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Media continues to play a dominating role in shaping public perception. Pakistani media has grown rapidly in the last few years. It is felt however that it has yet to mature out mere profiteering into a national pillar. Lack of accountability and political interference has badly affected the transparency of media. Profiteering has led to obscenity and vulgarity and in extreme cases treason. A serious effort to cure the media is required to curb it of its vices and utilize its huge potential for nation building.
Literally, I am writing about a convict Maryam Safdar Nawaz Sharif, a Vice president of PMLN, who is on the bail, makes me a little livid, as she has been given an unfair lime light by the media. Here is a quote pop up in my mind by Mother Jones: “I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he has stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he stolen a railroad he would be US senator.” Isn’t this best fittingly applicable in our country?