February 03, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has forwarded complaints filed by Geo News journalists Najam Sethi and Syed Talat Hussain (pictured) against a BOL News anchor and his program to its Council of Complaints.
The complaints pertain to hate speech by Aamir Liaquat Hussain and his incitement to violence in his program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga.
PEMRA said it had sent the complaints to its Councils in Lahore and Islamabad for further action.
The controversial host Aamir Liaquat has been in the news for his blatant attacks on journalists in rival media houses and for preaching hate. Late last month his program was briefly banned by PEMRA before the Sindh High Court overturned it.
BOL went ahead and aired the program the day the ban was imposed, prompting the regulator to issue a show cause notice to the channel.
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