SC allows Bol News to air Aamir Liaquat show ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ conditionally

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted Amir Liaquat to host Bol News TV show ‘Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ on the condition that the content which will be aired shouldn’t have any hate speech.

PEMRA had issued a notification calling for a ban on Amir Liaquat and his show on Jan 27 after it surfaced on the social media that he has put allegations of blasphemy during his show on civil society activists and bloggers who had disappeared

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, said a complete video of the episode and the content contained therein must be submitted to the office of the additional registrar (judicial). It warned that serious action would be taken in case any violations of the court order. All high court orders regarding the issue are now suspended.

The court issued the decision after a hearing on Pemra’s appeal against the Islamabad High Court (IHC) judgement last week which suspended the Pemra ban on the show.