This study is going to analyze the Editorials treatment of Daily Dawn and Daily Jang on Kargil war which broke out right after nuclear tests 1998. Kargil war carried enormous importance because it was considered as the core reason for erupting prospective first nuclear war between two neighboring countries India and Pakistan. This study will carry content analysis of editorial from Daily Dawn and Daily Jang, reason is to know the portrayal of the Kargil situation by both leading newspapers editorials. This study will be conducted to discover whether the dawn and Jang worked upon the conflict resolution when the war was gradually becoming more critical and challenging for the region’s security and stability.
Media is assumed as an influential and vocal interpreter of events and happenings, its ultimate duty is to report the real scenario of an incident and attempt to resolve the prevailing conflict. When it comes to state’s security and national interest then there will be a chance that Print Media would support national or governmental stance and policies but most of the time, it is assumed and acted as the most neutral and unbiased reporter of the situation. By utilizing the editorials of Dawn and Jang, this study will find out the Editorial pattern of both the newspapers regarding conflict resolution in Kargil war. This study will examine whether these newspapers Editorials possess conflict resolution approach, or aggravate the conflict in highly critical situation of Kargil war especially post nuclear tests scenario.