Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs proposes ban on game shows in Ramadan

05:15 PM | 19 Mar, 2022
Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs proposes ban on game shows in Ramadan
Source: Twitter

With Ramadan around the corner, Muslims are preparing for the auspicious month with zeal and zest. Offering a chance to enhance their spirituality and rejuvenate their faith, Muslims fast all day long.

Among the plethora of Ramadan preparations, special transmissions are also introduced which comprises games, interviews and musical stuff. These television shows start right after Iftar and go till Sehr. 

This year, the Ministry Of Religious Affairs' has proposed a ban to stop the airing of game shows during the holy month.

Further, the ministry has set up six guidelines to be followed in respect of the holy month. The guidelines have been constructed after observing the previous years when the transmissions were a source of entertainment only.

Taking to Twitter, the Ministry has urged in a letter that these issued six guidelines need to be strictly followed by television channels. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri maintained that the promotion of Islamic teachings and sectarian harmony should be the sole interest and focus of the transmission.

Moreover, the ministry has urged Prime Minister to approve the guidelines. The ministry has urged channels to keep the set guidelines in mind in order to avoid any disturbance.

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