Hamza Ali Abbasi who recently went on exploring never-discussed before topics during his Ramadan transmission ‘Ramazan Hamara Iman’ on Aaj News is finally banned by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The media regulating body imposed an immediate ban on Abbasi’s transmission and on Shabbir Abu Talib’s TV One Ramadan transmission ‘Isq-e-Ramazan’.
The statement issued by the authoritative body tells that around 1,133 complaints were registered by the viewers regarding both these Ramazan transmissions.
“During these transmissions, ratings were focused on in the guise of Ramazan shows, in which sectarianism and provocative conversations took place which have led to much sadness and anger,” read the PEMRA statement.
پیمرا نے حمزہ علی عباسی، شبیر ابو طالب اور کوکب نورانی کو متنازعہ بات کرنے سے روک دیا pic.twitter.com/Zh8pff1JdRAdvertisements
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) June 17, 2016
It will be relevant to mention here that Hamza Ali Abbasi threw light on oppression of Ahmadi community and also showed interest to discuss this mater in detail along with Blasphemy laws at end of Ramazan in his Ramazan transmission.
Although, over voicing for Ahmadis he got mix reviews as some saluted his courage to discuss this matter on national TV and others criticized his idea of doing so.
Yet now, Hamza has not officially spoken about this ban refraining him from doing Ramadan transmission, although after this ban by PEMRA he posted on his official Facebook: “There is a divine pleasure in suffering in the way of Allah (SWT) and his beloved Prophet & Messenger Muhammad (SAW).”