Dr Aamir Liaquat banned from TV appearance for 30 days

09:13 AM | 26 May, 2018
Dr Aamir Liaquat banned from TV appearance for 30 days
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned renowned televangelist Amir Liaquat from appearing on any TV show for a month.

According to a press release issued by the media watchdog late Friday, the scholar cum politician has also been barred from hosting two shows on BOL TV, ‘Ramzan Me Bol’ and ‘Aisa Nahi Chalega’ for hurting religious sentiments of different sects.

PEMRA also highlighted that the scholar maligned the last Prophet (PBUH) and did so merely for creating a sensation in a bid to garner TV ratings in one of the shows broadcast on May 24th.

Amir Liaquat Hussain had recently announced during BOL’s Ramzan transmission that scholars from a specific sect have been banned from appearing on programs aired by the network.

The decision came a day after Liaquat displayed his anger over the remarks made by a religious scholar Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman, who is believed to have defended renowned scholar Dr Zakir Naik.

In the said TV show, Aamir Liaquat heavily protested against Dr Naik’s statement about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and asked Qari Khalil to condemn it.

However, soon the discussion turned emotional and Liquat quit the segment, following which, scholar Allama Kokab Noorani Okarvi stood up and said he will only sit with co-panelist Qari Khalil if he repented otherwise he will also quit.

A clip of Dr Naik was also shown to the audience, that has been cited as one of the reasons for the ban by the media regulator.

This is not the first time Dr Amair Liaquat has been banned from TV as in December, last year, the Islamabad High Court had forbidden him from TV appearance for 'hate speech'.

Aamir Liaquat Stands Ground

Aamir Liaquat stood his ground over his position and fired a series of tweets, saying, he was proud of his action.


The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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