DPC, Hypocrite Media, PTI & PML-N

Faheem Niaz

Senator (1k+ posts)
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Difah-e-Pakistan Councils (DPC) long march against the resumption of NATO supplies was mostly neglected by the mainstream media of Pakistan. A march of that sort against the government is massive and it was unfortunate that no media channel paid any heed to the happening.


One can have all sorts of disagreements with the leaders and the parties participating in the rally but being in the business of news and event reporting, DPC deserved its fair share of coverage. I drove a lot in the streets of Islamabad that day and found the main Jinnah Avenue closed. I had an immediate work in Rawalpindi that day but could not get there because of the road blocks due to the march. It was gigantic happening in Islamabad but alas no media coverage. Another feather in the cap of our independent and responsible media. Personally, I do not subscribe to the viewpoint of DPC and also a strong critic of some of them.


While writing this article, my father opined that if same treatment was given to the movement of judiciary then today there would never have been an independent judiciary in Pakistan. The trend of selective coverage by the media is very alarming and against the ethics of journalism.


Besides the medias attitude, one more thing has been evident after all this. Whatever the agenda of DPC is, I guess, majority of people in Pakistan are against the resumption of NATO supplies. Many, to whom I talked, were livid that why PML-N and especially PTI were not a part of this protest. If not a part, then they could have initiated their own rallies but no one came up with it.


PTI is known to be against the NATO supplies and always play the popular politics. PTI has previously organized sit-ins in various parts of the country against the NATO supplies. But this time around, PTIs stance seems 180 degree to their previous one. I also remember Imran Khans recent statement that PTI is not anti-US in the backdrop of reopening of NATO supplies. Does that ring a bell?


PTI and PML-N, both, have been in the race to announce rallies and protests against the government on various issues but this time their mum raises several questions on both the parties. I would never have said all that if both the parties did not raise their voices against NATO supplies but they have been banging the drums against it. Mere rhetoric!!!!!


Imran Khan, who carries a lot of hopes of people of Pakistan on his shoulders, has started to disappoint many after he rose to prominence after 30th October, 2011. I dont know whether it has become difficult to come out on the streets against US for the political parties or they dont want to, even if the popular will demands so. And one of them i.e. PTI or PML-N will be the upcoming government in Pakistan.


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Zulfi Khan

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I agree with the writer that Media neglected DPC Long March.Pakistani media is sold out .
I have no respect for corrupt media like corrupt rulers.DPC Zindabad! Syed Munawar Hsan Zindabad!
 

malik1c

Senator (1k+ posts)
PTI is protesting on 14th July in Peshawar , stance is the same they just dont want to be part of DPC platform maybe because of perception of establishment platform
 

khan afghan1

Minister (2k+ posts)
PTI is organizing its rally in peshawar on 14 july.Everyone in the country is playing its
own cards.PTI did his job well for the last few years.Ik is not hypocrat.He
is doing politics and he does it with consent and consultation of its party
office holders and members.whatever he did would be well judged.Ameri Jumaath Islami
said on Capital Talk that IK was not informed properly and on time that is also
one of the reason.
 

zhohaq

Minister (2k+ posts)
You are quite right. Very mature opinion.
Hate them or love them they are Pakistanis and have every right to protest. And if the protest were large enough they should be covered by the media.
On PTI absence, I think the reasons are purely political. The media was successful in Demonizing DPC as an establishment creation (Which is nonsense as Moulana Sami ul Haq would never sell out he isnt Fazlu or JI. He was alone in never going Mush post 911 among religious forces). Also some DPC members have sectarian baggage. PTI is a centrist party and cant afford the association.

The media would have skewered PTI. Uney tou bahana chahiye Already they have been over a dozen articles against PTI for simply sending representative to a single meeting. No other mainstream non religious party dared to even do this token gesture. The saving grace for PTI is that it had already done half a dozen dharnas agsint drone strikes a year ago when no political party cared. Now Public support is already agsint dornes and Parliment has passed two resolution along with the APC resolution. The Long march on this issue is rather pointless. Unless you want a showdown with the Military.

I think the Tsunami march on the Judiciary issue and free fair election with other APDM members would be a saner way for PTI to launch a street movement.

PML N and Fazlu know US embassay would frown on such things. They are smart enough to know from where power emanates in the banana republic like Pakistan. DPC would have been kryptonite for them.
 

kingahmar

Councller (250+ posts)
I like and support PTI but for the 1st time i think they did something terribly wrong by not participating in this rally!!!:angry_smile:
 

Raaz

(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
Our [MENTION=10937]muslim[/MENTION] Pak is leading the Jaloos ...:lol:

What else u want ?

Ask Saudi Munafiq Pak Govt , not to help America.

This all is because of these munafiq of today...
 

