Does news media play a negative role in Pakistan?

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Firstly, the most appreciated point of media is that it plays vital role in analyzing the government and the political personalities used to misguide and mislead the public by giving controversial statements about their opponents and by portraying one side of the incidence, policy and some political issue. Our politicians are also involved in corruption for example in previous years in the OGRA corruption case Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, two former prime ministers belonging to the PPP, were involved in corruption of 82 billion and in the illegal appointment of former Oil & and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) chief Tauqeer Sadiq. “The sources said that after appointment of the new NAB chairman, the bureau had decided to summon. Mr. Gilani had challenged the bureau to arrest him and said. “I have not only appointed Tauqeer Sadiq but also a number of high-ranking officials during my tenure as prime minister, including the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief of the Army Staff, air and naval chiefs and the Joint Chief of Staff Committee. He contended that it would be unfair to say that the appointment of Tauqeer Sadiq was illegal and that of others made by him was legal and justified.”() Media also exposes the financial irregularities and consequently this corruption case was exposed by the media. So, media act as a hurdle in way of corruption. Similarly, when a statement is given by a politician media people discuss it and analyze in talk shows, furthermore, media also take opinion of the public through different programs and finally show that statement was rational or not. On the other hand, it is not sure that whether media is pure or corrupt because media persons and anchors are also involved in blackmailing cases an... ... middle of paper ... ...: Social Media Impact." Asia Despatch RSS. N.p., 13 May 2013. Web. 11 May 2014. "Pakistani Media, Freedom and Responsibility." Scattered Thoughts. Wordpress, 9 June 2008. Web. 11 May 2014. Raza, Syed Irfan. "NAB to Summon Gilani in Ogra Case - Newspaper - DAWN.COM." N.p., 4 Nov. 2013. Web. 11 May 2014. Shabbir, Farrukh. "A List of 19 Journalists Allegedly Bribed by Malik Riaz." State of Pakistan. Farrukh Shabbir, 15 June 2012. Web. 11 May 2014. Koch, Jeffrey W. "Assessments of Group Influence, Subjective Political Competence, and Interest Group Membership." Political Behavior 15.4 (1993): 309-25. Pierce, John C., and Addison Carey Jr. "Efficacy and Participation: A Study of Black Political Behavior." Journal of Black Studies 2.2 (1971): 201-23. Responsibilty in Mass Communication 3rd edition by William L riversWilbur Schramm and Clifford G Christians

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