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Musharraf & TV anchors

WHEN Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf was out of Pakistan, we would hear on every news channel that Musharraf was a coward and he would never return to Pakistan.

Now quite a number of anchors are asking time and again why Musharraf is back and who advised him to do so. I would like to ask TV anchors: what actually do you want?


Comments (15) Closed

akie ahmad
Jun 07, 2013 01:31am
General Musharaf is a true patriotic Pakistani even late Dr. Israr Ahmad said this. However given our norms these days it is not surprising to see such patriots in jail while the real sellouts run the Government. Only possible in Pakistan.. So pathetic...
Amin Kalimuddin
Jun 07, 2013 12:34am
It is amazing he is the one who gave the media total freedom and they turned against him for few minor mistakes he made.
Jun 06, 2013 09:29pm
PAKISTANI ANCHORS ARE BUNCH OF NON PROFESSIONAL WHO ARE MOSTLY HIRED ON sufarish on low wages do not expect any unbiased news/commentary
Jun 06, 2013 08:21pm
It is really sad, no so called democratic government had the courage to free electronic media. These TV channels should be grateful to Pervaiz Musharraf. In a few years time, people will really understand what a sincere and great leader Pervaiz Musharraf was.
Masood Khan
Jun 06, 2013 02:19pm
Remember before Lal Masjid operation, media was taunting govt & army for inaction. But soon after the operation, same media started accusing govt of being high handed & bloodshed of innocents.
Imran Ahsan Mirza
Jun 06, 2013 01:43pm
Musharraf is not coward. He acted in best interests of Pakistan however, the public did not support him.
Agha Ata
Jun 06, 2013 01:24pm
People say all sorts of things, but Musharraf (as a leader) should have known better about his popularity and chances and risks.
M A Mujeeb
Jun 06, 2013 01:33pm
Generally speaking the TV anchors and Journalist are against Musharraf and keep on speculating about his return to Dubai. In the recent interview one of the journalists asked Zardari whether Musharraf was leaving Pakistan on 4th June 2013. In reply Zardari checked his watch and asked the journalist as to what was the date today and then he said that it was up to the new government to tackle the issue.
Jun 06, 2013 01:06pm
Media want to own both sides of coin. Hence be a winner by hook or crook.
Gerry D'Cunha
Jun 06, 2013 12:00pm
TV channels in pakistan during the years have grown-up like mashroom!! to compete with each other and gain point scoring for their channels, the anchors tries to manipulate their reports to gain their popularity.
Jun 06, 2013 11:28am
They all are lifafa Journalists as simple as that
Irfan Baloch
Jun 06, 2013 09:07am
all they want is some spicy gossip and ratings for their programmes they have nothing personal against Gen Musharraf speaking against him is an accepted norm, just like its an accepted norm to be selectively critical about War on terror.
Jun 06, 2013 09:09am
They just need to fill the air with some sort of rubbish. There isnt news for 24/7 channels.
Omer Salman
Jun 06, 2013 08:27am
Earn money through sensation :) who are they to ask if someone should return to Pakistan or not they should be focused on is he being dealt with justice or not.
Jun 06, 2013 06:32am
Anchors (and politicians) flip flop all the time. But I do remember some of them telling the General not to return.