ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show cause notice to an entertainment TV channel for airing content that is “highly offensive and against the commonly accepted standards of decency as well as religious and cultural norms of the country”.According to a statement posted on its official Twitter account, the media watchdog, said “WB” on April 4 broadcasted a movie titled “Prestige”, wherein, “indecent, obscene and bawdy content aired at around 04:17 pm”.The statement noted the legal provisions that has caused the PEMRA to issue show cause notice to the channel.The PEMRA has directed the CEO of the channel to “show cause in writing as well as appear for personal hearing” to explain as to why the “idecent content” was aired. The media regulator warned that failure to comply with the notice will lead to initiation of ex-parte proceedings against the TV channel.Directed by celebrated Hollywood director Christopher Nolan, “The Prestige” is a 2006 British American film featuring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson.The movie received strong box office results as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Read MOre
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