ISLAMABAD: Media war echoes in Upper House

Senator Raza Rabbani has said that Pakistan is going through a critical state as a federation is under threat instead of the organization. This he said while taking part in a debate on the prevailing political situation in the state.

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“Now the survival of federation is under threat. Changing the system will lead to a disaster,” he warned. All political parties, he stressed, need to rise about their political pursuits. Rabbani said that security forces along cannot deal with militancy.

The senior politician pointed out that now elected institutions, judicial system and the media were being targeted after the Election Commission. “These are dangerous signs. Efforts to create a fake grand alliance cannot succeed.”

He, however, admitted that ECP’s performance was disappointing.

Senator Saeed Ghani said that Pakistan was being given over to so-called clerics. “These clerics were misleading people in the name of Islam,” Ghani lamented.

Democracy can be at risk if media weakens, Senator Farhatullah Babar said. He pressed the upper house to take on its part in defusing an internal media war.

He proposed that a commission be constituted to solve the matter. Aitezaz Ahsan said that spot would not have achieved this far if Geo had tendered an apology

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