March 25, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media regulator PEMRA is to decide on the recommendations of its councils with regard to complaints against BOL News anchor Aamir Liaquat and his program Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga, once the minutes are finalized.
A meeting held at the PEMRA headquarters here discussed the recommendations of the Councils of Sindh and Lahore. It was chaired by Chairman Absar Alam.
The Councils had held a marathon hearing in Islamabad on March 10 that lasted nine hours and later reserved their recommendations.
Among the complainants present at that joint session were Najam Sethi, Talat Hussain, Imtiaz Alam, Imran Aslam, Shahzeb Khanzada, Murtaza Solangi, Shahrukh Hassan, Beena Sarwar (via Skype) and Jibran Nasir.
Respondent Aamir Liaquat was also there along with his chief counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi and his legal team. Aamir and his lawyers presented their point of view separately to the Councils.
The Supreme Court had ordered the joint sitting of the Councils while directing that the matter is decided within two weeks on all complaints against the program and its host.
Aamir Liaquat is accused of spreading hate, inciting violence and speaking out against journalists of rival news organizations, thereby putting their lives in danger.
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