PEMRA bans showing abuse victims, crime reenactment on TV

Absar alam PEMRA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam on Friday said a ban will be placed upon television programmes portraying reenactment of criminal activities, effective from the first day of Ramazan.


“Airing interviews of abuse victims will be prohibited too,” Alam said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. “TV channels should respect the holy month of Ramazan,” he added.

Moreover, news and entertainment channels will be restricted from showing content that dramatise suicide, rape or other criminal acts.

“Channels violating the PEMRA guidelines will be taken off air,” Alam said. “PEMRA will ensure that the sanctity of the veil and the house is maintained.”