JI to launch campaign against vulgarity in media
Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, during a press conference at the Idara-e-Noor-e-Haq on Thursday, stated that the JI has launched a campaign against “nudity and vulgarity” in the Pakistani media, and that a convention will be held on April 22 to develop a strategy in this regard.
Mehnati announced that the campaign would be launched through the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and that women would be consulted as the issue primarily dealt with them.As part of the campaign, which is titled “Reforms in society and prevention of vulgarity”, JI office-bearers are to call on the owners of media houses, members of civil society with an appeal to “save the youth from destruction”. Advertisers would also be contacted and convinced to abandon their business.
“Women should realise that they are being exploited on the pretext of freedom of expression, fame and popularity,” he said.He said that the fashion show organisers, their patrons in TV channels and fabric manufacturing companies had presented women as an entirely cheap commodity whereas Islam held women in high esteem.
Mehnati said that these “displays of nudity and vulgarity” were a planned conspiracy against Pakistan, and that the forces behind the conspiracy were bent upon replacing Pakistan’s traditional identity with Western and Hindu culture.“Though the media has played a pivotal role in spreading awareness on a number of issues, it has also excelled in spreading nudity.”