TV channels can not air ‘hugging, caressing scenes’ in dramas, PEMRA
In a statement, the regulatory body said, "substantial stratum of the society" believes that dramas are not portraying the "true picture" of Pakistani society.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has directed local television channels to “stop airing, hugging, and caressing scenes” in dramas, as it has been receiving several complaints against such content.
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In a statement, the regulatory body said, a “substantial stratum of the society” believes that dramas are not portraying the “true picture” of Pakistani society.
“Hugs, caresses, extramarital relations, indecent dressing, bedroom scenes, and intimacy of married couples are being glamorized in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society,” the notification stated.
“In continuation to earlier directions of the authority, it was conveyed that Satellite TV channels are indulged in airing objectionable content based on indecent dressing, caressing, bed scenes, and gestures sensitive/ controversial unnecessary detailing of an event(s). These are highly disturbing and distressing for the viewers and against the commonly accepted standards of decency,” read the notification.
It also added, “Forgoing in view, all satellite TV licensees are required to stop airing such content in dramas, henceforth, and ensure compliance of PEMRA laws in letter and spirit.”
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