Witnessing Pakistan’s Art Explosion and Culture
A dozen independent television channels have sprung up, from general networks to specialised news, fashion and music stations. Combined with a boom in advertising, increasing economic growth and rapid cable and satellite penetration, these outlets are fuelling not only a new industry, but also a new culture – one not limited to a narrow Westernised elite. This budding mass culture, virtually unknown to the West, is being created in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Lahore, he writes, occupies a special place in the new mass culture.