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Pakistan bans TV host Aamir Liaquat Hussain for making blasphemy allegations

Aamir Liaquat Hussain during one of his TV shows

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s television regulator on Thursday (26) banned a well-known talk show host for hate speech, after he hosted shows accusing liberal activists and others of blasphemy, an inflammatory allegation that could put their lives at risk. Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Muslim-majority Pakistan that can result in the death penalty. Even being accused of blasphemy can provoke targeted acts of violence by religious right-wing vigilantes. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, who describes his programme aired on Bol TV as the country’s leading television show, had been at the forefront of a campaign to discredit liberal activists who went missing this month,…

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