Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our Free Media

Everyday when we switch on our T.V. sets any time,only one debate is running on at every News channel of Pakistan that "Country is facing very critical situations ,The infections of Pakistan is at boom,some analysts termed it as incurable disease by which patient(Pakistan) is going to die".The Guest of such programmes moot the problems and the hitches of Nation in very lucid manner.These talk-shows are usually of one or two hours length.Every Pakistani watches these chats with a great hope and optimism.But at the end of every debate ,He gets nothing but the new and hidden problem lists and fading of hopes. These analysis give him the reasons to worry about.Every leader of our country;no matter with which party he belongs, has a consistency with all leaders of his own group or other group that he blames others and condemns only his opponent's mistakes.On other hand his blames are not admitted by others and vice versa.I think(May be it is not true) ,to admit mistakes is not a wrong deed. The talk-shows give such combats daily.Media in this sense is going very well that it is presenting such encounters of Politicians and by eyeing them every Pakistani knows the problems and sham acts of our leaders today.The 2nd side of this picture is very dark, our "free Media" could never present any single solution for the problems,today Pakistan is facing.The more gloomy thing is that media has no interest or creed in such critical situations.To solve these problems media has only one treatment,it can design more rings for political wrestling to improve the grasp of Problems only; with no solution , maximize advertisements profits and collect more viewers for such "DANGALLS".Media tries to cash every incident in Pakistan,no matter it is a Benzair assassination,PML(N) dominated Long March,Raymond Davis case,Imran Khan's so called "Tsunami",NATO air strikes,suicide bombing or memo gate scandal.Media designs the situation in such manner that it can get more profit and viewers from Pakistan and all our the world. 
I am really amazed when participants of Analytical talk-shows abuse each other,anchors enjoy the situation and air the flames instead of muting such rubbish people.I was watching a famous talk-show of a leading Pakistani news channel some days back,A famous so called reformer and analyst of Pakistan abused the other participant and used most dirty and unethical language for him.I really surprised when host of the show didn't mute him nor cut off his call.The host not only continued the chat but gave him proper time to present his "theology". His whole "theology" was consist on "Kutta","HaramZada","Harami" and "Lanti" like words.Such "productive" analysis can be viewed 24 hours specially after 6PM daily at all Pakistani News channel. In this sequence I'll want to mention another talk-show when a drunk and loaded with Alcohol analyst presented the doctrine of Islam and abused a former ruler of Pakistan, live and Publicly.When he was using his dirty,immoral,wicked and libellous language on phone call ,a ticker told me that he is a "Senior Analyst,Journalist and Columnist" of today's Pakistani Media.He is invited daily in almost every channel's talk-shows to present analysis at current situation of Pakistan.Anyone can search him at YouTube too by above mentioned tags.When I saw his introductory line,I turned off the Television because I have found the solution of the problems of Pakistan,for which I was watching this show. 
The importance and vital role of media is irrefutable in modern ages.It is considered as the fifth pillar of the state.Luckily we,the Muslims of Sub-continent has a rich history of media and Journalism.Muslims introduced the positive journalism in India(Pre-Partition).The newspapers of that times gave birth the revolutionary changes and echos the voice of Muslim problems but with solutions.The owners of these paper were not from a rich backgrounds nor they ever changed their slogan and mission with the increments of hardships,jails or bans.Their policy never changed with the fear of decrease in advertisements or censorship. With all these facts another and most vital reality was that "their analysts were Abul Kalam Azad,Maulana Jauhar,Hasrat Mohani,Deewan Singh,Zafar Ali Khan,Shorish Kashmiri and Hameed Nizami".When such people will be in editorial boards and senior analysts why the media should not bring reforms in state,why the Media will not be the most important pillar of any country ??? 
Today Geo,ARY,Express,Aaj,Duniya,Jang,Nawa-i-waqt etc are strongest and free as compare to Al-Hilal,The Comrade,Hamdard,Riyasat, ZameenDar and Chit'taan etc.Today's media has strong financial backs,lot of advertisments,great population of readers and viewers but why they are only making anxious the nation?? 

To answer this question I'll have to present the performance and general vision of our main Media groups. 
When Musharaf was ready to fly ,Media presented the PPP and Banzeir "The only Solution for Pakistan's troubles".When Banzeir's Party came into power,after just 3 months media started to arrange battlefields for PPP and oppositions.When PPP Govt. did'nt restore the judiciery and aims to continue the policy of Musharaf ,Our media no doubt worked well and spread awareness in whole nation .That time the Hero and the center of hopes was Mr.Nawaz Sharif.The transmissions was broadcasted even 24 hrs a day in his favor and bravery.Media presented him the champion of all long-march game.That time media forgot that Nawaz Sharif was not only the fighter and straggler of this movement but Imran Khan ,JI and many other parties are also participated in Movement.Due to this mediaism Nawaz Sharif became the most popular and loving leader of Pakistan.The general know-how of politics of majority of Pakistanis depends upon Media these days. They are injecting the theories in nation's vain.Similarly now Imran Khan is in media's good book these days.Media is terming him as the reformer, last hope and the sign of change in Pakistan.Imran Khan is in politics from more then a decade with same theory and doctrine.No channel or newspaper listened his voice from 1996 to till Oct.31,2011,when he gave surprise to all Political Parties and Media itself.Now whats the special thing, made him blue-eyed.I think his campaign is profitable than PMLN,JI,PPP,ANP and MQM because the majority of Youth want to listen,watch and read him... 
At the end of the Story the result is waiting to appear that "today we have lot of Media Source like Geo,ARY,express etc;those are strongest ,powerful and free than Al-Hilal,ZameenDar,Chatan and Hamdard .But they are injecting the wrong antidots in our veins because the reformers or Doctors of Nation are not Abul-Kalam Azad,M.Ali Jauhar,Hasrat Mohani,Deewan Singh,Zafar Ali Khan or Shorish Kashmir.This wrong antidote is more poisonous than the Poision itself

Mohammad Zakwan Nadeem 

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