Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga: Amir Liaquat Ordered to Apologize by PEMRA

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ordered anchor Aamir Liaquat to apologize for indulging in hate speech during the January 27 transmission of his program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga on Bol News.

The regulatory authority has also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the news channel. This must be paid within 15 days after the issuance of PEMRA’s decision.

In its notification issued on Monday, PEMRA ordered Aamir Liaquat and Bol News to ‘apologize unconditionally to the viewers for airing the hate-speech.’ The apology has to be issued during the transmission of the program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga, on or before March 31.

This latest decision by PEMRA requires that the text of the apology should be displayed onscreen while the apology is being spoken out.

The notice further requires Bol TV to submit an affidavit by March 31 as an assurance to PEMRA that no hate speech shall be aired in the future.

In case of non-compliance, the ban on both the host and the program will again come into effect from April 1, the notice declares.

Background of the Case

On January 27, Aamir Liaquat had described the missing bloggers and civil society activists as anti-Pakistan and anti-Islam, and levelled blasphemy allegations against them, in his program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga. In response, PEMRA had banned the program. However, the Supreme Court had later allowed the program to continue on the condition that no further hate speech would be aired, and asked Aamir Liaquat to submit a reply.

Aamir Liaquat’s allegations against activists and journalists was met with sharp criticism, particularly on social media. It had also resulted in lawyer and human rights activist Jibran Nasir filing an FIR against him under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), in a statement, had also expressed ‘profound concern over the incessant trend of unscrupulous outbursts of baseless allegations and hate mongering on a satellite channel against journalists, publishers and editors of newspapers.’

Source: Dawn

    • True.
      His face should be taken off the TVs forever for good. Channels are hiring these controversial people debating on controversial topics just for their PR but at the stake of what?

      Will these channels dare to defy regulatory authorities in other countries? They can do this only and only in Pakistan, this is our culture, then same channels from morning to night try to show as role models talking law, constitution, governance and writ of governments.

    • yeh nawaz ki heegra gormit yehi tu kerti haa……agar yeh Mah Ramaza ma naach gana keray tu kuch nahi par jab nooray ka baray ma kahay tu ban,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,go noray go…………….

      • Government ko tum jaisay “mardon” ky certificate ki zarorat nahe ha..Pakistan mai kafi hijray hain, koi world cup ky naam pr kha raha ha, koi americans ki wafadari kr ky, aur koi [email protected] ki kamai.

        Kuch kaam ky comment kia karo, tumhari street language ka jawab yahi banta tha.

  • Jab Amir Liaqat kanjar khana krta tha to pemra nhi kabi ban nhi kiya tha agr ab uss ne Gustakho ko expose krna shru ker dia to roz usko ban kiya jata hai aur ab jurmana kiya gya haii.. Pemra dar-asl khud yahodi labi hai anti Islam kam krne walo ko khush kiya ja rha hai.. Iss mulk ak Allah he hafiz ha ab

  • This fukc,,,, should be not only banned from TV, but should be kicked out from pak. to his home land, what ever his homeland is , iran or india

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