AVAILABLE: Book on Media of Pakistan


By: Yasmeen Ali

Now Available:

If you are anywhere in the world, you can buy the book online by placing your order at the Publisher’s SITE:


You may also pick it up from Amazon. com :


The book is now available at:


1-Iqbal Book Depot(Main Market Gulberg)

2-Anees Book Corner(Main Market Gulberg)

3-Variety Books(Liberty).


1-Liberty Books

2-Book Mart


1-Saeed Book Bank 

2-Mr Books

Price:Rs 1200/

About the Book:


This book is about clarifying concepts. It is about defining the role of the institution
of Media that should be playing a pivotal role in the evolving society of our country–
but somehow, there is a slip between the cup & the lip!
The concept of Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Speech for example is little
understood. The theories, limitations, cases. All aspects have been discussed to give
the bigger picture. Defamation, Contempt of Court, Cyber Law, Electronic Media,
Social Responsibility of Media; discussed threadbare with comparative laws 
existing in other countries.
This book tries to address questions raised in every sphere. It is not another “theory
book” expounding concepts. It moves beyond discussing concepts to what issues 
exist in the world of communications in Pakistan. What are the questions that need
to be addressed by relevant authorities in different mediums of communication and
their possible solutions too, are offered.
More often than not , the issues are pin-pointed but no steps to redress a situation
are chartered out. Here, the reader,the media practitioner and any one else interested,
finds; practical, workable steps to develop media into a vibrant institution  that is
ready to play a positive role in knitting together the Pakistani Society & building
bridges where needed–not creating further disenchantment & chaos!
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  • mabbaskhan  On October 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Very nice. Wish you best of Luck we need these kind of open publications

  • GRK  On October 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

    My Dearest Yasmeen,

    Please accept once again my heartiest congratulation for official launching of your book on 20th of October 2012.

    You will be pleased to know that I have deferred my visit to London for at least 2 weeks and returning to Islamabad to meet Dr. AHS and ensure that Rs.99.00 Million get approved by the Hon. Minister.

    Transfer of funds usually take sometime and we shall than have no problem in its transfer subsequently.

    I am not aware of the full contents of your research work but suggest that a copy of the same maybe forwarded to the head of department of Journalism Punjab, Peshawar & Karachi Universities.

    Best regards,

    Sincerely yours

    And also wishing you and your family “EID MUBARAK”


  • Ardsher Alavia  On October 19, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Hi Yasmeen,

    An interesting subject to persue and write abourt. Media has an important role to play in society and can be constructive or destructive. From what I see of talk shows, it seems various anchors are more interested in fostering confrontation and thus loose control of their guests and the subject under discussion.

    I shall get down to reading your book once I am done with the others. I am sure it is available on Amazon.



  • Ataur Rahman  On October 19, 2012 at 2:20 am

    My dear Yasmeen, AOA
    I just got the much awaited book and immediately started reading it. I am also forwarding the details of the book to my friends and hopefully some of them will purchase it. Cn you send me your postal mailing address please. I thank you so much for considering me and sending me this coveted book. This book will go a long way in filling a void in this field. I think very few such books have been written in this region on such a specialized subject. It will be of immense interest in general and to many in India and Bangladesh also., Please have this book available in that region also.
    With warm regards

  • Mian M Rafee  On October 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I would be most grateful, if Anyone Including The Author Ms Yasmeen Ali, would Kindly take the trouble to Enlighten All of US, off WHO? ? ?

    especially In THE LAFAFA & SOLDOUT MEDIA Would Spearhead THE SOLUTIONS…….. ?

    & HOW, Including HER……….

    Would, would IMPLEMENT HER Understated Ideal Suggestions……. IN DISLODGING ………………? ?

    The LEVERS of POWER THAT Are Controlled By “THE ESTABLISHMENT”, not Only in Pakistan, but ALL Over the World ………… WHO as John Kenneth Galbraith stated in his Book “The Anatomy of Power”, STATES :

    “People of Privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.”

    Mian M Rafee

  • Yasmeen Ali  On October 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Dear Mian Rafee Sahib,
    Thank you for raising a valid concern.
    The first purpose of the book is to be used as a reference book for the Media Law Students.
    Interestingly, no book exists that addresses the Media Law Course. In spite of the fact that it is a mandatory course.
    Two, if educated people like you read the book,many concepts that are deliberately twisted, by some, will require no further elucidation.
    The SC has directed PEMRA to get together the media stake holders & revise policies regarding electronic media.

  • ahsan shah UK  On November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm


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