Hijacking Literature And Journalism: Pakistan’s Intellectual Dilemma

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Imad Zafar

Literature is a form or branch of knowledge that helps in the development of the mind by creating awareness and ability to think freely, be it fictional literature in the form of novels or in the form of non fictional writing and journalism; it always plays a vital role in creating the conceptions and perceptions of the general public.

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Children are our strategic assets, not Jihadists

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Imad Zafar

Frankenstein is a famous character from a British novel in which a young man attempts an experiment to give birth to a super human who should possess supernatural forces, but the experiment goes horribly wrong and, after coming to life, the monster created kills his creator. This story has a resemblance to our strategy of nurturing Jihadists and extremists under the state umbrella considering them as our strategic asset.

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Electronic Media gets a taste of its own medicine

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Imad Zafar

Media has always been an effective tool for manipulating minds. In the early 19th century newspapers were used to manufacture public opinion. With the rise of electronic media, both television, internet and social media, it became easier to propagate agendas and ideologies and to conquer minds. The one who uses the media smartly in his favour wins the war.

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