“Tell me names of five heroes Pakistan has produced,” Chaudhry sarcastically uttered these words while framing a question to Ansar Abbasi, a journalist famous for his investigative stories.
Javed Chaudhry was trying to defend a detailed coverage of an Indian actor Rajesh Khannd by electronic media. He was of the view that Pakistan had not been producing national heroes that was why electronic media compelled to cover heroes of other countries including India, an arch-rival of Pakistan.
They were participating at program of another anchor Kashif Abbasi runs with title ‘Off the Record”.
Both the senior journalists were discussing trends of covering different issues, both local and global, by electronic media of Pakistan, a country whose most of the population watches television.
However, Javed Chaudhry’s remarks made a uproar in Social Media sites where users criticized terming them as anti-Pakistan remarks.
As an answer to Chaudhry’s question on scarcity of national heroes, a large number of names are being circulated from various fields like science, sports, welfare and religion calling them national heroes.
This scene has further engulfed ongoing tussle between Electronic Media and Social Media in Pakistan which is a hot topic at both platforms these days.