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Politicians were the most frequent guests in talk shows during August, with PML-N the most well-represented political party.


According to a Monthly Research Study conducted by Gallup Pakistan Media Research Consultancy, 68% of the guests that appeared on talk shows during August were politicans; PML-N’s members accounted for 36% of these.

During the month of August, a total of 302 guests appeared in the television talk shows that were analyzed. Majority of the guests who appeared on television talk shows were politicians (68%), followed by academics including professors, defense analysts and senior analysts at 16%. Media persons such as journalists and experts took the next spot at 9%. Members of the judiciary, including lawyers and judges, made up 5% of the total guests invited, while military professionals (Army, Ranger, Air Force, Police, Elite Force) formed 2% of the guests.

The total number of politicians invited were 204. Pakistan Muslim League (N) (36%) got the highest share among guest speaker categories followed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (19%) and Pakistan Peoples Party- Parliamentarian (17%). PAT had 8% of shares.