Pemra chief orders action against ‘immoral content’, Indian TV channels

By: News Desk      Published: 11:17 PM, 28 Aug, 2020
Pemra chief orders action against ‘immoral content’, Indian TV channels
Muhammad Saleem Baig, chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), speaks at an event.–File photo

Muhammad Saleem Baig, chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), visited the authority’s Lahore office on Friday and held meetings with the authority’s regional officials and cable operators. 

During his visit to the Punjab capital, Baig said that subject matter of the Pakistani TV dramas must be according to social, religious and moral traditions of Pakistan. He told the cable operators to strictly follow the code of conduct developed by the Pemra for the holy month of Muharram. He laid stress on the promotion of religious harmony in the society during the holy month of Muharram. He directed the regional authorities to take strict action against those showing immoral content and Indian TV channels in Pakistan. He directed the officials to address the problems facing the stakeholders. 

During the meeting, matters relating to Pemra’s restructuring, administration, policymaking and under-construction building of the Lahore office also came under discussion. On this occasion, the Pemra chairman suspended the services of a field inspector over alleged negligence from duty. 

On this occasion, Pemra Regional General Manager Ikram Barkat briefed Baig about the regional office’s efforts to curb the spread of immoral content and Indian channels in the region. 

Pemra Director General (Operations) Sohail Asif Ali Khan, Media and Public Relations General Manager Muhammad Tahir and Legal Team Head Tahir Farooq Tararr also held meetings with the Pemra chief on Friday.