JNN 24 Apr 2013 Islamabad : The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday disclosed names of those journalists and media persons who were allegedly paid huge money by the information ministry through its secret funds.
The apex court uploaded list of a large number of the the media persons on its website. A total of Rs 177.98 million rupees have been distributed among the media persons.
The information ministry had submitted the list before the SC bench which was hearing petitions about the secret funds. The ministry had requested the court to keep the name secret. However, the court rejected the request.
Caretaker Information Minister, Arif Nizami name is also included in the list, who was given air tickets and stay at hotels.
Another list will also be uploaded soon. The second list expose more names of journalists.
Some media persons said that the names of big media houses and journalists should have been disclosed. They also criticized issuing names of widows of journalists. However, some others welcomed the court’s verdict to disclose the names.
The court had observed that the people, who pay taxes, should know how their money is spent.
Social media has widely welcomed disclosure of the journalists’ name. There had been hundreds of tweets, criticizing the newsmen for receiving state money. Many people demanded action against those newsmen who have been bribed for writing in favour of the government.
Some journalists were given huge money on mysterious ‘special assignments’. Diaries were gifted to journalists from state money, according to the list.
Some those newsmen were given huge amount who have no newspaper or media organization and only runs fake magazine. Air tickets and stay at five star hotels in Bhuran, Karachi, Lahore and other cities were given.
Two former prime ministers and information ministers granted money to press clubs in their constituencies. In order to gain the support of the Local Media, so there crimes are not exposed , rather they highlighted in the Local Media for their development Projects.
The information ministry had submitted the list before the SC bench which was hearing petitions about the secret funds. The ministry had requested the court to keep the name secret.
Some media persons said that the names of big media houses and journalists should have been disclosed. They also criticized issuing names of widows of journalists.
The Jafria News which is uncovering the stories of their Biased attitude and their tilt towards extremist & terrorist Organisations , and a large Number of the Media Persons are Not Only taking bribes from the State and Corrupt Politicians , but are also enjoying secrets funds from the extremist Banned Organisations ,and they are working as ear and eyes of these Organisations , as by providing them the coverage of the events they wanted , and speaking on their Behalf and Announcing the death threats and Presenting them as Heroes on the National and International Networks .
The simple formula with which the Pakistani Media can be judged as how they are trained in the field of Journalism , is that the Career of any Journalist starts from the Post of a Reporter of any Media whether Print or Electronic Media , and since Independence of Pakistan the Salary for this Job , as per our Investigation , Is not in figures but in Percentage , as it may look a little tricky for a New Person, as how the Reporter can have percentage , when he don’t have any investment in any Business, but the real story starts from here that the reporter is hired on the basis of 60/40 or 50/50 , or 70/30 .
As the Reporter gets the Inside story of any corruption , malpractice , and depending upon the Intensity and the Power of the story and the Might of the Parties involved in the story, the story is being put on Auction , and is being Negotiated on terms , as who can pay what Price, and if the matter is resolved , and the amount is settled , then the story is presented in the same frame as the Party which have already paid the price doesn’t get hurt , and the amount which is being collected by the Reporter , on behalf of the Organisation ( Media Group ) in which he is appointed as the reporter , is divided on the basis of the deal , which was finalized , at the time of his Appointment , and the Reporter is given his percentage of the booty which was from his story, and the Media Group employer get the Major chunk , as he is the Back bone behind his Reporter , who gives him all the logistic and Beaurucratic and Political support he might need to be safe from the grudge of the Person against which the Report was finalized.
So Now the Public can Judge by themselves that how the Media which claims to be fair and free, the roots of which are based on corruption and Bribery , and how can such People Report the truth and Nothing but the Truth as if they start this then they might have to starve to death and on the other hand have to face the grudges of the Parties against whom the stories of Nepotism, corruption are highlighted in the media.
It is also a Mere fact that these Reporters and Press Camera who are there covering every event and Protest , in the name of free and fair Media reporting , sell these tapes to the persons and Head of Corporations , against whom Protest are being organized , so then they can choose and select and then can Punish those who have guts to speak against the Injustices of these Powerful Men.
First of All the Corruption from the Media has to be uprooted, and the Foot Soldiers of the Media which are called the Reporters they should be Put On Reasonable Salary Packages , so they don’t have to use illegal Methods of earning their Livelihood , and can also fill up the Pockets of their employers , by Bribing and extorting from the People who gets entrapped in their Net.