Pakistan bans TV contraceptive adverts
- 28 May 2016
- From the section Asia
Pakistani authorities have banned all broadcast advertisements for contraceptives.
The regulator, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), said there had been public complaints that they prompted curiosity in "innocent children".
Pakistan is a socially conservative country and such commercials were already rare.
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.