November 29, 2016
ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday said the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was keeping strict vigilance on television drama content to promote a healthy and constructive society.
Speaking in the National Assembly on a Calling Attention Notice, the minister said the entertainment channels enjoyed freedom of expression, but they should observe the code of conduct to ensure that no plays against traditions and ethics were telecast.
Members of the National Assembly Tahira Aurangzeb, Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli, Begum Tahira Bokhari and Asiya Naz Tanoli had drawn the attention of the minister towards three TV dramas promoting ratio of divorce in the country.
“The Council of Complaint is fully active and any complaint about objectionable content must be conveyed to it through complaint number.”
She said an advisory had been sent to all channels regarding the code of conduct and if any member had any complaint about a specific TV program, action would be taken against the channel.
“It is also responsibility of TV channels to keep societal norms in mind while telecasting any content,” she added. - APP
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