The media has been playing a very constructive role in developed and civilised societies, as it remains neutral. Even in Pakistan, many private TV channels remain balanced and objective. They bring the truth to their viewers, no matter how bitter it may be. But now some private TV channels have started showing only that which suits their agenda. The tug of war for more ratings between two private TV channels has now started taking sides. Both these channels have been doing everything to defame one another by ignoring all ethics related to their profession. When the media of a country sets personal agenda over national agenda it is a clear sign that real decay has set in. It is time our private TV channels acted sensibly, by being completely neutral in their reporting and disseminating information.

ABDUL SAMAD SAMO,

Karachi, September 15.