Why is PEMRA banning all the Pakistani dramas that showcase strong female leads only?

Why has PEMRA never shut down any drama where woman remains the victim?

Recently, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced a ban on the repeat telecast of two popular Pakistani drama serials: ARY Digital\\’s Ishqiya and Hum TV\\’s Pyar Ke Sadqay.

It should be noted that Hum TV\\’s drama, Darr Si Jati Hai Sila, has also received a notice from PEMRA.

According to PEMRA, the dramas are being banned because they are against the teachings of our society. They claim that the audience has complained against the storyline of the serials.


Thus, PEMRA issued a notification announcing the ban. Following the announcement, PEMRA warned Pakistani media houses to make dramas that comply with the society\\’s morals and values; otherwise, they would be banned without any prior notice.

The storyline of all banned dramas has one thing in common; strong female leads.

Darr Si Jati Hai Sila

The Hum TV drama shows how family members constantly harass a young girl, Sila. However, the drama\\’s ending showcases how Sila builds up strength to face her fears, move on, and live her life.


Themes of love, trust, and betrayal are portrayed in this Pakistani serial. The story revolves around two sisters, Rumi and Hamna. Unlike other Pakistani dramas, the female lead is shown as a complete individual who does not forgive the man for his betrayal and leaves him.

Pyar Ke Sadqay

The drama shows two people, Abdullah and Mahjabeen, who are madly in love with each other and are determined to overcome the challenges separating them. In this serial, the female lead is shown as someone who speaks up for herself and fights for her rights.

Why are only the dramas with strong female leads are on the radar?

These facts bring our minds to the question of why is PEMRA only having an issue with dramas that showcase strong female leads? On the other hand, dramas that show abusive men, abusive relationships, domestic violence, and more are freely being aired on TV.

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