Monday, August 13, 2012

GEO TV / Jang Group: Judiciary, Vulgarity & Obscenity.

Finally, all of us can go to sleep in peace with the newly acquired knowledge that My Lord, the Chief Justice remains vigilant as ever to ensure that no vulgarity slips through the cracks on our television channels on his watch and the Pemra chief can no longer slack in his duties. My Lord, with customary wisdom, has observed that there are certain programmes and advertisements that one finds unbearable to watch alongside with the family. This exercise of the “paternal” jurisdiction of the court and the fact that the Chief Justice is a “family man” is infinitely comforting. It might be interesting to mention that My Lord is not always the brilliant, stoic, sober statesmanlike, paragon of justice and has a human, lighter side to his personality as well as indicated by his remarks in court that the parodies of politicians are in “good humour” and “are enjoyed”. As we swoon in relief on the consolation of being under the eternal, paternal gaze of My Lord, one is also conscious of a slight unease. Dr Arsalan Iftikhar is hard to banish from the mind. The latest, although unconfirmed news report about Dr Arsalan using the address of the Chief Justice House for commercial purposes is unnerving to say the least. REFERENCE: Ward of the Court By Saroop Ijaz Published: August 11, 2012

Ansar Abbasi’s unpublished article August 13, 2012

Javed Chudhary Vs Ansaar Abbasi

KARACHI - In a joint meeting of cable operators and TV channel-owners on Wednesday it was decided that the Supreme Court’s proceedings in a case against them with regards to obscenity, illegal Indian channels and a ban on senior journalist Ansar Abbasi from appearing in any program would be blacked out. It was decided that even top anchors would be bound by their respective managements not to touch these issues. Almost all owners or senior executives of top Pakistani channels including ARY, Geo, and Express “bowed” to the blackmailing tactics of the cable operators and agreed to follow the decision of the Cable Operators Association. According to sources, cable operators had threatened TV channel-owners that if they did not follow the decision, their channels would be put at the end of the tuning list in distribution networks across the country. They also demanded sacking of Ansar Abbasi, however this demand was not met. The Cable Operators Association decided to counter the Supreme Court’s recent actions against obscenity and illegal Indian channels being shown on cable networks around the country. Cable Operator Association Chairman Khalid Arain, along with two dozen members, interacted with media owners/directors and none of the owners dared to defend the freedom of speech as they were threatened of being “taught a lesson” in case the cable operators’ businesses were hurt. The cable operators made it clear that they would not accept any demand for the closure of illegal Indian channels particularly Star Plus and Sony which brought them money. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Tariq Parvez had taken up a petition of former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed and a letter by Justice (r) Wajhiuddin Ahmed to the chief justice on which a notice had been issued to the PEMRA chairman. The cable association members clearly told the channel owners to completely blackout the Supreme Court’s proceedings in the case, which was expected to issue a strict order against illegal Indian channels and the unchecked obscenity. REFERENCE: Cable operators blackmail media houses into blacking out SC proceedings in obscenity case Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 5:40 am

Cable operators accuse Geo, Jang of 'blackmail' 31-October 2010

پیمرا ٹھیک کام کرے تو فحاشی روکنا ممکن ہے، چیف جسٹس
پیر 13 اگست 2012

چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری۔—فائل فوٹو
اسلام آباد: چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری نے ریمارکس دیئے کہ اگر پیمرا کے ارکان ٹھیک کام کرتے تو فحاشی پر قابو پایا جاسکتا تھا۔

ان کا کہنا تھا کہ فحاشی کی تعریف کے لیے بہت سا کام کر نا ھوگا۔

چیف جسٹس نے چیئرمین پیمرا کو ہدایت کی کہ تمام شراکت داروں کو بٹھا کر اپنا کام مکمل کریں۔

عدالت کوپیمرا کے قائم مقام چیئرمین ڈاکٹر عبدالجبار نے بتایا کہ ادارہ ا فحاشی کو روکنے کیلئے ہر ممکن اقدامات کرتاہے، جبکہ،سی ڈی والے چینل پر فحاشی کی زیادہ شکایات ملتی ہیں۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ فرقہ واریت پھیلانے والے ٹی وی چینل کو بھاری جرمانے کئے ہیں۔ پیمرا چیئرمین نے کہا کہ کیبل آپریٹرز اور ٹی وی چینلز کو فحاشی پر نوٹس دیئے ہیں۔

چیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ یہ محض دکھا وا لگتا ہے،کچھہ ایسے معا ملات ہیں جن پر ھنگامی اقدامات اٹھائے جا سکتے ہیں، پیمر اکو چاھئیے کہ قاضی حسین احمد جیسی شخصیات سے مشورہ کر کے لائحہ عمل بنائے۔

جسٹس جواد ایس خواجہ نے کہا کہ غیر اخلاقی پروگراموں اور اشتہارات کی واضح تعریف ہونی چاہئے۔ موجودہ چئیرمین پیمر ا قائم مقام ہے انکو شاید یہ پتہ نہیں ہ وہ کمر ہ عدالت سے باھر جائیں گے تو سیٹ پر رہیں گے یا نہیں ۔

