Veena Malik’s Ramazan show called off after public outrage

Published: July 20, 2012
Actor’s show on Hero TV called off after promo sparks fury online.

Actor’s show on Hero TV called off after promo sparks fury online.

The idea of the controversial Veena Malik repenting for her sins on national television did not settle well with the awaam. From internet petitions calling for the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban the show, which had been scheduled to air during the holy month, to comments on social media forums, the anger was hot and unrestricted.

The furor and resentment around the show finally made the production team rethink their decision to air it. “Hero TV is for the awaam. If the awaam does not want to see Veena Malik on this Ramazan show, then we will cancel it,” said a member of the team, adding that they respect the wishes of the populace.

A YouTube user by the name Hamza Imran uploaded a video of his reaction to Veena’s Ramazan promo. Cursing heavily, he appeals to viewers:

“Can you imagine Veena Malik, who not so long ago stripped half naked with an ISI tattoo on her? She hasn’t got any right to be entering Pakistan, let alone being on a TV show that has such religion significance,” he says, holding his head, clearly appalled. He also adds that he has uploaded his video to “spread the message” to the show’s producers for its cancellation. “I’m not just going to be Facebooking or liking things online because that’s not going to make a difference. I want people to email Hero TV and send them hate messages and ask them to stop this. She’s a disgrace of a person. How dare she?”

Amidst the hue and cry around this controversial show, a few questions come to light. If Hero TV was “heroic” enough to take such an audacious stance (by inviting the notorious Veena on their sets) in the first place, why didn’t they simply stick to their guns and see it through? Some commentors suggest that it is a publicity ploy to garner attention for a channel that receives none at all. “What depths will the media plunge to next in the ratings game? Is there any hope for an informed, progressive and responsible media?” asks one irked commenter on The Express Tribune website.

A Pemra official told us that he was just as baffled. “What do media owners want?” he asked, requesting anonymity. “Could they not find anyone else? If they want ratings, can’t they get scholars with good reputations instead of fuelling extremism by bringing such controversial figures on TV?” he asked, adding that Veena and other televangelists are “hypocrites”.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (110)

  • Rameez
    Jul 20, 2012 - 9:46PM

    Nice work….


  • KD
    Jul 20, 2012 - 9:47PM

    i was really looking forward for the show… ramzan would have been interesting this year…
    now we have to stick to hypocrites like aamir liaqat & maya khan


  • Thankful
    Jul 20, 2012 - 9:48PM

    Right move


  • Muhammad
    Jul 20, 2012 - 9:51PM

    YAHOOOOO !!!!!!

    First good news at the start of Ramazan to all my Pakistani brothers and sisters.


  • Umar Saif
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:01PM

    I’m very glad to hear about our awam’s decision!


  • Munnabhai
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:04PM

    I thought Islam was the religion of peace,love and fairness.

    One’s action should not reflect their belief system.


  • nomi
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:11PM

    I dont understand these UK muslims. They live in a secular country after leaving a muslim country and most fervently come out claiming to defend Islam.

    Is Veena Malik too powerful too endanger the whole Ummah?

    Laughable really?


  • Sarmad
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:14PM

    Why can’t the AWAAM do same for Amir Liaquat ? How do you justify his acts and not veena’s? Recommend

  • kaalchakra
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:17PM

    Frankly, this was a terrible idea. Some people these days want to argue that ANYTHING is acceptable in Islam. No, it isn’t, and people who wish to follow Islam had better get used to it. If you thin there are other ‘better’ religions – go ahead and follow them.


  • Dont take me to funky town
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:25PM

    People, religion is not a joke. if you do not follow it, its your choice but you cannot act bi-polar ans do whatever the heck for more $$$. Recommend

  • Brajanarayan
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:27PM

    Let the whole World shun her but she is welcome as honored artist in Bollywood. We have nothing with her personal life and pursuits. As a member of public,we are concerned with her performance only.


  • Sara
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:38PM

    I am in favour of the show, if u don’t like it then change the channel. Bans are wrong. If its ok to see Amir liaquat hussain, then she is fine too.


  • Bakhtiar Wain
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:40PM

    Veena Malik has as much right to talk about Islam in Ramzan as anybody else does. Self rightous religiousity has reached a level in our country which totally obliterates the simple phiolsophy of self choice and restraint. Its not a compulsory watch; just change the channel people if you dont like itRecommend

  • sajid
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:43PM

    otherwise TRIBUNE would lost rattings


  • Mudassir
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:48PM

    Nice and successful publicity stunt. Now we all know that there is a channel called “Hero TV”.


