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US War on Terror: Portrayal through Caricatures in Selected Newspapers of Pakistan

Ashfaq U. Rehman1, Bakht Rahman2 and Tariq Ali3

Abstract
This study is an attempt to find out the relationship of cartoons in the print
media in relation to the United States war on terror. It is an effort to highlight the
depiction of this war through caricatures in Pakistani press with special reference to
the two leading newspapers of the country i.e. The Dawn and The Nation. For data
collection, a questionnaire, using Likert scale, has been designed to get the feedback
of the people especially the educated segment of the society. Statistical Package for
Social Sciences (SPSS) has been used to analyse the questionnaire and the subsequent
results and findings of the data. A total of 140 students were given the questionnaires
for collecting information about the role of cartoons in the said newspapers. Based on
this data, this study has investigated cartoons about war on terror since 9/11, 2001. It
concludes after the discussion and analysis that this war on terror is not a success for
the United States and the rest of the world in general since many people are thinking
otherwise.

Keywords: USA, Pakistan, war on terror, print media, role of cartoons