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Twitter in uproar over Aftab Iqbal’s comments related to Ghazwa e Ahad on his show

PEMRA sends notice to Express News for airing ‘irresponsible’ words

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Twitter has been in an uproar over Aftab Iqbal’s comments related to Ghazwa e Ahad.

Recent comments made on-air by host Aftab Iqbal turn out to be unacceptable for the Pakistani audience as during the show he linked skit performed by comedians to the situation of Muslims in Ghazwa e Ahad (The Battle of Uhud)

Aftab Iqbal in his show, Khabardar, on the private TV channel Express-News, had inappropriately mentioned the Companions (R.A.) regarding the battle of Uhud.

This is not the first time that the popular host has attracted criticism to his comments. This happens when the channels lack gatekeepers, When hosts the show also act as the executive producers, none can question their attitude and content of the programs.

After the backlash, Aftab Iqbal extended an apology shared in a video message.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority PEMRA ) has also issued a show-cause notice to Express-News for airing irresponsible words in its program, Khabardar, which was aired on April 11th, 2021, ordering the channel to be held accountable within 7 days.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.