Pakistan Electronic Regulator) Authority (PEMRA) issued show cause notices to Filmazia. Urdu-1, Geo Kahani and MTV in violation of the orders of Honorable Islamabad High Court. Islamabad dated 09.05.2018 passed in Writ Petition No. 4098/2013 titled ‘Muhammad Waqas Malik, Advocate vs Government of Pakistan through Secretary etc.” wherein IHC has ordered that there shall be complete ban on advertisements, dramas and films of foreign origin. India in particular.”
Show Cause Notices have been served to Filmazia. Urdu-1. Geo Kahani and MTV. for airing Indian Drama serial “Naagin 2”. “Kulll Kumar Rajay Vain”, “Kum Kum Rhugva” and “Chnndar Kanta” respectively, which is also violation of Section 20(c) & (0 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007. Rule 15(1) of PEMRA Rules 2009 and Clause 3(10(a). 3(l)(c) &. 17 of Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015.
PEMRA has directed all the TV channels to show cause in writing as well as appear for personal hearing on May 25.2018 at PEMRA HQs. In case of failure in submitting reply within stipulated lime and non-appearance for personal hearing, the Authority shall have the right to initiate ex-parte proceedings against the channels in pursuance of Section 27.29.30 of the PF.MRA of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007.