Saboor Aly

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Drama serial Fitart was on aired after changes in scenes

Summary of Case

"On Dec 14, 2020, Geo Entertainment’s drama Fitrat has been constantly topping the ratings chart ever since it went on-air. It stars Saboor Aly, Ali Abbas, Mirza Zain Baig and Zubab Rana in key roles. The drama airs on the channel daily and is picking up hype among viewers. Saboor plays the role of a self-centered and materialistic young woman Faria, who goes to any extent for her benefit. She marries the younger brother of her ex husband Shahbaz (Ali Abbas) and then wrongly accuses the latter of harassment. In a recent turn of events, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued an advice to the drama and the channel for airing inappropriate content. A recent tweet on PEMRA’s official Twitter handle reads, “PEMRA issues advice on Geo Entertainment’s drama serial Fitrat for airing inappropriate dialogues/content. The channel is advised reasonable ‘editing’ of the drama, in addition to aligning the content according to PEMRA’s Code of Conduct.” Coming back to the storyline, Faria’s allegation destroys the relationship between the two brothers. Given that PEMRA raised fingers on drama serial Jalan that disrespected the relationship of a brother in law with his wife’s sister. It seems that the issue here is also the same. PEMRA has not specified any dialogue or scene though. Faria (Saboor) crosses all the limits when it comes to proving herself right. However, it is refreshing to see that the family trusts their son and not the woman. This is in contrast to what our dramas usually portray. They believe someone they merely know over those they have raised themselves. "

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08031-Acts against freedom of expression

ICCS Class: "N/A"

ICCS Crime: "Acts against freedom of expression"

Reported By

CutaCut

Date of incident

14

Month

Dec

Year

2020

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Geo TV

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

City

Nationwide

Province

Nationwide

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A