Leading TV host and actress Nida Yasir is facing criticism for calling the parents of a 5-year-old girl who was killed after being raped in her morning show and now consumers have also demanded a ban on her show.
It may be recalled that the burnt body of a 5-year-old girl was found in a garbage dump in the PIB Colony area of Karachi on September 6, after which the locals blocked University Road in protest for several hours while the authorities arrested the accused. The girl was reported missing from the old vegetable market area on September 4, while her body was found in the same area between Saturday and Sunday night, September 6.
Later on September 16, police claimed to have arrested the three accused on charges of raping and murdering a 6-year-old girl Marwa from Pir Bukhari Colony within the limits of PIB Colony police station. He was remanded in police custody. Host Nida Yasir has been criticized in the past for her morning shows and was criticized for doing shows with guests during the Coronavirus epidemic.
However, in Karachi, consumers are outraged when the parents of a raped girl are called and questioned, and they are now demanding that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ban the host and his show. In this regard, the hashtag (#BanNidaYasir) banning Nida Yasir was also trending on Twitter. Host Nida Yasir's show aired on September 9, in which she invited the parents of a 5-year-old girl, social worker Sarem Burney and a lawyer.
Nida Yasir asked a number of questions to the girl's parents on which the girl's mother became obsessed which is being termed by the consumers as healing their wounds. The show, which aired on September 9, caught the attention of social media users when a post was released by a Facebook patch and a video clip of the show was attached. After this long post released by the Facebook page, users condemned the show, criticized it, and later this criticism became strong and demanded a ban.
A user posted a video of Nida Yasir's show on Twitter, demanding that it be banned.
Another user asked where is PEMRA now?
Twitter user Leila called Nida Yasir's show shameful and said how could anyone be so insensitive.
At the same time, some consumers are asking PEMRA to lodge a complaint so that Nida Yasir's show can be banned.
this lady is abnormal totally sick. For the sake of rating she's asking such dumb and harsh questions first of all they all need to know how it is pain full and you are asking before the whole world. Sham on you#BanNidaYasirShow pic.twitter.com/WBhRiEf2oR— Gossip Pakistan (@GossipPakistan) September 17, 2020
On the other hand, some users blamed the channel for the show and said that Nida Yasir has repeatedly said that he does not want to do so, but it all starts again.
We shouldn't blame only her. In this scenario ARY is the real culprit... She is doing what the producer asks her to do. In her past shows many controversies became but she was repeatedly saying that I don't wanna do it anymore and the cycle begins again...#BanNidaYasir#BanAry pic.twitter.com/gZNyhfszKx— ❤نجم ملک (@NajamMalikk) September 17, 2020
Another user said that Nida Yasir asked the wrong questions to Marwa's parents so PEMRA should ban the show.
She asked disgusting questions from Marwa parents PEMRA should #BanNidaYasir— Aisha Khan (@AishaKhan_123) September 16, 2020
Another user said that ARY Digital's morning show host Nida Yasir called the parents of the raped 5-year-old girl on the show and asked them inappropriate questions which made the girl's mother cry. And Dad could barely speak.
Shame on you.— Rizwan Sanawar (@rizwan_sanawar) September 16, 2020
ARY Digital's Morning Show host Nida Yasir invited the parents of a 5 year old r*pe and m*urder victim on her show and asked them extremely insensitive questions, making the mother cry and the father barely able to speak.
Here's what you can do :#BanNidaYasir pic.twitter.com/9ttz5Idgnv
Twitter user Rutaba wrote that Nida Yasir always crosses the line but this time he committed a crime and the world should raise its voice against this.
Nida Yasir always, always crosses her limits but this time, she's done a crime and the world should know that and speak against it. It's supposed to be an entertainment morning show.The rape and murder of a 5 year old, investigating her parents, is not entertainment #BanNidaYasir— Rutaba (@chuphojaeinsab) September 16, 2020
He added that it should be an entertaining morning show, the rape, and murder of a 5-year-old girl, interrogation of her parents is not entertainment.
In addition, social media star and TV artist Waqar Zaka condemned the show and also told the users how to lodge a complaint with PEMRA.
Jee @Salman_ARY why don't you change the Morning show host ? call for auditions , give chance to a new face, there are many out there on social media, who are more family rating getter than Nida Yasir & above all more sensible. Public wants to see Fresh face in your morning show. https://t.co/MtN8Urc2Ir— Waqar Zaka (@ZakaWaqar) September 17, 2020
At the same time, he suggested changing the host of the show to give new people a chance.