Posts Tagged ‘ economics ’

Mythbusters: Are Generals better stewards of the economy?

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Dr SM Taha’s opinion column for Thursday’s Express Tribune, ‘Fake democracy’, repeats the myth that the nation has done better under military dictatorship than democratic governance. This myth is widely projected by apologists for dictators and martial law, but is based not in facts but economic smoke and mirrors. Dr Taha writes that “the unpleasant […]



‘Sheer indifference’ to objective reporting on fuel prices

Apr 1st, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An otherwise informative report on fuel prices in The Nation was marred by an unnecessary introductory paragraph and headline that spoiled the article by injecting it with political venom. The piece by Usman Cheema carries the headline ‘Fuel terror unleashed’, an alarming title that suggests indiscriminate death and destruction. But the report is actually just […]



Transparently Ridiculous

Feb 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News

With the Memogate dud finally fizzling out and the hearing on contempt charges against the PM not set until next week, it promised to be a slow news week. Right on cue, the old reliable story of corruption is back in the headlines again, at least at one media group. The latest headlines, though, are […]



Factual Problems In Shaheen Sehbai’s Latest ‘Analysis’

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his latest column for The News (Jang Group), Shaheen Sehbai holds a ‘funhouse mirror’ to the president’s speech and comes up with a curious 10-point list of what the president did not say in his address to the National Assembly on Tuesday. Sehbai’s column is purely editorial, though it is labeled as ‘News Analysis’ […]



Shaheen Sehbai's Fools Gold

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Shaheen Sehbai appears to be challenging for ‘Best Drama Screenplay’ with his column for The News, “$260 billion gold mines going for a song, behind closed doors“. Sehabi’s front page article is filled with back-stabbing, conspiracies, and corporate intrigue. Unfortunately, it is lacking in any real investigative reporting. From the beginning, Shaheen Sehbai takes such […]



The Nation Tries Statistical Sleight of Hand

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

Once again, The Nation has attempted to pull a statistical sleight of hand trick, making claims about the economy that are not supported by the underlying data. While mistakes are somtimes made, this seems to be an ongoing problem for The Nation, and the pattern suggests that the newspapers editors are either not properly reviewing […]



On Economy, The Nation Forgot To Read Its Own Report

Feb 17th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation today contains a stark contradiction. The editorial page includes the headline: “Economy not reviving.” The Nation‘s editorial desk then goes on to explain that the economy is not reviving because of  government policies and cooperation with USA in the fight against militants. Unfortunately, the editorial desk did not read their own newspaper which […]



The Nation's Economic Conspiracy Theory

Feb 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation never fails to impress us with the some of the conspiracy theories that they publish. Today is no different as the editorial writers venture into the world of economics. Unfortunately, rather than ask an economist for advice and explanation, the editorial writers chose to create a conspiracy theory to explain what they do […]



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