Prime Minister Imran Khan is keen to control vulgar content and bring the Pakistani entertainment industry out of Bollywood-centric focus.
According to Information Minister Shibli Faraz, PM Khan has directed his special assistant on information Lt Gen (retd) Asim Bajwa to plan a strategy to control vulgar content in the country.
“PM Khan has told us so many times about his aim to put an end to vulgar content in Pakistan. Recently, he told Bajwa to make a strategic plan to control vulgarity in our films and dramas,” Information Minister shared while talking to The News.
Adding on, Faraz said Bajwa was asked to collaborate with producers, writers, and makers of the film and drama industry to produce content based on Islamic history.
“PM Khan stressed to make dramas and films portraying our Islamic history, culture, and tradition. He wants film and drama makers to work with the government to produce content like Drilis: Ertugrul,” he said.
On the other hand, the premiere is against apps like TikTok, Bigo Live which are probably the main sources of spreading obscenity. “He [PM] told me not once or twice but 15 to 16 times to work towards banning apps like TikTok and Bigo Live. He thinks such apps are the prime reasons for an increase in crimes like the rape of children and women,” Faraz said.
“I ensured him to contact the owners of such apps first to get their help to remove vulgar and indecent content, otherwise we will move towards banning them,” he concluded.