Daily archives "February 17, 2015"

Competitions in the quality of dramas

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Pakistani dramas broadcaster entertainment channels including Hum TV, ARY Digital, Urdu 1, A Plus and many more are no doubt far better than previous dramas we all watched. Our drama stories were best when PTV was the sole owner of entertainment industry. Some famous dramas of prevn enious era were Dhoop Kinaray, Tanhaiyan and Dhuwan.

Indian entertainment industry ruled our lives for more than 5 years time through their channels including colors, zee, star plus and Sony. On the other hand, the media became a private in the regime of General Pervaiz Musharaf. This led to more drama content on entertainment channels and many amazing writers found their platforms to exhibit their talent. All this led to competition of quality in dramas. Quality dramas were written, directed and produced inside Pakistani Industry with better activities. With such versatile actors in the Pakistani drama industry, our actors are getting offers from Bollywood for example Fawad Khan who recently did his debut film in Bollywood “Khoobsurat” with Sonam Kapoor after doing great acting in Zindagi Gulzar hai  and Humsafar.

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No doubt with the years of experience, one cannot deny that Pakistani dramas are a notch above the rest. With quality in entertainment, the Pakistani audience is hooked to entertainment channels throughout the week . There are few reasons why Pakistani industry is leading in terms of quality. One basic fact is storyline of our dramas. The dramas are based on social issues we all face at certain points of our lives. Our dramas do not belong to the fantasy world that an audience cannot link . It is almost like unfolding lives of our audience. Our content is not glamorized by heavy wardrobe including clothes and jewelry just like Indian dramas where ladies are working in kitchen with heavy banarsi saris and gold jewelry. Our characters and storyline is completely focused on the substance of the drama. It is a positive point of our dramas that makes us part of quality dramas that our storywriters not only show social problem but also gives a solution to this.

We have come far in this journey of Pakistani drama industry’s progress and for sure, there is no turning back! Aren’t we all proud of our actors, writers, directors and producers for coming up with such quality products?


PicZahra is a passion fueled writer with a degree in Media and a DIY lover and book lover as well .Loud and opinionated traits are aspired by her passion for reading and writing with a belief that every word counts.

Political Talk Shows Are they making or Breaking the Country



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The Pakistani Television was a restricted medium since the regime of General Pervaiz Musharaf. In his regime, the television industry boomed and enjoyed freedom of speech. Many news channels got their license during this time including Geo News and ARY as well. In the last two years of his tenure, thme edia went under certain restriction and soon, the protests from civil society and political parties joined hands for this matter.

Currently there are 22 news channels working under PEMRA. Apart from news, news channels are known for their current affair shows as well. These shows are responsible for a channel’s TRP. The ever changing political scenario of Pakistan has led to vast variety of political talk shows. For a nation like us, the talk shows are a source of entertainment. We are not only informed about the current situation of Pakistan but also views from the analysts. Every day with a new topic is discussed in talk shows and the anchors become a voice of their audience. Few talk shows are also providing call-in facilities where audience from home takes part.

The overall situation of Pakistan is spiced by few talk shows. They increase negativity in the minds of people about their future and theirpakistani talk shows country.  No doubt, these political talk shows can be held responsible for breaking the country as one of many factors. Many people think that it’s a huge conspiracy that anti government agents and organizations or even political parties give money to a specific anchor or show or even channel to talk against the state.In a country like Pakistan where the media has become a powerful source, if all these people work together in the betterment of this country, it will be very helpful. Being powerful in this industry does not mean that you do not have responsibility on your shoulder. You are responsible for disseminating a positive message amongst masses. Power must be used fairly if one has the choice to become nation’s voice. Rather than imposing your view on audience, it is important to create awareness about the issue. Talk shows should not spice up the information and let the common man decide on issues related to Pakistan.


PicZahra is a passion fueled writer with a degree in Media and a DIY lover and book lover as well .Loud and opinionated traits are aspired by her passion for reading and writing with a belief that every word counts.

The Shortcomings of FM Channels in Pakistan

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Why Radio needs attention?

Radio has been a major source in media of Pakistan. The role it has played when Television was not present is appraisable. As soon as black and white television came to Pakistan, the radio’s role went out of focus in 1964. It took many years for the people in villages and small town to become audience of Television. Their source of entertainment was radio and FM channels. Technology and latest satellite versions helped the radio to reach the audience. There was tremendous increase in the listeners of the radio overall.

The role of radio channels specifically FM Channels has been awareness and source of information. With better coverage at less cost, the FM channels beat other forms of media in this. In the past few years, there is no focus on the development of FM channels. The role of this important has been overlooked and needs utmost attention at the moment.

When talking about shortcomings of FM Channels, the major concern is content being on aired. The majority of content is Indian Content. Just like, we have revived our Drama Industry that was under influence of India years ago, we now restoration of our radio industry as well. There should be a proper check and balance on it. Our RJs want the audience to be patriotic for this country but the content they are airing is on the opposite side.

fm channels in pakistanCurrently there are 34 FM Channels working under Radio Pakistan. There are few channels that have coverage in specific cities of Pakistan at the same time while few have International Coverage as well. It is made sure that patterns of the shows attract the youth of Pakistan majorly and they can participate via calls in the shows and connect with their favorite RJ. Recently, few universities have also been awarded license for radio broadcast for their campus. One major hit station is FM101 that operates for almost 22 hours daily from different stations of Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Hyderabad.

With such vast network of transmission, it is important that shortcomings of FM Channels in Pakistan should be overcome. Take full advantage of this coverage and let radio show its power!


PicZahra is a passion fueled writer with a degree in Media and a DIY lover and book lover as well .Loud and opinionated traits are aspired by her passion for reading and writing with a belief that every word counts.

Effect of Talk Shows in Pakistan

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Political Talk shows have gotten to be very prominent in Pakistan. They have offered climb to mindfulness and in spite of the fact that it has not helped much in changing the political scenario of the nation however it’s too soon to judge its effect on political scene too. All the more over the commitment of the Talk indicates on numerous essential issues can’t be overlooked. In any case these television shows themselves are getting to be “mafias” in spite of the fact that it’s a hard word to utilize, however it’s the truth. They have enormous an effect in making a clamor on the scene about any issue or occupying the general population’s consideration from any basic issue. So it’s vital to know the inclinations of the political grapple so we don’t acknowledge all that they say yet apply our own sound judgment and understanding to the issues and the host from which foundation he is impending.

Each individual has some alliance and predisposition in him/her. Be that as it may the best individual is the people who keeps his predisposition out of contention & exchange and chats on legitimacy with rationale and truths & figures and listen without prejudging and pre-labeling anybody and any contention.

Among many political talk shows, there are few that are extremely popular. Let’s take an example of Talat Hussain who has recently joined Geo Network after doing successful talk show “News Night with Talat Hussain.” With an unbiased approach as a journalist, Talat Hussain has a point of view of a nationalist. All guests are given chance to speak about their stance over the matter rather than host imposing his own ideas and thoughts on the show.

Talk shows in Pakistan are informative and the content broadcasted in well connected with facts and figures.


PicZahra is a passion fueled writer with a degree in Media and a DIY lover and book lover as well .Loud and opinionated traits are aspired by her passion for reading and writing with a belief that every word counts.