Posts Tagged ‘ economy ’

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 […]



The Nation Front Page Article On Taxes Misleading, Lacks Evidence

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Nation‘s glaring front page article on proposed tax changes carries a sensational headline that is not supported by any evidence in the actual article. During a time of rising cost for essentials such as sugar, claiming that new taxes will further raise prices is certain to cause alarm. The reporter Javaid-ur-rehman’s column begins with […]



Lighting a tinderbox

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

By all accounts, the political situation in the country is tense. The Nation has called the situation ‘a veritable tinderbox.’ Unfortunately, the same newspaper appears to be determined to ignite the same tinderbox, despite the risk to the country. Mian Nawaz Sharif putting the brakes on the constitutional reforms package along with Chief Justice Iftikhar […]



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 […]



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