Update May 29, 2016

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Pakistan bans contraceptive advertisements on TV and radio

Sumel Sarker

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Pakistan bans contraceptive advertisements on TV and radio

29 May 2015, Nirapad News: Pakistani authorities have banned all broadcast of advertisements for contraceptives.

The regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), said there had been public complaints that they provoked curiosity in ‘innocent children’, BBC reports on Saturday (May 28).

Pakistan is a socially conservative country and such commercials were already infrequent.

Last year a specific advert for Josh condoms was banned as ‘immoral’.

Pakistan, the world’s sixth most populous nation, has a lower rate of access to birth control than the average for the region, according to the World Health Organization.

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