Pak housewives upset with ban of entertainment channels

November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin  
A majority of women in Islamabad and Rawalpindi are now switching to other international channels, according to a Daily Times survey.

Condemning the ban Saleema Aman said television was the only source of entertainment for housewives.

“They (authorities) should not block the channels in any case, and if they found it necessary, then the entertainment channels should at least be reopened,” she said.

Asma Pervaiz said she used to watch a morning show regularly, but this right had been snatched from her.

“It is very convenient to watch morning shows. We have some time to relax after sending our children to school,” Pervaiz said.

Ayesha Anwar, a student, said that it was just foolish to block TV channels as the access to information was the right of every citizen.

“How could they deprive us of our right in this age of information and technology when media is considered to be the fourth pillar of democracy?” she questioned.

Hayat Khan said the obstacles placed in the transmission of information is against the government’s own slogans regarding freedom of expression.

“We are so addicted to round the clock news bulletins that the imposition of the ban on the channels is maddening us,” she said. (ANI)

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