PEMRA Bans Drama Serial Jalan Over 'Indecent Content'
Pemra Is On A Banning Spree And Jalan Is The Latest Victim
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to ban hit drama serial Jalan, citing immoral and indecent content. The regulatory authority received several complaints from the television viewers and decided to act diligently.
Jalan is a Pakistan television series that is aired on ARY Digital and it is a joint production of superstar Fahad Mustafa and Big Bang Entertainment. The drama stars notable celebrities Minal Khan, Emmad Irfani, and Areeba Habib.
On Thursday evening, PEMRA decided to ban the telecast of the drama serial that is currently being aired on ARY Digital. According to a notification issued, PEMRA has put an immediate ban on the drama as it goes against the “social and moral ethics of Pakistani society”.
پیمرا کی اے آر وائی ڈیجیٹل کے ڈرامہ سیریل "جلن" پر پابندی عائد pic.twitter.com/97tA7q4okB— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) September 10, 2020
The statement read:
“PEMRA had given multiple warnings to the channel to revise the content of Jalan, however, the channel administration refused to comply with PEMRA’s code of ethics and it has now been banned under Section 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance.”
The drama's plotline centers around infidelity and viewers are exposed to an illicit affair between a man and his sister-in-law. All three actors playing their respective roles in the drama have received severe backlash from viewers and now PEMRA has decided to pull the plug on the drama serial altogether.
Kudos @reportpemra for put a immediate BAN on this immoral& unethical content which not only destroying our already vulnerable family values bt creating mess in the young minds of our upcoming youth. The makers r da ones who condemn when some immoral happens #Jalan #Arydigital pic.twitter.com/2XSc7qoOfA— Haseeb Kureshi (@haseebkureshi) September 11, 2020
Jalan is not the only drama that has come under the firing line as recently, PEMRA has gone on a banning spree and pulled the repeat telecast of drama serials Ishqiya and Pyar Ke Sadqay. PEMRA had previously warned the channel airing Jalan that strict action would be taken if the content of the drama was not revised.
PEMRA has also requested all stakeholders to immediately review the content of all their future dramas and avoid this kind of embarrassment in the future.
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