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Hafeez Pirzada explains 18th amendment

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Abdul Hafeez Pirzada (drafter of 1973 constitution) explains 18th amendment on Dawn TV.

18th amendment is being pushed by Zardari/PPP government in alliance with Nawaz Sharif (PML-N).

Interview highlights the inferior quality of journalism in Pakistan – journalist (Matiullah Jan) is unable to follow the thread of the discussion, and seems focused on one or two issues that are currently in vogue.

In keeping with similar behaviour on other channels, journalists seem to work on some pre-supposed one or two crude lines of questioning to the detriment of other subtler issues.

However to the journalist’s credit, he does tone that “attitude” down a bit by the middle when he realizes he has more to learn from what Pirzada is saying.

Hopefully we get a new crop of journalists to supplant the older crop from newspapers (tainted by influence peddling period). However on many TV channels the old guard has managed to secure managerial positions at these TV channels, which may hinder progress slightly.

Links:
1/4 Hafeez Pirzada explains 18th amendment – Dawn TV – April 21, 2010
2/4 Hafeez Pirzada explains 18th amendment – Dawn TV – April 21, 2010
3/4 Hafeez Pirzada explains 18th amendment – Dawn TV – April 21, 2010
4/4 Hafeez Pirzada explains 18th amendment – Dawn TV – April 21, 2010

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