Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued special instructions for Ramadan broadcasts on TV channels in view of the Coronavirus.
The PEMRA notification said that "since the global disaster experts have suggested social distance, all PEMRA licensees need to review last year's Ramadan broadcasting method".
At the same time, Pemra also banned the attendance of Sehar and Iftar broadcasts.
All TV channels are obliged to follow instructions issued by the federal and provincial governments regarding social distance and quarantine, the statement said.
Along with this, PEMRA also directed the TV channels to take care of these basic points not to broadcast any material which is against the ideology of Islam or Pakistan.
In addition, TV channels should ensure that hateful statements are not broadcast by any employee or guest in the program.
There should also be no such talk that falls into the category of hate, such as calling someone anti-Pakistan, traitor or anti-Islam.
PEMRA clearly directed that if a guest made a hateful statement, the channel would stop its participation and make it visible to the audience that no one should know any other city as an infidel, an enemy of Pakistan, Islam. Or to oppose any other religion