Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: The Frame Analysis of Editorials from Selected Pakistani Newspapers

Authors

  • Hafsa Tanveer M Phil in English, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Dr. Akifa Imtiaz Associate Professor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  • Dr. Asma Kashif Shahzad Associate Professor, Comsats University Islamabad Vehari Campus.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52700/ijlc.v4i2.177

Keywords:

Afghan Taliban, Identity Construction, Pakistani Newspapers, Editorials, Frame Analysis.

Abstract

The resurgence of the Afghan Taliban on 15th August 2021 created great tension in the whole world and made the topic debatable all over the world. The present research analyzes the discourse produced on this highly debatable topic. The study entails the frame analysis of the discourse produced in the selected Pakistani editorials. For this purpose, two Pakistani newspapers are selected i-e Dawn and The Express Tribune. The sample is purposive and comprises six editorials, three from each selected newspaper. The sample of the study is taken from 15th August 2021- 31st December 2021. The research is qualitative and the data is analyzed using the Frame Analysis method given by Goffman (1974), and Entman (1993). The in-depth analysis of the study reveals that the Pakistani newspapers’ editorials somehow talk in favor of the Taliban. They frame the event positively while giving recommendations to the Taliban for the bright future of their government. The research is therefore significant because it contributes to the field of linguistics and Frame Analysis.

Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Hafsa Tanveer, Dr. Akifa Imtiaz, & Shahzad, D. A. K. . (2023). Taliban’s Resurgence in Afghanistan: The Frame Analysis of Editorials from Selected Pakistani Newspapers. International Journal of Linguistics and Culture, 4(2), 331-345. https://doi.org/10.52700/ijlc.v4i2.177