Archive for October 2009

Talat Hussain makes a $640 Million Mistake

Oct 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

If anyone needs evidence that Pakistan’s most popular TV anchors just reel off nonsense without checking facts, please watch the interview given by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a group of Pakistani anchors. Talat Hussain of Aaj TV, who often speaks as if he knows everything, wanted to embarrass Hillary by “proving” that […]

Somersaults on air

Oct 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Posted by Nadeem F. Paracha in Dawn Blog on October 29th, 2009 Talking to DawnNews, veteran journalist Agha Murtaza Poya called America, India, and Israel an ‘axis of evil out to destroy Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan.’ There is absolutely nothing new or original about Poya’s grand ‘geopolitical’ assessment, but when such unsubstantiated claptrap comes from […]

Ahmed Rashid on the Purpose of Waziristan Offensive

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In Ahmed Rashid’s latest piece “Waziristan or Bust,” the renowned Pakistani journalist and author of Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, grapples with the immense pressure Pakistan faces to succeed in its Waziristan offensive. “The success of the offensive could be critical for […]

Enough is enough!

Oct 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Agha Haider Raza’s latest piece: A few days ago, the education minister of Baluchistan was shot down outside of his house.  Tragic as it may seem, little attention was given to the horrific murder.  Ironically, no sizeable protests were carried out, nor were Facebook statuses changed to condemn the minister’s death.  A day’s worth of […]

Zain Hussain Qureshi: Drowning in the sea of pointless pointlessness pointlessly!

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

As if juicy tidbits about “Meera” aren’t bizarre enough already, staggering reports about Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s son, “Zain H. Qureshi” are a ‘special’ and hopefully ‘limited’ edition to tabloid journalism in the country. The intern who has been ripped to shreds for his internship at Senator John Kerry’s Office is alleged to have been complicit in drafting the controversial Kerry Lugar legislation in his capacity as “legislative fellow” during the period of his internship. So much for gaining pre-professional work experience prior to graduation! What is more amusing is the portrayal of this association between the FM’s son and the Senate Foreign Relations committee chair as being covert and classified, intensifying Pakistani suspicion about recently passed and highly controversial “Kerry Lugar Bill.”

The real mystery of the KLB debate

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The News Saturday, October 24, 2009 By Sadiq Saleem Now that the orchestrated furore over the KLB aid package for Pakistan is diminishing, it is important to analyze how the country was driven into a frenzy and US-Pakistan relations put at risk by Pakistan’s “Ghairat lobby” and those whose hatred for President Zardari and the […]

Hamid Mir and his Ridiculous Benchmarks for Success

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Sana A’s point-by-point rebuttal of Hamid Mir’s latest piece…an excellent read! If anyone needed more proof of the media being overrun by the disgracefully uninformed, here it is. In this preposterous piece, Hamid Mir makes outlandish demands of United States’ policy whilst having the nerve to wonder at the mistrust between the US and Pakistan. […]

Tune in for Another Maddening Episode of “Meray Mutabiq” with Dr. Shahid Masood!

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Sana A recaps and fact-checks the last episode of Dr. Masood’s show. The most recent episode of “Meray Mutabiq” with Dr. Shahid Masood was yet another display of just how much Dr. Masood enjoys one-sided, deceitful “debate.” To be sure, he is not alone by any means — the nation’s media is saturated with “fundos,” […]

Bring them to justice!

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In his latest post, “Bring them to justice!” Agha Haider Raza takes on deceiving journalists and demands they be held accountable for their dishonorable actions.

Conspiracy Theorists Put On Notice

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Conspiracy theorists have finally been served notice. This week, Husain Haqqani served notice on The Nation after they published an allegedly defamatory article by Ahmed Quraishi. This comes after countless articles by Quraishi that attempt to cast the reputation of the Ambassador to the US in question. The legal notice also puts conspiracy theorists on […]