A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the CJP heard a petition filed by Justice (r) Wajihuddin and former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed against obscenity aired on TV channels.
The chief justice ordered the PEMRA to assemble together all the stakeholders and reach a stance on the matter.
Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that every country had discussed vulgarity and obscenity except Pakistan. He maintained that at least 10-year had passed but no law had yet been made to define vulgarity.
The PEMRA informed the court that action had been taken against the channels who were involved in spreading vulgarity.
The court adjourned the hearing of the case for four weeks and ordered to make party to Cable Operators Association and Broadcasting Association.
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