Framing of Counter-Terrorism Activities in the Leading Pakistani English and Urdu Newspapers: Post Army Public School Peshawar Attack (2014-2019)
Keywords:Counter-Terrorism, Military Operations, National Action Plan, National Security, Terror Financing, Terror Funding
The study “Framing of Counter-Terrorism activities in the leading Pakistani English and Urdu newspapers: Post Army Public School Peshawar Attack (2014-2019)” is focused on the editorials and columns of the English and Urdu newspapers of Pakistan from December 2014 right after APS Peshawar attacks to December 2019. Two English newspapers’ daily Dawn and daily The News whereas Urdu newspapers’ including daily Jang and daily Nawa-i-Waqt were selected during the aforementioned time period. The categories Military Operations; National Action Plan, National Security, Cutting Terror Financing and Funding were analyzed in three point scale from Unfavorable, Neutral to Favorable. The study gets the support of agenda setting and framing theories. The results show that overall positive stance to all selected categories was given followed by neutral stance whereas least negative stance was observed in the study. The study approved all the hypotheses and confirmed that Pakistani print media supported the government and militarily operations in the country to curb terrorism activities to protect the lives of its nation.
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