Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pakistan: Hate preacher 'Dr' Aamir Liaquat quits Bol TV citing monetary dispute


Earlier this year, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority's (Pemra) had slapped a ban on Bol TV's 'Aisay Nahi Chahlay Ga' programme, after Liaquat levelled allegations of blasphemy against 'disappeared' civil society activists and bloggers during the show.

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By Web Desk | November 18, 2017

Televangelist and talk show host Aamir Liaquat on Saturday resigned from Bol TV saying the channel owed him money.

The TV talk show host, who had earlier also 'resigned' during a live programme, this time took to Twitter to announce his resignation from Bol TV.

“The journey has come to an end and not a friendly end. Now I am not part of #BOL. They owe me my dues,” Liaquat tweeted.

The Bol Network was quick to respond to Liaquat’s announcement, calling it a “thoroughly unprofessional practice”.

In a statement it said, “Bol and its management had received no prior notice or intimation in this regard from Dr Aamir Liaquat’s side.”
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Earlier this year, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority's (Pemra) had slapped a ban on Bol TV's 'Aisay Nahi Chahlay Ga' programme, after Liaquat levelled allegations of blasphemy against 'disappeared' civil society activists and bloggers during the show.

Following the incident, lawyer Jibran Nasir had filed a complaint with Pemra accusing Liaquat of allegedly running a defamatory and life-threatening campaign against him.

Pemra said it had received hundreds of complaints with regard to Liaquat's "hate speech".


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