GEO Finally Stands UP For Ahmadi Muslims

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Source: Dawn

متنازع بیان پر جیو کی معذرت

کراچی : مذہبی و تفریحی شوز کی وجہ سے شہرت حاصل کرنے والے میزبان عامر لیاقت حسین کے مارننگ شو میں احمد برادری کے خلاف متنازع بیان کے نتیجے میں ملک گیر احتجاج کے بعد منگل کو جیو نے اس پر معذرت کرلی ہے۔

اس میڈیا گروپ کے ایک ترجمان نے تسلیم کیا ہے کہ بائیس دسمبر کو نشر ہونے والے شو میں ادارے کے ضابطہ اخلاق کی خلاف ورزی کی گئی تھی۔

جیو کے ترجمان نے اپنے بیان میں کہا گیا ہے کہ صبح پاکستان نامی شو کے دوران ایک مہمان کے الفاظ ہمارے ادارے کے ضابطہ اخلاق کی خلاف ورزی پر مبنی تھے۔

ترجمان نے مزید کہا کہ براہ راست نشریات کے دوران ہجوم اور مہمانوں کو ان کے خیالات کے اظہار سے روکنا مشکل ہوتا ہے۔

اس نے کہا کہ ہمارا گروپ اس پر معذرت کرتا ہے اور ایک کمیٹی تشکیل دے دی گئی ہے جو ضابطہ اخلاق پر عملدرآمد کے حوالے سے پالیسی پر عملدرآمد کرائے گی۔

خیال رہے کہ شو کے دوران ایک مہمان سید عارف شاہ اویسی نے احمدیوں کو ” پاکستان کا دشمن” قرار دیتے ہوئے انہیں توہین رسالت کا مرتکب قرار دیتے ہوئے کہا کہ تمام مسلمانوں کو اپنے دشمن کو پہچاننا چاہئے۔

ان کے بیان کے بعد میزبان عامر لیاقت حسین نے اثبات میں سر ہلا کر جواب دیا تھا۔

تاہم آج جاری ہونے والے بیان میں جیو کے ترجمان کا کہنا تھا کہ ہمارا نیٹ ورک برداشت پر یقین رکھتا ہے اور تمام مذاہب اور فرقوں میں ہم آہنگی کو فروغ دیتا ہے۔

GEO has apologized after controversial speech on Amir Liaqat’s show

There was a country wide strike today in Pakistan after controversial comments on Amir Liaqat’s show, who has gained popularity from his religious and entertainment show on television.

GEO representative has accepted that Amir Liaqat’s show on December 22 violated the ethical code of GEO television.

The representative added that in the Morning Pakistan show comments of one of the guests seriously violated our stated policies.

The representative also added that it is difficult to monitor comments by experts and the guests.

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8 replies

  1. GEO has apologized for the controversial comments made on Amir Liaqat’s show. I would like to thank them but also point out that it is the duty of the moderator or the host of the program to maintain decency in the show by monitoring what is being said on his or her show.

    Amir Liaqat was complicit in inciting violence against the peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, if you look at his background and the context of the whole program.

  2. I think this is a good precedent set by GEO TV. It is important that people recognize their mistakes and it is always good to apologize. The question is not about Shezad’s martyrdom, but about responsible statements using GEO’s platform. The Holy Quran reminds us:

    ‘O ye who believe! be steadfast in the cause of Allah, bearing witness in equity; and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do.

    [27:12] ‘As to those who do wrong and then substitute good for evil; to them, I am indeed Most Forgiving, Merciful.

  3. We should appreciate that they made the effort at least to make an apology, better than none at all, although the damage has been done.

  4. This is good initiative by geo tv. But we should not forget the damage Amir Liaquat has done. Action needs to be taken against him.

  5. European Convention of Human Rights
    I think many of the exceptions for freedom of speech are tackled in the Article 10 of European Convention of Human Rights.
    This Article provides the right to freedom of expression, subject to certain restrictions that are “in accordance with law” and “necessary in a democratic society”. This right includes the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas, but allows restrictions for:

    interests of national security
    territorial integrity or public safety
    prevention of disorder or crime
    protection of health or morals
    protection of the reputation or the rights of others
    preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence
    maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary

    We would certainly need the best legal minds humanity can offer to give concrete and legalistic details of the above exceptions that may be acceptable to people of all faiths, ethnicities and nationalities.

