Younis is on 9116 not out. His average of 53.94 is the highest among all Pakistan cricketers who have played more than 6 test matches.
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By: Jahanzeb Shahid
WEB DESK: As the year wraps up, Aaj News takes a look at 2015 and ranks its profiles of 10 most hyped people of 2015. Ayyan Ali made to top of the list due to her involvement in money laundering case through out the year.
#10: Younis- A Mixture Of Boon And Boost, Setbacks and Flip-Flops
by Jahanzeb Shahid
For 38-year-old Younis Khan this was generally a good year—apart from a few rebuffs and hitches here and there.
If we look at his test performance this year then we can brag openly that he performed well. But on the other side he faced lot of criticism this year during the world cup 2015 and his sudden retirement after the first ODI against England.
MISERABLE WORLD CUP 2015
Maybe or surely the worst period Younis Khan has ever faced was the World Cup 2015. Before the world cup he had said “I’m ready to bat anywhere for Pakistan”.
In Pakistan’s World Cup opening match he was sent as the makeshift opener against India but he failed miserably. In the second game against the West Indies, he scored a duck coming in at No. 3 position. He was subsequently dropped for the next two matches. He came back against South Africa and scored 37 runs but again he did not manage to find his place in the next three matches.
Out of seven world cup matches Pakistan played, Khan was selected in only three. He finished the World Cup scoring a paltry 43 runs.
ASTOUNDING ODI RETIREMENT
In a decision that left fans stunned, Khan was selected in the ODIs after almost six months because of his test match performance against England in which Pakistan won 2-0 in a three test match series.
Khan’s selection was not easy. Chairman selection committee Haroon Rahid said, “We have considered Younis Khan for the ODI team and but we will come to a final decision after a discussion with the management.”
Chaos followed his statement. Why should the selection committee need approval of the management to select any player.
Younis eventually made it to the team. But minutes before the toss, he announced his retirement from ODI cricket.
Younis has always been an average player for ODI. His ODI average of 31.24 is the third-lowest among the 49 batsmen who have scored at least 6000 runs.
Younis Khan overall test matches stats comparison with 2015
BREAKING AND MAKING TEST RECORDS
Every record is meant to be broken by someone, somewhere and at sometime. In Pakistan, specifically in test matches, records are made to be broken by Younis Khan. He broke and made a number of records in his career.
This year however, he broke a 22 year old record by scoring the most runs in test cricket ever in Pakistan.
Before Younis, Javed Miandad held this record by scoring 8833 runs with the average of 52.57.
Younis is on 9116 not out. His average of 53.94 is the highest among all Pakistan cricketers who have played more than 6 test matches.
He has scored most centuries for Pakistan with 31 centuries beating a previous record of 25 centuries by Inziman-Ul-Haq.
Only three players have ever scored triple hundred for Pakistan, Younis is one of them, others are Inziman-Ul-Haq and Hanif Muhammad.
Though Younis is an underachiever for ODI he has done great service to Pakistan. He performs best in test cricket when he looks worst in other format. He is a modern day legend in Test cricket, though not as world-class as Inzimam-ul-Haq and Muhammad Yousuf were.
We wish him good luck, and hope he is able to complete 10,000 runs in the coming years.
#9:Mahira khan sweeps hearts with grace
By Aruba Adil
Mahira Khan would be offered a role in Bollywood was something her fans were prepared for. But that she would star next to King Khan, was something that took the media by a storm.
Perhaps, this was her biggest achievement this year. Her upcoming movie Raees with Shahrukh Khan made headlines across the border.
Mahira had already become a household name in India after her blockbuster play Humsafar was aired on an Indian television channel this year.
Her other movie ‘Bin Roye’ became quite a sensation in Pakistan where cinemas were packed to housefuls. Though the movie did not get great reviews by critics—it received popular support and did good business.
In Pakistan Bin Roye held its ground against India’s block buster hit Bajrangi Bhaijan starring super star Salman Khan in terms of attracting viewership. It became the third highest grossing movie after ‘Waar’ and ‘Yeh Jawani Phir nhe ani’ in Pakistan.
