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Media Outlets Need to be Responsible & Unbiased: Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman at Tariq Khan’s Home Luncheon

February 24, 2011 by  


Houston, TX – Professor Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman, head of the Ruet-e-Hilal (Moon Sighting) Committee Pakistan, President of Tanzim ul Madaris Al Arbia Pakistan; and President, Darul-Uloom Naeemia; during his recent trip to Houston, graciously accepted to be at a luncheon meeting at Tariq Khan’s home, publisher and CEO of local media outlets. A short session of Salams and Daroods (Sending of Peace & Blessings to Messenger Muhammad PBUh) was held, followed by Asar Prayers, and special supplications of peace in the whole world and for the deceased mother of Tariq Khan.

Talking to local media persons present about various media outlets in Pakistan, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman said it is very good that media has expanded in Pakistan, as in todays’ world it is one the main sources of information for general public to learn what is happening around them and then to work hard in trying to get proper resolutions to these issues of the society. However he said other than positive media, there is other media in Pakistan, which is biased, or have ulterior motives including blackmailing innocent people by pressurizing them through either fabricated or exaggerated stories. He said such media needs to be checked and reformed; because it is their biased and one-sided reporting and news analysis, which is creating many differences and splits within the Pakistani society, which were never there.

Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman said events happening in the Middle-East (Arabia, and Africa) are more based on nationalism of various countries and people want to change the system of governance, but it has little to do with religion, although in Egypt, the most organized organization has more religious inclination. He feels that the way people are giving their lives, blood, and everything, things in this manner are not that ripe in Pakistan to have similar efforts, but it will take quite some time and may happen sometime down the road.

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