It’s not your regular love story. It’s what your 5 year old watches daily.
This screenshot is of a cartoon millions of Pakistani underage kids are watching. Seriously! The show ‘Doraemon‘ being broadcast from India is some crazy addiction for kids. It runs all day on Hindi Disney Channel making our kids sit the whole day glued to a TV Screen. It teaches kids how to avoid work, depend on lame gadgets, promotes bullying etc.
And not to forget: this ‘kids cartoon’ shows romance between Nobita-Shizuka, where Nobita keeps on trying to impress Shizuka. He keeps on dreaming about her. There are unsuitable scenes, and use of cheap lines, something like, ‘Shizuka tum mere ghar aogi? mein tumhara lye comics laya hu.’ and even more,‘Shizuka, tum tou raat ko ghar pe akeli hogi na? Main ajaun ta ke tumhain darr na lagey?’ Imagine a 5 year old watching this crap!
So what to do? It’s time for government to act.
– Firstly, PEMRA needs to take down this messed up channel which also has a lot of other ‘glamorous’ stuff to show apart from Doraemon.
– Secondly, the government needs invest and arrange an alternative. I have no hope from private media houses which can show anything for ratings(ads.). Government should make some interesting shows to which our kids can relate to, to replace this mess. There are a lot of great writers in this country, amazing Pakistani animators working in Hollywood etc, and they could produce real quality stuff. All they need is investment.
The government shouldn’t worry about a short term return, instead, focus on the long term and save the national values of Pakistan from this media war. If the government understands the damaging results of these so-called kids shows, that investment would feel like peanuts. Hope this reaches an authority that cares about this nation’s future.