PEMRA Raises Objection Over Zong and OPPO TV Ads

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has showed concerns over two TV advertisements from Zong 4G and OPPO Mobile, we have checked.

According to details, TV ads in question are beyond Pakistan’s cultural limits and they are shot in a manner that’s not with-in our local acceptable norms.

Zong’s recent AD, that plays on a song “Boom Boom”, showed a male model getting hit by cricket ball between the legs, while OPPO Mobile’s “Selfie First” TV ad was shot with indecent clothing for female models.

PEMRA said that it received countless complaints from users about these indecent ads and authority itself found the TV ads to be objectionable.

In response, PEMRA has asked Pakistan Broadcasters Association to get the TV ads fixed by either removing the objectionable parts or by scrapping the ads altogether.

PEMRA gave a deadline of two days to both Zong and OPPO to get their ads fixed or they could be banned as per local laws.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Rehman Saleem Awan

    After these ads do you think its
    Islamic Republic
    Pakistan

    • Only PAKISTAN :
      Ab to Kahi Bhi ISLAMiC REPUBLiC Nahi Lagya Jata :
      All Books, Court Order, National & Provisional Assembly, All Media & Hum Bhi
      Bolty Or Likhty Waqt Ya to PK Ya to Pakistan Bus :

    • Eli Ehsan

      brotherly islamic countries & perpetual Pakistani society inspirations have dancing & raving Female pop icons like nancy & haifa et al waisay.. :)
      just a Food for thought..

      • M Rehman

        Those are Arab countries not Islamic countries.

        • Shahid Saleem

          That’s right, there are no Islamic countries in the world nor will there be in my lifetime.

    • Bhai Lagta Hai Neelum Munir Ko Bhool Gaye Hai
      Woto Pakistani He Hai

    • Anwar

      They still showing Oppo ad.

  • OPPO & ZONG Orginaly Chinies Company or his investor.
    Unhe to Farq Nahi Pharta :
    PEMRA to Door Where is Our Media Jo ADS Approve kar K Apne Channels Pe Paisay Le K Dekha Raha Hai
    PEMRA Ko Chahyeh Un Channel Pe Pehly Fine Lagaye then OPPO & ZONG Pe

    • Salman

      Humra pemra dep so rha h uny just paso sy mtlb h

  • Nice ProPK :
    Articles Pe Pics Bhi Apne Kamal Ki Lagayi Hai :
    Khair : PEMRA to So Raha Hai Wo ProPK Ko Janta He Nahi Hai

      • Zohaib Malik

        Its Good nothing is intimate in it……!

        • abbas ali

          Sir only intimacy is not a thing to be object as disgust. Skin show in such an odd way that u feel very uncomfortable while watching 8t with ur father n brother is also objectionable. It is called obscenity. Not intimacy.

          • Zohaib Malik

            Thanks Bro. But i was just Talking about the Blurred Thumbnail Uploaded Just above…!

            • abbas ali

              Oh sorry sir?

        • Ali Salman

          Kuch gharoon mai haya abhi baqi ha ‘meray’ dost………..

          • Zohaib Malik

            Thanks Bro. But i was talking about Blurred Image Uploaded Just above

  • Raja G

    well i always admire Tammana she is my favorite – waise ye ad youtube pay he rehta tu accha tha :) agree with PIMRA

  • Yes PEMRA, showing explosions and people dying on screen is totally within cultural norms but heaven forbid we show people having fun. That stuff is illegal. You have your priorities straight.

    • qamar

      Agree with u

      • Fahim Ur Rehman

        Don’t bother man, this nation belongs to stone age and they are very proud about their double standards, hypocrisy and ignorance. They don’t even know the concept of “freedom of choice” or “rights”.

    • abbas ali

      People having fun should be in our limits. It doesnt mean that u xan show any kind of FUN ON TV. Dramas are also showing too much as well as rest of the media. Now i am forced to think that banning media was a very good step. Itni fahashi nhi the

      • alishayzadag

        Bilkul sahi kaha. 8xm channel should be given a notice too.

      • Hassam Tahir

        Does your TV come with a remote?

        • abbas ali

          Sir by the grace of Almighty. My tv comes with wireless remote. Can u believe it?

          • Shahid Saleem

            Then change the channel.

            • abbas ali

              Ok sir

      • Obviously everyone has different definition of what the “limits” should be. Majority of the target audience was obviously fine with these ads since I didn’t hear about any backlash online which you do with most objectionable things these days.

        As far as I’m concerned, If something isn’t spreading hate, inciting violence or hurting someone, I’m okay with it. We have a lot bigger problems to worry about right now than “fahashi”.

        • abbas ali

          I agree sir. Its not inciting violence. But i m not particularly concerned about this ad only. Sir what the whole media is showing. It directly dos’nt incites violence. But it acts as an instigator. Every Dramas showing rape cases controversial things. It is educational in some way. But showing too much boldness is’nt necessory as much of our illiterate audience specially kids cannot stand the educational value. They find it attractive

          • Shahid Saleem

            LOL @ instigator.

