News anchors should always wear dupattas: NA Standing Committee

Standing committee expresses concern over Indian models getting coverage in Pakistani advertisements.

Web Desk November 29, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee for Information and Broadcasting advised that it should be compulsory for female news anchors to carry a dupatta when on air, reported Express News on Thursday.

During a session in Islamabad, the committee also expressed its concern over the exposure being given to Indian models in Pakistani advertisements.

On the suggestion of the committee to ban commercials of foreign actors in the country, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the issue was in the court and it would be better to wait for the decision. However, he agreed with the members of the committee that the local culture should be promoted by the media as the country was rich in heritage.

Kaira assured the media that the government is not trying to put a ban on media channels and did not take off any advertisements.

"Journalists are in trouble and we are ready to provide them with complete security," he maintained.

Managing Director (MD) of Pakistan Television (PTV) Yousaf Baig Mirza  assured the opposition parties that they will be given adequate coverage when the parties criticised the state channel during the committee meeting.


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fouzia awan | 8 years ago | Reply

we are asking the TV anchors to wear dupatta and at the same time we dont want indian models in our adds. i think we are confused. so we should decide first. our wish should be according our need. do we want to see pakistani models perfoming in adds wearing burqas? coz the next step would be burqa.

azeem | 8 years ago | Reply

media should stop promoting foreign models and foreign culture and films

however, no law should impose what people where.govt should encourage but not force

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