According to Nadeem Mandviwala, Bajrangi led the way, collecting Rs3.2 million in the first week, with Bin Roye scraped in about Rs2.8 million and Wrong Number making Rs2.7m in Mandviwala-owned cinemas in Karachi and Islamabad, according to a daily newspaper.
According to Capri Cinema’s director, the two films screened have collected approximately Rs4 million with Rs2.5 million shared by Bajrangi and Rs1.5 million by Bin Roye.
The movie became the first Pakistani movie to be released in India on as many as 81 screens making it arguably the largest release ever for a Pakistani movie in India.
She stayed in the news for the promotion of her upcoming movie Ho Man Jahan—where that lead team introduced a Dubsmash competition for the fun song Shakar Wandan.
On the small screen her lovable character Shanno for Sadqey Tumharay won her the best actor female for the Hum TV awards.
This year Mahira also officially joined Instagram and scooped 67.7k followers in a day.
This was not all, Mahira became the only Pakistani actress who made it to the top 10 Sexiest Asian Women of this year list, along with Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif.
As if managing the stardom was not enough, she became a part of Shaukat Khanum Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2015 along with singer Hadiqa Kiyani and other media personalities in Lahore.
A glitch in her otherwise awesome year took place when her Halloween costume was blown out of proportion by Indian media. But, she gracefully shook off the damage by politely tweeting an apology for hurting Indian audience’s sentiments.
You can say she had a heck of a year!
#8: Muhammad Amir gaining momentum
By: Mehdi Qazi
In 2009, fast bowler Muhammad Amir began his career with T20 cricket at the minor age of 17, and impressed the world with his bowling skills.
But in 2010 before he could grow any further, he was mired in a spot fixing controversy where he was convicted of having carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the test match against England on the instructions of a bookie, which ultimately led him for a five-year ban.
This year in September the ban ended— and big names and senior officials in cricket discussed if he should be given a chance to play for Pakistan or not.
This year Amir’s comeback remained a source of anxiety among several Pakistani team members. But Amir took a step forward and apologized for his mistake and slammed former captain Salman Butt and bookie Mazhar Majeed of tricking him into bowling deliberate no-balls in the 2010 Lord’s test against England.
He then joined Bangladesh Premier League and proved his mantle by performing the best of his career, which led Pakistan Cricket Board to seriously consider his options for return in the national Squad.
This caused a debate among fellow cricketer whether he should be allowed to play or not. The media report surfaced which claimed that Muhammad Hafeez refused to play BPL because he ‘could not play with Muhammad Amir who had tarnished the image of Pakistan due to his involvement in a match fixing scandal.’
Two days later, he joined BPL but played against Amir with Dhaka Dynamites.
Umar Gul was also at par with the junior player, he said in an interview, “I think it will be unfair if Mohammad Amir comes back and takes the place of a player who has been performing well. However, I don’t think Amir can just walk in and displace a player who has done well. The selectors will not simply drop a player to make a place for Amir.”
Whereas on the other hand Pakistan Coach Waqar Younis supported Muhammad Amir’s return to the international Cricket.
“We all have to move forward. I think Amir has served his sentence and has served his punishment and I honestly feel that he deserves a second chance.” Younis said in an interview to PakPassion.
Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar also said that Muhammad Amir will be handy in World T20 schduled in India next year.
With this support, Muhammad Amir was given another hope for his return when Fast bowler was inducted in a fitness training camp for 26 players which also includes T20 captain Shahid Afridi.
Rameez Raja, cricket commentator and former captain, claims that if he was in a decision making power, he would have vouched for Amir. Legendary Fast bowler Wasim Akram also believed that Amir’s inclusion in national squad will strengthen the team.
Amir is proving every one wrong by his smashing performances. If he is able to counter his critics with his performances is something that is yet to be seen.
He is signed by Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League which will start in February.
We hope year 2016 is better for Amir
#7: From High School kid to famed clockboy
By Afshan Zahra
Ahmed Mohammed, an ordinary student, who rose to fame as “The Clock Boy” has made it to headlines throughout the year in 2015.
