By Iram Salim
(Pak Destiny) As ‘fake’ Dr Aamir Liaquat has defied Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ban on him, PEMRA instead of suspending the BOL TV‘s license issued only a show-cause notice to it.
Today PEMRA has issued show cause notice to Labbaik Pvt Ltd (Bol News) for defying its orders issued on Jan 26, 2017 with regard to complete ban on Aamir Liaquat and his TV programme ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ and his promos.
Aamir Liaquat not only hosted the said programme but also appeared in a promo on the TV screen the same day orders were issued and conveyed to the Bol News management.
In the show cause issued here on Friday under Sections 29, 30, 33 and 34 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, the TV channel is directed to explain why it failed to comply with PEMRA’s orders of imposing complete ban on the anchor, his TV programme and on his promos with immediate effect.
According to the PEMRA show cause, “M/s. Labbaik Private Limited, “Bol News” in blatant and deliberate violation of aforementioned prohibition orders not only telecast programme ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ but also the host Dr Aamir Liaquat appeared on Bol News at 22.45 on January 26, 2017.” Later, the programme was re-telecast by the TV management again in violation of the PEMRA orders.
PEMRA show cause has termed airing of the TV show as “willful defiance of the orders of the Authority, which is a cognizable offence under Sections 29, 30, 33 and 34 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007.
PEMRA has directed the Bol News to show cause within seven days of the issuance of the notice as “why an appropriate action may not be initiated against the licensee for the above referred violation.”
“In case, the channel management fails to submit reply within a period of seven days the matter shall be proceeded ex-parte in accordance with the PEMRA laws,” the notice further says.
Aamir Liaquat’s open defiance shows that PEMRA is still tooth less and it miserbaly failed to silence a hate monger. – Pak Destiny
Program Which Amir Liaquat Hosted after the ban was imposed by PEMRA