In The Name Of Hypocrisy
Guess we all are too busy celebrating the victory since nobody has noticed a norm of television broadcasting back in the day but totally ignored by the so-called forward thinkers/visionaries/creatives of today. I remember PTV and NTM transmission used to start with Tilawat-e-Quran (Recitation of the Quran) and end with Shan-e-Nabi Naat (Homage to the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W) but the current crop of television programming has completely overlooked this. Something on which our morals, beliefs and attitudes are built on as a nation is not being given importance on the most influential form of media.
We have all the time in the world to show time-checks to a nation who doesn’t care much about time and loves procrastination after every 15 minutes which sounds absolutely ridiculous to me. Television channels show all form of un-islamic broadcasting (don’t start defending it, I have got ample proof) which not only is a waste of time but also has a deep psychological impact on the illiterate. Ignorance of the issue also points out the mindsets of our media people. Not getting advertisements for such a noble cause has forced them to abandon even the Azaan. Though some channels still show Azaan who are not the target of the criticism but huge chunk doesn’t.
I appeal on behalf of this hypnotic and paranoid nation to the media men to please respect your values, morals and ideals before proving yourselves as westerners. I have no objection towards your inclination towards the west but you got to be proud and adore what your Islamiat teacher taught you in elementary school if he taught you anything.
I would like to finish by elucidating a piece of poetry from Allama Muhammad Iqbal:
“If you give freedom of expression to people who are unworthy of it, that particular nation will be destroyed”