November 30, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media regulator PEMRA has directed all Sindhi TV channels not to portray the Sindhi community as extremists and miscreants.
The regulator also advised the licensees to comply with the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 and refrain from promoting such themes and subjects that show violence and arms in Sindhi dramas.
“In these dramas, Sindhis are being projected as extremists and miscreants in sheer disgrace to the social and cultural values of the province,” PEMRA said in a press release Thursday.
PEMRA pointed out that such content also violated several clauses of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
It said that the public had expressed concern over the themes and topics of these dramas and the complainants said Sindhis were peace-loving people.
Pakistan Observer, November 1, 2016