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PEMRA bans crime reenactment programs from Ramadan 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has announced to ban reenactment TV programs of crime scenes from the beginning of Ramadan 2016.

PEMRA chairman Absar Alam stated Friday that TV programs showing reenactment of crime scenes shall be banned from 1st of Ramadan, adding that action shall be taken against all channels that violate regulations.

He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

While talking to media, Absar Alam stated that rape victims, murder and suicide scenes will be banned to be on-aired on television from first of Ramadan.

He stated that any television channel found violating the rules shall be initially shut down for a month, however if the channel repeats the offence then a case shall be forwarded to PEMRA authority to permanently shut it down.