Ramazan shows: Will you tune in to Veena, Maya Khan or Aamir Liaquat?

Published: July 16, 2012

As the arrival of the holy month of Ramazan nears, promos for shows on different networks are out in strength as the ratings war intensifies. Brace yourselves – this year your TV screens will be taken over by celebrities, sportsmen, controversial anchors and talk show hosts during Iftar time!

First up is everyone’s favourite actor and model Veena Malik. The controversial actor will be appearing on the Hero TV show “Astaghfaar”.

A stern warning to “seek forgiveness for your sins” and visuals of hellfire are followed by a very emotional Veena, who in a sultry voice tells us that she will be seeking forgiveness for our and her sins throughout the holy month. A lone tear drop makes an appearance by the end of the promo. Very emotional.

Needless to say, we’re excited about seeing Veena on the show.

Remember Maya Khan? Yes the one who raided the public park and ran after couples asking them about their marital status. Good, because Maya will also be appearing for Iftar transmissions on ARY Digital alongside TV host Dr Shahid Masood on the show “Sheher-e-Ramadan”.

Maya says:

Hum banain gay sahara eik dosray ka, kyoon kay humay hay ehsaas apnoon kaa.

We know you care, Maya. Who knows what she has in store for the viewers this time.

The legend is back. Dr Aamir Liaquat of “Aalim Online” and Ghalib film fame is also back on Geo. His return to the network was celebrated in a song by the host himself and Mr Jeem, Geo’s mascot.

The good doctor will be hosting the show “Pehchan Ramzan”.

And then of course there is Lala. Everyone’s favourite cricketer Shahid Afridi will be on Express Entertainment this year, appearing on the show “Mehmaan ka Ramazan”.

Iftar time just got a little more interesting.

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Reader Comments (94)

  • abc
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:23PM

    PEMRA must take notice of it it must be stopped forthwith. These people must not be allowed and if they go on air than the disciplinary measures must be taken against the channels.


  • sensible
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:28PM

    veena in Ramzan transmission, comn give me a break!!!


  • xyz
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:31PM

    they are now cashing every thing ..even islam too..what a rubbish…Recommend

  • kamran ahmed
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:45PM

    Who cares, who is hosting and appearing in which show. Those who want ALLAH blessings during this holy month should keep themself busy in reading Quran and nawafil.Stay away from idiot box


  • Kashif Reza
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:48PM

    Good Work Hero TV .. she’s our Heroine full of Ramazan (Or Add one thing During this Program Veena Malik keay Photo Shoots or Times Songs Chalana bhoolna)


  • Tahir
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:49PM

    @ Kamran – I can not agree more. The TV is the last things you turn too during Ramdhan. Spend your time wisely because Allah has blessed with the blessed month. We should give our utmost respect to this month. Its a blessing from Allah, lets all Thanks Allah in this holy month and turn towards him in repleteness.


    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:04PM

    i will definately not feel comfortable with veena doing any show for ramadan i can’t see my religion being commercialized now this here channel has just aired to get more rating which is not ethically good


  • B.Ally
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:06PM

    No to Liaqat. No to Maya but big yes to Veena. Just for one simple reason. She is not a hypocrite. The others are big time two faced


  • kg
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:06PM

    veena malik doing a show in ramadan is just wrong
    what’s wrong with our media…


  • haider rizvi
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:14PM

    waoo what a nice way 2 do astaghfar…look at her make-up,,her expensive dress..is dis is the way to recite astaghfar..is this is the way to ask ALLAH for help???this is the best way of publicity….plz ask hero tv that what cost they are paying veena to astaghfar…this is called islam for bank balance…and what she was doing in india was called non-islamic for bank balance…shame on u hero tv


  • Javed
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:16PM

    BS really, who care about these nonsense channel at time of Iftar, Do ppl really have time to watch and listen to those hypocrites instead of doing Iftari and going for Magrib prayer.