اس پرچیف جسٹس نے کہا کہ پیمرا کو قائم ہوئے 10برس ہوگئے لیکن آج تک اس حوالے سے کوئی کام نہیں ہوا۔ پیمرا کے چیئرمین نے کہا کہ فحاشی کی تعریف متعین کرنے کیلئے ایک مباحثہ کرانا چاہ رہے ہیں۔

سپریم کورٹ نے سابق چیئرمین اوگرا توقیرصادق کے خلاف توہین عدالت کی درخواست اور ٹی وی چینلز پر فحاشی کے خلاف درخواستوں کی سماعت کی۔

چیف جسٹس نے استفسار کیا کہ ای سی ایل میں نام ہونے کے باوجود سابق چیئرمین اوگرا نیویارک کیسے چلاگئے۔

انہوں نے کہا کہ اگر توقیر صادق ریلیف لینا چاہتے ہیں تو انہیں عدالت میں پیش ہونا پڑے گا۔

جسٹس جواد ایس خواجہ نے ریمارکس دیئے کہ سرکار اور ایجنسیوں نے اپنے کام نہیں کرنے لیکن عدالتوں نے تو کرنے ہیں۔ عدالت نے براڈکاسٹر ایسوسی ایشن اور کیبل آپریٹرز کی بھی فریق بننے کی درخواستیں منظور کرلیں ۔ اور سابق چئیر مین پیمرا ملک مشتاق کی توھین عدالت سے متعلق درخواست معا فی مانگنے پر نمٹا دی،عدالت نے مقدمے کی سماعت 4ہفتوں کیلئے ملتوی کردی۔

PTV Exposes GEO TV & Jang Group of Newspapers Tax Default

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has converted the letters of Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Muhammad Hussain Mehnati against obscenity and vulgarity on the media into a petition and issued notices to chairmen PTA and Pemra and has fixed it for hearing on July 27, 2012. The petition is marked 104/2012 and the case will be heard in the open court on Friday. The SC order issued on Wednesday titled “Regarding control of obscene and other objectionable material carried in the media” reads: “Take notice that three separate letters were received from Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmad, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, ex-Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Karachi on the subject cited above and on placing all these letters before the honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan. His lordship was pleased to call reports from chairman PTA and Chairman Pemra. After perusal of the said reports, the honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan was pleased to pass the following order; ‘Treat this matter as petition under article 184(3). Put up in court. Notice to attorney general, chairman Pemra and to petitioners be issued for 27.07.2012.’ “Take further notice that the matter has been registered as the Constitutional petition No 104/2012 and is fixed for hearing on 27.07.2012 in Court House Islamabad.”The major issues regarding obscenity highlighted in the petition involve airing of illegal Indian channels through cable network, obscene and vulgar dramas on Pakistani channels, immoral advertisements on TV channels, illegal CD channels distributed by cable networks in connivance with Pemra, and in particular the entertainment segments in the news bulletins on Pakistani news channels. REFERENCE: SC takes suo moto notice of obscenity in media Ahmad Noorani Thursday, July 26, 2012 Qazi Hussain Ahmed Daily Jang 10 August 2012 Friday, August 10, 2012, Ramazan ul Mubarak 21, 1433 A.H.

Imran Khan's Illegitimate Girl Child & Corruption Reference (Bolta Pakistan 2007)
Adultery of Imran Khan is also Vulgarity and Obscenity

MQM vs Imran Khan and Sita White Illegitimate Child Tyrian Jade
MQM vs Imran Khan and Sita White Illegitimate Child Tyrian Jade

Following complaints from the two respected public figures, the Human Rights Cell of the apex court, following CJ’s direction, had sought views from chairman Pemra and chairman PTA, both of whom have given routine bureaucratic responses without any concrete assurance that the menace would be effectively checked and controlled. Chairman Pemra in his response to the Supreme Court wrote: “The local market is flooded with smuggled and pirated CDs, DVDs, decoders, dishes and cards, which are proliferating obscenity through broadcast media and distribution service. On its part, Pemra took action against distribution and sale of illegal decoders and seized the equipment of Zee TV package. This action was challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the court was pleased to suspend the seizure. Consequent to which Pemra had to return the equipment. Nevertheless, Pemra has not stopped its efforts in this regard. It may kindly be appreciated that Pemra cannot fully eradicate this menace and it will only be possible with coordinated efforts of all other relevant agencies as well.” It is important to mention here that whenever the Supreme Court takes up the issue of obscenity and vulgarity some objectionable Indian TV channels are closed for a few days but they stage a comeback. Even on Wednesday when the Supreme Court issued this latest order and fixed the case for Friday, sources told The News that Indian TV channels were closed in some big cities. Sources say a huge amount of money is involved in allowing illegal CD channels, distribution of illegal Indian TV channels and in many other similar illegal acts. REFERENCE: SC takes suo moto notice of obscenity in media Ahmad Noorani Thursday, July 26, 2012 Qazi Hussain Ahmed Daily Jang 10 August 2012 Friday, August 10, 2012, Ramazan ul Mubarak 21, 1433 A.H.

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