LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on popular Japanese manga and anime series Doraemon.
The resolution urges Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban cartoon channels in general, and Doraemon in particular. Submitted by PTI lawmaker Malik Taimoor, the resolution also suggests limiting the hours of cartoon channels.
It is not clear from the resolution what PTI’s beef with Doraemon is, but it said channels exclusive to cartoons were having a harmful impact on children.
“Cartoon channels on 24 hours are having a negative impact on the educational and physical well-being of children,” read the resolution, which is likely to be discussed in the next assembly session.
Without giving any details, the resolution said: “The language that is used in the cartoons is destroying our societal norms.”
Soon after the passing of the resolution, #PTIvsDoraemon became the top trend on Twitter in Pakistan.
Courtesy : Dawn News