  • Timour
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:28PM

    @B.Ally: Thats exactly what I was thinking.Recommend

  • Awans
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Religion is now a name of Fashion in Pakistan. . It is used for all the wrong reasons here and Ramazan is more like a Social Gathering rather than an event of Spiritual Uprightness. Also Because of us Islam has is now Transformed into an Exhibitionism and nothing else.


  • samina
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:33PM

    RAMZAAN is the month of blessing… spend thz month according to QURAN n SUNNA. ask ALLAH for forgiveness. we are no 1 to judge others. as far as tv shows are concern thy r just topi darama we ppl knw thier actual faces so thr is nothng to trust thm again but ALLAH knes whts in thr hearts so yeh cheez ALLAH p he chor daini chaye… happy ramzan to u all


  • smj
    Jul 16, 2012 - 7:53PM

    here goes my Roza :(


  • Anonymous
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:13PM

    No to ET, No to express news in Ramadan……….
    U always break the news that even dont exist in reality,


  • Sidra
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:26PM

    OMG,And so Much ‘HAHAHAHHA’
    wow,people like this will be with us on aur iftaar and and Sehri.
    No wonder why we have Zardari. Hahaha, Good luck though.
    Last year sahir losdhi was there,And now theres alot more. Whatay :/


  • Amerrrrrrrr
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:27PM

    Definitely I ll go for Lala’s show.. Where is Media’s so called “code of conduct” Lol


  • sick of this nonsense
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:33PM

    Not being a hypocrite does not give you the credentials to host a religious program. I am her fan but I think it is very offensive to the intellect of us viewers if we are forced to view a woman who would rather take off her clothes then have them on giving religious sermons. Media should counter extremism and spread knowledge but by having tainted people hosting religious shows will only strengthen the cause of extremist Mullas as they will rightly say “we have gone to the devil, come to Maderssahs and be brainwashed”


  • Abdulla diwana
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:35PM

    If we don’t care about Allah for 11 months in a year, do you think Allah will bother forgiving us during the month of Ramadan? At least I am very doubtful. Liaqat is too repulsive for me since I saw hi other side.


  • Hasin Ahmed
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Of the three named, one is an actress, she is how or what she appears. The other is a cheater, having tried but miserably failed, and thoroughly exposed, in her bid to fool her audience. And yet the third one is a phoney. Nevertheless, he stands out prominently, having done his Phd in hypocrisy and deception, appearing not what he is.


  • Pakistani_Mohajir
    Jul 16, 2012 - 8:58PM

    Are we all not exploiting Islam for our own very reasons. Lesson to learn is how low as a muslim we all can go. We been exploited by “Mullah ism” off the screen and on the screen. Any one can give Fatwa against his opponent, challenging their integrity as muslim, every one thinks that he/she is better muslim because they can highlight rather advertise others wrong doings. How many a times a Mullah has sinned !! no one ever confess.. How many a times we consider the very basics of islam, not to hurt any one. Who knows who is more holy/pious than other. Better watch Veena and enjoy your roza rather than waste your time to another repetitive self created versions of Islam where “Host” is only muslim and rest are kaffirs.


  • mohammed
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:06PM

    I agree with you kamran 100%.make ibadat leave the tv and all worldly activitiesRecommend

  • ouyoon
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:26PM

    @ abdulla diwana – InshaAllah He will. He is Ar-Rahmaan after all


  • Omer
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Hero TV?? I didnt even know there existed a channel called “HERO TV”


  • Fasial
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:31PM

    @Abdulla diwana:
    This is what our belief is.. Even if we call HIM once and that a true call, HE will surely listen. He waits for his creation to come back .. and is waiting for us too. May Almighty Allah bless us with the power to outdo this media onrush and to ponder.


