LHC Orders PEMRA To Take A Legal Action Against Sahir Lodhi’s Show

LHC Orders PEMRA To Take A Legal Action Against Sahir Lodhi’s Show

The Sahir Lodhi Morning Show controversy has taken a new turn. The Lahore High Court (LHC) today ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take legal action against Sahir Lodhi’s morning show in response to an application filed against the dance performances of young girls in the show.

The court was hearing the petition approved to be heard against Lodhi and the show on Monday and directed Pemra to resolve the issue after hearing the complainant in accordance with the law.

Justice Shahid Karim commenced the proceedings on a petition, in which the petitioner had made parties to the Federal government, Pemra, Sahir Lodhi and others. The petitioner contended that dance performances by minor girls in Lodhi’s show were creating a negative impact on the society, resulting in incidents like the Kasur tragedy.

The petitioner adopted the stance that Pemra was not taking strict actions to ban such shows, and appealed the apex court to take necessary actions in this regard.