Geo media group controversy of blasphemy, unpatriotism, political manipulation is an issue which each and every Pakistani can control directly from their remote control or at the newspaper vendors stall.
Normally Pakistani politics, current affairs agenda, wealth distribution and so on are totally immune from the demands of ordinary Pakistani’s and can be described as “no go zones”, for the man and woman on the street. The Elite who govern Pakistan largely ignore 99% of the population. Only at election time an openly cynical concern for the well being of the ordinary people of Pakistan is shown.
Therefore, it is a rare occasion for the Pakistani to cast a vote which will definitely count. No Chief Justice, Returning Officer or ultra wealthy politician is able to take away or manipulate the Pakistani’s right to have a say.
What happens to Geo is in the hands of the Pakistan population. If the masses boycott Geo, its backers and advertisers then the spineless PEMRA folk can be sent home to contemplate their moral and societal responsibilities. Not to mention Geo’s monopolistic position in Pakistani media landscape.