Islamabad: Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has asked TV Channels and Radio Stations to avoid Special Valentine Day Transmission,PEMRA clarified that they are sending this advice letter after getting heavy complaints from public.
PEMRA also reported that this event is not suitable for our society. Valentine has contradiction with our religion i.e. Islam and culture, PEMRA reported. Regarding Valentine issue, PEMRA Sent Advice letter to TV Channels in 2012 after getting hundreds of public complaints but it didn’t affect on TV Channels’ transmission.
The Letter was submitted by Director General Operations of PEMRA Muhammad Farooq. The letter has been sent to all Pakistani Satellite TV Channels and FM Radio Stations.
This letter is for all News, Current Affairs, Entertainment, Informative and Infotainment TV Channels and FM Radios. An Official from national media regulator told that PEMRA had not banned Valentine Shows but it issued just a request to channels regarding Public complaints.
Its pertinent to mention here that PEMRA sent this letter just one day before valentine day. Many channels already arranged shows regarding Valentine and they will not consider this letter. Furthermore, it’s just a suggestion Letter which will not affect on Pakistani TV Channels’ transmission, critics explained.