Posts Tagged ‘ ISI ’

Is American preparing war against Pakistan? Latest conspiracy theory in The News

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

This has been an inauspicious year for Pakistan. Governor of Punjab and a Cabinet Minister assassinated. World’s most wanted terrorist discovered living in Abbottabad. PNS Mehran attacked by Taliban militants. Karachi enflamed by target killings. Clearly this all points to one possible outcome…war with America? That’s right. According to Aijaz Zaka Syed, Pakistan is the […]



Is Media Freedom a Cruel Hoax?

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship

In 2009, Kamran Shafi’s home was strafed with gunfire after he was warned not to report about security agencies. In 2010, Umar Cheema was abducted and tortured. Umar Cheema was lucky – he survived. In 2011, Saleem Shahzad was abducted and tortured to death, his body dumped on a canal bank in Mandi Bahauddin. None […]



Remembering a Colleague

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Today we mourn the loss of a colleague Syed Saleem Shahzad whose body was found in Sarai Alamgir on Tuesday. Innallila wa innalaha rajaoon. This tragedy is sadly reflective not only of the conditions in the country, but the particularly dangerous conditions for journalists who risk their very lives to shine a light on the […]



Crazy Talk Hamid Mir Aur Ansar Abbasi Kay Saath

May 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

On Crazy Talk last night, Hamid Mir and Ansar Abbasi put on an incredible show. And by ‘incredible’ I mean, of course, without a shred of credibility. Also, though, I mean incredibly funny. Earlier in the day, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif issued a statement on the raid in Abbottabad. According to Hamid Mir, Nawaz’s speech […]



Conspiracy theories and anti-Americanism Distort Reporting on High Level Talks

Apr 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily Times, Jang, The News

A column by Shahzad Chaudhry in Daily Times starts with a very informative history of drone strikes that illustrates how the tactic has increased over time. But then the author veers very much off of a straight path and begins weaving in baseless conspiracy theories. Questions are being asked of illicit relations between such agents […]



Misinformation Dominates Raymond Davis Conspiracies

Mar 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pak Observer, The Nation

Conspiracy theories continue to dominate the coverage of the ongoing Raymond Davis saga, and it seems that the wilder and less supported by evidence, the more popular the conspiracies become. Ata Rabbani writes in The Nation that Raymond Davis was part of a secret plot to destroy Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. In the first sentence of […]



Are Intelligence Agencies Using Media As Puppets?

Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Are some elements in the intelligence agencies using media as puppets? This is a conclusion that is being reached by some analysts based on recent news articles published by The News (Jang Group). Earlier this week, investigative editor for The News Ansar Abbasi wrote the article titled ‘Ex-MI chief, commanders Quetta, Pindi involved’ which claims […]



Express Tribune Joining Conspiracy Brigade?

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

A disappointing move by Express Tribune which has been a relatively good source of unbiased information since its recent launch. Today the new blog on the news website includes a conspiracy column by discredited conspiracy theorist Ahmed Quraishi. Quraishi’s post is a perfect example of his style of disinformation and sleight-of-hand propaganda. He begins with […]



Geo's Hamid Mir: Conspiracy Theorist Charged with Conspiracy

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Geo TV, Jang

I have been holding off on this story for a while just because I wanted to see if it actually developed into anything. Sometimes these things pop up, but then quickly disappear if there’s nothing to them. Actually, I will not take any opinion about the validity of the charges, but I think that since […]



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