A Muslim high-school student of MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, built a home-made clock which he took to school to show to his engineering teacher this year in September. When his clock’s alarm went off during another class, his teacher took notice of the invention, confiscated the clock and Ahmed was then pulled out of class by the school principal and a police officer, on suspicion of having built a hoax bomb.
Initial reports appeared on Dallas Morning News, a major daily newspaper of the area. Following the incident, police determined Mohamed had no malicious intent and was not charged with any crime.
In various interviews with the local and international media, Ahmed said that his clock was “built from scrap around the house” and that it took him just a few minutes to assemble the clock. He mentioned that it was a relatively easy venture for him as compared to other complicated items that he has built like putting together a CPU.
One of his teachers also mentioned that the child was known as an electronics enthusiast with a history of being disciplined for using a handmade remote control to cause a classroom projector to malfunction on command and was also noted for making a battery charger to help recharge the cell phone of a school tutor.
According to The Guardian, everybody in middle school knew Mohamed as “the kid who makes crazy contraptions”, and who fixed electronics classmates brought to him, earning him the nickname “Inventor Kid”.
Quickly scores of people, from an average Joe to celebs and politicians, came together on social media under the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed,to defend the 14-year-old boy and express indignation over the school’s decision, evident racial discrimination and Islamophobia.
According to social analytics site Topsy, close to a million people sent out tweets with the supportive hashtag #IstandwithAhmed in less than 24 hours.
News reports on Ahmed’s plight pushed him to an international celebrity status. To the extent that US President Barack Obama especially tweeted to invite him to theWhite House.
Obama tweeted: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
Not just Obama, the boy saw an outpouring of support from politicians and technology leaders including Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin and Hilary Clinton.
Mark Zuckerberg also invited the lad to visit the company’s headquarters, posting, “Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed.”
Leaders at Reddit and Twitter offered internships to the teenager; Google executives reserved a spot at their weekend science fair while Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) asked the brainy boy to visit the campus.
Tech giant Microsoft also jumped in to back Ahmed, by showering the teenager with a range of gadgets, including a Surface Pro 3, a Microsoft Band and a 3-D printer.
Ahmed attended White House Astronomy Night event on the South Lawn of the White House held in October wherein he had a rendezvous with President Obama.The President gave a speech to the audience in attendance at the event, saying: “We have to watch for and cultivate and encourage those glimmers of curiosity and possibility, not suppress them, not squelch them. After his speech, the President had brief talks with the boy and also hugged him.
Ahmed also attended Google’s science fair where he received a warm welcome and ended up touring the booths and taking selfies with the finalists.
Being a member of a Sudanese family that had immigrated to the United States, the smart chap has also come across Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir.
His father, Mohammed El Hassan Mohammed, is of the opinion that his son was targeted because of his brown skin color and his religion. After the incident, he had pulled all of his children from schools in the Irving Independent School District.
According to Ahmed’s father, the family was invited to the headquarters of the United Nations in New York City where United Nations officials and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoğlu met his genius lad.
Ahmed was also invited to the Social Good Summit in New York City and during his visit, he had a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, and members of New York City Council on a visit arranged by the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.
The Texas teenager later sent letters (published by Dallas TV station WFAA) to the city of Irving, Texas, as well as the Irving school district, demanding $15 million plus a written apology and threatened to file a lawsuit if he didn’t get both within 60days.
According to Ahmed’s lawyer Kelly Hollingsworth, his Fourth Amendment rights were violated as he was “publicly mistreated” and that has put him into severe “psychological trauma”.
Ahmed’s family has left Texas and is currently living in Doha, Qatar, where they accepted an invitation from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community who had offered the boy full scholarship after the incident.
The Clock Boy’s influence has grown to the extent that he bagged a spot in 2015 TIMEMagazine’s list of “30 Most Influential Teens”.
#6 Chand Nawab and his rise to fame
By: Baseer Ahmed
Chand Nawab was always a local celebrity. His video blooper where he tries to make an Eid news package at a railway station went viral on the internet.
The reporter lost his job after the video was leaked. Only this year when he went to the railway station for a news package he was beaten up by the staff.
This clip, has been shown in universities across the globe in different languages to teach students how much pressure an on-field journalist faces.
