ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has barred controversial host and former politician Aamir Liaquat Hussain from appearing on TV for using Islam for his personal gain and spreading hatred.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC was hearing a petition requesting the court that Aamir is banned for life from all media including but not limited to print media, electronic media and social media. The judge banned him till the next hearing.
Aamir has hosted different programmes on television including morning shows, game shows, talk shows, and special transmissions on religious occasions. Despite enjoying a large following, he has regularly courted controversy and accused people of treason and blasphemy.
The petitioner requested the court to declare that Aamir has used religion for personal gains and at the cost of the safety and well-being of various individuals by conducting repeated hate speech amounting to incitement to violence.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) also issued a notice to all channels notifying them of the IHC decision.
عامر لیاقت کو آن ائیر نہ لیا جائے، پیمرا نے تمام نجی ٹی وی چینلز، ایف ایم ریڈیو سٹیشنز کو حکم جاری کر دیا pic.twitter.com/DBcXv5pjrm— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) December 13, 2017
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