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.

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  • 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

  • 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.

      • 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”.

    • 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

      • 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”.

        • 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

          • 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?

            • 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…

            • 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

          • 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.

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

  • 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

    • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ???

  • 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.

      • 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!

          • 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 :-)

  • If you thought you were protecting your personal details by just crossing out the mobile and whatsapp number and leaving facebook as it is, then I’m afraid to say that you have made a pretty stupid and obvious mistake. I know for a fact that you have a telenor mobile number and even though I won’t post it here, you should be aware that it is accessible to everyone in a couple of mouse clicks.

    A word of advice; making your full name public on the internet especially your family name and not controlling your facebook account’s privacy settings means kissing goodbye to your privacy/personal details.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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۔۔

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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!


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