            People see news about crime & corruption every day and that does not incite anyone to go punch people who demand bribes or protest when police don’t do anything. Do you think people are only “instigated” to do immitate things?

            • abbas ali

              I get insitigated sir. I instigate other people to do good. At my level at least. Thats how as far as i can go.. i get instigated. So i feel others may also…

            • abbas ali

              My neighbours’s child saw a movie. In which a little boy was hanging from curtains. He imitated. Broke his arm. I think this is what we may say instigation

              • Shahid Saleem

                Kids will always immitate. Might as well ask your neighbours to turn the TV off for a decade or so.

          • Societal problems like rape, child abuse, repression of wome, and abuse of women rights etc are all very real and serious problems we have in Pakistan. The only way to deal with them is to have social and very public commentary about them and educate the people that it is wrong. If we hide or shy away from having discussions on issues that are uncomfortable for us, it only helps the sick minded perpetrators since no one is willing to confront them because most of us find it uncomfortable.

            I should also probably mention that all these issues are not only inhumane but also un-Islamic as well.

        • abbas ali

          As far as problems are concerned sir. We die everyday. Every second. Dont know where we are going. Towards improvement or towards destruction

    • Zawyar Ur Rehman

      People getting hit in the n***s is fun?
      I am quite intrigued by your definitions of “fun” …..

  • ???

    ad link?? youtube link?

  • Common Pakistani

    Sir When your whole Economy is based on the rate of Interest. an d on the floor of the Parliament it is discussed that Sharay Suud then where goes Islamic and republic

    • Shahid Saleem

      Interest has nothing to do with it. Even without interest just look on the streets and see how Pakistani awam treat each other, especially people who are poor. Is driver of Mehran treated same way as driver of Audi?

  • Qamar ul islam

    oppo wala ad tu chalo in decent hai magar zong ka ad tu bilkul saf suthra hai aur ball legs k darmiyan nahi bulkeh naaf par lagti hai .logon ko apna zehan saaf rakhna chahye aur pemra ko bhi chahye k koi bhi stuff on air karnay se pehly aik bar check ker le taa keh objection ki zaroorat na ho.wese aj kal hamari farigh bethi aur soi hui qaum ko media activities par objection dhondhnay ka shuq charha hua hai aisay farigh aue bekar chezon se behtar hai keh apnay mulk aur logon k liye koi acha naiki wala kaam ker len ya namaz quran parh len naa keh burai ko zabardasti taalash ker ke uski burai ker k un logon tak pahunchana shuru ker den jnko pata nahi.

  • KMQ

    Zabardast ProPK, you guys are following media’s footstep and showing the same thing which is objectionable. You could have used zong and oppo logos for post/article image but alas how would you have got the no. of clicks then.

  • BADAR

    Down with PEMRA. Make Pakistan an Internationally Recognized Country. Stop thinking about these complaints. Grow up.

    • Qamar ul islam

      kash yehi bat saray pakistaniyu ko samjh ajaye sara din adhay se haram kaam karnay k bad inko shariat yad ajati hai.

      • BADAR

        Exactly

  • well done propakistani and pemra keep point out this kind of issues.

  • Waqar

    Useless post. Girl is beautiful.

  • Abdullah Sultan

    Great decision by PEMRA long live Islamic Republic of Pakistan???❤??????????

  • Amir Bhai,

    ProPakistani Ka Front Page ka Look Kharab A Raha Hai
    Or
    Koi Din Tak Ata Rahyga
    Please change the logo

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/646ddff9af49719cba36f4b872da8265c9d5f19100181ea4fd4e215739e5d30a.jpg

  • Hahahah what about Hollywood semi nude music videos that are running on 8xm and other Pakistani music channels this is just a add
    Oppo next time made your own add don’t copy from. Oppo India thats cover girl’s from head to toe ???

  • Nabeel Jahangir

    bare aye action lene wale,indian filmo mei to lerkio ki nangi tango pe koi action nahi lia jata

  • Tayyab Sultan

    I also thought what the hell pemra doing . Good but little late . Should be checked first before on-air.

  • Thanks Aamir Bhai,
    Thanks for changed Logo !

  • lazers

    What is wrong with Zong ad ?

    • qamar

      NOTHING YEH PURANI ADAT HAI AITRAZ KERNY KI

  • Azeem Ahmed

    Shameful ads are airing and it is also requested the PEMRA to take quick decision to stop such indecent ads…

  • KMQ

    WOW ProPK! now you have put the image submitted by a user? FYI if you already don’t know this image is copied from PakOrbit. Please ProPK can you put an image shared by a user without investigating, researching or anything.

    I am really disappointed to see this new low from ProPK.

