The host of the show allegedly committed blasphemy in one recent programme angering Muslims across the country.
The controversy started when host Dr
The song is about the wedding of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) daughter.
Drawing a parallel by comparing Malek with the most revered personality of Islam angered both Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
The scholars and Muftis of
In a press conference,
Raza warned of a series of protests and sit-ins across the country if Geo TV was not taken off the air.
Fasial Raza Abidi, the former senator of PPP, who belongs to the Shiite community, also joined Raza at the press conference and warned that if the government failed to ban Geo TV, the public would.
They also demanded that cases be registered against the host and the producer of the programme and for the case to be taken up with the apex court of the country.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also deplored the incident. In a statement, party spokesman
The PEMRA spokesman said that some 5,000 viewers registered complaints with the authority regarding the show.
The Geo TV management in a communique said that the programme's host Dr Shaista was sorry about her inadvertent mistake.
Protests erupted in various cities, including
According to media reports, protests in
The participants in the rallies demanded that the federal government shut the news channel down.
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