Archives for January 2010

Missing Persons 8 to 10 Thousands – Maulana Fazalur Rahman


Eight to ten thousands person are missing in Pakistan as per Maulana Fazalur Rahman’s statement of today.

Few months back Rahman Malik, Interior Minister was claiming and following up some where between 1200 and 1500 missing persons.
Let us go back a little further.

During Pervaiz Musharraf’s time opposition leaders were claiming thousands of people have been handed over to United States by Pervaiz Musharraf in exchange for money. All these political leaders were saying with such a confidence as they have a proof of it.

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudary, Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court was issuing suo moto every day to officials of Ministry of Interior of the government of  Pervaiz Musharraf to present the missing people in his  court or at least their where about.
We hear every day, now a days judiciary has become independent. What independent Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudary has done so far on this subject since Pervaiz Musharraf has left.
Is it not fact that Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudary was issuing all the suo motos just to take revenge of his personal animosity with Pervaiz Musharraf.

You see how dishonest as a nation we are to our selves.
This is one the problems. Who needs to maintain this register of missing people in Pakistan?

Media Power – You Want To See?


You want to see media power?

Here is a news item published recently in the Arab press.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt has proposed to create an “Office for Arab Satellite Television” to supervise the satellite broadcast of Arab TV Channels. This proposal will be discussed in the meeting of Information Ministers of Arab League countries going to be held in Cairo on January 24, 2010.

An organization named Reporters Without Borders based in Paris, France said this is to implement censorship on TV broadcast. They claim this proposal is particularly targeted at Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the Palestinian Hamas group’s Al-Aqsa TV and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar channel.

Supposedly these TV channels criticize Arab governments.  I don’t know they criticize as a matter of policy or they broadcast news and commentaries which go against Arab governments or the Arab governments don’t like their people know.

Irrespective of any country, region or language there should definitely not be any censorship but at the same time TV channels and their broadcasters should also be responsible, reasonable and rational. They should not criticize for the sake of criticism.

Obviously, there would always be difference of opinion on many issues in any country of the world. A holy responsibility of the media is to present the pros and cons of both sides and let the audience decide and form their own opinion.