Aug 042017
Use of derogatory language against Pashtuns evokes protest

KARACHI: To show their anger against a private TV and its anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain for using derogatory language against Pashtuns, particularly the Wazir tribe, a large number of Pashtun… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Feb 102017
'Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga' banned again as SHC withdraws stay order

The Sindh High Court on Friday withdrew a stay order suspending the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority's (Pemra) ban on Bol TV's 'Aisay Nahi Chahlay Ga' programme, ruling that the programme will remain off air till further notice.A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah also issued notices to the petitioner and deputy attorney general to file their respective replies on the case by Feb 22.'Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga', hosted by anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain, had resumed airing Wednesday evening (Feb 8), even though the Supreme Court had ruled earlier in the day that the regulator's decision will be upheld.It was reported that the channel’s management had approached a SHC division bench headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah the same day, who, while issuing notices to the respondents and the deputy attorney general, had issued another stay order on Pemra’s notification.During Friday's hearing, Pemra's counsel Zahid Ebrahim, assisted by Kashif Hanif, placed the SC's order before the bench, arguing that the TV channel had procured a stay order from the SHC by concealing facts.In its missive, the Supreme Court had also ordered the channel’s management to respond to the regulator’s show-cause notice for ignoring the ban on the show.The apex court had stated that the channel’s management could only appeal Pemra’s decision before the Sindh High Court if it was aggrieved by the regulator’s final decision on the matter, and had added that the court would have to decide the case after hearing all parties involved.In response [Read More…]

Jun 272016

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday banned Geo TV’s ‘Inaam Ghar’ for three days for continuously violating the code of conduct. The programme will remain suspended from June 28 to June 30. According to a Pemra handout, the decision has been taken after hundreds of complaints were received by the authority, drawing its attention towards the programme airing inappropriate contents, including showing a scene of a girl committing suicide, letting go on air an indecent call of a female caller and uttering of abusive sentence by a participant of the show to win a prize. Happening now: Aamir Liaquat set to break world record of longest TV transmission The infamous host of the show, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has also been directed to offer an unconditional apology on-air and provide an assurance that he would not violate the code of conduct in the future. In case of non-compliance, the handout said, the programme would be taken off air permanently. Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2016. The post Geo programme: Pemra bans Inaam Ghar for three days appeared first on The Express Tribune. Click for detailed story

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