In early 2000 when there were no private TV channels, the people in the month of Ramazan would watch informative religious programmes, news, dramas etc. But today, we spent time by watching cheap and low quality Ramazan transmissions on private Channels. Approximately, there are 25 to 30 Pakistani channels all broadcasting their own Ramazan transmission from Sehr to Iftar but unfortunately there is no Islamic education in it rather they all are selling Ramazan and promoting brands.
This is very sad state of affairs that, “we are not learning from Ramazan, we are earning from Ramazan”. Today, these channels are commercialised to the extent that even Mullahs also doing a roaring business charging money to come on shows. Moreover the audience are also participating in such programmes for the sake of free cheap gifts. I have seen in one of the transmission where a host is continuously insulting the audience but people were happy because they get gifts like mobiles, LED TVs or motorcycle.
Furthermore, why every TV channel is now doing the same thing, because, we actually want to see this on TV. This has become the moral standard of our nation. There are no educational and knowledge based content in all such TV programmes. Today, there is no TV channel where a single programme is telecast to promote real education and knowledge for all ages. — Via email