At the Karachi Press Club, where he was a frequent visitor journalists would laugh at his back. But all of this changed when his character became an inspiration for Nawazzuddin Siddiqui, who played the role of a journalist in Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
People suddenly started taking him seriously. And he received a flood of friend requests on Facebook. So much so that he eventually had to make a fan page.
Kabir Khan director of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, promised him a royalty. And as hype for the video increased— he began receiving interview phone calls from national and international media.
In an interview to Aaj.tv, Nawab said that he started receiving job offers and roles in TV commercials from various TV channels and companies after release of that film.
“That film completely turned over my life. Accolades started showering on me from around the world. I have now worked in few commercials and TV dramas as well. I have on offer TV commercials and roles in Indian movies to perform very soon,” he said.
Talking about his personal life, he said he had four children and his wife, a physician, had died.
He said he had no intention to marry any other woman as he still loved his wife and regularly visited her grave in the night to offer prayers for her. “I have never been disappointed of my life. However, the position I have gained now is all by the grace of Almighty Allah.”
Chand eventually got a job in a leading news channel. This year was probably the happiest for Chand Nawab.
This is what Nawazuddin Siddiqui did in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
#5 Geeta’s journey is not yet over
By Afshan Zehra
Geeta, a speech and hearing impaired, Indian girl, was stranded in Pakistan for more than a decade but could not confirm her identity due to her disabilities.
She had arrived in Pakistan, when she was just a child, but the details of how she arrived are sketchy. The Indian Express reported that she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express train at a Lahore railway station by Pakistan Rangers.
Now 22 years of age, she had been in Pakistan for as long as 11 years, living in a Karachi shelter run by the Edhi Foundation, founded by philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Not knowing her true name, the workers at the shelter rechristened her Geeta.
According to Edhi foundation, she was handed to the shelter by local police and the Pakistan Rangers.
At the shelter, she was under the care of Bilquis Edhi, wife of the founder of the shelter. Bilquis had given full liberty to the girl to practice her own religion and faith and never enforced Muslim beliefs on her.
Geeta’s mystery first surfaced in 2012, when officials from the Indian Consulate in Islamabad met her in Karachi.
But the campaign to bring her home really gained momentum after the success of a blockbuster Bollywood movie, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” which deals with a similar subject — Shahida, a deaf-mute Pakistani girl trapped in India. The movie, which stars Salman Khan, brought the case unprecedented prominence.
Use of the “#Geeta” hashtag skyrocketed.
Following the increased interest in the case, the government was contacted by several families who said that Geeta could be their daughter.
The Indian High Commission sent photos of the families to the shelter in Karachi that she had called her home for the past decade. From one set of the images, she recognized her parents.
Geeta landed in India on October 26.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a photo of the woman saying, “Welcome Geeta. It is truly wonderful to have you back home. Was truly a delight to spend time with you today.”
Modi and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj had thanked the Edhi family for sheltering her all these years.
Modi had also announced a donation of 10,000,000 Indian rupees (about $154,000) to the Edhi Foundation which it refused to accept.
In a sad turn of events, Geeta’s DNA did not match any of the families claiming to be hers and she is still at a shelter home in India.
So the deaf and mute girl has returned home but her journey is not yet over.
#4 Saulat Mirza—a young life wasted
By Sidrah Roghay
The last thing any news buff remembers of Saulat Mirza is the image of a defeated middle aged man who had lost everything he ever believed in. Disowned by the party he was ready to give his life for, was perhaps his greatest loss in life—and the reason for a video shot hours before he was being sent to the gallows.
Mirza, a hardcore Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist was sentenced to death in 1999 by an Anti Terror Court for the murder of serving managing director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation, Shahid Hamid, his driver and his guard.
But it was not until March 2015, interest in him rose for the second time. After the moratorium on death penalty lifted, Mirza was to be hanged.
Amid controversies surrounding Imran Farooq’s murder and a targeted operation in Karachi, where the MQM felt it was being victimized and demonized, Mirza’s statement against the party felt like yet another ‘game-over’ moment.
After the MQM officially denounced having any links to Mirza, a video recording was aired on several news channels, where an exhausted and aging Mirza exclaimed that he had met a terrible fate. “I have been used like a tissue paper and disposed off,” he said.