  • PakPunjabi
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:32PM

    I’ll be watching none. For it is better to watch nothing and go to the local Masjid and listen to the local Mullah, than watch these 3 idiots. If there is money to be made, Veena Malik will make an angel. She has posed nude many times. Dr. Aamir Liaquat is a completely different personality off camera. And Maya Khan has danced and sang on numerous occasions. I hope and pray that they transform into better humans this Ramadan but so far this nothing but a commercial activity for all these people. The local Masjid has an old Pashtun Mullah whose voice melts away your heart and tears (unlike Veena’s) start flowing from your eyes, while the soul finds peace and purpose in life….


  • Mj
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:41PM

    Selling a nonexistent cure for a nonexistent problem.


  • Anon
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:43PM

    @B Ally
    Not a hypocrite? I mean apart from the fact she is cashing in on Ramadan and conveniently has a dupatta on her head? She is no better than the other two.


  • The Flying Object
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:48PM

    Simple Answer: None of them. Rather tune in to Ibadat and Zikr. That’s what Ramazan is for :)


  • Amjad Bukhari
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:53PM

    ll well said Kamran Ahmed.. Ramadan is not something to waste in watching TV….


  • Umair
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:13PM

    All the sawab collected during fasting would be wasted by viewing her and liaquat’s shows


  • Faraz
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Watch cooking shows at least you will learn some skills…


  • Sara
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:24PM

    U can’t judge Veena…Allah knows better. No harm in her hosting a show…one has the choice to not watch the show. If u don’t want to watch then change the channel.


  • Hairaan
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:30PM

    None. Tune in to your God. No wasting precious time watching absurd channels.


  • Jul 16, 2012 - 10:32PM

    Woahhh Veena’s getting paid for seeking forgiveness too…lolll


  • Mohammad
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:33PM

    Just for clarification – What is the difference between these three? They are all in the same category. All of them trying to sell themselves by showing of, hypocratic attitude, lies, and just wasting time (that we have a lot). The best in Ramadan is to spend time in remembrance to Allah quietly talking to HIM not listening to these kinds of fools.


  • MBN
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:33PM

    Here’s a CRAZY suggestion: STOP WATCHING TV!?!


  • Hairaan
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:34PM

    @kamran ahmed:

    keep themself busy in reading Quran and nawafil.Stay away from idiot box

    True brother. And allow me to add that what you said is equally and invariably applicable to all 12 months of the year. Jazakallah


  • aq.inqalabi
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:42PM

    Amir Liaquat and Veena Malik doing shows for Ramadan. When is Pamela Anderson starting?
    Who owns the hero tv?


  • Maha
    Jul 16, 2012 - 11:19PM

    @Sara: We should always say bad things bad. It is not about choice whether we can switch channel or not. It is like we shouldn’t even say raping as bad until one gets raped herself. What kind of a logic is that?


  • Tahir Amjad
    Jul 16, 2012 - 11:39PM

    For me all three are same……..2 faces of same coin

    Aamir veena,,,liaqat mayra\\\

    I willnot watch any one of them


  • Parvez
    Jul 17, 2012 - 12:00AM

    Well the Olympics will be on at the same time so Veena, Meena, Loony and Lala all will have competition.


  • Siddh
    Jul 17, 2012 - 12:06AM

    I read somewhere that a time will come when we will have forgotten all thats good abt islam. Perhaps a beginning of this sort in this news that such shady characters will make us repent when what we need is a seriously pious person to remind us what we have become. Allah Khair


  • YM
    Jul 17, 2012 - 12:06AM

    This channel should be banned from broadcasting this program.They are doing this just for rating and viral marketing. The teachings of Islam should not be taught by someone like Veena Malik.


  • Nasir Hamid
    Jul 17, 2012 - 12:38AM

    Seems like veena is goin overboard to prove her self to prove she’s a good girl. All i can say is guys stay away from the tv during Ramadan. I guess Ramadan is supposed to teach us control and the Pakistani media is really testing us on that front.


  • Kashif
    Jul 17, 2012 - 12:54AM

    Shame on Hero TV managment. They can cross every limit to give popularity to their decaying channel….Please don’t make fun of religion.


