Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

American withdrawal from Afghanistan: A Print Media representation through Pakistani and American Newspapers

Asad Javaid, Dr Irfan Mehmood, Dr Muhammad Azeem, Huma Rauf
Political Discourse, Newspaper, Ideology, Representations ,



The current research focuses on and analyses the ideological representations and discourses regarding after-maths of post-Afghan war’s scenario reflected in Pakistani and  English newspaper headlines. The study also investigates some of the geographical and socio-political factors that led to the exit of American forces from Afghanistan. The research is qualitative in nature. Seven headlines from four selected newspapers have been used for data collection. Fairclough’s (2003) model for linguistic analysis has been used to analyze the hidden ideological meanings. The political discourse analysis focuses discourse in political forums, however, it also pays special attention to how words used in headlines have reflected different themes and how social perceptions have been constructed and changed especially after the exit of American forces from Afghanistan. The knowledge of context and its complex link to discursive structures is essential to developing a more thorough knowledge of political discourse. Additionally, a thorough investigation of the contextual elements that influence political discourse is integrated into the current research. It incorporates socio-political elements, offering a more complex understanding of the communication mechanisms in action.