  • Zeta
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:49PM

    It was a publicity stunt by Express Media corporation to promote their new channel HERO TV. Protest or no protest, She wasn’t going to do the program either way. it was only promo


  • R.A
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:49PM

    I was looking forward to it
    I thaught given the chance she will purify herself
    At the same time there will be no Amir to putup with

  • muhammad tariq zafar
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:53PM

    @Bakhtiar Wain:
    What she will teach us.she has not the basic knoedge of islam as she proved from her previous dont support her


  • fawad
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:54PM

    finally common sense prevails :)


  • Jul 20, 2012 - 10:56PM

    Great Job Ban her…


  • muhammad tariq zafar
    Jul 20, 2012 - 10:58PM

    If people r not reacting against amir liaquat it does not man that veena shpuld be allowed.let us we also protest against amer and others.


  • Bakhtiar Wain
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:01PM

    @muhammad tariq zafar:
    i never said she would be a good teacher; all I saying is that everybody has equal rights just as you would have the right to change the channel


    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:05PM

    Mmm, I have to plug-in my TV cable again. Veena was a good excuse for us not to watch TV during the Holy month of Ramadan.


  • unbeliever
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:06PM

    so, who’s the winner?
    HERO TV, i guess…
    maybe people in pakistan are not that matured to see through the antics of the guys who create furore, then step in to douse the fire, then heavily curse everything around them, and assure that salvation of public lies in following them only…………..
    and what they gain in the process. more eyeballs, than many can dream….

    that’s why i call tribune to be the most intelligently run newspaper in pak..already they have replaced dawn as the most read pakistani newspaper online….


  • Kanwal
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:08PM

    Stop Maya khan tooo.


  • SalSal
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:11PM

    People stop all this. It was all for publicity! I mean it’s just stupid. It was never going to happen. What will she talk about in the show? Will any proper religious scholar even come for her show?


  • Modasar
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:21PM

    Every channel in Pakistan will have all the Islamic stuff to talk about, don’t people get tired of all those mullahs making up their own stuff? And no entertainment in Ramzan that is totally not fair. Thank god i am in America!


  • BLing BLing
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:35PM

    If only GEO and ARY would do the same with Amir Liaquat, Maya Khan and Shahid Masood and let us watch learned Islamic scholars like Javed Ghamidi and Yasir Qadhi. :(


  • Jul 20, 2012 - 11:49PM

    Typical hypocrisy of the people of Pakistan. I’d like to see protests over Amir Liaquat airing his show. No one stepped forward for that. Laughable! And unfortunately, another step towards extremism. Pakistan deserves the state it is in and that is the truth.


  • T R Khan
    Jul 20, 2012 - 11:53PM

    Veena was an effective antidode to the hate spread by some other TV based religious program.


  • Wadeira ka Beta
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:00AM

    Alright.. since she is banned on the basis of not being qualified to host a show during the holy month. Then when will we ban Aamir Liaqat who’s unparalleled hypocrisy and extreme views have been on air for years now? Let’s be fair and apply the same rules across the board. I was never for the Veena Malik show, but at the same time I refused to revolt against it because we still have fakes like Aamir Liaqat freely addressing an entire country.


  • Big Rizvi
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:03AM

    What about Amir Liaquat?


  • Faraz
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:16AM

    What about Ammir Liaquat Hussain… ???
    When will he be signed off…


  • M
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:17AM

    Every single member of that ‘resentment filled awaam’ would have watched that show.


  • Me
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:20AM

    I agree that having her represent an Islamic religious festival in any form would be über weird, same as I feel for Aamir Liaquat, can the awam PLEASE get him off air, hes more dangerous with his self righteousness.


  • Jul 21, 2012 - 12:23AM

    Dear ET, you are using awaam as if it was a slur! Your contempt for the democratic voice of the majority of the people is quite obvious and quite frankly pathetic!


  • Parvez
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:27AM

    Cancelling the show was simply wrong. If someone does not like it that person has the option of changing channels. This way you allow him to impose his / her will on others thereby massaging the ego of a few people with disturbing personal issues.


