What damages culture most is watching too much TV: Shaniera Akram
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued directives to TV channels earlier this week to not air ‘indecent’ and ‘questionable’ scenes and TV dramas because they go against the cultural and societal values of the country.
The move has been criticized in various circles, while there are also people who are appreciating it. PEMRA said that the orders were given after the media watchdog received numerous complaints regarding ‘indecent’ content, ‘bed scenes’, ‘intimate scenes’ and ‘violence’ among other reasons.
Shaniera Akram, however, believes that it is not the ‘indecent’ content that is damaging the culture but too much time spent watching TV.
All this talk about television content damaging culture. What damages culture the most is people watching too much television 😐
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) January 10, 2019
What she means is that people spend way too much time watching TV everyday that they are unable to spend more time doing productive things.
But this is possibly the best counter-argument. And it’s so true
Unless its highlights of @wasimakramlive 🙅🏻♂️
— Shahbaz Taseer (@ShahbazTaseer) January 10, 2019
A totally better way of spending your day
True, book reading and spending time on learn always is best time
— Mohsin Ali (@mohsinPK191) January 10, 2019
Self-reflection it is
True people have forgotten to read a book, take a walk spend some time with Mother Nature.
— Joydeep Ganguly (@joydeepg9) January 10, 2019
And of course, some people did disagree saying that the content shown on TV is indeed ‘indecent’
Every nation has values and culture that represent themselves, But today most of TV content is playing the content that is not ours
— Sh Farhan Ahmed🇵🇰 (@farhans17) January 10, 2019
But what really matters is the content that shown on television
Is that according to culture & norms of society
— Bushra Barry (@BushraBarry) January 10, 2019
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