LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shabbir Abu Talib from hosting their Ramazan shows on Aaj TV and News One respectively.
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In a statement issued on Friday, Pemra said that it had received around 1,133 complaints through Whatsapp, Twitter and calls regarding the transmissions.
پیمرا نے حمزہ علی عباسی، شبیر ابو طالب اور کوکب نورانی کو متنازعہ بات کرنے سے روک دیا pic.twitter.com/Zh8pff1JdR
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) June 17, 2016
The complainants said that both the shows aired provocative content.
“During these transmissions, ratings were focused on in the guise of Ramazan shows, in which sectarianism and provocative conversations took place which have led to much sadness and anger,” read the PEMRA statement.