Lahore: About 100 clerics in Pakistan have issued a decree seeking a government ban on Ramadan programmes of various TV channels, terming them against Shariah.

Signed by clerics from Barelvi school of thought and Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, the decree says as most part of the Ramazan transmission is against Shariah (Islamic law), therefore watching the programmes is haram (illegitimate).

"Inviting unauthentic people and non-scholars to speak on religious and Islamic jurisprudence issues is haram, while hosting of the programmes by semi-nude actresses is also haram," the decree said.