Dr. Amir Liaquat, among the most controversial personalities of Pakistan, has been banned from appearing on Pakistani television, again, by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for 30 days.
The authority has already sent a notification to Dr. Amir, barring him from making another TV appearance within the aforementioned period. His shows, Ramzan Main Bol and Aisa Nahi Chalay Ga have been prohibited from getting coverage on national television.
PEMRA prohibits Bol News to broadcast or Re-broadcast, programmes titled "Ramzan Main Bol" and "Aisa Nahi Chalay Ga" pic.twitter.com/wG8KInm4Rg
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) May 25, 2018
The notification reads:
Dr. Aamir Liaquat took a video call from Gujrat, India, wherein the caller questioned about the Caliphate of Hazrat Ali, RA. The content was aired live, un-edited and without any delay.
While highlighting the anchor’s past activities, that mainly consisted of fake publicity via giving rise to controversies, the paras state that he also used immoral language which is highly unacceptable in the Muslim world. PEMRA says that he continuously causes “unwarranted drama” over the media, which hurts sentiments of Pakistan citizens, in order to boost ratings.
Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, questioned Dr. Zakir Naik, intentionally and unnecessarily maligned last Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), through such words which any sensible Muslim, cannot even think about and the same cannot be even written here in this letter.
After giving rise to this situation, Dr. Amir left the scene on national television, “leaving the live platform for the guests Ulemas who exchanged quite harsh arguments referring to some conspiracy.”
This is not the first time Dr. Amir Liaquat is getting banned by PEMRA, his previous ban occurred because of his “hate speech” on media channels.