PEMRA issues warning to private TV for airing suicide scenes


ISLAMABAD, Aug 11 (TNS): Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a warning to private TV channel for broadcasting a program titled “Emergency Ward” on August 02, 2017 where a scene of a girl attempting to commit suicide was aired.

Airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007 and Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015. The content aired is highly offensive and hurts sentiments of viewers.

PEMRA has warned the private TV channel to be careful and vigilant on selection of content aired and also advised to activate an In-House Committee to monitor the content.

In case of repeated violation, the Authority will proceed to take appropriate legal action against the channel.