PEMRA Bars TV Channels from Airing Dramas With Indecent Content

In another commendable move, Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all the TV channels not to air any TV serial with indecent content.

A notification, circulated on Tuesday, warned all the TV channels from airing any content that goes against the commonly accepted standards of decency.

The notification mentioned that the step was taken after PEMRA received recurring complaints against the indecent and obscene content in Pakistani TV dramas on Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP), Pemra Complaints Call Center and Feedback System as well as through social media and WhatsApp.

All the TV channels have been directed to stop airing dramas which contain indecent scenes or they should delete such scenes.


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It also advised the TV channels to ensure compliance of PEMRA laws and the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 or face

In case of any violation, the authority warned to take legal action against the channels.

Earlier on Monday, the media regulatory authority had also banned a reality show ‘Naked and Afraid’ on Discovery channel for showing vulgar and obscene content.

This is not the first time PEMRA has objected to recent content aired on Pakistani channels. In September last year, the authority issued a similar advisory notice to all the TV channels stating that Pakistani dramas do not depict the real face of the society.

The media watchdog body had expressed that exploitation and violence in the society should not be shown in Pakistan in an ‘ADVICE’ notice.


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  • Leo

    And who will define / set criteria for “Indecency” ? Censor board, Mullahs or PEMRA ??

    • Eli Ehsan

      probably that kid who compiled that adult-content ban list for PTA.. Such free-time Much Sawab. :)

      • Answer

        tumhain acha lagta hay ghar walon ka sath baith kar dramay main ye suntay huway k “hakeem sahab mairi teesri shadi honay wali hay mujhay bhi koi kushta day dain”
        sirf sirf aik dialogue hay, aur bhi kia kia nahin bola jata aur act kia jata ..

        • Nabeel Khan

          drama name plz :-)

          • Answer

            I was in a relatives’ home and heared this dialogue while passing by the tv. They instaantly muted the tv after this dialogue. I did not see the drama name.

        • Eli Ehsan

          dude! Everything alright there? yeh specific line of dialogue to maine kabhi sune nahi apne “ghar walon ke saath” bethh ke. but I’m sure they’ll take it lightly if I had the problem in real life. aap hakeemon ko chhoren or kissi Neuro-specialist ko dikhayen. Afaaqa hoga inshallah

          • Answer

            Apni fikar karain. mujhay ap ki raha Beaconhouse syndrome nahin hay.

  • TV watcher

    For example, i was watching geo tv’s drama sangdil.. where girl went to kill a guy with gun. But due to any reason failed.
    So the gut’s friend nay girl ko sabaq sekhaya zeyaadti kar kay sunsaan jaga par chor aaya.

    Both larkay aur larkeyooun ko media acha sabaq seekha raha hai.

  • Eli Ehsan

    AL-BAKISTAN ki taraf 1 or mazboot qadam….. Shukria UMMAH.. #OhWait ummah is moving towards 21st century…………. oh well who cares…..

    • Answer

      tumhain acha lagta hay ghar walon ka sath baith kar dramay main ye suntay huway k “hakeem sahab mairi teesri shadi honay wali hay mujhay bhi koi kushta day dain”
      sirf sirf aik dialogue hay, aur bhi kia kia nahin bola jata aur act kia jata

  • RT

    dekhen ye munafiq mulk he. Tv pr ban kar dn mgr ye sb kuch aam he ab is mulk me.

  • hahah

    So who will define indecent content? I have seen many Pakistani dramas but didn’t found any indecent content