On July 10, in a strategically important meeting, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.
According to Dawn, absence of Pakistani media during his Ufa visit led to the success of PM Modi.
The moment the meeting ended in the Russian town of Ufa on Friday, Indian media started depicting it as a victory of PM Modi for highlighting the Mumbai terror attacks in the joint statement which contained no mention of Kashmir and tension along the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary from the Pakistan side.
Pakistani media continued to struggle to know what actually happened during the meeting on the other hand Indian media continued live coverage of the meeting.
Pakistani media were mainly relied on Indian TV channels until the formal release of the joint statement to bring in their analysts to discuss the deliberations.
Dozens of print and electronic media personnel were reported to have accompanied the Indian prime minister. On the other hand, there was none from Pakistan, except a mid-ranking official of the information ministry who kept on feeding tickers to TV channels back home with occasional photographs, which made no sense considering the high-profile meeting.
An official of the prime minister office said that the absence of Pakistan media from Ufa had been duly noticed at the highest level.