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TV channels directed not to air dramas with controversial themes

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all the television channels to avoid air dramas containing controversial themes, indecent dressing and gesture, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.     In a statement, the authority said that such content is not only distressing for the viewers but is also against the commonly accepted standards of decency. It further said that prevalent, rampant trend of airing quiet bold themes in Pakistani drama industries has resulted in massive…

LHC extends ban on Indian films, dramas

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended the stay order of ban on Indian films, dramas and television programs till 16th December and summoned the lawyers of the parties in the case - ARY News reports on Thursday. Justice Khalid Mehmood heard the petition filed by ARY News anchorperson Mubashir Lucman. Mubashir Lucman pleaded to the court that the Indian content cannot be aired on television without following the rules and regulations but they are still being aired with the connivance of the Pakistan Censor Board. He…