PTI MPA seeks ban on use of word 'talaaq' in TV dramas

Published: April 4, 2018
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Malik Taimoor, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA from Rawalpindi, has submitted a resolution to the Punjab Assembly seeking ban on the use of the word talaaq (divorce) in Pakistani television dramas.

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Taimoor and other supporters of the move claim the word talaaq is creating a negative impact on Pakistani society and has been termed as undesirable in Islam. It, therefore, urges the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban the airing of the word on television across the country.

On the other hand, the resolution does not suggest what other word production houses can use in place of talaaq in case the script at hand requires so.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • GS@Y
    Apr 5, 2018 - 12:55AM

    LOL. PTI sure has its priorities straight.Recommend

  • JA
    Apr 5, 2018 - 8:08AM

    A good move indeed. The use of this word Talaaq in our TV dramas has become so trivial that Talaaq seems to be just a casual matter. Recommend

  • rafaqat bashir
    Apr 5, 2018 - 9:24AM

    instead of banning the word talaq, we should discourage the practice of talaq, if we want to protect our family system.Recommend

  • Kiran
    Apr 5, 2018 - 12:33PM

    In dramas there should be show strong relations instead divorce and other negative things. There must be the lesson of patience, respect of every relation and positive things.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Apr 8, 2018 - 10:55AM

    Dramas should be more positive like in the 1980’s, those were Pak dramas. Not anymore and it pollutes the youth’s mind. Recommend

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