Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is deeply concerned over the growing nudity and obscenity in the society and he has directed all the concerned authorities to stop it as if it does not happen then it will result in social stigma in Pakistani society and religious values will be destroyed.
Talking to one of the media outlets, Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has spoken to me on this issue not once or twice but 15 or 16 times and he wants the mainstream media and social media and its applications to develop a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread of nudity.
Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran Khan says that the incidence of rape of children and women has increased due to nudity.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently told him that apps like TikTok were doing great damage to the values of the society so it should be blocked.
According to Information Minister Shibli Faraz, he told Prime Minister Imran Khan that these apps would be contacted first so that they would respect the values of the society and ensure that no immoral or obscene material was shared on them.
Shibli Faraz said that he (Prime Minister Imran Khan) is a person who has spent his entire life in the West, so he understands our social and cultural values, which should be protected.
He said that all possible steps would be taken to curb indecency. When his attention was drawn to the controversial content shown on PTV, which was also highlighted on social media, Shibli Faraz said. He said that he would soon meet the managing director of PTV to ensure that no material was aired that contradicted our social and religious values.
He assured that what he did not like for his daughter, I would not like for anyone else’s sister’s daughter, state TV should be a role model for private channels.
Meanwhile, it is learned that PEMRA has also been asked to take steps to curb the spread of pornography through private television channels, but the agency is not doing so enthusiastically.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his Special Assistant for Information Lieutenant General (retd) Asim Bajwa to come up with a comprehensive strategy to rid Pakistani dramas and films of immoral and obscene material.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked Bajwa to bring dramas and films that would present a great Islamic history, educate the youth about the role of Muslim heroes and their achievements and bring to light constructive work which is obscene and immoral.
Sources said that Bajwa is already in touch with PTV and playwrights and TV dramatists and producers to divert Pakistani films from the trend of Bollywood centralization and put them on the path on which Turkey and Iran are moving forward successfully.
The Turkish drama Ertugrul, which is being aired on PTV at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan, is a huge success and has broken all records. Similarly, the Prime Minister also directed the PTA to rid the internet, social media and its apps of immoral material.
PTA Chairman Major General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa had recently told this correspondent that Prime Minister Imran Khan was worried about the destruction of social, cultural and religious values of the society due to vulgarity. The PTA chairman said that according to the constitution and national law, obscene and immoral material could not be spread.
The PTA recently banned five dating apps that were involved in promoting nudity and even promoting homosexuality. The apps had live streaming and contained content that was Pakistani users shared, which shows how these apps were promoting an immoral environment in the country.
Earlier, in July, the PTA issued a final notice to Chinese social media app TikTok asking it to ban obscene material, according to a media report.
The Bigo Live Video Streaming app was also banned, although the ban was lifted a few days later as the app agreed to remove obscene content. The PTA has also instructed Internet operators not to allow illegal and immoral content to reach users.