“Patriotic media is all set for a key role in shaping a wonderful future of Pakistan. Carry this flag with sincerity, people of Pakistan are hopeful again…Do not stab them ever!!!”
It has been said that media is the fourth column of a state and carries a huge responsibility to represent and defend their nation. The role of media in Pakistan has long been debated specially after the advent of dozens of TV Channels working across the country. We have seen a trend of very irresponsible media coverage with news channels often airing unfiltered news and video clippings. Such negative propagation of country’s situation has made our media the biggest source of humiliation for us internationally; at the same time cause of depression and disparity among masses. Media betrayal has long been discussed and there is a general perspective that our media at large is working against national interests. We very often hear news Millions of Dollars foreign funding to control Pakistan media. However after years of yellow journalism and dirty games of confusing and itching Pakistanis, there seems now a clear line between two types of media. ARY group is leading the way for Patriotic elements of Pakistan media with resistance against negative elements specially GEO/Jang group. While this concrete opposition to Anti-Pakistan elements has created very positive impacts among the nation, I would like to express my fears and reservations to patriotic media elements.
I had a chance of watching this movie few days back in Doha. It was a real treat to see Pakistanis coming out of their homes and watching the movie with sheer passion. Thoroughly enjoyed the film, which surely is an untiring effort by some dedicated people. I think the main reason behind the success of this movie is the concept and Pakistani view point of current situation which was never shown before. This movie gives the viewers an idea of what Pakistan society is going though while facing an undeclared ongoing war. The scenario which our forces face during ongoing operations and their dedication to Pak-Sarzameen is very well depicted and awakes the patriot sleeping in every Pakistani.
After getting Success, appreciation and respect, above elements in patriotic media groups must realize that their success is mainly because on presenting Genuine Pakistani concepts and people see them defending nation’s perspective. They are gaining attention and fame because of the flag and concept they carry, not because they are super-Humans. They are ascending today because they represented true feelings of people. WAAR-2 will only get successful if it carries same passion and will during its making. This is worthy to mention because in the wave of fame, sometimes people are carried away and falls in deep ditches.
WAAR and few positive things happening in Pak media were the driving forces behind this article. The sole purpose being that I fear for Patriotic media’s future, like many heroes of Pakistan failed to maintain their position and respect among masses. Groups of positive media have a great responsibility and role to play. If this all proved out to be yet another dismay, I am not sure then will be any time for this confidence revival. I pray that all this opposition to negative media is Genuine and not due to some personal clash. You need to be very careful; people do not love the faces of people in WAAR. These are mostly same actors working for many years in industry. In fact, people responded to the very concept of this movie that is so close to their hearts. So you should get the essence behind overwhelming public response and keep focusing on country.
Note: This article was first published at the following address on 21st December,2013
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