  • Sumbul Ashraf
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:01AM

    it’s my appeal to Hero TV staff why they do this ? just for ratings ? Is hero tv management is in senses what they are going to present to us in a holy month of Ramadan just for ratings ? just for money ? You people present these kind of celebrates it’s shame.
    Pls stop this ? its Appeal


  • ashar
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:08AM

    anybody wants to spend a good ramazan should switch off the TV for one month at least. otherwise all three are equal in thier sinfulness, distraction, and anti-Islamic objectives.


  • Azazel
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:11AM

    This month is already too tough, as it is. Makes life miserable. What is the need for such BS!Recommend

  • ali ali
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:20AM

    cashing in on Ramazan…!! and then we blame the political leaders for the dismal state of our country when we as a nation are losing our ethics and morality. No one is to blame but us if veena is doing a religious based show because the channel knows that majority,no matter of much we criticize, will tune in to see what gimmicks she will do…we have allowed this to happen..


  • Asad
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Hypocrisy has taken over our whole society and this veena malik ramadhan promo is the example of this. There are no ethical limits or boundaries for anything. First I was greatly disturbed when Dr. Aamir Liaquat returned back to geo cuz he openly said that all that video scam was done by geo group (and he returned to geo again, isnt that hypocrisy?) and now this veena malik who has left no stone unturned in maligning the name of the country. I would not blame them if they would do such things in their personal capacity but their such doings have a great impact on our whole society. Now they are hosting ramadhan shows which would have really adverse effect on the image ISLAM & MUSLIMS.


  • Umer
    Jul 17, 2012 - 2:10AM

    Veena ones’ promo viewer count has already shot upwards of 5,000 while others are stuck at couple of hundreds. That says it all as to who would be successful.


  • Naveed
    Jul 17, 2012 - 4:21AM

    comeon people it is of no consequence who presents what on TV…borrowing Howard beale’s words from his 1976 movie… “…Television is not the truth but a amusement parkk, a circus a carnival a travelling troupe of acrobats….” so I wouldn’t take any thing coming out of TV with any seriousness.Recommend

  • Atta
    Jul 17, 2012 - 4:40AM

    We want Pamella and Sunny Leon and Matheera to HOST RAMADAN SHOWS too!!


  • Ash
    Jul 17, 2012 - 4:54AM

    This is insane! Guys, if you are really sad and angry on this pathetic move by Hero TV then join me in launching complaint against them directly on Pemra! At least by this way we will send a message


  • angel
    Jul 17, 2012 - 7:20AM

    @ kamran ahmed : very well said.


  • Jaggu
    Jul 17, 2012 - 8:16AM

    This should be more like be in the blogs section. It explicitly states opinions and gossips and does not state plain facts.


  • esko
    Jul 17, 2012 - 8:35AM

    Read Qur’an, practice reciting it, teach it to your kids, and spend time with family. Do not let shaytan deceive you with a tv show. Stay away brothers and sisters! This can be your last ramadan by the will of Allah and if you don’t make the best of it you will regret it in the akhira.


  • rehan
    Jul 17, 2012 - 9:48AM

    This is just ridiculous… what rubbish ..MEDIA mend urself ..
    All shud oppose these shattan activites on TV


  • peace
    Jul 17, 2012 - 10:05AM

    definitely Allah knows….but what she did recent past..i think u also know well….then its just a publicity stunt…both Veena & shameful HERO TV…it called “MUNAFIQAT”
    shame on HERO TV, Veena & the peoples whos like these type of cheap personalities/ channels….


  • Haris Javed
    Jul 17, 2012 - 10:05AM

    Guys put some noise in ears of those who call themselves The Regulators!!


  • Shahrukh kazmi
    Jul 17, 2012 - 11:14AM

    I did my part, i complaint!


  • MoLM
    Jul 17, 2012 - 11:28AM

    Why do you simply not watch the shows…that is what I’m going to do. Why must you try and stop everyone else from watching too? It is not your business or the government’s. It is between them and their God if they want to see.