  • Nabeel
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:29AM

    Well Done!
    I guess Hero TV has better conscience than GEO TV.
    I am far more appalled by GEO TV’s move of re-hiring Amir Liaquat. Even Veena Malik is probably a better human being in my eyes than that guy. At least she isn’t promoting religious sectarianism.


  • Truth bites
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:37AM

    Shame on ET for making light of this serious news.


  • Jul 21, 2012 - 12:38AM

    Wow! Excellent marketing technique used by Express News to promote their new channel Hero TV. Now everyone knows about Hero TV.


  • Dilbar Jahan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:52AM

    My request to ExpressTribune: Please, don’t use words like “notorious” for artists like Veena Malik. She is famous, not notorious. She is that personality who is adored by some and loathed by others; one cannot remain indifferent. And that speaks a lot. Personally, I think Veena could be a good Ramazan show host than Aamir Liaquat and Maya Khan.


  • Kashaf Asim
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:57AM

    Why don’t you name other “hypocrites” as well, my boy?Recommend

  • Eeman
    Jul 21, 2012 - 1:19AM

    So hypocrite Pakistanis had problem with her who’s truthfully what she’s, but they’ve no problem with Aamir Liaqat and Mubashar Luqman? Just like a Chemistry principle of ‘like dissolves like’, ‘hypocrites accept hypocrites’.


  • AM
    Jul 21, 2012 - 1:22AM

    Who are we to say if she is Muslim enough to do a Ramadan show or not. Whatever a person is does is between him/her and Allah. Maybe under all the glams and controversies she has a heart that is dear to Allah. Maybe under all our holiness, we have an eye that doesn’t fast. Maybe we are the ones who fast with our stomachs but don’t don’t fast with our eyes and tongue. End of the day, one mistake and all our piousness could count for nothing. And that one mistake can be our urge to judge other people. When clearly that’s God’s work. Not ours.


  • F Khan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Good its called off.It was a naughty idea anyway.


  • Mr S
    Jul 21, 2012 - 1:54AM

    Good work…She is a disgrace to a womanhood. She should be ignored anyway.Hypocrite woman.


  • haroon ali
    Jul 21, 2012 - 2:39AM

    “Hero Tv” and “Veena Malik” are one and the same thing. They will do anything to become famous, even strip naked during a holy month.


  • Monis
    Jul 21, 2012 - 2:44AM

    veena’s Nationality should also be cancelled.


  • Nobody
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:16AM

    Saying someone doesn’t have a right to enter into Pakistan because their actions are disagreeable [to an illiterate and intolerant] majority is absurd. Who determines that?? If people who “wrong” Pakistan had no right to enter Pakistan, half the nation and most of the government would be exiled, borders sealed. So sick of this hypocrisy. I may not like Veena Malik but I don’t think her choices make her a threat to Pakistan. Pathetic over reaction. At least she’s not as two faced as some others.


  • Nobody
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:22AM

    Phew, thanks for that people. Otherwise how could I ever continue with my normal Ramadan routine!!?? I would lose all focus, stop fasting, stop praying and forget it’s Ramadan without a doubt all because of Veena Malik’s show. eye roll Be your own strength people! Happy Ramadan to all.


  • hamio
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:42AM

    I thought the whole point of Ramazan was to infuse humility, tolerance, compassion for the world, not to point fingers and judge. Its a starting point of habits that we should continue throughout the year. Veena being on tv during Ramazan month should not cause trauma for any Pakistani.


  • Jibran
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:45AM

    I would rather watch her, than Amir Liaquat. Beside she has more right to talk about religion, than the blood thirsty, gun totting, venom spitting, child molesting mullahs. At least her actions, don’t endanger the lives of other people.

    Way to go Veena!


  • Giri
    Jul 21, 2012 - 4:33AM

    Now, will Hafeez Saeed or Lakhvi replace so called dirty Veena?


  • Hashim
    Jul 21, 2012 - 4:44AM

    A simple question:
    If Amir Liaqat can then why not Veena Malik?
    any answers?
    Let us be very realistic as a nation, Amir Liaqat has been acting as a scholar for years over TV and ppl still watch him
    If Amir Liaqat can attract viewers for such a show then I’m Veena cam attract more……….


  • Jul 21, 2012 - 5:30AM

    AFTER getting their much needed publicity.


