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Role of Media

“Media is now the fourth pillar of the 
state” Sheikh Rasheed(Leader Awami 
Muslim League)
History
 Pakistan inherited 5 radio channels on its
birth.

 PTV was first established at Lahore on 26 Nov


 Islamabad Centre came on the air in
January,1967
 Karachi Centre came on air in Nov, 1969
 Quetta Centre came on air in Nov 1974.
 Peshawar Centre came on air in Dec, 1974

Recent
Developments
 Government was compelled to permit
freedom of media
 Liberalization of airway in India

 In Kargil war India was able to sell its


viewpoint to the world and cashed on its
version while Pak suffered since it had only
the state channel.
 Literacy rate grew in Pakistan

 Arrival of cable operators

 Govt policies played vital role, especially


those of ex-President Musharraf.

Economics of Pakistani
media
 Revenue generated by Media in 2002 was 2
billion and in 2007 this soared to Rs. 17
Billion.
 The advertisement have brought big money
to media market. The contents of
programmes are changing. The high
economic stakes attached to the media
have brought in Professionalism in all its
related fields.
 Jang Group has more than 50,000 employees

 Development Efforts of State. Media has


assisted in development efforts of state.

Talk Shawlk!?
 Consumerism. Our society is consuming
all messagesbeing spread by the Media.
Media has made us a talking nation, the
Mobile Mania-kids, ladies, youngsters all
are just talking on the mobile phones. The
effect of media is very strong with respect
to advertisement on consumer products,
instead of being producer media has
made us consumer.


Religion in a turmoil!
 Moral Vacuum. The dramas, programmes
etc shown on media glamorize everything
they depict, this has created a moral
vacuum and our younger generation is
going away for our values (religious,
social).
 Westernization. Western / Indian cultural
invasion has taken place through media
and is permeating Pakistan society. Our
commercials are depicting western
values and causing a loss of national
identity. There are media talk shows on
subjects including sex etc which otherwise
are taboo in our society.
Radio Pakistan Delhi!
 Not Developing National Image. Our Media
is blamed for not developing / projecting our
national image. Our media at times uses
Indian language; projects Indian stars in our
ads, etc, the threats posed to our values
are immenseand must be countered. Our
country lacks a defined policy to promote
national image through media.

 False Values. Pakistani Media is projecting


false values in its programmes, etc. The
projection of family planning, love stories in
dramas, hi-fi living styles / material depicted in
dramas, etc. are not real and are not based
on ground realities. 
Influential Media
Personalties
 Dr.Zakir Naik
 Dr.Shahid Masood

 Dr.Harun Yahya

 Ravi Shankar

 Scientology

 Amir Liaquat

 Junaid Jamshed
Yellow Journalism!
 Exaggeration. Pakistani media is also
blamed for overwhelming negative
exaggeration. It glamorizes issues,
resorts to negative exaggeration of
matters, newspaper headlines are
depicting violence, etc all this
demoralizes the nation. At times news
are given without authentication /
confirmation. Unethical material /
photographs / scenes are shown on our
media promoting vulgarization. Media
is damaging basic fiber of our nation
and has created a crisis of
misidentification.
The holy books
 Quran
 Torat

 Bible

 Think about the fourth one??

GOOGLE!

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