Islamabad: During the hearing of a letter filed by Former Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Kazi Hussain Ahmed and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin against the improper content being telecast on TV channels, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Monday that TV channels are “spreading vulgarity” and PEMRA has failed to prevent it.
Abdul Jabbar, the Pemra acting chairman asked for a month’s time to do some research about the issue but the court rejected his request and ordered him to take some necessary steps within a week.
CJP Ifitkhar Chaudhry said that the obscenity has increased on the channels and one finds much difficult to watch TV with the family. He also showed concerns over the content being showed during Iftar timings.
The chief justice told Jabbar to classify TV programmes with appropriate ratings as it is done in the Western media.