SC takes notice of 'vulgar' song aired on private TV channel

Notice taken after senior journalist wrote column about indecent content on Jalwa TV

Hasnaat Malik April 08, 2017
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. PHOTO: TWITTER

ISLAMABAD : Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the airing of a 'vulgar song' on a privately-owned music channel after a senior journalist wrote an article appealing the court to take action.

On April 6, journalist Ansar Abbasi penned a column for Daily Jang complaining about the airing of an Indian song on music channel Jalwa TV which “crossed all limits of decency” and violated Pemra’s code of conduct.

The journalist called upon Pemra and the chief justice to take action and revoke the channel’s licence. Abbasi also took his concerns to Twitter.

Upon reading the column, the chief justice issued a notice directing the media regulatory body’s chairman to investigate the matter and take action against the channel under the relevant laws.

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It is to be noted that Pemra had already served a show-cause notice to Jalwa TV on April 5 asking the channel to explain its content selection policy. The channel has been given till April 12 to respond and explain why it should not be fined Rs1 million for violating various clauses of Pemra’s code of conduct.

The song in question titled Jahan Tum Ho, which has over 19 million views on YouTube and was released in December 2016, aired on the channel on March 30 and features a woman wearing a bikini which is unacceptable for viewers, states the Pemra press release. It adds that the body soon began receiving several complaints from the public as the video is “against social and cultural values of the society.”


IBN E ASHFAQUE | 4 years ago | Reply Why SC has time to watch vulgar songs? Can SC do quick justice for vulgar acts like rape in short duration...........May Allah give us all common sense.
Irfan_Sydney | 4 years ago | Reply Everyone is saying why one has to watch the song many many times to find out if it was vulgar. The answer is simple, I myself have watched this disgusting song at least 50 times. I had to do so to see her from every angle , oops I meant to see the song from every angle to know how much vulgar it was. Only then I could make an honest judgement on the song.
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