As ‘professional’ madaris ready to showcase their talent this Ramadan, PEMRA holds a scanner

By Kiran Bokhari

(Pak Destiny) As ‘professional madaris’ are back on all TV channels of Pakistan to put up ‘Ramadan show’ the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has also come into action to catch their goof-ups.

Be it fake Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain on BOL TV or tainted cricketer Wasim Akram on Geo TV all racing up to grab maximum viewership during Ramadan transmission.

These madaris showcase their talent of becoming religious scholars on Ramadan shows. On the order of Islamabad High Court PEMRA has constituted a four-member committee for the purpose of monitoring Ramazan transmission on all satellite TV channels licensed by it.

“The purpose of the committee is to monitor whether the Ramazan guidelines that were issued to all the satellite TV channels, are being followed or not. In case of violation immediate action as per law will be taken. The court has also directed PEMRA to submit a report in this regard before the next date of hearing,” PEMRA said in a statement.

PEMRA every year receive many complaints about ‘disgusting’ action by several so-called anchors, actors and players who turn an authority during Ramazan show.

It will be interesting to see whether PEMRA nails such elements in this year’s Ramadan programme or not. – Pak Destiny


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