Tribune Take: Desperate times call for desperate measures

Published: October 30, 2011

Raja Khan’s drastic actions are a telling sign of the crippling economic conditions faced by most of the middle class.

In our second episode we take a look at the shocking story of a man setting himself ablaze in protest in front of the Pakistan Parliament house.

Omar Quraishi, editor Opinion Pages, offers his analysis on how and why he chose to cover this story in the editor pages of the Tribune.

In Quraishi’s opinion, Raja Khan’s drastic actions are a telling sign of the crippling economic conditions faced by most of the middle class of the country.

Continuing our discussion about the state of the country, Saleha Riaz, Sub-editor Opinion Pages, gives us a preview of next week’s editorials in the Express Tribune, including one on the ever imminent threat of a terrorist attack.

Watch episode two here, or click the video thumbnail in the right hand column.

The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.

The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.

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