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Karachi airport attack- Pakistani media needs to grow up!
In an unfortunate development, militants in commando style stormed in to Karachi international airport attacking the passengers, airport employees. Though Pakistani security finally cleared the airport, but it ended with around 26 deaths including 10 militants.

In Pakistan such terrorist attacks are now a regular phenomenon and doesn?t appear to end. The reason behind the issue is Pakistan Army and ISI?s backing to militants and a weak civilian government!

Although Nawaz Sharif came to power with a resounding mandate but that appears to be not enough to rein the rough elements. Both Pakistani Army and ISI are harboring terrorists so as to inflict damage to India, but Pakistan itself is trapped in the terrorism it sowed.

However I am surprised the way Pakistani Media behaves! Before coming to this subject, let?s revisit the period when Nawaz Sharif visited India on the invitation of Narendra Modi in his oath taking ceremony. Both Indian media and Pakistani media collectively conducted a lot of TV programs!

In each program, I found that Pakistani anchors as well as senior journalists showed no friendly attitude, rather competed to exhibit hatred against India! I was wondering then, why Indian TV channels are joining with them first and then what has happened to Pakistani Media? If a country doesn?t have a neutral and proactive media, how can that country survive democratically!

In today's gruesome attack too, Pakistani media and other elites were very active on tweeter blaming Indian government and Narendra Modi. Some tweets, as reported by TOI are mentioned below.

Breaking News. DG Rangers says Indian made weapons recovered from terrorists | Modi's name was inscribed in Sanskrit!

Geo TV (@geonews_english) ? (Breaking News) DG Rangers says Indian made weapons recovered from terrorists #KarachiAirport ? drew sharp reactions with both sides staging verbal war.

"@geonews_english they wear Made in China Jackets and Nike shoes too! :/"

Apart from above, some tweets by terrorist organization reads as follows,

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed @HafizSaeedJUD

#KarachiAirport is an attack on Pakistan. Modi's new security team is behind this act of war by India. Nation knows the real enemy.

Jamat 'ud' Da'wah @JuD_Official

The spectacle at #KarachiAirport is Modi's plan against Pakistan. Direct response of needless appeasement of new 'Hindutva' Government.

Interestingly Pak Taliban terorrists have already owned the responsibility of this attack as per their statement!

"We carried out this attack on the Karachi airport and it is a message to the Pakistani government that we are still alive to react over the killings of innocent people in bomb attacks on their villages."

- Pak Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid

My point is very simple. Even Pakistan people in general and media in particular know what?s really happening! Then why this wrong propaganda? What would be the benefit to their nation? Aren?t they indirectly putting their own country at the risk of peril?

The problem is with Pakistani Army. It has one point agenda of spreading anti-Indian hatred. Because that?s the only issue which make Pakistani army survive in Pakistan with domination. Whenever civilian Pakistani government wanted a good relation with India, the Pak Army had either pressurized the government or organized coup.

Only Pakistan Supreme Court, withstand the Army pressure and even ousted General Musharaf?s regime. But still the present Pakistani civilian government is not able to rein the rough elements of Pakistan Army! It requires support of Pakistani media! They should report the right things and rebuild public opinion in right prospect. Without media support, the civil government of Pakistan would again be cornered and had to dance like a puppet in the hands of Army and ISI!

Most of the global countries have unofficially acknowledged Pakistan as a terrorist country and a failed nation! Still there is hope because of present civilian government led by Nawaz Sharif. But he needs media's support. If Pakistani media indulge in hate mongering against India and ignore the ground realities, it would end up doing a great disservice to their nation! It?s time that they should grow up!

The real problem is ?Every country has an Army; But Pakistani Army has a country!? Pakistan media and elites must work to change this perception! Else they would be doing such obnoxious things at their own peril!



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