Jibran Nasir moves PEMRA against Amir Liaquat over blasphemy allegations

Published: January 21, 2017

Social activist Jibran Nasir has filed a an official complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against TV anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain for ‘maligning’ him.

In his complaint letter to the media watchdog, Jibran said the anchor of BOL Network had started a “malicious, defamatory and life endangering campaign” against him and the bloggers who went missing between January 4 to 8.

“…on 19 January, Amir Liaquat carried on this vicious campaign against me asserting accusations of blasphemy and went to accuse me of being the admin of the Facebook page “Bhensaa” and associated all its blasphemous content and posts to me,” Jibran wrote in his letter available with the The Express Tribune.

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“He further attacked me on my faith and beliefs and declared me an atheist,” he added in it.

The rights activist said Liaquat accused him of having an anti-state agenda and also maligned Kathak dancer Sheema Kermani since she participated in a protest demanding safe recovery of the missing persons.

“The above baseless allegation is hate speech in its most blatant form being propagated to arouse contempt, hatred and endanger lives on the basis of religion,” Jibran remarked.

He demanded immediate action from the regulatory authority to restrict the TV anchor from spreading false information since he said he has already received several death threats via social media.

“In addition to the damage already caused to the reputations of all Pakistanis accused by him including myself, if any danger comes to my life I will hold Pemra equally responsible for failing to take necessary action against Amir Liaquat and the management of Bol News,” he added.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 21, 2017 - 8:51PM

    The best thing about our society was that in spite of terrorism, corruption and economic problems we had freedom of speech and thought. Except Zia’s regime, every political and Military government we had this freedom. Unfortunately, thanks to people like Amir Liaqat we are about to remove most important symbol of our identity. Amir Liaqat was in MQM and he hated same people but could not do anything. Now he has become a stooge of some powers but his intention is the same. Very smart move.Recommend

  • Farooq Khan
    Jan 21, 2017 - 9:00PM

    Aamir Liaqat is a cheapster who can do anything just to please those from whom he expects favours. Aamir Liaqat , you are a fake scholar who can to any tunes.Recommend

  • SB
    Jan 21, 2017 - 9:17PM

    Amir is 100% right in what he presents in his show. He backs his talk with irrefutable evidence. If anybody thinks otherwise let him go to the courts and prove it incorrect.
    These bloggers are reaping what they have sowed.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 21, 2017 - 9:54PM

    Amir Liaquat is an absolute disgrace.Recommend

  • Imran Ahmed
    Jan 22, 2017 - 2:27PM

    @SB: Quoting Mr I A Rehman “If those who picked up the five bloggers had good reason to deprive them of their right to liberty, they should have informed their families, allowed them to contact their counsel and produced them in a court of law within 24 hours, or explained the reasons for failing to do so”Recommend

  • SOHAIL shah
    Jan 22, 2017 - 5:00PM

    He was right in his decision..
    .I like him for sake of Islam…
    Amir BHI do ur job…We will face jibran who’s enty Islam and Pakistan…Recommend

  • SOHAIL shah
    Jan 22, 2017 - 5:02PM

    He was right.. Amir liaquatRecommend

  • Ali S
    Jan 26, 2017 - 7:17PM

    What else do you expect from a fake religious scholar working on for a channel funded by fake degrees? Bol TV is bound to attract bottom-of-the-barrel talent with no conscience.Recommend

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