Is it not a national shame for media ?
How easily a business tycoon used the "national media."? The advertisement appeared in the leading newspapers by the "Abu Dhabi Group," said it all.
Only few days back leading print and electronic media published and aired as headline and Breaking News, about 45 billion dollars investment coming to Pakistan. The tallest building in Karachi, jobs for 2.5 million people. Some anchors even did a segment on this news.
Today's ad said,"It is is also unfortunate that discussion between the parties could not reach any conclusion and the Memorendum of Understanding has been cancelled."
How someone used the media was not as important as how media allowed itself to be used. Will someone seek clarification from Bharia Town and will media learnt anything from this.
This reminded me of how media once were used by Investment Companies in Karachi and Corporate companies in Punjab in the 80s and 90s. As a result hundreds and thousands of poor people lost their money.
The media regularly promoted them through advertisement and reporters were not allowed to do any story against them. In the end these companies disappeared after committing fraud, but media got their share through advertisements. Mazhar