Posts Tagged ‘ foreign aid ’

Media Misreports Proposed Changes to American Aid

Jun 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Dawn, Dunya, The News

Recent reports of possible cuts to American aid have been in the headlines this week after a committee in the American Congress proposed some budget changes that affect US aid policy. As these proposed changes directly affect aid to Pakistan, this is a legitimate news story. But if we examine the way media groups are […]



Inconsistency And The Nation's Editorials

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation has taken a contradictory position on US Aid, saying that Pakistan should both refuse all aid and request more aid from the US depending on whether the claim fits The Nation’s immediate political agenda. These contradictory positions demonstrate that the only consistency in the The Nation‘s editorial page is anti-Americanism and anti-government. Today’s […]



Pakistan’s conspiracy theories

Nov 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then … anyone who tells you it is a duck must be hiding something. So goes the logic of conspiracy theories which are gaining increasing currency in Pakistan because of the wave of gun and bomb attacks in its towns and cities. […]



Ahmed Rashid on the Purpose of Waziristan Offensive

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In Ahmed Rashid’s latest piece “Waziristan or Bust,” the renowned Pakistani journalist and author of Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, grapples with the immense pressure Pakistan faces to succeed in its Waziristan offensive. “The success of the offensive could be critical for […]



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