Facebook blocks Aamir Liaquat’s official page for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

Web Desk: Facebook authorities have once again suspended controversial TV anchor Amir Liaquat’s Facebook page with 2.5 million followers as it was multiple times reported for promoting the intra-religious tension across the globe.

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The self-professed religious scholar is in hot water once again, seems like he loves walking on thin ice. After being banned from PEMRA, the controversial TV anchor lost his fans too.

This is not the first time as his page was blocked by Facebook. The last time his page was removed was in January 2018.

Earlier on Friday, the electronic media watchdog had slapped a 30-day ban and issued a notification to the television host for hurting ‘sentiments of different sects’ and creating sensation ‘through unwarranted drama on the basis of religion’.

PEMRA had found that the show’s content violated Section 20(b), (c) (f) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 among others, noting that Dr Liaquat “is misusing/abusing the platform without adhering to the provisions of PEMRA rules”.

He has also used immoral language in the past which has been deemed unacceptable in the Muslim world. PEMRA also mentioned that Amir Liaquat causes unwarranted drama on TV that hurts the sentiments of Pakistanis.

The Anchor accused Dr. Zakir Naik on live television and argued with a fellow scholar over the question after finally leaving his show.

Aamir Liaquat has been banned from appearing on Television on several occasions. The televangelist- who recently joined PTI, but after his blunders Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) management is mulling to expel him from party as leadership believe that his statements will affect the party’s votebank in Punjab and Karachi negatively.

Let’s take a look at how people reacted to Facebook’s move to ban Aamir Liaquat’s page as well as step taken by PEMRA.

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