September 06, 2017
Published 19 days ago
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media regulator PEMRA Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Urdu-1 Television for airing an Indian movie banned by the Board of Film Censors of Pakistan.
A PEMRA media release said the channel aired the film Dangal on September 3. The management has been given seven days to respond to the notice.
The censor board had identified certain content/scenes in the film that were not suitable for viewing in Pakistan. Moreover, the content also violated the PEMRA laws and the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
The channel’s CEO is also required to appear for a personal hearing.
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