Posts Tagged ‘ India ’

RAW supplying missiles to Taliban? Not necessarily.

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: The News

A report in The News of 14th May quotes “highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment” that Indian intelligence is supplying missiles to terrorist Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan aka TTP. Highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment claimed while talking to The News Wednesday that India is the only country that possesses GTAM-7 currently as […]



New Provinces, Conspiracy Theories, and Turtles

Jan 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

Issues like creation of a new province can spark legitimate debate and discussion about the pros and cons of such policies. Or, if you need a short cut, you can always accuse the other side of acting in the interests of foreign powers. This is the case in Major General (r) Tahir Ali’s recent piece […]



Zeher Bokhari

Aug 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Dunya

Meher Bokhari appears to have a formula for getting attention – say something so outrageous and sensational that people will have to pay attention. I regret that we will draw attention to her program again, but the episode of Crossfire of Wednesday night cannot go without response. The topic of the programme was allegedly Pak-India relations […]



Bhutto, Sheikh Mujib and Hamid Mir

Apr 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Jang

In Daily Jang of 18 April, Hamid Mir tells the tale of a recent trip to Dhaka for a journalism conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of English newspaper Daily Star. But the story is not about journalism rather it is about American conspiracies in which Hamid Mir claims that the assassinations of Bhutto and Sheikh […]



Our New Media Muftis

Jan 20th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

Nevermind that militants have begun using young girls as suicide bombers to kill innocent Muslims, or the fact that lawyers – the very people who are supposed to uphold the laws of the country – are making the most curious arguments to protect a man who admits to cold-blooded murder. No, the biggest problem with […]



Why The Urdu Press Loves Veena Malik

Dec 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Urdu Media

For a group of people so offended by Veena Malik, the holy talking heads certainly can’t stop thinking about her. A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a piece critical of Kamran Shahid’s Front Line circus on the subject. But the ever enlightening Raza Rumi has taken to task ‘the grand opinion setters of the […]



The News Gets Facts Wrong On Character

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News today includes an article that claims, “Every constitution requires men of character to qualify as legislators.” While this seems like an unsurprising claim, the article gets several facts wrong. The article, by Sabir Shah, claims that: “…lawmakers in every country of the world are required to have crime-free life history in order to […]



A Better Use For Reporters

Feb 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

No, not fetching tea and biscuits. Ayaz Amir penned a column in The News last week that included an interesting aside about media that I think bears your consideration, dear readers. In what is primarily a column about national security issues, Amir observes that, despite being neighbors with both Afghanistan and India, our knowledge of […]



Could Media Start Nuclear War?

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

There are many negative outcomes that can result from media providing misinformation and exaggerated claims: uninformed public, destablized government, and international embarrassment for example. But lately media has been playing a most dangerous game with exaggerated misinformation, namely the statement of Indian General Deepak Kapoor. Gen. Kapoor’s statement, to be clear, was completely irresponsible and […]



The Nation fails to do homework for latest editorial

Jan 7th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

    Only two days after their failed attempt to blame the government for problems at the Oil & Gas Development Company (OGDCL), The Nation’s editorial writers published a new hyper-dramatic editorial declaring that the US is targeting Pakistan. After reviewing the evidence used by The Nation as well as actually reading the news this […]



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