Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Analysis of Pakistani Newspaper Columnists

It's old saying that "Pen is mightier than sword" and the people having power of pen can really bring a great change and a peaceful revolution in the society. News paper's columnists are considered to be widely read, followed and accepted by the people of Pakistan and their words play an important role in setting the minds and thoughts of the people of Pakistan.
The prominent Urdu writers whose words are highly weighed by the readers are Javed Chaudhry, Irfan Siddiqi, Haroon-Ur-Rasheed, Abbas Athar, Hasan Nisar, Nazir Naji and Abdullah Tariq Sohail.
Javed Chaudhry who is also anchor of Express TV program Kal Tak is a well known columnist of Daily Express and writes on different socio political issues. He is basically a "Rightist" and touches the heart of the common people by writing not only hot political issues, but also on the problems of the masses. One of the great trait of this young columnist is that he has never bowed his head in front of rulers and his pen has always exposed the culprits and spoken the words of poor people. Javed Chaudhry has a very good eye on the current affairs and is also equipped with the ability of linking the current situations with the historical events and great historical people.

Irfan Siddiqui a renowned political analyst who was formerly writing in Daily Nawa i Waqt is now providing his services for Daily Jang is also considered a mature seasoned analyst with a hawk eye on the socio economic issues of the country. Irfan Siddiqui is famous for his nicely structured articles augmented with very nicely selected words and phrases. However he is not considered a neutral analyst and from his columns, one can easily understand that he speaks the language of Mian Nawaz Sharif and some people even criticize him with the views that he works on payroll of PML-N. Irrespective of this that how much truth this view holds, one thing is known to the public that Irfan Siddiqui was a direct supported of PML-N in the last elections.

Haroon-Ur-Rasheed is a popular well versed columnist of Daily Jang known as a right wing writer who is mainly known for his anti-American patriotic writings. He has openly supported Imran Khan in his columns and considers Imran Khan a great social worker and the only true honest politician in the current set up. He is also a good vocal person on electronic media.

Hasan Nisar is a senior columnist of Daily Jang and also the host of Geo News Program Choraha and is considered a liberal left wing columnist. Hasan Nisar is a highly critical analyst who is mainly known for his criticizing negative style comments who wastes no chance to throw mud on politicians and religious scholars. He is pro-American and against any religious dominance in the country.

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