It is very tragic that our country is going through times of political conflict and extreme terrorism. I believe the media is also contributing to this situation through its actions that are totally irresponsible. The media's role in the NRO-Zardari issue, the suicide bomb blast in Rawalpindi, recent allegations by media against ex-Army men alleged to be working for (former) Blackwater was all negative. So was it coverage of the recent 'sugar crisis' in the country that seems to have put out of focus the string of tragic terrorist events occurring in Peshawar. The media should really shift the focus of its priorities to the real issues. -ZOHAIR SALEEM, Karachi, November 22.