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For Consideration of Pakistani Media

First and foremost, I strongly believe that there should be no regulations on media or for that matter any form of speech or expression. I oppose any government control over the media. However, as any responsible member of a nation or society, we have to be responsible for our actions. So in this post, I am going to raise a few issues where I believe media is hurting Pakistan.
First and foremost is the issue of professional dishonesty. Its examples could be limitless. For instance, there is this continuous talk that the current mandate is for restoration of judiciary. In all honesty, except for PML-N, all other parties got their mandate without raising the judiciary issue (and their mandate out-numbers PML-N's mandate). Also, the call of boycott to show solidarity with judiciary failed miserably resulting in one of the largest ever turn-outs. So, you can say that independent judiciary and restoration of judiciary are good things, but sorry the mandate is not for restoration of judi…