Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has suspended Dr Aamir Liaquat from hosting his Ramazan show ‘Inaam Ghar‘ for three days on Geo Entertainment, according to a statement released by the authority.

The media regulator’s council of complaints recommended a three-day ban (from June 28 to June 30) for airing scenes of a girl committing suicide and broadcasting an indecent call by a female caller and the abusive call of a man who had won a bike.

“The management of the TV channel was ordered to air an apology for hurting the sentiments of the people,” the statement added.

Earlier, the authority had also issued a show-cause Notice after Inaam Ghar’s June 6 episode, which showed a reenactment by the show’s host of a girl committing suicide, the Pemra notice said.

“The host should apologize at the beginning of the program on July 1 besides giving assurance that such irresponsible and unprofessional behavior will not be repeated in future otherwise the program will be banned for an indefinite period of time,” a notice issued by the Pemra read.