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No more ‘hugs, caressing, bed scenes’ allowed in Pakistani dramas!

Pemra directs all satellite channels in Pakistan to refrain from airing caress/hug scenes in dramas.


The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred the local TV channels from broadcasting dramas that feature ‘caress/hug’ scenes.

In the notification, PRMRA stated that it has been receiving numerous complaints from viewers who believe that the content being depicted in dramas does not represent the “true picture of Pakistani society”.

“Hugs, caress scenes, extramarital affairs, vulgar and bold dressing, bed scenes and intimacy of married couples are being glamorised in utter disregard to Islamic teachings and culture of Pakistani society,” PEMRA stated.

The regulatory authority added that it has directed channels time and again to review content with “indecent dressing, controversial and objectionable plots, bed scenes and unnecessary detailing of events”. 

It also added, “On the prevalent trends in Pakistani drama industry, Pemra is not only receiving numerous complaints from the general public on Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) and media/ What’s App groups.”

As being reported, most complaints received by the PEMRA Call Centre during September concern drama serial Juda Huay Kuch is Tarah.

The drama created quite a storm on social media for showing an unwitting married couple as foster siblings in a teaser for an upcoming episode.

However, the latest notification has drawn flak on social media.



the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.