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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.
If there be peace all around, life would embrace a touch of paradise and angelic spirit would induce in humankind. How wonderful it would be to have love, harmony and unity among mankind. These are not just wishes that the Aladdin’s genie alone could fulfill. Rather it is a practical possibility that needs sincere will and coherent efforts.
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?
While addressing at a Seminar ‘ Challenges and Impediments Against Women in Politics’ hosted by Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC),today during the 5th...