    If the Supreme Court Justices do not come to our rescue, may be a good and an accomplished writer can help out with a best selling book. But, the key is to at least, win the moderates, in all the established religions of the world and among the agnostics and atheists.

  6. That is right. Apology is not enough. Enough is enough. Amir liaqat should be permanently barred from GEO TV. His degree, certificates should be fully checked (examined). Some one had described amir liaqat as a fake doctor.

  7. I am glad to learn that GEO TV has accepted that Amir Liaqat’s show on December 22 had indeed violated the ethical code of GEO television and an apology has already been made. However, a lot more needs to be done in Pakistan and beyond for ongoing damage being done to our own Ahmedi Muslim brotheren due to total illiteracy and errogance of numerous clerks and above all since the absurd constitutional amendments were made by the state of Pakistan during Bhutto and Zia-ul-Hague’s regimes that were totally against the teachings of Quran and Islam and must be reversed. I firmly believe, as a true Muslim and admirer of Ahmediyya Jamaat having lived in Rabwah during my college years that Ahmadi ‘s are also true Muslims and they are without any doubt lovers of the Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) no less than any true Muslim.

    Deserving of the utmost respect and love, Mirza Ghulam Ahmed in my honest and humble opinion was indeed a true revivalist of the Mission and teachings of Prophet Muhammed ( PBUH) as a final prophet of Islam.

    Even if brutally apartheid in Pakistan over the decades, Jamaat-e- Ahmediyya guided by a non-political spiritual caliphate is a true representative of the same revivalist movement of the prophetic mission. This peace promoting global socio-spiritual movement of a minority of about 10 million Muslims has successfully spread to well over 100 nations of the world with positive recognizable contributions. This movement is reputable in peace-making dialogues, charitable works and educational endeavors in the Western hemisphere also.

    There remains an urgent and ever increasing need for this mission and the path of the prophet (pbuh) to be spread further through unity among all true Muslims given all the turmoil and terror in the world and more so in the Muslim world unfortunately to this day . How can any true Muslims (true followers of Rahmat-ul-Lil-Alameen PBUH) remain negligent of the path of the prophet and go on creating internal divisions and chaos among Muslims? The Muslim world ,at this point in time, needs to be awakened from the slumber and ask Allah (SWT) for collective forgiveness and follow the mission and true path of the prophet(PBUH).

    It was utterly disgusting to watch a criminal minded Mullah, out of no where on Amir Liaquat’s morning show, Subh-e-Pakistan, supported by a gang of radical clerics accuse Pakistan’s one of the most humane, peaceful loving , also one of the most patriotic historic Ahmediyya Muslim community since Pakistan’s creation being blamed for backing terrorism in the country they have loved since its birth . This clerical gang has tried Shifting the blame from the real terrorists in their own groups, and the Taliban apologists pinning the recent and horrible crime in Peshawar on the Ahmedi Muslims, who have endured ongoing multiple attacks from the Taliban and other radical groups themselves over the decades.

    Ahmedis have been wrongly labelled as the agent of Zionism, blasphemers of Islam and traitors of Pakistan by clerics in the likes of Syed Arif Shah Owaisi for decades. Demonizing the already apartheid Ahmedi Muslims, the gang urged Muslims to unite against and fight this “enemy” of Pakistan and Islam.

    All this , when Ahmedi Muslims have continued to speak up for all Muslims persecuted or discriminated against — in Palestine, Syria, Burma, Central Africa, and in the United States and Europe —and because dogmatic differences must never hinder human civility, decency and universal human rights. This is what Prophet Muhammad taught us to begin with.
    But in the last 4 decades, despite the violence, murder, and persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and several other Muslim countries , all imams, intellectuals and political leaders have been unfortunately silent. This is increasingly becoming more dangerous to the Muslim world needing internal reconciliation and peace very urgently.

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