  • C. Nandkishore
    Jul 21, 2012 - 6:24AM

    I hope is that Veena Malik replaces India as enemy no. 1.


  • mr. righty rightist
    Jul 21, 2012 - 6:46AM

    Similarly India Pakistan cricket series should be called off.

    In fact Pakistanis visiting India with India hosting them is 1000 times more offensive than Veena Malik’s appearance on Ramzan.


  • Be balanced and logical
    Jul 21, 2012 - 9:26AM

    To all those defending Veena malik’s rights!!!

    Please give your enlightened views a break….!!! Had she be allowed to host a program like that in Pakistan…she would be given a status of a national celebrity again…which she certainly does not deserve…She does not deserve to be given any kind of recognition in Pakistan cause she is a really poor role model for youngsters…
    Those who think that anybody who doesnt want to watch her, should change the channel…is simply shying away from the fact that such kind of programs will definitely attract viewer’s attention…which means more degradation of moral levels of this society which are already going down!!!Recommend

  • usman
    Jul 21, 2012 - 11:17AM

    I am just stunned by some of the comments here who wanted to actually see veena malik do a religious program ?

    Quran Says ( 2:208) O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

    Clearly she wants to continue her movie career and this show side by side, which is not acceptable in Islam. It cannot get more clear then that.

    So consider for a second if she really wanted to repent her sins, so she should leave the entertainment industry and still do astaghfar in her house . She can transfer herself and come back next year and I am sure ppl will accept that.


  • Zalim Singh
    Jul 21, 2012 - 11:46AM

    veena rocks.


  • Was A Pakistani
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:09PM

    Why stop it? Dont watch if you dont like it… why stop anyone…


  • not impressed
    Jul 21, 2012 - 12:49PM

    this was always the plan


  • Raza Khan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 1:39PM

    Sad! I would have loved her show.


  • Um-e-Banin
    Jul 21, 2012 - 2:03PM

    Respect what Hamza said as he has right to express his views. BUT lemme ask few things. need little clarification. Veena’s crime is nudity or the tattoo? Does Allah imposes any restriction over who should seek forgiveness or who not? Recommend

  • Kamran Ali
    Jul 21, 2012 - 2:04PM

    What an advertising strategy used by Hero TV. Initially used Veena Malik as the host of the program, so that people get to know about this channel and then before Ramadan they chose another person for their program because it is “Awaam’s channel”. Didn’t they know that people of Pakistan are Muslims and they wouldn’t allow Veena for a Ramadan Program. Strange!


  • adnan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:00PM

    stop maya khan too.stop amir liaqat too


  • Hassan Ali Raza
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:21PM

    Intolerable Pakistan as usual..!!


  • Rizwan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:26PM

    What is GEO TV trying to prove !

    Hope better sense prevails and they do not air the show,Vinna Malik can come in an showbiz entertainment show not deletion please


  • Q
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:37PM

    her father (Malik Aslam) sought legal action through court against her (Veena) for her wrongdoing. People favoring her actions have any idea why a father would seek legal action against his child.


  • ANR
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:46PM

    So it’s OK for Pakistanis to watch a show hosted by a hate-monger who spews venom and incites violence against fellow Pakistanis but it’s not OK for us to watch a celebrity talk about repentance. UNITY, FAITH and DISCIPLINE should be changed to HYPOCRISY, BIGOTRY and INTOLERANCE. How low have we fallen.


  • Sanzar
    Jul 21, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Thank God coconut/wannabe people are in America.


  • faizan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 4:55PM

    “Can you imagine Veena Malik, who not so long ago stripped half naked with an ISI tattoo on her? She hasn’t got any right to be entering Pakistan, let alone being on a TV show that has such religion significance,” he says, holding his head, clearly appalled. He also adds that he has uploaded his video to “spread the message” to the show’s producers for its cancellation. “I’m not just going to be Facebooking or liking things online because that’s not going to make a difference. I want people to email Hero TV and send them hate messages and ask them to stop this. She’s a disgrace of a person. How dare she?”

