Pemra issues show cause notice to private channel

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Pemra issues show cause notice to private channel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notice to Nickelodeon television channel for violation of Pemra (amendment) Act 2007 and electronic media code of conduct.The children’s channel on April 27 in its cartoon series showed an episode in which the characters were wearing indecent dresses.

The parents have been complaining that telecast of such content can affect our social values and can ruin our future generation. They also opine that telecast of such scenes leave negative impact on the minds of children.

The management has been given 7 days to respond to the show cause notice, otherwise unilateral action will be taken which can be Rs 1 million fine under section 29 or suspension or cancellation of permission of landing rights of the channel under section 30.

The News