IHC, Court, ban, Waqar Zaka, BOL TV, show, vulgar content, Pemra

Court upholds ban on Waqar Zaka’s show

The Islamabad High Court on upheld an order by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to suspend Waqar Zaka’s show Champions on Bol Entertainment.

Back in January, the Pemra had banned the show under section 27 of Pemra’s 2002 ordinance and imposed a fine of one million rupees.

According to the media regulatory authority, the show was airing vulgar and indecent content which was against the country’s social and cultural norms.

IHC, Court, ban, Waqar Zaka, BOL TV, show, vulgar content, Pemra

Champions aired last year in November and was a reality show about Pakistan’s youth. Episodes of the show are available on YouTube and the channel’s website.

According to the Bol website, the show is about a group of people living in a controlled Big Brother like environment but they get to travel to different places and participate in tasks and challenges for a whole minute.

“Candidates are selected through auditions carried out by Zaka who judges potential contestants through unconventional means.”




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