Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the repeat telecast of two Pakistani tv dramas — ARY Digital’s Ishqiya and Hum TV’s Pyar Ke Sadqay — citing that the content material of the dramas is in opposition to ‘the social and spiritual values’.
In keeping with a notification issued by the authority on Friday, the motion was taken underneath Part 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance. The notification added that the 2 drama serials may additionally not be aired on ARY Zindagi and HUM Sitaray or every other sub channels.
Part 27, prohibition of broadcast media or distribution service operation, states that broadcasting or re-broadcasting or distributing of any programme is prohibited if PEMRA is of the opinion that the programme is pornographic, obscene, vulgar or is offensive to the generally accepted requirements of decency.
پیمرا کی اے آر وائی ڈیجیٹل اور ہم ٹی وی کے ڈرامہ سیریل “عشقیہ” اور “پیار کے صدقے” کی نشرِ مکرر پر پابندی pic.twitter.com/ZEarENCEU7
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) September 4, 2020
Each of those drama had been cherished by audiences. Whereas Ishqiya starring Feroze Khan, Ramsha Khan, Hania Aamir and Gohar Rasheed obtained excessive scores, Pyar Ke Sadqay starring Bilal Abbas Khan, Atiqa Odho, Yumna Zaidi, Omair Rana was cherished by one and all.
It’s baffling to see that these two have been banned after a number of individuals have filed a criticism in opposition to the dramas however the notification failed to handle if anybody from the regulatory authority has watched and reviewed the whole dramas. The assertion added that content material in these drama serials is being broadly criticized in addition to the viewers are agitated by the central concepts of those TV productions the place sacred relationships are portrayed in a adverse mild. That is one other type of the identical ban tradition that we earlier witnessed within the case of Zindagi Tamasha which was banned earlier than its launch after complaints by people who haven’t seen the movie.
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Pyar Ke Sadqay tactfully addressed sexual harassment confronted at dwelling and dropped at mild that anyone could be a predator. This message just isn’t a menace to the social and ethical cloth of our society or values; it is a harsh fact that we now have to face eventually. Ishqiya was a narrative of a woman and boy, beforehand in love, who destroyed many lives by holding their former relationship a secret. We’ve seen or heard such tales in our environment and there’s no level in burying our heads in sand.
The PEMRA notification additionally said that it’s also reviewing complaints filed in opposition to ARY Digital’s ongoing drama Jalan starring Emmad Irfani, Minal Khan and Areeba Habib. The channel has been directed to overview the content material of the drama.
The assertion additionally said that PEMRA has been getting complaints from viewers each day by way of the Pakistan Residents Portal, social media accounts, and its name centres. “The channels had been repeatedly knowledgeable concerning the issues of viewers relating to the content material. The channels had been directed to provide the content material based on Pakistan’s social, non secular, social and ethical values. As there was no enchancment within the script of the dramas by the channels, a closing instruction was given to the channels on August 18 to provide the content material of the dramas in accordance with the values of Pakistan,” mentioned the press launch.
PEMRA has directed all TV channels, media homes and manufacturing homes to overview the content material of dramas. “Whatever the price and time invested within the drama, if the content material of a play is opposite to nationwide values and opposite to the expectations of the viewers, the play can be banned with none warning,” the assertion warned.