PEMRA Ordered to Take Action Over ‘Vulgarity’ in Sahir Lodhi’s Show

Following several complaints against Sahir Lodhi’s morning show, Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take legal action against him for displaying unacceptably disrespectful content on his morning show.

In his show, Sahir Lodhi showed young girls dancing – as he disrespected them in front of the audience which is considered culturally unacceptable in Pakistan and is too obscene for family viewing.


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On Monday, a petition was heard by the court against Sahir Lodhi and his show.

Upon hearing the complaint, PEMRA was ordered by the court to resolve this issue as per the law.

Justice Shahid Karim initiated the proceedings on the petition. Federal government, PEMRA, Sahir Lodhi and others were mentioned as responsible parties in the petition.

The dance performances of young girls on the show portrayed vulgarity, creating a negative footprint on the society, thus leading to incidents like the Kasur case.

A petition to proscribe the morning show of the famed host and actor Sahir Lodhi, was heard and approved by the court yesterday.

The petitioner also mentioned the part that PEMRA wasn’t taking any strict legal action against such shows displaying disrespectful content.

Sahir Lodhi had received a lot of heat on the social media against his promotion of young girls dancing on TV. Viewers said that such an act is unethical method to scale up the show’s rating.


  • is khusray ko ek mahena jail aur 50 lakh jurmana karain , dobara khud he behayae nahi karay ga

  • THANK GOD!!

    Someone at-least noticed of this immorality in TV shows. Well, I’m pretty much sure this guy (Host) is highly influenced with the western and Indian Dance TV shows in which parents seem to be happy by watching their little kids live performance in terms of vulgar dances and other sexy dance steps. But the consequences of these kind of vulgar TV shows lead to the incidents of Kasur & Mardan.
    I personally appreciate the efforts of those people who raised their voices against such “Beghairats”!!

    • +1.

      Well said. But I have a feeling that in the coming times, these type of shows will be the ‘norm’ as our people are slowly being cultured to accept the Western values and thus, they are being pulled away from Islam.

      What I’m saying is this, nobody among the audience said anything right there and then when the little girls started dancing, they were already too ‘bay hiss’. This downward fall in our values is going to be further pronounced in the coming days.

  • Let us hope this as a first step as the higher authorities are taking keen interest against such vulgarities. Great anchors, great leaders, great actors, fake degrees, corruption, vulgarities. This is what Pakistan is all about. Alas!

  • This was only done AFTER a petition was heard in court – slow claps.

    What the ef in the world is PEMRA for? They don’t have eyes or ears? Cant they see what’s happening in the name of entertainment in these stupid channels?

  • were the girls forced to dance? what about the heat on the parents of these ignorant hindu inspired teens?

  • Is khadray ko tau pehlay he BAN kardena chahiyeh tha.. pta nahi kyun khula chor detay hain aisay logon ko TV per !

  • Its all about minting money and publicity. Whichever way it comes. Most of us dont really care. Bring Sahir in a mall, and see kibd of reception he would get. As somebody mentioned, we haved been cultivated now.


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