Posts Tagged ‘ Ahmad Noorani ’

Jamaati Noorani

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Despite approving $2 million for the defence of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the government has been continuously criticised for failing to do enough to defend her rights. But some other Pakistanis have found themselves with less support from the media. A Foreign Office statement saying it would be “premature and wrong to draw any conclusion” about […]



Ahmad Noorani’s Latest Conspiracies: Haqqani and Habib

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ahmad Noorani (Jang Group) has recently been accused by the blog criticalPPP.com of being a member of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi based on a FIR against the Jang reporter for spreading sectarianism. Naturally, Ahmad Noorani responded to this accusation by posting on Twitter that it is a plot against him by…Husain Haqqani? How does the […]



Tweeting Birds, Judiciary and Accountability

Jun 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Ethics

When the Chief Justice took suo motu notice of allegations that his son Arsalan is involved in a corruption scandal, several high-profile journalists commented that the action was “a direct result of Twitter”. We will refrain from comment about the likelihood that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is deciding the docket based on […]



In Haqqani vs. Noorani, the loser is Jang Group

May 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Continuing its trend of publishing opinion pieces in place of news reports, The News on Monday took up almost the entire page 5 of the National News section with various opinion pieces. Ali Moeen Nawazish wrote his opinion about the importance of respecting mothers, and ‘Our Correspondent’ wrote that PPP has been outsmarted by PML-N […]



Security threats real and imagined

Apr 10th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

A new report by Ahmad Noorani for The News claims that Haqqani’s missing Blackberry ‘could significantly help CIA, Mossad and RAW’. However, a quick review of the facts suggests that this is nothing but more sensationalist media fear mongering. Husain Haqqani was summoned to Pakistan on 16th November 2011. landed in Islamabad on 20th November […]



The News…or The Opinions?

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Jang Group boldly declares it’s English newspaper as The News, but based on what is inside, should the newspaper more appropriately be named The Opinions? Yesterday we looked at how Jang Group uses so-called “experts” to inject opinions into what are supposed to be straightforward news reports. Today, though, we want to look at an […]



Jang Group’s So-Called “Experts”

Mar 21st, 2012 | By | Category: The News

When media groups report stories about complex topics, a common practise is to invite the comments of experts who can provide some clarification to intricate subjects that might be difficult for the common man to understand. The power that these experts has is immense as their word is taken as an authority on the topic […]



Jang Group Attacks Human Rights Watch

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In Daily Jang and The News, Ahmad Noorani accuses Pakistan Director Human Rights Watch Ali Dayan Hasan of “presenting wrong facts and figures” and presenting a one-sided view of the Balochistan crisis in his testimony at the US Congress earlier this month. Noorani’s article supports a popular narrative – that the American hearing was not a fair and […]



The News for the Prosecution

Jan 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Is The News (Jang Group) reporting on court proceedings or trying to influence an issue that is sub judice? This question must be asked in light of a report by Ahmad Noorani of 31 December, ‘Asma focused on army bashing, not maintainability of petitions. The short, four paragraph piece in Saturday’s newspaper contains a sensational […]



Ahmad Noorani Wrong Again

May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Writing for The News Ahmad Noorani reports that the government decided not to probe the Abbottabad attack. The government has decided not to conduct inquiry of any kind at any level whatsoever about the shameful Abbottabad incident to find out the real culprits responsible for intelligence failure and violation of Pakistani borders and sovereignty. Only […]



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