Aamir Liaqut Hussain is a famous media personality in our country and his shows are known for their high TRPs. His programs are widely viewed at least in those 800 (approx.) households with people meters in our total population of 190 million, which decide the TRP. More than 50% of these 800 households are located in Karachi.
Aamir Liaqut Hussain has recently concluded his morning show Subh Pakistan and game show Inaam Ghar both on Geo Tv. Aamir Liaqut is expected to return on television screen in the coming month of Ramazan. Before that, he might also appear in Shabe Mairaj and Sahbe Barraat special transmission of Geo Tv
Few weeks ago Samaa a Karachi based news channel aired a parody of Aamir Liaqut Hussain in a show hosted by Azfar Ali. Here is the video
In response Aamir Liaqut Hussain, expressed his discontent over this parody. As per Aamir Liaqut, Karamatullah Ghamro the producer of Sammaa TV has a personal grudge with him.
Though on the same forum I, many times have criticized the programs of Aamir Liaqut Hussain. But here what Aamir Liaqut Hussain saying is partially right, parody of any person should be within limits and all the channels must have some code of conduct.
The trend of parody is quite old phenomena on television, it got popular with parodies of artists by Bushra Ansari and Moeen Akhtar in the 1980’s. Then in 1980’s the parodies performed by Bushra Ansari and Moeen Akhtar were praised for their decency.
After a quiet 90’s the parodies re-emerged on our screen with the arrival of private satellite channels. Among these Geo News headed the race of parodies with its program Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain (HSUSH). The program aired parodies of politicians,sports persons, anchors, journalists and artists and it is still aired twice a week. Sadly the decency associated with the parodies of 80’s was missing in HSUSH. The parodies of Late Benazir Bhutto and Meera were quite degrading and insulting. So it was the Geo News which started this sad trend of degrading others in the name of parodies beyond anylimits.
If Aamir Liaqut Hussain thinks that such things are crossing limits, then why not start cleansing this sad trend from your home channel. Geo still airs programs like HSUSH and BNN, so why can’t the content of both these program be curtailed within limits as per the wordings of Aamir Liaqut Hussain as a role model for other media houses.
Rashid Nazir Ali