    • Hahaha, sir koi baat nahi. News bhi Pakorbit.com se he li gai hai

      • KMQ

        Yaar news ki tu khair hai because we know they have been getting news from different forums and adding it here. But this image thing is simply a blunder! You get it from a user and you post it! Copyright bhi kisi churiya ka name hota hai bhai!

        • I am a Copy writer but aamir bhai ko change karne kaha tha ye nahi kaha tha ye laga do

          • KMQ

            Dost its nothing against you, your intentions were right. But bloggers ko khud hi sochna chahiye yeh kaam karne se pehle aur dukh ki baat yeh hai ke yeh kisi new entry ne kia hota tu dukh na hota, Aamir bhai ko khud aapne email ki aur unhon ne yeh kaam kia yeh baat shocking lagi.

            Khair finally they have changed it to something else, no heart feelings. There was nothing against you in this :-)

      • I Am Sorry but mera maqsad wo nahi tha

  • Mohsin Amjad

    finally,, a good step from PEMRA.
    They should also take notice of the ZONG Billboard out there nowadays.

  • Farrukh Siddiqui

    What about Qmobile ads? Specially the recent one with the Toe print.

  • Gul

    Boht der karli pemra nay ab ban laga dy tho kia fayeda

  • Nasir Hamdan

    Pemra please also check YouTube Ads. You cannot continue to just regulate Pakistani brands and on medium by local operators. It is your mandate to check all media even if online.

  • abbas ali

    Skin has become the sign of so called moderanity n progress. Even i found pepsi ad so much improper. It has become a trend to show girls n boys chilling out together in such a way. That is so much against our value. N remember i m not an old man proclaiming censurship. I m youngster too n know our limits as a muslim.

  • Qamar ul islam

    zong has changed the ad.

    • Shahid Saleem

      How wil they remove old ad from the internet?

  • Hammad Jamil

    Acha kia :)

    • Arslan

      KIAACHA KIA PURANA AD YOUTUBE PAR MOJOD HAI ZONG KO ACHI HYPE MIL GYE WESE US AD MAIN OBJECTIONAL MATERIAL THA KUCH NHI BUT HAMARI SOCH MEIN BHUT GHLIZAT HAI AB ISI POST KE COMMENTS HE PARH LO YAHAN BHI AUR FACEBOOK PAR BHI KIA KOI HAMARI IS CHASKAY LENE KI ADAT WALI QAUM KI SOCH BHI TABDEEL KARAY GA.YEH BACHI POONDI CHEESI PAPU HOT YEH KAB SE HAMARI VALUES MN AGYE HAN BHUT MUNAFIQ HAN PAKISTANI.PEMRA KA COMPLAINTS SECTION DEKH LO WAHAN IS SE BHI GHALAT LANGUAGE USE KI GYE HAI.

  • Fahad

    What is this ???

  • alishayzadag

    Bravo! Now that I can say I am from an Islamic Republic Country.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Neither Islamic nor Republic.

  • Fahad
  • Furqan

    Faarig Qaum ka faarig institution PEMRA ..haha

  • M Rehman

    بس یہی تو سب سے بڑا مسئلہ تھا ، با قی جو میڈیا اینکرز پر کرپشن اور بلیک میلنگ کے الزامات ہیں وہ بعد میں دیکھ لینا۔۔

  • Engineer Nazir malik

    Appreciable action by PEMRA. Please keep the eyes open and carry on screening negative material because nation is being contaminated by these bad girls and looks that their parents have no shame while their daughters showing their secret body parts through thin clothing and sexy actions. There is a hadees of our prophet JIS MAY HAYA HAI US MAIN EMAN HAI.

  • Murtaza Rzv

    ARAY HAMARI FILM INDUSTRY,FASHION INDUSTRY BHI TOU NANGI HAI..AUR HUM SB BHI TOU GHALAT KAM KERTE HAAAIN,…INDIAN SONGS BHI TOU VULGER HOTE HIAN…HUM SIRF ISLAM KO DRSSING K WAQT KYN YAD KERTE HAIN….KHAIR GOOD IS OPPO KO BUND KARO…CHINA MOBILE

  • Akhtar Ali Shah

    PEMRA IS ABSOLUTELY ” BLIND ” . POORAY PAKISTAN MEIN CABLE PER JO FILMAIN CHALTI HAIN UNMEIN KYA POORAY KAPRAY HOTEY HAIN? PEMRA K CHAIRMAN PMLN(PERFECT MONEY LAUNDRING NETWORK) K UTHAOOOO HAIN WOH PMLN K MANSHOOR PER AMAL KER RAHEY HAIN AUR INDIAN FILMON KO KHULI CHUTTI MILLI HUI HAI, TO PHIR OPPO AUR ZONG K ADDS PER AITRAZ KIS BAAT KA?

  • Fahim Ur Rehman

    Well if it is “objectionable” for you then don’t watch, no one is forcing you; but you also can’t force others or deprive them of something that they like or are okay with.

    I think it is PEMRA that needs to be closed, all it has done is taken our “freedom of choice”; we were so much better without it!