Me­dia Com­mis­sion’s rec­om­men­da­tions

SC seeks im­ple­men­ta­tion re­port

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ISLAMABAD—The Supreme Court on Wed­nes­day sought im­ple­men­ta­tion re­port on the Me­dia Com­mis­sion’s rec­om­men­da­tions. The apex court bench headed by Jus­tice Ejaz Afzal Khan also took no­tice of not air­ing so­cial mes­sages on pri­vate TV chan­nels and sought the im­ple­men­ta­tion re­port on air­ing of so­cial aware­ness pro­grammes which were 10 per cent spec­i­fied for all TV chan­nels.

Dur­ing the course of pro­ceed­ings, Jus­tice Qazi Faez Isa re­marked that Pak­istan Elec­tronic Me­dia Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity (PEMRA) had banned fam­ily plan­ning ad­ver­tise­ments.

The PEMRA Chair­man told the court that the au­thor­ity was try­ing to stop abu­sive lan­guage in the talk shows. He had no pow­ers as PEMRA Chair­man ac­cord­ing to rules. The me­dia had been asked to en­sure air­ing of 10 per cent pro­grammes based on pub­lic aware­ness cam­paigns.—APP photo by Sultan Bashir

A fa­ther and his child are tak­ing a nap un­der an over­head bridge on the Be­nazir Bhutto Road while their camels obe­di­ently await their com­mand to move.

Young­sters bathing in the wa­ter from rup­tured wa­ter sup­ply line to cool them­selves off dur­ing ex­tremely hot weather in the cap­i­tal.—PO

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