Fauzia lashes out at ‘section’ of media for maligning govt
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab on Thursday lashed out at a section of media for carrying propaganda-based news reports and analysis against the elected government.
Speaking at a seminar organised by the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), she said democracy cannot be nourished in the country until the media and the educated class do not collaborate with the government.
Citing the coverage of the devastating floods, she said anchors of some private TV channels had only highlighted the areas where rescue and relief activities had been comparatively weaker due to the huge scale of the disaster, avoiding the positive aspects of the relief efforts by the government.
Fauzia said the media had maligned the government over its response to the floods, while praising only the Pakistan Army for its relief and rescue operations, which is also a part of the government. She also accused the media for carrying contradictory reports regarding Ajmal Kasab, the lone convicted Mumbai attack gunman, as being a Pakistani national, when the Foreign Office had categorically denied Indian accusations about sponsoring terrorist nurseries in the country.
Source: Daily Times