IT is interesting to note that Pakistan’s electronic media is practically silent on the defining change that some Muslim countries in our region and beyond are going through.

The media is specially silent on the intriguing story developing in Bangladesh over the last few months. It has been completely ignored.

That country has taken a sharp turn towards secularism with death sentences handed out to senior Jamaat-i-Islami leaders over alleged war crimes of 1971. The electronic media is equally and unbelievably deficient in its coverage of events in Turkey, Syria and Egypt.

I wish our electronic media finds a balance between local and so far completely absent international coverage.

FARID ALIANI Karachi

Opinion

Shared city
26 Jan 2021

Shared city

Karachi is not a city ‘created by everybody’.
Back to governance
Updated 25 Jan 2021

Back to governance

While PDM has continued efforts to mount political pressure, it has been unable to force a crisis to challenge the PTI government.

Editorial

Pakistan-US ties
Updated 26 Jan 2021

Pakistan-US ties

The US remains the world’s most powerful country, one Pakistan cannot afford to ignore.
26 Jan 2021

NAB not impartial

NAB CHAIRMAN retired justice Javed Iqbal has claimed that his organisation is an unbiased anti white-collar-crime...
26 Jan 2021

Pakistan-South Africa series

IN what is seen as a rare instance, Pakistan start as the underdogs on their home turf when they take on South ...
Updated 25 Jan 2021

Where the buck stops

The rights to due process and security of person are accorded to every individual in this country.
25 Jan 2021

PPP’s plan?

THE PDM faces a fresh crisis as the PPP takes a conspicuously soft position on the long march. While the PDM talks ...
25 Jan 2021

Forward guidance

THE State Bank has taken the unusual step of issuing a forward guidance in its latest monetary policy statement to...