Wake up & smell, its still 20th century here

Well, well, well. So finally the dictator had enough of “enlightenment” & it looked as if the doctor himself needs the medicine more than the patient. I don’t care but honestly at least me & few friends are seriously pissed off at this news.

The gov it seems is about to ban live converge due to unprecedented humiliation it’s facing in the wake of its own acts & deeds. It’s typical tyrant behavior that the man hid enough for 7 years now. You cannot make people believe your words so you ask them to shut eyes. The president tried to lay the foundations for this step few days back when he lashed out at media for some stupid reasons. He said the USA media doesn’t show the bodies of its men in Iraq etc. No objection here technically but does he know that No one in USA throws a CJ by hair in car, that the USA ARMY doesn’t think it self as a master of nation, indulge in Business Empires or take over politics or every single institution in country on stupid pretexts or USA police doesn’t abandon its financial capital & leave it for a bloodbath for a whole day. Why our gov (as asked in Jawabdeh from a minister too) narrate examples of progressive countries when it suits best. Does Musharraf know how Clinton was dragged for a whole year on his scandal.

I don’t know how AAJ, DAWN NEWS, ARY etc will allow themselves to be suffocated under this but GEO won’t bother much as we know its occasionally acts as PTV (with a new feature of show-more-skin). Honestly the channels should take this to courts.

Just look at the lame excuses they are throwing. Ahh!!. Hassan Nisar’s first para fits the present regime 100 percent. I am not so sure about the rest of the country but open minded Karachiites should feel like going decade back now. All the fuss about media independence proved “just another” eye washer. It suited the gov previously to present its good image so it let it continue but now when it cannot face reality it decide to use dunda as they hardly know any other method.

12 Comments so far

  1. Ejaz Asi (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:02 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed your remark on “open minded Karachiites”. As for PEMRA, they have been lately watching CNN and Fox so yeah, it should be expected.

  2. Mahmood Ali (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    Great article….. also note that Aysha Siddiqi has written a book recently launched in islamabad about kartoot of our army lords.We need to get rid of their control on us.

  3. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    “Honestly the channels should take this to courts.

    HAHAHA!!. Nice! :P.

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    obviously dictator and his goons are feeling the heat.. taking desperate steps,listening to stupid advices from stupid advisers …

    Military Inc’s author told a surprised audience that not only the club cancelled the booking of its auditorium, “all hotels in Islamabad were also told” by unspecified authorities not to allow the use of their halls for this, forcing the organisers to find a sanctuary at a third-floor room provided by a non-governmental organisation.”

    National Crisis and Management cell’s brig Cheema asked all hotels and clubs to take permission from him before booking any event with exception of marriage ceremony.. dictator and his team are now micromanaging the public…

  5. AH (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    This is unbelievable. The Lal Masjid folks are given free rein to do whatever they want to do and an author is not allowed to hold her book signing ceremony.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    Taking to courts and suo moto action is in fad these days. Watch your words or somebody will take you to court for your remark “open minded Karachiites” – awam ki taqat, you know.

  7. Mansoor Rana (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    Indeed it is very sad (if it is true) that govt is trying to restrict live coverage of events.

    Live coverage is most pure form of journalism. It put the audience in middle of where action is. It lets the people and viewer make their own opinion.

    This would be start of new battle. This time establishment has decided to inflict an even more powerful blow to our freedom of Expression and information. This action will surely be challenged at all levels in courts and on roads. Public demonstrations would be held against this. Media may blackout the coverage of Govt. activities.

    people at large are so distressed and angry with this development that they are saying that it is an attempt to take us back to dark ages where media was a KEEP of Govt. I cant believe that in this age Govt. is trying to control the information that reaches us.

    On the other hand I also think that this is another mistake of govt. people are interested in CJP rallies and speaches and also what goes on around it.

    I see that the people who before the ban were sitting in their homes, watching and enjoying the CJP Episodes, will be out on the street and the protests will grow by means of intensity and number of people.

  8. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    listen to Cowasjee on ARY with Anwer Maqsood

  9. noclue123 (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 11:26 am

    I have been living abroad for quite a while now so I don’t really have much clue :) But I have been following recent events / power struggle taking place inside Pakistan. I would like to know if you guys feel that there will be anything better that will come of this struggle? Assuming that Musharraf retires or is made to retire, is there any chance of change? or will we see the same old faces or same old policies returning on the political scene. I have yet to notice a political leader who has the courage of making hard compromises to heal the nation. All I see is deepening rifts, heated arguments, same 20 year old punch lines and lots of disappointment. Does anyone have a plan to reduce inflation without having adverse effects on the economy? Fixing the education system, and providing just the primary health care for masses. Bringing the change in the political scene may be refreshing for a month or two but what is the guarantee that it will be a step forward instead of backward. So tell me which political leader as the Prime Minister of Pakistan will be a step forward from where we are now.

  10. axiomatic (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    Anarchy will prevail here my friends, just wait and see.
    There will be armed millitias with their own agendas fighting each other and looting public.
    Musharraf or someone else like him will be ruling, just like Karzai in Afghanistan or Maliki in Iraq.
    Our army will be fighting the Taliban.
    People like you and me will just be collaterals of a long and hard time of lawlessness and bloodshed. We shall be robbed, killed in suicide bombings…
    Future of Pakistan seems to be worse than the present of Iraq.

  11. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 12:01 am
  12. MB (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 12:38 am

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