Hate speech: IHC bars Aamir Liaquat from appearing on TV

Petitioner accuses him of using Islam for personal gain


Rizwan Shehzad December 13, 2017
Amir Liaquat Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

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.

COMMENTS (2)

BrainBro | 3 years ago | Reply Some other court in Pakistan will probably put a stay on this order within the next few days.
SuperNe | 3 years ago | Reply What's different this guy has done ??? This guy is innocent. Every Muslim use Islam for personal gain. For fake asylum. Getting entry in to Western countries Getting free aid from Western countries. Free education in Western Universities Excuse for killing humans
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