As we all are aware that Hamza Ali Abbasi has always been upfront when it comes to sharing his critical view point and opinions but this time while hosting the Ramazan transmission on Aaj TV, he discussed some topics which are considered controversial in Pakistan and as a result PEMRA has banned him from hosting Ramazan transmission.
Another host Shabbir Abu Talib from TV One has also been banned from hosting the Ramadan transmission because his speech was provocative.
PEMRA reported that they have received as many as 1,133 complaints through Whatsapp, Twitter and telephone calls regarding the said transmissions. PEMRA notice to Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shabbir Abu Talib stated that during these shows no one talked about anything productive but only made controversial statements for ratings.
The notice also mentioned that all the TV channels had been warned before hand to refrain from non serious and controversial topics during these transmissions but some people have not been abiding by this rule.
The Pemra notification also stated that if Hamza Ali Abbasi, Shabbir Abu Talib and Maulana Kokab Noorani appear on any channel at all and are seen discussing this particular controversial issue or any other such topic, then that program will also be banned.
All these people have been asked to appear before the Complaints Council Karachi and record their statements on the 20th of June to give their statements.
It is to be noted that many fans are standing in support of Hamza Ali Abbasi and are not happy with PEMRA’s step.