Pemra bans JUI-F's leader on talkshows

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued notice to all television channels, barring to invite Hafiz Hamdullah in TV programmes.
The authority (PEMRA) ordered all television channel in its letter, a copy of which obtained by ARY News, to stop inviting and projecting the JUI-F firebrand Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah as he is a ‘confirmed Alien’ as per records of the NADRA and ‘not a citizen of Pakistan’.
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It is stated, “Since, it is established that the said person is an ‘alien’, therefore, all the TV channels are directed to refrain from inviting and projecting Mr. Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor in shows, news etc.” Sources told media that Senator Hamdullah is possessing Afghanistan nationality. Following his foreign nationality, the NADRA authority has cancelled and digitally impounded the CNIC [computerised national identity card]’ issued to the senator.