    I am sick of such hypocritical comments made by these type of HYPOCRITES!(like Hamza Imran). I mean I don’t understand what this nation is upto???Veena Malik doing a Ramadan show is no big deal! Why is it that “WE”,( i mean the so called ghairat mand muslims of pakistan)in the normal months,WATCH PORN(and It’s completely true),WATCH sheila ka jawaani,munni banaam hui,jalebi bai etc,WATCH VEENA MALIK IN HER NAKED PHOTOS and do everything that is “unislamic” or “begairat” in our own eyes but even after that we all(and I literally mean ALL) fast,pray during the month of RAMADAN! Therefore I think that veena has got full right to fast,pray or do a ramadan show!secondly my sincere message to all those “ghairatmand pakistanis”,who r posting hate comments on veena malik:-
    SO i would prefer everyone that if u people are yourselves RIDICULOUS,IMMODEST,SHAMELESS,SINFUL and after all that u pray and fast so similarly just let veena malik do a ramadan show!!OKAY even if u hate her so much instead of abusing or critisizing stop watching or discussing her! BELIEVE ME IT WILL BE EXTREAMLY HELPFUL!Recommend

  • MM
    Jul 21, 2012 - 5:37PM

    IT was merely a publicity stunt by hero tv… shame on the media and on the people for giving such things extraordinary importance and letting others to exploit… and dont u wonder why tribune is following this news so vigilantly


  • Muhammad
    Jul 21, 2012 - 5:51PM

    IT was merely a publicity stunt by hero tv… shame on the media and on the people for giving such things extraordinary importance and letting others to exploit… and dont u wonder why tribune is following this news so vigilantly


  • Brajanarayan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 5:56PM

    @faizan: The very Best comment from a brilliant mind. Before criticising others, look inwards, look to yourself and introspect what is wrong within yourself. It is same for a community and society and country. In stead of blaming America, India and Israel and the whole world, look into your own failures. What is your outlook as a Nation, what you want to achieve in 21st century? Do you want to come out of medieval culture and adopt modern social values or go on oppressing women, prevent vaccination programs, burn girls’ schools, destroy shrines, and kill people of other faiths(also your own faith) in the name of a sacred religion. Veena Mallick conducting a show or NOT conducting a show should not stop you participating in the show and talk sensible things on your culture or religion.


  • AK
    Jul 21, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Pakistani society is becoming ridculously immature by the day thanks to the empty-headed media and awaam. Announcing Veena Malik as a ramazan show host was cheap popularity ploy and crass commercialism by this channel. Protesting against her show so vehemently was an over-reaction by the mullahs. And all the ultra-liberals commenting above creating a tolerance and rights issue out of the cancellation of her stupid show are also over-reacting. Whole society has gone crazy. I miss the days when ramadan was simply about Fasting, praying, roohafza sharbat, a nice naat on PTV, smoke break after taraweeh, and night cricket till sehri. Now every cultural/religious occasion in our society is turned into either a commercial ploy or a hotly debated socio-political issue.


  • kaalchakra
    Jul 21, 2012 - 8:02PM

    All those who are going all hyper about how we are all hypocrites, sinful etc for not wanting Veena Malik doing a Ramadan show, I have only one thing to say –

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.


  • Shahrukh Kazmi
    Jul 21, 2012 - 8:14PM

    I love you PEMRA, my complain worked! :D


  • munnabhai
    Jul 21, 2012 - 8:38PM

    Veena is a role model for women in Pakistan. She is independent, hard-working and successful.Moreover she loves her country.

    She is what she is not like lying mullahs.


  • Hashim
    Jul 21, 2012 - 10:42PM

    ET still to write about the Burma massacre but these things concerns you more?


  • Jul 22, 2012 - 1:42AM

    Before Veena’s show, I am sure 60-80% people didnt know about Hero Tv and now its a job well done. Whether you like it or not Publicity stunt has worked well. The thing I dont understand is why our nation takes action strong action on certain news and lets go others (of similar nature) completely. Sigh


  • jagjit sidhoo
    Jul 22, 2012 - 5:51AM

    @C. Nandkishore: We are no2 USA is no1


  • Jul 22, 2012 - 6:14AM

    hero tv promotes vulagrsim…


  • Sajjad Shaikh
    Jul 22, 2012 - 9:55AM

    :( i was soo excited to see veena malik.. bad move.. What about Mr. Jeem bringing Mr. Chay?? He is still on air!!! Uff mairey maula yeh Pakistan ka MULLA culture!


  • John
    Jul 22, 2012 - 10:39AM

    One down two to go!


