Pakistan

Pemra bans crime re-enactment shows on TV channels ahead of Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned crime reenactment shows showing violence as well as plight of rape victims in its latest code of conduct, ARY News reported.

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The new Pemra guidelines for the holy month of Ramazan were read out by Pemra chairman Absar Alam at a presser today.

According to Pemra chairman, all TV channels must respect the sanctity of Ramazan, while any channel found violating the order would face action.

He said all crime re-enactment shows, raid programs would be banned from 1st of Ramazan. No rape scene, or suicide attempt scenes will be shown in dramas as well, he underlined.

The Pemra head also mentioned that interviews of rape victims also wont be allowed.

Besides, he said, guidelines for investigative journalists would soon be issued.  “We are giving much time to TV channels, hence prohibited content should not be aired on any channel”, he added.

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