Media Role in Pakistan
By Zubair khalid
Is Pakistani Media is playing its positive role in strengthening a democratic institutions in Pakistan? It is true that media in Pakistan has got freedom in recent years. Thanks to Musharraf that he gave an important place to media. Although, he had also curb the media yet it goes to his credit that during his regime many Private channels were opened and they got so much popularity among the masses that all restrictions and ban on media were failed to prove any positive result for the government. Every Government has tried their level best to curb media but now it is out of control and now Media is in a good position to defend itself. The success of Long March to restore the Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was also made possible due to media role. Although Media was banned to gavel coverage to judiciary yet for the sake of their business and mass interest forced them to give it media coverage. The Restoration of judiciary was the Hall Mark for media in Particular and people in General. In the eye of WAR on TERROR media has also played an effective role to make a public opinion against the style of War on Terror which has caused a great loss of Pakistan in men and material. President Asif Ali Zardari himself said that Pakistan suffered a loss of more than 300 million losses in this war. No other county has suffered so much as PAKISTAN and no other country can sacrifice as much as Pakistan. It shows Pakistan seriousness to Defeat Terrorist. There is a strong public opinion against Drone attacks in Pakistan, which is again thanks to Media that it has created awareness to the people to express their opinion to save their sovereignty. American Senators visit to Pakistan was not a good news for Pakistani. In a press conference John McCain said that Drone attacks is their legitimate weapon to Defeat Terrorism.
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