KARACHI: Legendary comedian Lehri’s death on September 13 did not get even a fraction of the coverage in the Pakistani media that Rajesh Khanna’s death received. May I ask those who own and operate television channels in Pakistan, why this is the case? Is this done because those who run television channels care only for ratings? And even if the answer to that is ‘yes’, don’t they think that Pakistani audiences may want to know about legends like Lehri?
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2012.