Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered to ban Aamir Liaqat from appearing on any TV channel for indefinite time. Single member bench consists of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siqqiqui was hearing a petition filed by a civilian Muhammad Abbas and his lawyer Barrister Shoaib Razzaq argued that he doesn’t hold any Islamic degree or any sort of certification to call himself an Aalim which means a religious scholar. Aamir Liaqat started his media career from a religious programme called “Aalim Online” on a private TV channel, and he used this TV show to create a religious and social divide in the country. Petitioner also added that he has handed out many Fatwas on Kufr and treason without any authentication, which resulted in putting the lives of many people in danger.
He also violated Pemra regulation on several occasions and portray himself as a religious scholar on television by suggesting people for different issues which created tension & social divide among the society. Lawyer also said that Mr Aamir Liaqat is mentally disturbed and not mentally fit to appear on TV for any sort of religious or social programme.
Justice Siddique ordered the federal government, Pemra, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority & Aamir Liaqat to file their replies by Jan 10th 2018.