Injustice with Vsh TV
By Hanif Baloch
Vsh TV channel is the first Balochi News channel in Pakistan, but there are various News channels like GEO, SAMA, DAWN, DUNYA, AJJ, ARY, WAKAT, CNBC, GEO Teez, EXPRESS, COULAR, METRO, ROZ, and many more, Vsh TV is one of them. Vsh TV is the first Balochi news channel which is promoting the culture, language and issues of Balochistan like Missing Persons insurgency and others. The problems of Balochistan and Missing Persons were totally ignored by the other channels. In democratic states the media is free but unfortunately in Pakistan the Pakistani media persuade the footsteps of establishment. The establishment rules the roost in Balochistan.
The Vsh TV channel was launched in 2008 and paying attention on the issues of Balochistan, merely media is free in Democratic states but unlike in Pakistan…! Vsh News channel is the single Balochi channel servicing under the shadow (PEMRA) Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authorities. But due to the policies of establishment, Vsh news commercials are banned for four years. The Single Balochi News channel is deprived of tis rights but the other News channels are earning millions of rupees from Balochistan.
On 15 November Vsh News Channel has been sanctioned by the (PTA) Pakistan Telecommunication Authorities. They also have blocked commercials, and Pak satellite has suspended the telecast too. Vsh TV is running by the support of Baloch nation and Dr Malik Baloch claims that I will solve the issues of Balochistan, but unfortunately the authorities are with federal government. Major issue on its place but Dr Malik doesn’t have the capability to solve minor issue! Dr Malik Baloch is only providing lips services.
There are many News channels in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , and Punjab in their own languages like, KHYBER NEWS, SINDH TV, APNA, ROYAL news and many more. But in Balochistan there is just one News channel Vsh which is being targeted on every nuke. The question raises here that why ban on Vsh TV? Why (PTA) has stopped the commercials of Vsh TV? Why the Pak Satellite has closed the telecasts? It’s is telecasting the programs in Balochi language that is why, Vsh is being ignored. The establishment always tall clams that we are providing the fundamental rights to Balochistan but contrary the state authorities never tolerate a Balochi News channel.
The MD Managing director of Vsh TV, Iqbal Baloch said that it is the part of cruelty with Balochistan, Baloch nation and with its language, culture and customs. On the other hand our channel is going in financial loss, we are not begging from government it’s our right we will take our right at any cast.
The ban on Vsh News TV many political parties and Journalists have protested against Sindh, Balochistan and federal government. They appeal to government pay commercials of Vsh TV as other News channel are getting their rights and Pak satellite restart the telecasts of Vsh TV. So that Vsh TV promotes the culture and customs of Baloch Nation.