What’s in a name? That who we call a king by any other name would rule as supreme

Abstract:

The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon brought Pakistan to attention in global news due to its strategic geo-political position. The United States’ resolve to avenge the attacks contributed to the emergence of Pakistan as the key player in the war against terrorism. The Pakistani dictator, Parvez Musharraf, joined arms with President Bush to serve the cause of counter-terrorism. This alliance brought Musharraf into prominence in the global news arena. This paper analyzes the portrayal of Parvez Musharraf in the UK newspaper The Guardian. It covers news articles about Parvez Musharraf from the time he came to power until six months after September 11, 2001. The purpose of this Lose Weight Exercise is to investigate whether Musharraf’s portrayal in the news underwent any significant changes after September 11, 2001. The aim of this examination is to analyze the use of appellation as a categorization tool to position Musharraf in a positive or negative light.

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