Crippled Journalism.


Byline: Malik Muhammad Aslam Awan

Dissenting voices are the beauty of a civilized society; these must not be curbed but be borne with utter patience and courage. These are natural harbinger of an inevitable change. Dissenting voices make a positive mind endeavour to make his conscience alive to the truth of these facts. Lament to the intakes of those who feel the voice of conscience as baneful and pernicious to their interests as well as to the societal structure. Journalism is a blessing for a sensitive living. To express oneself is the inherent right of a person living in a well-mannered society. Articulation of one's inner skills, rhetoric narration of the spell of thoughts, is a trait of a vibrant society. If a society is not well equipped with intellectuals it cannot be termed as society but a horde of persons. Discussions on certain subjects signals the augmentation of intellect and wisdom. To remain tight lipped and withhold the natural expression of one's thoughts dennote a stagnant society we learn from books and our experience, being a witness of flow of events and their outcomes but unless we don't dilate on a subject or assignment one cannot be aware of the fact, in which way think and to which extent we are right or wrong.

During the passage of life every human being imbibes thoughts and actions being underway in the country. Let the astute minds to portray its policies in vibrant debates. Debates are not volcano's which would let the country set ablaze -discussions always clarify the right and wrong aspects of issues and bring forth to the nation the implications of Government decisions. The ongoing life has become s complex as to have hundreds and thousands aspects.

The journalism and journalists have undergone a trail of turmoils and assassination attempts by those having pyramids of illegally accumulated wealth by successive annihilating expeditions on the country's exchequer. Those big-wigs of ill-gotten wealth don't want to let any journalist to discuss the sources of their wealth because they are well aware that straightforward debates regarding their sources of ill-gotten wealth will open the flood-gates of incursions upon their existence.

Constitutions of civilized countries bestow its citizens with some certain basic human rights, which cannot be trespassed, abrogated or suspended for even a shortest...

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