Awam Ki Awaz – Don’t Act; only be Heard


This particular billboard on the Fortress Stadium crossing attracted my attention due to the heading that it carried. I’ve not watched ‘Awam Ki Awaz’ in particular, however, I have seen similar similar programmes run by other private TV channels.

Most of the times, the discussed issues are pollution, electricity & water shortages, corruption, transportation woes and other such problems that require more individual than Government’s efforts to be solved. People easily criticize WAPDA but never act against their neighbours involved in electricity-theft. It’s just one example.

My question is, how strong is media-coverage-for-a-cause in Pakistan?

And, more importantly, Do the people who ‘make their voices heard’ realize if they themselves are responsible for the ills that they speak against on such programmes? And is, just, making your voice heard enough?

5 Comments so far

  1. From N.Y. (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 4:11 am

    Hasan- Please BLOG more often. I love your BLOGS. It’s just another way we ‘perdesi’s’ can connect to Pakistan.

  2. AUDIBLESILENCE (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 8:48 am

    I agree…… not running Quiz show anymore…I need to win black and white Electra man!

  3. virk (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    ^little off the topic (may be)….did any one ever notice that all these new TV channels never show each others footage or if one channel is showing some exclusive interview like Bhutto on Geo with Dr.Shaid none of the other channels reported/mentioned or quoted any thing form that show, quite strange and one more thing even news papers will never mention the name of the private channels they will just say “Niji TV” what you guys think of this?????

  4. baaz (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm

    Oooh no. not this…whats next Fox News Pakistan claiming “we dont promise fame…but we assure you that you will regret [telling us ur story, cuz we will remake it]”??

    but nice pic. at least we are assured that we can speak…it wont be banned. act to ham logon ke lie nahin na…”wadhe wadhere” te act karde phirde ne… :D

  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:43 am

    @ N.Y.: Thanks buddy! yes, I’ll be trying to blog more. We are also having a couple of new fellow writers who would bring much-needed energy to LMB.

    @ AUDIBLESILENCE: GuessWin Trophy Contest is back ;)

    @ virk May be it is related to the fact that companies in direct competition hardly attack or advertize against each other directly…

    @ Baaz You can also become one of those “wadhe wadhere”…

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