Hate Speech: Pemra challenges SHC stay to Amir Liaquat, Bol News
The regulator, through an order issued on Thursday, had taken exception to the programme over its “controversial and hate-based contents” and barred Amir Liaquat from appearing on any TV screen.
But the channel defied Pemra’s directives in its night transmission, giving the host an opportunity to defend himself.
In a show cause notice to Labbaik Pvt Ltd (Bol News channel) on Friday, the Pemra prohibited Mr. Amir Liaquat for defying its order to discontinue the programme, Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga, and to keep its host off the air.
The notice was issued under Sections 29, 30, 33 and 34 of the Pemra Ordinance of 2002.
The television channel was asked in the show cause to explain non-compliance with Pemra’s orders of imposing a complete ban on the anchor, his TV programme and on his promos “with immediate effect”.
The regulator described the airing of the TV show as “willful defiance of the orders” of the authority a cognizable offence under the ordinance.
It further stated: “In case the channel management fails to submit reply within a period of seven days, the matter shall be proceeded ex parte in accordance with the Pemra laws.”
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