Indian, Arabic cultures influenced our country, moot told

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  1. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

    * Media asked to portray Pakistani culture and its values

    * Need stressed to bring balance between media and culture

    KARACHI: Vice Chancellor Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh has said that the powerful Indian and Arabic cultures have influenced our region/country since many centuries, as it is located between these two civilizations. Despite that people of our country have upheld their own culture and sub-cultures in every age of the history.

    Speaking as chief guest at a seminar organised by the students of BS Media Studies of SMIU on ‘Portrayal of Pakistani Culture by Pakistani Media’ at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium on Thursday, Dr Shaikh said like other countries Pakistan has its own dynamic culture, with blend of its sub-cultures.

    He was of the view that Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) had maintained its unique culture and traditions since the last 117 years. Besides, SMI has played a major role in changing the culture of the region by promoting ideology of tolerance inherited it from Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

    He said, “We are Pakistani nation and we have to make it beautiful by promoting our culture, values and traditions.” He further said that Quaid-e-Azam had bequeathed one third of his property to his alma mater, SMI, through his last will and that was is why the students of SMIU are heirs of the Quaid and have more responsibility to work for Pakistan than the students of other institutions.

    Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Media Sharmila Farooqui said that she had always felt pride and honour to visit Sindh Madressah, because this great institution happens to be an alma mater of Quaid -e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

    She said the media must portray Pakistani culture and its values because these are our identification. She was of the opinion that a section of media promotes signalisation in their talk shows and other programmes rather than discussing on real issues of the people.

    Paying rich tribute to Sindhi, Balochi, Punjabi and Pashto print and electronic media, she said these are displaying very beautiful cultures of their regions that help the world to understand the culture of Pakistan.

    Farooqui also said the corporate culture of media is trying to sale out negativity as they consider their programmes a commodity. “By this way we couldn’t serve our nation and country, she said.

    She appreciated the research papers presented by the students of SMIU on various aspects of media and culture. She also congratulated Dr Shaikh on receiving university status for Sindh Madressatul Islam.

    Dean of SZABIST Dr Fozia Khan said the principles and ethic are lacking in our media. She also asserted that there is a need to bring about a balance between media and culture. She said a negative portrayal of our culture is damaging our ideology and values.

    Chairperson of Mass Communication, Department of Karachi University, Raffia Taj said digital media is negatively affecting thoughts of our young generation, as a result they are going away from book culture and are mostly relying on only internet for their research work. Talking about SMIU, she said the SMIU is a great legacy of our nation, hence its students must promote SMIU culture and legacy in their future life.

    Earlier, the students of BS Media Studies Faraz Ahmed, Quratul Ain, Zargoona Khan and others presented their research papers on various aspects of media and culture. staff report
     
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  3. nitesh

    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Can some body tell what exactly is paki culture apart from terrorism?
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    there is no paki culture, cuisine, music, art etc

    it is all a copy of one or the other.
     
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    hmm - Begging?
     
  6. KS

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    Arabic or Persian ?

    I don think Arabic culture influenced them as much as Central Asian or Persian culture.
     
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    Pakistan is 50000000000000000000000000000000yrs old country and first civilization on planet earth:pakistan::pakistan:
     
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    No actually Chimpanzees evolved from them and then rest of mankind evolved from those chimps.
     
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    Pakistan in its history (Western India) has be looted and raped by invaders. There is no culture that is indigenous to Pakistan. They pick up cultural traits of all the invaders who come and loot them.
     
  10. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    new "country" which is in the midst of radical changes coming up soon - before they have a chance to find out who they are !
     
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  11. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    They lived in India for a long time before the partition, whatever culture those Islamic invaders brought to India was indianized yet the major portion of that mixed culture was Indian not Arabic or Persian, so basically it's Indian culture they have inherited from us, but in order to deny and reject Indian culture and ideology they have developed their own culture after partition, i don't know what should i call their culture, perhaps a highly closed intolerant society.
     

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