Three Channels Receive Warning After Airing ‘Indecent Content’

On Tuesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a warning notice to several local channels for airing “indecent content.”

PEMRA mentioned that in case of repeated violations, actions will be taken against the following TV channels as per PEMRA law:

  1. Geo Entertainment
  2. ARY Communications,
  3. HUM TV.

The authority has issued the warning to these TV channels separately and has directed them to comply with the terms and conditions of their licenses.

Furthermore, PEMRA has also stated that TV channels should “respect socio-cultural norms and appoint/train effective and efficient in-house editorial committees to avoid such violations in future.”

The media governing body did not provide details of the content, nor did it provide any specific information regarding the nature of the violation.

However, PEMRA singled out the events when the violations were committed which are mentioned below.

Geo Entertainment

A drama serial was aired on 7th August, 2017, in which indecent content was aired. The authority found the broadcast was against “provisions of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 as well as the socio-cultural norms and values of the country.”

On the condition of anonymity, a PEMRA official revealed that the said drama serial was Khali Haath. 

ARY Communication

Similarly, ARY was also held accountable for airing inappropriate content on HBO Pakistan, since ARY are the sole landing rights owner of the channel.

The content in question was aired on 10th April, 2017.

Hum TV

Lastly, Hum TV was given a warning over the content of the 21st May episode of a drama serial. the PEMRA official revealed it to be Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain.

Via PEMRA

Zarar leads the Sports & Auto sections at ProPakistani.


    • It is funny how you try to relate every problem with Islam
      Most of these shows are watched by everyone including children which is inappropriate for them
      as such things are perceived differently by different minds.

    • If Molvi mindset want exactly what Islam say, then it has to be done. chapter closed !
      Pakistan was made for Muslims not for VERY open type mindset people. . .

    • Haider saheb, aapkay naam aur post say uss bughz ka pata lug raha hai jo aap ka cult aik hazaar saal say dil mein chupa kur baytha hai!
      Aap Iran chalay jaein, agar apko molvi naheen aur ayatullah pasand hai to?

    • PEMRA want to ban these cuz we are not in the society of Gays and Lesbian, where love is not love. We have rules and laws. You should read them first.

  • We need to get rid from conservative molvi type mindset because this jihadi mindset already pushed Pakistan decades back ..

    • what exactly is meant by molvi mind? and how do you define something conservative? is that related here? Don’t start dragging in something or someone unless you surely know what is it about.


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