Media is an important source of communication these days. Members of all age groups get information from TV, radio, newspaper or internet one way or the other. It can be said that to some extent almost everyone on the planet depends on media for news, entertainment, knowledge etc. Thus, the impact of it on the human race is apparent to all. Speaking of Pakistan, I have seen this country being influenced by the media, be it Pakistani or foreign, in the last two decades. And, honestly speaking, according to my understanding, its impact is not very positive. I don't wish to start a blame-game here and instead simply request the media authorities to realise their true potential and deliver on their responsibilities properly. -FERYA ILYAS, Karachi, via e-mail, August 27.