You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Saturday, November 17, 2007


When powers of tyranny approach to grapple us by throat, when they reach out to make us blind, when they want us mute and deaf, they defy the nation of its most trusted and honest source of information.............that is the independent media.

Today around a 100 LUMS faculty members and students gathered in the evening to register their protest against the actions of the Governemnt to enforce a closure on GEO & ARY TV in a unique candle light procession naming it "Light the way to freedom". Symbolising the new "Social Movement" and the fact that it was not possible without the intiatives of the independent media especially GEO TV & ARY ONE WORLD, the two top news channels in the country.

The Students & Faculty members remarked that a new social moement is under way, and the independednt media had a significant role to play, the government fearing that the mdeia will fuel this social reawakening, is taking steps to tame them. But, in the time to come, it will be proven that these very steps to curb acces the access to information to the pakistani public were the catalyst of a new social awareness and change.

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