Mar 7, 2008 - Society    3 Comments

Integrity be damned

Watching Geo is painful, seriously.

Try and watch an episode of Nadia Khan Show and you will know how painful it is. All she can talk (read gossip) about is whether Ashwariya Rai is pregnant or if Salman Khan has roughed up his girl friend – yet again, or the latest affair between any two starlets. The other day, I saw a news clip showing some Mumbai wedding attended by the likes of Rani Mukherji, Amir Khan and some other lesser bollywood personalities (They might not be that lesser but I don’t know their names).

This is not all, the other day after the bomb blast in Darra Adam Khel, the newscaster asked the reporter if there are any more deaths and his exact words were, “apkay khiyal main aur kitnee amwaat hue hain?” when the reporter said they have just taken 20 people inside the hospital, the newscaster said, “yani ke mazeed 20 amwat ka khadsha hai.” (that 20 more people may die.)

Pakistani news media is all about sensationalism and news creation these days. Gone are they days when news was properly screened and people would focus on reporting the events as they unfold rather than looking for sensational little bits and creating news for increased viewer ship. Now, its all about ratings and getting multinational sponsorship for the news, just rake in the moolah, authenticity and integrity be damned

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3 Comments

  • Ah, don’t get me started on Nadia Khan. How old is she, must be 35 if not older. And she thinks she looks charming when she acts like an eleven year old??? Honestly, i have seen 11 year olds with more poise and dignity.
    Heard she is pretty big in Pakistan, is she?

  • The hell she is!!

    we hate her here….and that idiot who gossips bout the latest bollywood parties in budduland (dubai) or something.

    I find her to be quite cheap myself.

    I watch Geo only for the Kamran Khan show.. where Shahid Masood was downright scary this guy is hilarious… aaa ab sadar sahab apna kan kujhain ge aaaa aur is ke baad unhon ne dakar li hay aaaa chalye shaikh rashid sahab se aaaa puchte hain aaa

  • My recent exposure to Pakistani media is via youtube only and I agree with you on insensitivity of Pakistani media. Pakistani media as well as Pakistanis like sensationalism. And this Nadia Khan thinks she is some sort of Larry King. Watch this clip http://youtube.com/watch?v=riWZWXvYix0
    and it just boils my blood. How dare she is to talk this rubbish online and accuse some one in front of millions. Only in Pakistan you can get away with this. I am so glad that Akhtar stood her up. I accept that he was unprofessional but Nadia Khan took it long way.

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