PEMRA Puts Ban on Zong’s TVC

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has put a ban on Zong’s TVC that, according to some complaints, showed objectionable scene.

It maybe recalled that one of Zong’s recent TV ad, that plays on a song “Boom Boom”, shows a male model getting hit by cricket ball between the legs.

PEMRA had previously asked Zong (and OPPO Mobile) to amend its TVCs as authority had received complaints from general public about the ads.

PEMRA had asked PBA (Pakistan Broadcasters Association) to not to air Zong and OPPO TVCs in question after February 22nd, 2017, unless ads were amended.

Authority, in its today’s notification said that Zong’s kept airing the same TVC with objectionable content, and public has complained again about the TVC.

PEMRA, while showing its displeasure, directed PBA to not to air the ad again, in any case. It said that any violations will be met with severe action against the TV channel that will air the ad.

Below the PEMRA notification on the subject:

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  • BADAR

    Down with PEMRA.

  • Paki

    Good Work PEMR!
    Keep it Up!

  • Raja G

    8XM pe jo songs english lage hote hai baghar censorship ke pimra ko woo nazar nae ate-

    • BADAR

      Us ko choro ARY and HUM Films jo movies bana rahi hain woh anzar nhi ati?

      • BADAR

        BOL jo fasadion ko apna anchor bana raha hai woh nazar nhi ata? Quran kay mutabik fasadion ki saza maut hai.

        • Talal

          abey BANDAR, family especially bachon k saath koi saaf suthra drama ya koi program bhi kisi channel par dekhne lagtey tou beech main teri Zong wali auntiyon aur uncles ka nanga mujrah chul parta. Kya samjha?

          • Ali Raza

            @disqus_WWO09HNTmX:disqus very well said.

            • BADAR

              Yeah sahab wese bare naik aur Pak daman hain na jo is tarah ki safayian pesh kr rahe hain. In so koi puche kay raat ko chup chup kay kiya dekhte hain apne PC/Mobile per? ya late night kin auntion se gapain mrte hain? us waqt unhe family ki izat ka khayal nhi ata y. yahan dusron ko nasihat krne chale hain.

              • Khalid Yaldram

                abay khya tum nahi dekhtay jo dekhtay ho khya apni ama aur bahan ko b dekhta ho ajeeb BANDER ha tu……..

      • guest

        Sahi kaha baiyghairti phelaney main Hum,Ary channels kay dramo ka bhot bara haath hai.

        • BADAR

          Geo ne films revival kay liye bohat kaam kia 2007 mein Khuda kay liye banayi. saaf suthri fiilm thi, Mintu banayi saaf suthri film thi, laiken yeah Geo kay mukhalif Pakistan kay sache hamdard kon se fahash movies lakar Pakistan ki khidmat kr rahe hain?

          • Liberal

            Toh kis ne kaha ke sirf geo galat hai? mere nazer mein toh ary aur geo dono galat hain.

            • BADAR

              yes. actually problem yeah hai na hamari kay hum baton ko samajhte nhi hain,, TV channles ak maqsad pese kamana hota hai. aur un ki harr mumkin koshish hoti hain kay woh dikhaya jaye jo ziada bike. (beshak yeah ghalat hai laiken aaj kal sub chalta hai aur puri awam yeah hi krti hai apna maal bechne kay liye ghalat ka sahara bhi leti hai)

            • BADAR

              Laiken baat yeah hai kay un ka koi makshoos agenda nhi hota, laiken agenda to un ka hota hai jo bina advertisement kamaye bagair apna channel chalayen aur apna falsafa dusron per thopain.

            • BADAR

              Agar koi Indian ya foreign agent hai aur wahan se pese leta hai to phir to zahir si baat hai kay use advertisement ki bhi zarurat nhi hai sara paisa to mil raha hai foreign agents ko, aure salaries bhi 4 gunah zida de to zahir si baat hai Halal ki kamayi se to yeah sub mumkin nhi hai na.

      • Raja G

        dear you forgot to mention Discovery is broadcasting Naked and Afraid XL with Gora censorship on few parts woo kuan nae report hota

  • Talal

    Good

  • Geekpk

    nothing happens when balls hits u between ur legs :D pemra logic

  • Mirza Aasauf Baig

    Right Decision.

  • Liberal

    The pic on this article is also vulgar. I think its disrespectful towards fellow men.

  • rehman1

    Pemra k tatay nai hain kya?

  • Muhammad Farooqi

    well… although it’s correct decision.. but only female body is allowed to be shown.. ! Zong didn’t put any female in the ad (this is purly zong’s mistake)

  • Arslan

    pemra ko ban ho jana chahye.jab se ganja aya hai har chz par pabandi lag rahi hai.banda full dress mein hai. lgta hai agay pemra sirf face he dekhye ga .baki dhar dekhany par pabandi na lag jaye.

  • I haven’t seen this ad, but have you watched Hardee’s ads? Those are some nasty shiznit ;)

  • Emmad Mir

    pemra ko caheye k yei ball is ad bnany waly director k same jaga mary, record kry aur uski ad chalwaey …

  • KMQ

    Dear PEMRA,

    We appreciate your decision and are with you on this. Would you please also take notice of the the channels airing indian movies daily, indian dramas are back and indian bullshit ads which were never gone.

    In addition the cable operators have also started showing indian channels along with indian movies on their own movie channels.

    We would really appreciate if you would take some action on this too, have complained a lot of times on your portal but no luck. Hoping that it gets to the right authority now.

    Thanks

    Yours Faithfully,
    Non-Liberal Awam

    • Adeel

      Sahi kaha bhai ?

    • Hassam Tahir

      bhai remote aya tha TV kay saath? Us say channel change kar lu.

  • Haxxan Raja

    Yeh pemra dth kb launch kryga

  • Umz

    Just think of the poor guy who agreed to get hit in the right place and get aired internationally.
    People will do anything in the name of money.

  • Salman Haider

    اس منافق اور وکھڑی قوم کی سمجھ کسی کو نہیں آتی

    • Raja G

      ap kia yajuj majuj ke sath dewaar tur rae hai daily ?

  • Saad Zaidi

    RIP Media Freedom!!… Dictatorship zindabaad!

  • Azeem Ahmed

    A strict action as per rule be taken and it has now become the habit of channels they dont heed the voices of people nor PEMRA.

  • waqar hussain

    Mery Khyal Se Commercial Tu hr channel per chalti hai. Agr aap koi Saaf Drama bhi dekh rahy hon tu bhi break mein commercial chalti hai. Us time per bht bura lgta hai jb aap family k sth beth kr news sun rahy hoty hain ya koi family program dekh rahy hoty hain.

    Jahan tk bt hai 8xm aur Hum Movies etc channels ki tu yar bnda family k sth kb dekhta hai aisy channel? Woh tum humein pta hi hota hai naan k is channel ko nahin lgana Family mein.

    Waisy sb ki apni soch hai.

    Mery khyal s ty channels ko Categorize kr dena chahye commercials k hisaab se. Agr aisi waisi commercial aisy waisy channel per hi dekhayi jaye tu behtar hai. Jo Log aisi cheezon se ghusa hoty hain woh bhi bach jaien gy au jo log Enjoy krty hain woh bhi enjoy kt skty hain.

  • noinbox

    youtu. be/gK4mInS7l50 yeh video b nazar nahe a rahi ho gi kaisay Quran E Pak ke behuramti ke hai last week drama mai