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Warning Issued By PEMRA to HUM, ARY And GEO TV Over Indecent Content

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Pakistan electronic media regulatory authority (PEMRA) has been quite active for the last few months and has made sure to take notice of indecent content that is being aired on Pakistani media channels.

On Tuesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has yet again served warning notices to Geo Entertainment, ARY Communications as well as Hum TV for airing “indecent content” on different occasions. PEMRA has said that it is in case of repeated violations that action will be taken against them under relevant PEMRA laws.

The notice which had been issued stated that PEMRA had sought an explanation from ARY Communications for airing “indecent content” on April 10.

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After reviewing the channel’s response, the authority has found out that the broadcast was against “provisions of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 as well as socio-cultural norms and values of the country”.

PEMRA has not shared the details of the content and did not even provide the specifics of the violation.

Additionally, PEMRA issued a notice to ARY Communications. It served a warning to Geo Entertainment with similar reservations over an episode of drama serial which was aired on August 7. An official of PEMRA, on condition of anonymity has revealed that the said drama serial was Khali Haath.

Hum TV was also served a warning over the content of the May 21 episode of a drama serial, which the Pemra official revealed to be Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain.

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