TV and Kyrgyz tragedy -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

TV and Kyrgyz tragedy

Kyrgyzstan’s ethnic riots affected 265 students from Pakistan studying there. The government of Pakistan strived hard and brought back all the students. Unfortunately, Ali Raza, a brilliant student, died during the riots.

The way a few private TV channels aired the news of Ali RazaÂ’s death and sought comments from his family are shocking and seem to be totally against morality.

One private TV channel took the mother of late Ali Raza online in a news bulletin. The newscaster asked her about her feelings after Ali’s death.

I was astonished to hear the question. What feelings can a mother have after receiving the news of her son’s death?

It must have been an extremely emotional moment for every human being to see a woman crying after the accidental death of her young son. When it was clear that the dead body would come on the same day and that the Government of Pakistan had already managed to evacuate Pakistanis trapped in Kyrgyzstan, it was senseless to take the aggrieved mother online.

I appeal to the management and authorities of private TV channels concerned to be more sensitive to such situations instead of sensitising them.

Zahid Rashid
Azad Kashmir
Source: Dawn