PEMRA directs TV channels to refrain from airing caress, bed and hug scenes in dramas

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) directed Tv channels to stop airing hugs, caress, and bed scenes in dramas. PEMRA said it was receiving several complaints against such content. According to a notification from PEMRA, most of the society believes that dramas are not depicting the “true picture” of Pakistani society.

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The Notification said, “Hugs/caress scenes/extramarital relations, vulgar/bold dressing, bed scenes, and intimacy of married couple are being glamorized in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society.”

Meanwhile, in its notification, PEMRA recommended that all satellite TV channels refrain from airing caressing/hugging scenes in dramas. In addition, the content of the dramas will be reviewed and edited by an in-house monitoring committee, taking into consideration any reservations and apprehensions of the viewers.

Source: The News