Jalan fans rejoice.
According to the latest details, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has suspended Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)’s ban on the drama which means that it will air as scheduled i.e. Wednesday, 8 pm.
The lead cast of the drama including Minal Khan, Emmad Irfani, Areeba Habib and Fahad Sheikh took to social media to celebrate the court’s decision with Fahad Sheikh commenting, “Like I said, Ahmer ayega.”
In a notification, the media regulatory body had said that the content of Jalan goes against the values of the Pakistani society and that viewers and audiences have been strongly criticising the drama and its storyline. It further said that the channel and the drama’s makers had been repeatedly told to modify the script and content of the drama and bring it in line with Pakistani morals and ethics. But because they did not comply with PEMRA’s order and ignored its warnings, the regulatory body had no choice but to ban the drama under Section 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance.
Jalan is about two sisters Nisha (Minal) and Misha (Areeba). While Misha is the sweet and obedient sister, Nisha is a spoiled brat and wants to be better than her sister, so she sets her sights on her brother-in-law Asfandyar (Irfani) because he’s rich and good-looking. Ignoring the fact that her sister is married to Asfandyar, Nisha openly flirts with him and urges him to divorce his pregnant wife. Despite, its convoluted and twisted storyline, the drama trends on TV and social media every week.
Earlier, in a notice issued on September 4, PEMRA had directed ARY Digital and the makers of Jalan to review its content and script and modify it in accordance with Pakistani values.