Archive for January 2013

New Provinces, Conspiracy Theories, and Turtles

Jan 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Issues like creation of a new province can spark legitimate debate and discussion about the pros and cons of such policies. Or, if you need a short cut, you can always accuse the other side of acting in the interests of foreign powers. This is the case in Major General (r) Tahir Ali’s recent piece […]



Shameful Media Trial of Kamran Faisal’s Grave

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Ethics

The news of the death of NAB investigation officer Kamran Faisal shocked many. Obviously his involvement in the investigation of high profile corruption cases including top politicians means that his death must be investigated by the proper authorities, but a second tragedy has taken place in the way Kamran’s case has been dragged through the […]



Qadri an American Agent? Shireen Mazari’s Latest Conspiracy Theory

Jan 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

This week’s events have left many scratching their heads. Dr Tahirul Qadri’s return to Pakistan in the final few months before elections left many wondering, “why now?” Adding to those questions are the size and scope of Qadri’s long march. Who has paid the Rs800m to reserve 40,000 buses? Who paid $4 million on television […]



The News Projects Sympathy For Militants In Report on JI Leader

Jan 9th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

A report on the life of former Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed in The News (Jang Group) projects sympathy for religious extremism and militancy. The report terms Qazi Hussain Ahmed as ‘a man of valour and courage’ and uses as evidence his relationship with Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The print edition of The News even includes […]



The Nation Report On BISP Based On Bad Math, Inaccuracies

Jan 7th, 2013 | By | Category: The Nation

A report in The Nation (Nawa-e-Waqt Group) of 7th January suggests that the government is using BISP to reward PPP supporters instead of distributing the funds impartially. However, the maths used by reporter Iftikhar Alam to prove his thesis are filled with mistakes and inaccuracies. The first mistake made by reporter Alam is to use […]



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