Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has put its foot down and decided call in a team of experts to clearly define the term ‘obscenity’. Although terms such as vulgarity have already been defined but this time, the term will be defined in the light of Islam. Seeing how the barriers are sometime crossed by the Pakistanis in the media, it is about time PEMRA has realized that enough is enough. The meeting will take place on August 27 at 11AM and is most likely to last till a necessary decision has reached.
As far as the ‘experts’ are concerned, PEMRA has revealed that the meeting will consist of religious leaders, academicians, journalist, writers, PBA, media experts, advertisers etc. Despite such terms not existing in the government documents such as the Constitution of Pakistan or the Pakistan Penal Code and even the rules and regulations of PEMRA itself, the chairman of the company strongly feels that defining the term is necessary in order to manage the media when it comes to appropriate screening.
Considering the fact that how above-the-bold attitude the Pakistani media has adopted in recent years, it is safe to say that PEMRA has made an extremely wise decision to redefine the term in the sense of Islamic and cultural values.