Pemra issues notice for airing Dangal
LAHORE – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Urdu 1 channel for Aamir Khan’s Bollywood film Dangal. Urdu1 aired Dangal which was not given permission for screening by Board of Film Censors in Pakistan. Pemra has identified certain scenes which were deemed inappropriate for viewing in Pakistan as well.
Therefore, the network has been given a seven-day period to furnish a reply in this regard. The CEO of the organisaton has also been called upon for a personal hearing, while; the content is banned under the Pemra laws and Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
Pemra chief’s father-in-law Anwar Khalil dies
ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Anwar Khalil who worked for decades in prestigious newspapers of the country died on Monday in Chicago (US). He was 79. He is survived by his widow Mrs Anwar Khalil, four daughters and three sons. Mr Khalil was also father-in-law of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam. Journalists of the twin cities and representatives of various print and electronic media associations have expressed their heart-felt grief and shock over the demise of late Anwar Khalil..
by : Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)