  • Ahmer Ali
    Jul 22, 2012 - 11:13AM

    This is our Muslim Pakistani society’s greatest ever dilemma that we always remember the other by their harsh,shameful and objectionable past and why do we forget it that is s/he wants to repent truly,sincerely and honestly (Tauba tun Nnasooh) before Allah Almighty and if Allah accepts his/her repentance then who are we to punish him/her???????
    Because except “Shirk” every sin is forgettable and Allah Almighty says in His doubtless Holy Quran that O mankind if you have done wrongful then come towards me and never disappoint from my blessings……
    Pray for her for the acceptance of her repentance instead of criticizing her in harsh words and let give her a chance to wash her sins……….


  • Rehana Majid
    Jul 22, 2012 - 11:44AM

    It would have been interesting. Her profession has nothing to do with her faith. Gutless TV channel owner. How unroy.


    Jul 22, 2012 - 3:15PM

    @Bakhtiar Wain:
    Just giving advice to change the channel containing objectionable content leads to grow such type of more channel. if you like to choose good and fashionable costumes,you refer to fashion designer and like and adopt what they present in public or market. Just like in religion, we should go to and have company of ULEMA,GOOD islamic scholars to know islamic teachings and knowledge and then act upon. in our daily life.

    Todays Media try to reap benefit from where Public trend is bent upon through right or wrong way.


  • Jul 22, 2012 - 4:17PM

    Was Veena wanted to change for good in this program? I don’t like to but I doubt.

    I don’t know about FHM BUT Veena Malik is a liar, because:

    1- When she went to Big Boss, she openly said that every boy is my “brother”, but then what she did with Ashmit and also other males we all know and saw it

    2-In many programs including Big Boss she said that she will never work for Bollywood but now she is working, she wanted to work for Hollywood but not for Bollywood

    3-She was openly against Muhammad Asif cricketer and said that she has broken all relations with her and so many blames against him, then she came on a press conference with him saying that everything is fine, then again she blamed him, and when Asif got married she was totally disappointed on TV and almost weeping on TV

    4- On TV press conference declaring v’ll marriage with Babrik shah but then…
    5-And now this FHM, ohhhh..

    She is nothing but embarrassment for Muslims, Pakistanis, Women and to her family as well.

    Also visit this relevant blog of such people:

    She has brought more humiliation to Pakistan then any other media personality.Recommend

  • Zak
    Jul 22, 2012 - 7:03PM

    What are you on about mate? How are ‘these UK Muslims’ related to this article or indeed Veena Malik’s controversies?

    The majority of UK Muslims like me, did not leave ANY Muslim country to live in a secular country. We were BORN here.


  • Jul 22, 2012 - 7:42PM

    You should cancell the programms of Amir liaqat and Maya.


  • Zzzz
    Jul 23, 2012 - 2:46AM

    @Brajanarayan: will you stop burying girls in India??? why do you have to teach us lessons on 21st century when your culture itself is medieval.


  • Zzzz
    Jul 23, 2012 - 2:49AM

    By the way Hero TV is the worst channel on earth


  • Shahrukh kazmi
    Jul 23, 2012 - 12:24PM

    There is no difference between Hero TV and Evening Special Akhbaar


  • Jul 23, 2012 - 6:28PM

    Wow! Excellent marketing technique used by Express News to promote their new channel Hero TV. Now everyone knows about Hero TV.


  • Patrick
    Jul 24, 2012 - 7:47AM

    Quoting the Quran is probably not the best tactic in the present day. First, any true followers of the Quran better do some work to clean up and rein in the elements that pervert the text to suit their own agendas (terrorism – there, I said it…).

    I came here quite by accident and have to chuckle at some of the comments, from both sides of the issue. Someone wrote: @Brajanarayan: will you stop burying girls in India??? why do you have to teach us lessons on 21st century when your culture itself is medieval.

    What I see in the comments that there are a lot of people that are still stuck in ‘medieval thinking’. I wish I had the ability to see into people’s lives…behind the facades. I would be willing to bet that those that claim the most ‘devout’ perspectives (while spewing the angriest rhetoric) surely have some skeletons in their closets that they keep hidden away from view.


    Aug 3, 2012 - 5:26PM

    all media are corporate and corporate media can do anything to serve their corporate interest .


