqviLeo5) January 26, 2017