December 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court Wednesday banned controversial anchor Aamir Liaquat from appearing on television until further notice.
Hearing a petition filed by Muhammad Abbas, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui banned the anchor with the case being adjourned until January 10.
The petitioner’s lawyer argued that Liaquat had no Islamic degree but still calls himself a religious scholar.
The counsel for the petitioner said the anchor had repeatedly violated PEMRA code of conduct and that regulator PEMRA had failed to perform its duty of being a watchdog.
The judge has ordered the federal government, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and PEMRA to submit their responses.
Liaquat on Tuesday joined Channel 24 TV after quitting BOL News last month.
The Express Tribune, January 16, 2018
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