Raaz

(50k+ posts) بابائے فورم
I like and support PTI but for the 1st time i think they did something terribly wrong by not participating in this rally!!!:angry_smile:

Allamah Iqbal never supported the Mullas points....neither Quaid e Azam...

revesly , mullahs never supported these personalities....

Still these two have more weight than all Mullas of India....

U never know when these Mulla change just because of a piece of bread or a threat.

We have seen it in 1975.

Same Mullahs were crying for Islamic System , what happened after Zia ??? nothing....

 

BuTurabi

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

میڈیا نے دفاعِ پاکستان کونسل سے زیادہ لانگ مارچ میں شیخ رشید کی جیب کٹنے کی خبر کو کوریج دی جو کہ ایک افسوسناک مزاح کے بڑھتے ہوئے رُجحان کی علامت ہے۔ حالانکہ لانگ مارچ کی کوریج کرنے سے سرا سر میڈیا کا فائدہ تھا۔ اُس کی اپنی ریٹنگ اوپر جاتی ورنہ اللہ والے کِسی خودنُمائی کو دُرست سمجھتے ہیں نہ اُس کے محتاج۔ اور اِس کوریج کی بدولت سارا دن پتلی لچکیلی کمروں والی لڑکیوں کے نیم عُریاں ماڈلنگ شوز دیکھنے والی عوام اِن بزرگانِ مِلت کے گرمی میں تپتے نورانی چہروں اور نحیف و نذار اجسام کا دیدار بھی کر سکتی تھی۔ اب اِس گُناہ کا طوق بے حیا میڈیا کے گلے میں ڈالا جائے گا جِس نے اُنہیں اِس سعادت سے محروم رکھا۔ بے حِس میڈیا کم از کم اُن کی ضعیف العُمری کا ہی کُچھ لحاظ کر لیتا تو ایسی سرد مہری کا مظاہرہ نہ کرتا۔

ایک گُمان یہ بھی ہے شائد حافظ سعید صاحب نے تو تصویر بنانے سے منع کر دیا ہوگا کیونکہ سُنا تھا وہ تصویر بنوانے سے اجتناب کرتے ہیں۔ شائد ابھی تک ایسی کوئی ٹیکنالوجی متعارف نہیں ہوئی کہ الائیو کوریج کے دوران ایک بندے کا چہرہ حذف کر کے باقیوں کا دِکھایا جاسکے۔
ویسے بھی یہ اللہ والے لوگ ہیں۔ اپنا پیغام دِلوں تک پہنچانے کیلئے اِنہیں کُفار کی ایجادات کی قطعی ضرورت نہیں۔ یہودی میڈیا کی ضرورت کمزور العقیدہ سیاستدانوں کو ہوتی ہے۔ اِنہیں مناسب کوریج نہ دے کر میڈیا نے اپنی دُنیا و آخرت کھوٹی کی اور یہ سرا سر ایک خسارے کا سودا ہے جِس کے وہ خود ذمہ دار ہونگے۔
 
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Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I like and support PTI but for the 1st time i think they did something terribly wrong by not participating in this rally!!!:angry_smile:


These mullahs stemmed from Jamiat e ulema Hind... Before creation of Pakistan they used to call Allama Iqbal a drunkard and they used to call Muhammed Ali Jinnah as "Kaafir e Aazam"
Its good judgement by PTI to reason and hold discussions with them and at the same time keep at a distance from them... They might cause trouble in the long term.
 

Vitamin_C

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Allamah Iqbal never supported the Mullas points....neither Quaid e Azam...

revesly , mullahs never supported these personalities....

Still these two have more weight than all Mullas of India....

U never know when these Mulla change just because of a piece of bread or a threat.

We have seen it in 1975.

Same Mullahs were crying for Islamic System , what happened after Zia ??? nothing....


All religious people and old people are conservatives. Conservatives will never be in favor of change. DPC does not want change its just a movement against USA.
Nothing in their agenda talks about change, only things they talk about is USA. Stop supplies, stop drones, leave Afghanistan... Its important to do differentiate this from change. Change includes TTP, economy, education, governance, policy making, tax revenue collection, creating jobs and business opportunity... These are outside the scope of DPC.
I support DPC stand on foreign policy but nothing more.
 

aliasghar81

MPA (400+ posts)
Exaclty I think PTI is doing the right thing by keeping a distance from DPC yet PTI it is making its point by doing protest in Peshawar. However it was a big event and media should have given coverage to DPC whatever their stand is but as we all know everything in Pakistan has its price. This media cannot be trusted.
 

United4Pak

Minister (2k+ posts)
I may not agree with most of the DPC parties but I think it is unfair not to give them air time and listen to their views. If other parties including PTI can be given air time although they are not in parliament then why not DPC?