Zero tolerance for Indian content on TV channels: Pemra chairman

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig on Saturday said that zero tolerance policy was adopted against showing Indian content and TV channels.

He said this while chairing a meeting of Pemra here at the regional office. The chairman said those violating Pemra rules and regulations would be prosecuted as par law. He said swift action was being taken against complaints regarding broadcasting of Indian content and pornography.

He urged all the cable operators to broadcast public welfare messages for greater awareness about protective measures against COVID-19. The PEMRA chairman said broadcasting pornographic material on CD channels was a crime and warned that legal action would be taken against the perpetrators of pornography under Pemra rules and regulations.

Pemra Regional General Manager Rahat Ali gave a detailed briefing to the chairman on performance and strategy. He informed that during crackdown on cable operators in Peshawar, Chitral, Dir, Swat, Hazara, Nowshera, Charsadda, Kohat, Karak and Bannu, the enforcement team of the Regional Office Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Region arrested various cable operators for violating Pemra rules. He said equipment being used for broadcasting Indian content was also seized.

Source: The News


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