MOST of the news broadcast on our TV channels are accompanied with background music that is so loud that it requires a particular level of concentration just to hear the actual news.

As senior citizens, most of our hours are spent listening to news and in no foreign news channel, be it BBC, CNN or Al Jazeera, do we hear background music this loud. Secondly, one channel plays the national anthem as its background music. This is an affront to the national anthem which should never be used for commercial purposes. This practice must stop.

Hoshidar Kotwal
Karachi

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020

Opinion

Living in Karachi
19 Jan 2021

Living in Karachi

The poor often end up paying more than middle-income segments.

Editorial

Updated 19 Jan 2021

LNG contracts

It is important for industry to reconnect with the national grid and for gas to be allocated for more efficient uses.
19 Jan 2021

Murdered judges

THE continuous violence in Afghanistan has raised serious questions about the sustainability of the peace process, ...
19 Jan 2021

K2 feat

A TEAM of 10 Nepalese mountaineers made history over the weekend as they scaled the world’s second highest peak K2...
Updated 18 Jan 2021

More ignominy for PIA

Decades of mismanagement, nepotism and political opportunism were bound to take their toll.
18 Jan 2021

Agriculture woes

AGRICULTURE is the lifeline of Pakistan’s economy. It is a source of livelihood for two-thirds of the country’s...
18 Jan 2021

Internet access

AS the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, and shows few signs of dissipating, one of the many lessons policymakers should ...