ENGLISH: Verses of Quran, Gender Issues, Feminine Injustice, and Media transmission - CDA of Pakistani Press Reports
Pakistan is an Islamic country and has been established in the name of Islamic ideology but rape and murder of innocent children and ladies, like Zainab presents a very ugly and obnoxious image of this Muslim nation. This research has been done to find the gender issues and feminine injustice in Pakistani press news reports from Critical Discourse Analysis viewpoint in light of teachings of Quran. It is said in the Quranic text:
وَمَنۡ يَّعۡمَلۡ مِنَ الصّٰلِحٰتِ مِنۡ ذَكَرٍ اَوۡ اُنۡثٰى وَهُوَ مُؤۡمِنٌ فَاُولٰٓـئِكَ يَدۡخُلُوۡنَ الۡجَـنَّةَ وَلَا يُظۡلَمُوۡنَ نَقِيۡرًا
“and whoso doeth good works, whether of male or female, and he (or she) is a believer, such will enter paradise and they will not be wronged the dint in a date- stone”. This research study is done to explain, what Quran says about gender issues and women injustice, using out press statements, images, and columns taking from both in English and Urdu languages newspapers, namely the Dawn and Express. The statements are taken during the week, after happening of brutal episode i.e. from 8 January 2018 to 14 January 2018.Inspiration of this project is created in the background of Zainab’s sexual abuse and gruesome rape, which happened in first week of January 2018. Initially the teachings of Quran, gender issues, feminine injustice and media discourse are explained briefly because injustice with ladies and children have been growing very rapidly since previous two decades in Pakistan. Then the significance of research is highlighted. This research is carried out in the paradigm of qualitative approach. Non probability purposive sampling technique is adopted for sample selection from selected newspapers. Van Dijk CDA model has been implemented for data analysis of the research, but keeping in view the hypothesis of the study the selected points are discussed only. The essential aim of the research is to focus on the pacifier and collusive stance of media, wrapped in the agenda of power which has been explored through Van Dijk CDA model.