NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- NARENDERA MODI INVITATION TO NAWAZ SHARIF, GEO SAGA
GUESTS- DR MALEEHA LODHI, TALAT HUSSAIN, CH JAFAR IQBAL, ZAHID HUSSAIN, MAZHAR ABBAS
DR MALEEHA LODHI said that Narendera Modi move to invite Nawaz Sharif is very clever one. She said that Narendera Modi has very bad and negative image in the world he wants to ameliorate it. She said that Pakistan and India need to consider long and short term relationship plans. She said that she believes that Nawaz Sharif should go to India and express his point of view openly. She said that bilateral efforts are needed to improve the relationship between Pakistan and India unilateral attempts are not going to make any difference. She said that PM should consult with the parliament and the foreign ministry as well that he does not very often does.
TALAT HUSSAIN said that Pakistan PM is not waiting to go to India that any time they call he should go there. He said that there is not enough time to respond Narendra Modi invitation to Nawaz Sharif. He said that in his opinion Nawaz Sharif should not go to India and instead should send a state representative. He said that Pakistan should pose its gesture after watching the attitude and policy of India.
He said that PEMRA matters are very complicated and not working according to the law. He said that the spat is going on between civil and military authorities at the moment. He said that PEMRA can not solve the Geo problem. He said that after the Geo issue the media own approach is objectionable. He said that there are people running media houses sitting out side the country.
CH JAFFAR IQBAL said that Nawaz Sharif will consider Narendera Modi invitation but will not go to India. He said that PEMRA is not divided between Pindi and Islamabad this is wrong impression. He said that the situation that has been created the government is trying its best to deal with it. He said that Pervez Rasheed has gone to Dubai to meet with Mir Shakeel and he will meet other media houses as well after he comes back. He said that media is running the race of money and capture maximum share of the market.
ZAHID HUSSAIN said that he is agreed with Talat Hussain that there is a situation of conflict between the government and the military at the moment. He said that one month has gone bye the government is not interested to resolve Geo issue. He said that five members of PEMRA are on one side and seven on another and all seven are the government employees. He said that the government was enjoying the spat between Geo and ISI that let us see what happens.
MAZHAR ABBAS said that for eight hours Geo campaign was running against ISI and the government did not try to stop it. He said that PEMRA has been divided between Pindi and Islamabad. He said that Pervez Rasheed should meet with PM Geo and the military authorities to pacify the heat.