    No too censorship; yes to personal freedom! No government in my TV lounge, thank you.


  • NM
    Jul 17, 2012 - 1:17PM

    Veena Malik all the way…the most interesting move ever in the media industry!


  • haider rizvi
    Jul 17, 2012 - 6:44PM

    this is what we called…Astaghfar for bank balance…what a nice way to earn money…Recommend

  • Mahi
    Jul 17, 2012 - 8:45PM

    Wow can’t wait for Afridi’s show.


  • Mahi
    Jul 17, 2012 - 8:49PM

    For God sake Veena is accountable to God NOT us.Why can’t she appear in a show for Astagfaar?


  • Prabhjyot Singh Madan
    Jul 17, 2012 - 9:06PM

    Veena Malik is promoting ramazan wow !!!! What can I say . At least she is not a hypocrite like Maya and that fake Islamic scholar. Please make Veena Malik your next prime minister, supreme court will forget the swiss case against the president


  • Jul 17, 2012 - 10:51PM

    Well as far as Veena Malik is concerned i wil prefer watching Pogo. Coz i dont think that there will be a proper religious show. Recommend

  • Asif Mehmood
    Jul 17, 2012 - 11:44PM

    Amir Liaquat and Maya Khan is waste, Veena is the best. I am all for Veena.


  • Mard-e-Haq
    Jul 18, 2012 - 6:26AM

    Veena of course, as long as she keeps her clothes on:-)


  • Mehwish
    Jul 18, 2012 - 9:33AM

    Why can’t these TV channels leave our religion alone. All they care about is money, and worst, they compete over ratings as who attracted the maximum viewers. Lets not fall in this trap, turn these channels off and stop waching such programs making fun of our Holy month RamdhanRecommend

  • Rabia
    Jul 18, 2012 - 9:47AM

    just as you eat the date and discard the pit, watch what’s right and ignore the rubbish. It will disappear without the ratings. The reason these shows exist there is that in spite of all the comments above, such people and their shows have an avid viewership


  • abdul mutaal
    Jul 18, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Hypocrisy at its peak !!! when you do business on Islam or any other religion !! you always produce such hypocrites.


  • AZ
    Jul 18, 2012 - 10:27AM

    Simply no to Veena, no to Aamir Liaqat and Maya Khan


  • John
    Jul 18, 2012 - 10:57AM

    Thankfully the TV remote still works and the viewer can skip inappropriate content.


  • Yusuf
    Jul 18, 2012 - 11:41AM

    One reader has said, and I quote: Of the three named, one is an actress, she is how or what she appears. The other is a cheater, having tried but miserably failed, and thoroughly exposed, in her bid to fool her audience. *And yet the third one is a phoney. Nevertheless, he stands out prominently, having done his Phd in hypocrisy and deception, appearing NOT what he is.*

    I am most concerned about Amir liaqaut. he has issued fatwas on TV that have led to the killing of people in Pakistan. best to vote him off the screen: http://www.pemra.gov.pk/feedback/


  • Nadeem
    Jul 18, 2012 - 12:06PM

    I think we should appreciate the HADAET given by GOD and these peoples should be encouraged to become good MuslimsRecommend

  • Mohammad Rafiq
    Jul 18, 2012 - 1:23PM

    Veena’s “Istighfar” will be great joke. I am not sure if it will be commedy show or religious one but I solute the channel marketing management for encashing the sins of film actress in time.


  • Nasir
    Jul 18, 2012 - 3:11PM

    Very nice veena.Bless you


  • Anserali Khan
    Jul 18, 2012 - 3:12PM

    I will never tune to Amir Liaqut


  • Beatle
    Jul 18, 2012 - 3:42PM

    This seems to be a paid article OR the writer does not have aesthetic sense. Ramzan transmission is just not an under-rated entertainment show, but a religious programme directly related to public sentiments. All this crap of mentioned hosts have neither the capacity nor sufficient knowledge to conduct a religious programme continuously for a month. The sole purpose seems to be ratings and commercial gains.


