Pakistani actor banned from hosting Ramzan TV show for promoting controversial religious views

Pakistani actor banned from hosting Ramzan TV show for promoting controversial religious views

Abbasi surprised the Pakistani audience by speaking against the oppression of the minority, the Ahmadis, on his show Ishq-e-Ramazan. Photograph: (Facebook)

PTI Karachi, Pakistan Jun 19, 2016, 04.30 PM (IST)
A Pakistani actor has been banned from hosting a popular Ramzan TV show by the country's media regulator for allegedly violating its "code of conduct" by promoting controversial religious and sectarian views.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said it banned Hamza Ali Abbasi from hosting the show after receiving numerous complaints from viewers over the show's controversial content which it claimed violated the media regulator's "code of conduct."

Abbasi surprised the Pakistani audience by speaking against the oppression of the minority, the Ahmadis, on his show Ishq-e-Ramazan.

Abbasi also promised to have open discussions on his show on the country's controversial blasphemy laws and the government's decision to declare the minority Qadiani sect as non-Muslims.
(PTI)

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The country's media regulatory authority banned actor Hamza Ali Abbasi for allegedly voicing sectarian views on the television show

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