Karachi (Web Desk) PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) on Friday banned TV host Dr. Amir Liaquat from appearing on any TV channel in Pakistan for thirty days after ruling that he had violated several sections of PEMRA Ordinance in a TV program a day ago.
The media regulator, in a notification issued, stated that Liaquat, during his channel’s Ramzan transmission on May 24, had “aired live, un-edited and without any delay” a video call from Gujrat wherein the caller had raised a controversial religious question.
PEMRA notes that Dr Liaquat “merely for creating sensation and in order to achieve maximum rating”, created “unwarranted drama on the basis of religion and hurt the sentiments of different sects and public at large”.
This is not the first time Liaquat has been banned from appearing on TV. In January 2017, PEMRA banned him and his programme ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on Bol News after he levelled allegations of blasphemy against ‘disappeared’ civil society activists and bloggers on his programme. Islamabad High Court had also temporarily barred the TV host from making any television appearances.
Meanwhile, PEMRA has also prohibited Bol News to broadcast or re-broadcast its program titled “Ramzan Main Bol” and “Aisa Nahi Chalay Ga”.