  • Zeeshan
    Jul 18, 2012 - 5:31PM

    Media is treating to Islam as media treat to politicians, never acceptable such kinds of persons in the discussion of Islam in the holy month. Every Pakistani well know what is the character of these persons and what they did in past. Will they teach us regarding Islam in holy month ? If they do as it will as joke with Islam and Pakistani nation so media control authority should be take notice and banned such kinds program with the controversial persons.
    Please awake Pakistan.


  • Ali
    Jul 18, 2012 - 5:54PM

    how much she charged for this???

    is this the new TV “Standards” in Pakistan ????

    c’mon, have some class !Recommend

  • W. Khan
    Jul 20, 2012 - 3:54AM

    Krupt people like Veena malik who has done sin in India on Indian Channels will present program on Ramazan. What is the standard of Islam in this country called Pakisan. They use such krupt to show fazail-e-ramzan.


  • Jul 21, 2012 - 5:21AM

    Our media has lost its sanity.Hiring people who hurted the sentiments of the nation? Is it really just about rating or is it ethics too. i think media just want rating. Be in aamir,using foul language on religious program on off air, nudity shoot of veena mailk and harassment that maya did. Don’t they have one face? i laugh at them when they call themselves religious and according to islam act. it nothing more than money filling their pockets and channel upgrading there chaneel. if veena wanna repent for her sins. why do it on tv? why not do it off air. in home? or does spot lights turn her on? why aamir want to come back? isn’t he ashamed of using foul language during commericals.
    P.S – We are nation who’s writing its own destruction on every level


  • shah
    Jul 21, 2012 - 10:33AM

    none at any cost they just publicity stunts


  • Hasan Ansari
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:23PM

    WE love Veena. I cant even hear a word against her. She should be allowed to do a show during Ramzan. Nothing wrong with that. I watch bigots on tv and she has every right to speak her mind.


  • Syed Shah
    Jul 22, 2012 - 7:09AM

    This is rubbish. They want to milk even the holy month of Ramzan. Shame on all connected with such commercial programs. Shame.


  • Safdar hayat
    Jul 22, 2012 - 4:25PM

    No doubt Veena and Ramazan together make no sense. But people seem to have very short memory. There is a lot of talk about Amir Liaqat doing some programme in ramadhan. Probably people have forgotten the loose talk and shameful expressions made by him that appeared in the you tube. Mind you he never repented rather he attributed it to some dubbing technique. As regards Veena, we all know who she is and what she is for and cannot be duped by her glycerine ridden eyes. But Amir Liaqat is worse. He is an embodiment of lies, deceit, guile, duplicity, cunningness, hypocrisy etc. Let’s beware of such fitnas. Veena no doubt is wolf. But Aamir Liaquat is a wolf in the garb of sheep and certainly more dangerous.


  • Safdar hayat
    Jul 22, 2012 - 7:03PM

    Veena and ramadhan make no sense at all. She will not appeal any one no doubt. However, strangely enough very few seems to be focussing on the other one. I mean amir Liaquat. It seems people have forgotten the vulgar talk he made. Youtube has a lot of it. He never repented. Never accepted his mistake rather attributed it to some dubbing techniques. Veena’s personality is very clear. Every one know her she will not click in Ramadhan. Recommend

  • Jul 29, 2012 - 5:35PM

    What can you do when authentic academic views on conversion are censored.


  • The Truth
    Aug 9, 2012 - 8:42PM

    WHO cares??? I don’t watch TV. And this is NOT news.

    The only people who find any of this worthy of discussion are the lowlife mentality Pakistanis who think they own other people.

    The Jew Central Bankers OWN YOU and your ENTIRE COUNTRY.
    What are you going to do about THAT??
    Maybe we should discuss that instead? How about an article on something useful, Tribune??Recommend

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