Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ban on the repeat telecast of Pakistani dramas Ishqiya and Pyar Ke Sadqay, stating the action was taken due to their content against social and religious values.
The notification from the electronic media regulatory body was issued on Friday. According to the notification passed by the regulatory authority, the action was taken under Section 27 of the PEMRA ordinance.
The statement further said that several complaints that have been received against Jalan, however, any action in this regard will be taken after reviewing its content.
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
PEMRA further stated “Media houses have been told to review their material and that in the future and irrespective of the costs involved, if a product is found to have content that goes against Pakistani values and fails to fulfill the expectations of the public then it will be restricted without any prior war.