Posts Tagged ‘ data ’

What’s the right number of visas?

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Over 50,000 Americans were granted visas to Pakistan since the past four years, media reported this week. When you hear that bit of news, what does it tell you? Does it tell you that Pakistan has become a top tourist destination? Or does it tell you that every province and village is overrun with Blackwater […]



Americans Not Invading After All

Feb 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

It was said by Hermann Goering during the Nuremberg Trials, “The people don’t want war, but” they “can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country […]



Drone Statistics

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In school my maths teacher used to always require that we write out each step in an equation so that he knew how we arrived at the answer. If a student simply wrote the answer to a complex equation without showing how he arrived at that answer, he was not given credit for the equation […]



The Nation Repeats Incorrect Data on Drone Attacks

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation today includes an editorial, “Say firm NO to drones” that repeats incorrect data on the number of deaths of innocents due to drones attacks. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that such incorrect data has been published by The Nation which raises the question of whether the newspaper is intentionally misleading the […]



Disaster Relief, Then and Now

Aug 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ahmad Noorani writes for The News today a curious article about flood donations received from the international community. The thesis of Mr Noorani’s column appears to be that the present government is not as effective as the Musharraf regime in 2005. Despite the author’s intentions, though, his presentation of facts to back his claim are […]



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