October 19, 2018
ISLAMABAD - Shafaat Ali, who introduces himself as syasi adakar (political actor), has said the television advertisement in which he mimics Prime Minister Imran Khan and Amir Liaquat Hussain has been taken off the air.
“I have been told that the recent ad I appeared in has been taken off air. Media Censorship continues...,” he tweeted early Friday.
However, there were some channels still airing the advert on Friday.
Ali made a name for himself by mimicking the prime minister and other political personalities. The ad he appears in is about an online shopping portal.
In another tweet, he said the issue was discussed in the Senate where the senators from Pakistan Peoples’ Party and Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan called for banning such advertisements.
“Apparently issue was raised in Senate by Rehman Malik, and Khushbakht Shujaat and Senate asked PEMRA to ban ‘such’ ads. Channels are verbally asked to take ‘such’ ads off air 12 midnight onwards. Also, it is proposed that PEMRA should first censor the ads before they are aired,” Ali said on Twitter.
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