From internet petitions calling for the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban the show, the anger was hot and unrestricted. The furor and resentment around the show finally made the production team rethink their decision to air it.
“Hero TV is for the awaam. If the awaam does not want to see Veena Malik on this Ramazan show, then we will cancel it.” The member also added that they respect the wishes of the populace.
A YouTube user by the name Hamza Imran uploaded a video of his reaction to Veena’s Ramazan promo. Cursing heavily, he appealed to viewers. “Can you imagine Veena Malik, who not so long ago stripped half naked with an ISI tattoo on her? She hasn’t got any right to be entering Pakistan, let alone being on a TV show that has such religion significance,” he said in the video.
He also added that he had uploaded his video to “spread the message” to the show’s producers for its cancellation. “I’m not just going to be Facebooking or liking things online because that’s not going to make a difference. I want people to email Hero TV and send them hate messages and ask them to stop this. She’s a disgrace of a person. How dare she?” he added.