Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A Pyrrhic Victory!

Editorial: Is govt’s ‘conquest’ of the media in the public interest?
Daily Times, June 6
By curbing the electronic media through an ordinance on Monday, President General Pervez Musharraf has put an end to an era that he ushered in himself, that of free reporting and free discussion. Now only the Taliban in their seized territories in Pakistan will be able to operate because he has lost the war for FM radio waves there. Clearly, in the absence of success in so many areas, he needed a victory somewhere. The gag ordinance has given him that victory, albeit a pyrrhic one.

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