He apologized to the nation. He named important party leaders who had planned the murder with him. And then he humbly advised young activists to not be “brainwashed” into the Mohajir ideology.
The country stayed glued to this mysterious video confession which was aired by all leading news channels on March 19, hours before Mirza wassupposed to be hanged.
After the video emerged Mirza’s execution was extended twice.
It was a tough time for the MQM, which mired in controversy. Re-election in Na-246 constituency – considered the party’s home-turf- was soon to be held. Many predicted that MQM could lose their historic seat to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. But no. It won a landslide victory—puzzling pundits with the complex dynamics of polls in Karachi once again.
Amid the mysterious way with which this case was proceeding, a softer, almost human side of this hardened criminal emerged. His wife, Nighat, with her face covered in a veil, did all she could to save her husband’s life.
She went to the media, staged protests outside the press club—and held press conferences.
Their love story went viral. This was a murderer— and in the 18 years they had spent together Mirza had only spent three months with her— yet she loved him like any other wife would love her husband— strangely even more.
Mirza was finally hanged at the Mach Jail on May 12, as his wife claimed “he went down like a lion”. History will read Mirza as a pawn used and abused— and then discarded. His was a young life wasted.
#3 Shoaib Sheikh – When trouble brews
By Rao Basit Ali
This is the story of a little boy who lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Karachi’s old Garden Area. His father was a struggling lawyer and his income was limited. The boy loved computers. After he graduated from the Institute of Business Administration, he got a chance to visit America and work at a software house, where he learnt how to hack computer systems.
These were the 90s and the boy was Shoaib Sheikh, who later became the owner of the software house Axact, which became part of the largest IT scandal in Pakistan’s history.
Axact made websites and software for businesses – but their main revenue was selling fake degrees from fake universities to a large number of professionals who needed them to move up the corporate ladder. Though all of this was an open secret— the company got into trouble after a detailed investigative report about the fake degree business appeared in the New York Times.
Axact became a concern for Declan Walsh, the journalist who broke the story—as he later agreed in an interview— after it launched the “biggest media house” of Pakistan called Bol. The campaign for the launch was so aggressive that months before its launch Bol became a household name.
Bol recruited top brass journalists, paying them four times more than the market rates. If Bol’s finances were suspicious—they were at least providing low-paid journalists—some hope.
But Bol fell even before it was launched. It’s offices were sealed in May after the FIA raided its offices. And as employees worried about their fate— Shoaib Sheikh was picked up by FIA for interrogation.
Multiple protests by employees were staged in support of Shoaib Sheikh, but all in vain.
Shoaib remains in custody. The Axact offices are deserted. And its employees are looking for work.
Over 2000 families were affected by the Axact episode.
Perhaps he should have stayed quiet about Bol. His was ship which sank, even before it set sail.
#2 Reham Khan, a mysterious addition in IK’s Life
Reham was just another news personality until she mysteriously entered the erratic Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chairperson, Imran Khan’s life—and then as mysteriously exited it.
The two got married as the country mourned the December 16, Army Public School attack —- in a simple ceremony held on January 6 at the Bani Gala. When news of their marriage first appeared in a tabloid—it was not denied but called “highly exaggerated” by Imran Khan— while he stayed put in the Dharna which paralyzed the capital for over 120 days.
They celebrated their Valima ceremony with students of Al-Nadwa Library, and the wedding pictures took social media by a storm.
After the wedlock, the former BBC weather girl left her talk show at Dawn News— as she weighed down the consequences of hosting a current affairs show—while being the wife of a prominent politician.
Soon Reham became a regular at every gathering concerned with the PTI leader, whether it was a ceremony for APS victims, a pre-election rally or a political gathering. She supported Imran Khan like a traditional wife— with the exception that wife’s of prominent politicians have traditionally stayed away from politics.
All was well when she gave an interview to a television channel saying that she left her first husband, a Pakistani doctor, Ijaz Rehman, due to domestic abuse.
Her former husband retorted by giving an interview to British tabloid Dailymail where he said that Reham enjoyed all kinds of liberties and in fact ‘had used him like toilet paper’.
