NADEEM MALIK LIVE
NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- ROLE OF THE MEDIA
GUESTS- WASEEM AKHTER, ASMA JAHANGIR, MAZHAR ABBAS, SHOKAT YOUSUFZAI
WASEEM AKHTER OF MQM said that ever since Pakistan came into being the allegations are being labeled on each other but some were truth also. He said that Hameed Gul has confessed that his institution committed some mistakes and so did Geo. He said that the actual point is that we should not repeat the mistakes instead should learn some lessons from our past. He said that in 92 the media showed fake torture cells of MQM and the maps of Jinnahpur. He said that the situation that has developed at this time he holds the government responsible for it. He said that the PM should have sit with TV anchors and told them that the tension should be defused. He said that the bias existed in the past it is there right now but what we need is a leader to resolve the problems.
ASAM JAHANGIR LAWYER said that journalists were tortured the most during Musharaf era and they used to record their statements then. She said that Geo has exploited many people and now has made a mistake. She said that the banned organizations demonstrating in the favor of the military are also danger for the security of the country. She said that the media played negative role besides positive and played a vital role to create the conflict between the institutions. She said that Hamid Mir had right to accuse but Geo showed the picture of the DGISI like he was a culprit. She said that the media houses should make sure the security of their journalists and make them responsible in reporting.
MAZHAR ABBAS JOURNALIST said that the shoulder of the journalist and TV anchor is being used for personal interests. He said that if a meeting is held behind closed doors how a journalist can tell the details. He said that he learnt from his seniors that if there is no confirmation of some news put it on hold for a while. He said that there should be a media tribunal where anybody could file a complaint.
SHOKAT YOUSUFZAI OF PTI said that the region we ling in required responsible reporting. He said that our enemy countries have really exploited the media reporting on Hamid Mir incident. He said that the PIMRA could have stopped the eight hour negative campaign of Geo just after one hour. He said that the news should not be exploited because it sends very bad first impression.