IHC suspends PEMRA’s notification banning Imran Khan’s live speeches

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) notification, banning the live telecast of former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s speeches. The court suspended the PEMRA’s notification till September 5 and observed that PEMRA “does not have the authority” to issue such orders. 

PEMRA slaps a fine of Rs500,000 on Ahsan Khan’s show for using animals as props

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a Rs500,000 fine on Express Entertainment for the use of animals as props on Time Out with Ahsan Khan. Pemra noted that the show’s use of animals as props is a violation of its policies. In the show, Khan uses the rabbits as props in one segment and places them on lap of his guests. 

PEMRA orders review of biscuit ad featuring Mehwish Hayat, deeming it indecent

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has asked TV channels to review ‘indecent’ adverts and chalk up a strategy to get their advert approved by an internal committee prior to the telecast. The statement by the authority came days after an advert featuring Mehwish Hayat to promote Gala biscuits came under severe criticism for being against the values of the society.

Pemra bars all TV channels from airing news about motorway gang-rape case

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned all television channels from airing news about the Sialkot motorway gang-rape incident. The ban comes after an order was passed by the trial court on the request of the police, claiming that the media reporting would damage and diminish the evidence so far collected by the police and create hindrance in catching the culprit.

Declared ‘absconder’, Nawaz’s speeches can not be broadcast: PEMRA

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday banned the broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by absconders and proclaimed offenders. The development came a few hours after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif slammed the government in his second address to the PML-N’s central working committee meeting, which was aired on numerous news channels in Pakistan.

No live audiences during Ramazan transmissions, warns PEMRA

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned live audiences to attend Ramazan transmissions amid coronavirus outbreak. Moreover, channels have been advised to disinfect equipment, while providing safety kits to the staff engaged in the transmission. The authority has also prohibited the distribution of extravagant gifts on Ramazan shows. The authority said, display of such gifts would give a very negative impact as the world is suffering from scarcity, hunger and joblessness. 

PEMRA thinks bold woman characters in dramas aren’t for Pakistani audience

Pemra doesn’t really appreciate the portrayal of strong women characters in Pakistani dramas. Female writers, directors and actors are trying to educate women on their rights and empower them but the said actor-turned-director Angeline Malik discouraged such characters during a session at Adab festival 2020, calling them too ‘bold’ for Pakistani audience.

Other then criticism, Faisal Vawda’s boot stunt gets Kashif Abbasi’s show banned

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) minister Faisal Vawda’s ‘boot stunt’ on live TV has not only landed him in hot waters but has also resulted in a ban on Kashif Abbasi and his show. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned the broadcast of anchorperson Kashif Abbasi’s programme ‘Off the Record’ for 60 days, for a “very unethical act” by the panelist.

PEMRA completely bans content featuring Indian actors from being aired

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) has completely banned all kinds of advertisements featuring Indian actors or characters from being aired on electronic media. PEMRA’s statement included 11 multinational brands whose content was banned from running with immediate effect. The notice added that the ban shall remain until all these advertisements are produced in Pakistan with Pakistani characters.