Cultural values be promoted in media: CJ
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday while hearing the case of obscenity in media remarked that both print and electronic media should promote the cultural values.
The court directed the petitioners to submit unethical content record being aired on different TV channels.
The Chief Justice asked the petitioners to inform the court that which content is immoral.
He inquired the definition of obscenity and what is the standard treatment to stop unethical content.
He said that everybody defined obscenity in his own way. During the course of proceedings, counsel for Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) informed the court that two member media commission is working to prepare recommendations to stop obscenity in the media.
Petitioner Taufeeq Asif informed the court that the commercials of cellular companies contained obscene content.
The Chief Justice asked to mention the names of obscene programs being aired on different TV channels.
He asked whether the PEMRA officials can watch the TV commercials with their family members.
He remarked that TV channels get business owing to obscenity. The court adjourned hearing till June 1, seeking details of obscene programs airing on TV channels.
Source: Business Recorder