PEMRA Bans Amir Liaquat for 30 days.
PEMRA Bans Amir Liaquat for 30 days (BANNED)… he is banned by pemra
KARACHI: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned Amir Liaquat’s BOL TV shows ‘Ramzan Me Bol’ and ‘Aisa Nahi Chalega’ for hurting religious sentiments of different sects.
PEMRA has slapped a 30-day ban on Liaquat’s shows on the BOL network, while it has also barred
Amir from appearing on any Television platform.
amir Liaquat seemingly protesting against Dr Naik’s statement about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
asked Qari Khalil to condemn it. Qari Khalil, in reply, said he doesn’t condon the words
Dr Naik used and tried to explain that it wasn’t Dr Naik’s first language. Outraged at the ‘soft’ tone
of Qari Khalil about Dr Naik, Aamir Liaquat stormed off the stage.
Televangelist Amir Liaquat Hussain on Friday announced during BOL’s Ramzan transmission that
scholars from the Salafi sect have been banned from appearing on programs aired by the network.
The decision came a day after Amir Liaquat quit BOL TV’s Aalim Kay Bol segment after Salafi scholar
Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman had allegedly defended renowned scholar Dr Zakir Naik.
Following him, Barelavi scholar Allama Kokab Noorani Okarvi also stood up and said he will only
sit with co-panelist Qari Khalil if he repented otherwise he will also quit.
Qari Khalil was not on set when the transmission resumed with the recitation of the Darood Sharif.
It is to be noted that Qari Khalil appears on Peace TV Urdu, the same channel on which Dr Naik passed the controversial statement.
The transmission winded up with the airing of Dr Naik’s controversial video clip.
This is not the first time BOL TV has taken such a step. In past, the channel has accused several
bloggers and civil rights activists of blasphemy and hurting religious sentiments.