Initially when I responded to this whole development I felt as if somehow I am fanning a non issue to be an issue. I was wrong, and I came to this decision while thinking about it over and over again. When we can spend hours in long, endless, yet good for nothing political debates on all the platform we have access to than why not on such issues. There is something huge hidden even in the smallest news, because what ever get the status of news never remain just an ordinary thing. These are all purely my own thoughts over the video of a morning show from last week that became talk of the social media town, because of which I have been through thought process and eventually keyboarding all those bits of views. I have described my initial opinion on it but the game changer was the verse from the holly Quran that I read this past afternoon. In Chapter 24 (Surat Nur) it is written in verse 27 and 28:
O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded. (24:27)
And if you do not find anyone therein, do not enter them until permission has been given you. And if it is said to you, “Go back,” then go back; it is purer for you. And Allah is Knowing of what you do. (24:28)
That is what book of wisdom, to Muslims and Islamic societies, says about the importance of privacy. Yet in this “Islamic Democratic” country a bunch of empty heads invaded privacy during live show, just for the sake of rating and leaving other morning shows far behind in the race of “lets be the biggest Cheap”. It was total crap and misuse of the power that media has given to the people like Maya Khan. I don’t think there might be anyone who missed those videos but still for reference sharing the masterpiece of stupidity.
Being happy on getting the title of “date buster”, and doing this all hypocritically on the name of moral values of the society, where the real target was to win the media rating war. If Maya Khan and her team crusaded in the parks of Karachi during live show playing the role of “Moral Police” than what they have to say about this. I do not want to sound like a fanatic here, but moral values must start with ones own collar, and your limit ends when nose of the other starts. No matter you are a media person and have power to use it the way you like never declare you free from the responsibility that comes in package with every power.
Here I have one question from Maya Khan and all those aunties who were running wild in order to spread moral values, the potential respondents of this question also include the whole SAMA TV channel. Who could have been responsible if (God Forbid) someone could have committed suicide after being featured ‘live and exclusive‘ in that full of moral lesson show?
Spreading and following your own opinion and perspective, no matter how lame it can be, is not actually what journalism about. There are so many things need to be fixed in this society and believe me they also fall in moral category, than why only invading privacy was picked. Time and again same question keep on bouncing in my head that who can be named responsible for any mishap caused by that show. In search of answer to this question I signed the petition initiated by Change.Org. As I believe we should not make this country a place where breathing freely can also become tough job. Dear Maya mind your own business and do not attack privacy of the others for your own business.