“I never raised a hand against her, even when provoked by her hysterical attacks on me during our marriage. She’s damaged my reputation just because she wanted people to feel sorry for her.”
This was perhaps just the beginning of the tough year ahead.
In July, she was caught in a fake degree case where it was alleged that she had been untruthful about her academic qualifications.
Reham’s personal website stated that she became a reporter on the BBC regional show South Today after starting a postgraduate course ‘in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay [sic] College’. However, according to officials at North Lindsey, it has never offered such a course.
While Reham never accepted that she had lied, she quietly changed her academic qualifications on the website.
As she played on the “Bhabhi Card’, became the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ambassador for street children and led a vehement campaign during NA-19 and NA-246 elections — party members close to Imran Khan began to consider her a threat.
In August after an outburst Imran Khan said that Reham would not attend any PTI events in the future and her profile disappeared from Twitter.
Amid all this Reham was busy directing her movie Jannan.
In October, as Reham was on her way to London to attend a conference, a spokesperson for Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, shared a Facebook post from the party’s official page announcing the divorce of the 10-month old couple.
Splashed as breaking news on national television, it was confirmed first by a tweet from Reham’s account and then Imran Khan’s account.
The way the couple got married and divorced through twitter— became something criticized by journalists.
Reham did not show graceful restraint after the divorce. She gave interviews and wrote a blog for Guardian— alleging Imran of being a chauvinist who “did not know what a deodorant was”.
After spending two months abroad, Reham returned to Pakistan on December 3, to start a new television show which was ironically named Tabdeeli.
For better or for worse, Reham will have her small share in Pakistan’s history.
An independent, single woman again we wish her a better year ahead.
*with additional input by Effat Naseer
Ayyan Ali: The hot stuff for media
By Farah Jamil
The coverage of Pakistan’s top model Ayyan Ali’s arrest and her subsequent trial perhaps is the best case study of the year 2015. The case is quite clear for understanding the depth of the seriousness with which women are (man) handled by the media.
The model got arrested form Benazir International Airport when she was trying to smuggle $0.5 million (Rs 50m) to Dubai on March 14, 2015. Airport security arrested her and filed a money laundering case against her.
Perhaps it was Ayyan’s link to the showbiz which turned her into a laughing stock. Throughout the year her trial was covered like a gossip game—and each news channel competed for ratings— spicing up news packages with Bollywood songs like Wah Wah Yai Nakhra Gori ka.
Ayyan’s wardrobe and her make-up were discussed at length, the coverage of her trial remained conspicuously missing from the television screens.
A reputable news channel of Pakistan reported the trial of Ayyan Ali on its website in the following statement:
“Money laundering case model Ayyan Ali reached the special court of customs in Rawalpindi. She was wearing an objectionable fancy black dress that was looking so vulgar.”
The fact that what she wears is a matter of personal choice—was blatantly ignored.
Her personal life became prime time discussion on news channels. A popular news anchor even went on to tweet that the model was pregnant and so was gaining weight.
Following the vicious campaign which started against her on media as well as on social media, Ayyan broke her silence before the court for the first time on July 07, 2015 saying that she is facing discriminatory treatment during her trial in the currency smuggling case. She refused connection with any political leader.
On July 14, the court ordered release of the supermodel Ayyan on bail, exactly four months after she was arrested on charges of currency smuggling.
When Ayyan was invited by for an event by students at the Public Administration Department of Karachi University on August 20, 2015, the media went bonkers. Her presence at KU’s event created furor on social media.
That Ayyan was still under-trial was conveniently ignored and KU was bashed endlessly by the media. The pressure was too much and the university was forced to expel a student from the department for alleged ‘misconduct’.
On December 1 the customs court returned Ayyan’s passport. Will the super model get her name off the exit control list in order to fulfill her modeling commitments abroad or will she still remain in the limelight of media?
Yes, the Ayyan Ali’s case study became a source of rating for Pakistani media this year. Though the race for ratings remains the driving force for bad journalism in Pakistan, Ayyan’s case study could be used to rein in bad practices by deciding ratings on the basis of content.
Let’s hope 2016 becomes a giant leap towards quality journalism.