KARACHI: Jamaat e Islami (JI) announced in Karachi on Tuesday its plans to observe an 'anti-vulgarism day' on Friday.
JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti also appealed to people observe April 27, Friday as a day against the "culture of nudity and vulgarism".
He said that individually and collectively, it was time to ponder whether the creation of Pakistan was based on Islamic ideology, with a pledge that only Islamic law would be imposed in the new country.
In a letter sent to prayer leaders, Mahenti claimed that the fast spreading "culture of nudity and vulgarism" had perturbed all Pakistanis, while the electronic media was still telecasting "immoral" plays and programmes in blatant violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules.
Promotion of fast moving consumer items by presenting women in "erotic and semi-nude" advertisements, and easy access to pornographic material online despite Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) rules were matters that came under discussion.
Mahenti demanded that PTA should ensure complete blockage of pornographic websites in the country, while PEMRA should ensure complete compliance to its rules and regulations.
"The government should play its role for safeguarding our moral values" he said.
The JI has in the past voiced its opposition to celebrating events such as Valentines Day. Some of its members have also defaced billboards in various parts of the country.
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