  • wasiq
    Aug 4, 2012 - 8:45PM

    well it is very good step taken by pemra, for me there is no right to veena madam to host a show in this precious month of ramazan
    actually this is basically the fault of our media , media basically purpose is to highlight the issue of any country , but indeed they are trying to publicity of their own channels, like hero tv for veena.sad


  • Basim Ali Ja`fari
    Aug 6, 2012 - 7:12AM

    Weird… I just saw the show on TV yesterday. -_-


  • samina
    Aug 6, 2012 - 11:38AM

    what about those people who attended IIfat party given by PPP in Gujrawallah and looted the food and ate it too before the Iftar siren.The famine people of Ethopia never did this even though they were hungry for days.
    Shame on our people.Our people are dirty in mind and body. They have no deen or Iman.They have no right to critize others.We should look into our own life first.


  • Tahir
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:15PM

    A media stunt by Hero TV to draw attention instead became a source for image relegation!


  • Speaker
    Aug 7, 2012 - 3:04AM

    for those who are of mind to change channels; why not remove the dirt and have a clean media representation!! Why allow people with double standards and hypocrisy and no knowledge about religion come to the screen showing themselves most pious and knowledgeable of all??
    When “awaam” knows their real faces, they should protest against those media parties who keep on bringing them forward to cause a stir or get some attention for a while. To bring a good change we all have to be that way!!


  • Ajmal Khan
    Aug 7, 2012 - 12:20PM

    This is a back fire for Express Group! Not every controvertial topic / personlaity can be cashed!


  • Farhan
    Aug 7, 2012 - 3:55PM

    I don’t understand that Hamza Imran guy. If he did not want her on his Iftaar time TV channel…why couldn’t he simply switch channels?


  • skyhawk
    Aug 8, 2012 - 5:54AM

    Its amusing to read the above comments, apparently, some of these Pakistanis who are so vehemently defending nudity, lewd low moral behaviours come from lower middle class families who desperately want to appear as modern and educated, in their misguided pursuit to become modern they are happy to accept filth, lewdness, immoral behaviour for cheap publicity stunts from women who come from equally degraded backgrounds.

    Shame and again Shame on such ignorant people, it is no wonder, Pakistan is considered to be a basket case of the world. Obviously some of these people have no knowledge of their own religion and would happily trade it for a few dollars; very unfortunately their values have come from a confused culture imbedded in ignorance. Those of us who live in the west, deeply realize the value of our beautiful religion. The blessed month of Ramadan is a time of reflection and enhanced worship, to guard your tongues, eyes, ears and recite Allah’s glorious book, it is not a time for entertainment.

    All year long the most absurd entertainment goes on non stop in shameless manner; cant these foolish people who call themselves Muslims pay respect this sacred month. Have these ignorant people thought of their own death and how their accounts will be settled? I can assure you that will not be entertaining.


  • speaker
    Aug 8, 2012 - 8:14PM

    what nonsense……. zero(hero) tv has called it on!! the clip is on YouTube of her sitting alongside with a religious scholar! the channel has given it a go to see what happens now coz they think they have spent a lot of dough on the prank program!!
    mepra has to to step in and take serious action against hero tv.


  • xyz
    Aug 9, 2012 - 10:39PM

    its a very good decision of banning Venna’s program …. and i think there are many other people which should be ban one of them is Maya khan who is standing in a Ramazan show and was saying Yar to a male person from the audience ….. is this kind of prodram should be shown in which a muslim girl is saying YAR to a na-mehram in a ramzan show … really ridiculous


  • Azhar
    Aug 21, 2012 - 12:08PM

    @Bakhtiar Wain:
    Going by your logic, we should also allow pornographic chanels. If you don’t like it change the chanel. What a stupid argument.


  • Aziz
    Aug 22, 2012 - 2:11AM

    When we can forgive IMRAN KHAN for what he did in the past, why can’t forgive Veena Malik?


  • Naseer Qureshi
    Aug 23, 2012 - 7:26PM

    She should repent individually and sincerely and not make it a show off by appearing on tv. Showing off ones worship or repentense for the sake of gaining honor in public is called “Rayah” in islam which is a greater sin. She is trying her best to regain her lost honor and dignity by doing stunts like this. Humans make mistakes but it does not mean we should get disappointed of Allah’s mercy. If she is seriously sorry to Allah, the better option is that she sincerely repent as Allah is the most merciful and forgiving. Insha-Allah.


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