Foreign Shows Would Soon come to an End!

Since the day Ishq-e-Mamnu went on air, it attracted a huge audience which found itself glued to the shows that are based on different cultures. The issue has been discussed enough on the forum and hence it is to be believed that the airing of these foreign shows is really a controversial one.  According to the authorities, a Pakistani Parliamentary panel has forwarded its request to ban all the foreign content in any language, belonging from any country at least during the prime time of television channels. The panel has also proposed that the government should take serious initiatives against those who violates the decision.


The stated meeting was attended by  by celebrities and high officials including Information Secretary, Rasheed Ahmed, PEMRA Chairman Abdul Jabbar, and television actors Qavi Khan, Laila Zuberi and Maria Wasti. Throughout the meeting, PEMRA had been a measure topic of dicsussion and the committee suggested that PEMRA should perform its duty in monitoring the TV Channels and cable operators to ensure that the decision has been accepted, and implemented by them.

Followed by the Turkish and Indian Serials, the committee also forbid the advertisements that are based on foreign ideas with foreign celebrities.

The committee unanimously agreed that it is important to protect the rights of the celebrities and artists of Pakistan and the lcoal talent should be given high priority rather than importing pre-produced shows.

How do you see this Decision, Feel free to share!

Nida Zaidi

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  • Jehanzeb

    thats just wrong..

  • hope2go

    so right decision. We don't want vulgarity to be a part of pakistani tv shows as well. We have such beauty in our dramas. We are far better with our cultural heritage . Thank you and no offence.

    • nida_zaidi

      Hope2Go, Thank you so much for contributing 🙂

  • A Anr

    as far as i think broadcasting foreign content isnt bad after all the censoring…after all majority of us waste time watching it on youtube or downloading it….so lets just be fair and no hypocrisy……yes they shouldnt be shown in prime time that is a fair and square demand but at other times it isnt bad to watch a good show for the sole purpose of entertainment!!!!
    and a reality call for all……it isnt just pakistan doing this….numerous countries do this….which is by no means an illegal thing!!!
    p.s:although i am against indian content and reality shows….they are meaning less!!!!

    • naila malik

      indian content has no story…but turkish serials seems so real and natural

  • zariya

    well done pemra

  • farheen

    Bogus.. Try ti comPete jub sp competition se contestent he nikal doio gay to boost Kaise ho gay apne drama ko is level per laye k wo transalte kiye jayain worldwide .buzdeeloon ki tarha tanqeed karna atta haiii.



  • LOL

    This is never going to happen. Continue dreaming.

  • naila malik

    un pe tnqeed ki bjae apni product ko esa bnao k hr koi dekhe….turkish actor,dirctors,producers r baqi sb ek wqt mn ek projct ko ful tym dete hn tb hi woh megahit hota hai..yhan pe drame to itne hn mgr dhang ka koi ni…indoor scenes mn pura drama ban jata hai…editing mn itni ghltyan hoti hn…scenes age peche..ksi scenes mn hero k baal bre hn ksi mn chote..sad scenes mn ful makeup kia hota hai…jb ye sb hoga to kis ka dil kre apna tym brbad kre ye sb dkh k…agr apko b tym lgana hai to km z km use sahi utilize to kren….aj kal hmare haan sbse bra prblm hi dirction ka hai…

  • Khurram

    Indian dramas must be banned, they are just bullshit.. But banning all foreign content will leave the viewers at the mercy of Pakistani dramas only and we will have to bear it even if they show us non-sense…Competition should always be there…

  • Khurram

    Govt. has changed and all such proposals will be shelved most likely..