Posts Tagged ‘ PTV ’

Why Is PTV Promoting Banned Groups?

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Dunya, PTV

In 2008, Jamaat-ud-Dawa was added to a list of international terrorist groups by the United Nations. Following the announcement, the government arrested Hafiz Saeed and banned his organisation. Hafiz Saeed and his banned groups are not in hiding, however, rather they are currently being strongly projected by Pakistan media. Hafiz Saeed’s appearance on private media channels is nothing […]

Who’s afraid of Najam Sethi?

Oct 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Spats between politicians are a regular occurrence – Altaf and Nawaz’s verbal back and forths are the stuff of legend. This can be somewhat expected between politicians as they are competing for votes and attention from many of the same constituencies. Though journalists are also competitive, this is usually carried out on the merits of […]

Is Media Intentionally Trying To Destabilize Government?

Apr 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

That’s the concern of Kamran Shafi, who sees the invocation of the name of the Chief Justice as a cynical plot by some media types who are willing to put government on a collision course in order to to increase viewership for their TV programmes. I was horrified to see recently a private TV channel […]

The Roots of Apocalypse TV

Apr 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

The following column by Nadeem Paracha is from Dawn. It’s a fascinating tale of the origins of end-of-the-world messages on religious programming and how these shows are used to manipulate the people. What’s most interesting, though, is that the warning that Nadeem mentions from Zia’s regime – the falling of Skylab – never came to […]

The Decline and Fall of the Pakistani News Anchor

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The following is the first post from Wajahat S. Khan’s new blog, My Name is Khan. The piece originally published in Aurora, Dawn’s Marketing Magazine, in 2006. Khan was launching Dawn News TV at the time, as Head of the International Desk. You probably know him best from his show TalkBack on Dawn. Today he […]

Pakistan's New Media Dictionary

Dec 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Satire

The esteemed and very witty Nadeem Paracha has posted a satire of Pakistan’s media worthy of the greatest rewards on the Dawn blog. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is for your enlightenment. We only recommend that you do not try to read while drinking your chai, otherwise you may spill it on […]