Posts Tagged ‘ military ’

Media’s Role In Khawaja Asif Controversy

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: ARY TV, Dunya

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is having a terrible time after coming under criticism for comments he made in response to statement made by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif that Army will ‘preserve its own dignity’, a comment made in context of the treason trial of former COAS Gen Musharraf. Next day, Defence Minister […]

Myth of independent media exposed

May 24th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

On 18 May, Ansar Abbasi wrote a piece for The News that claimed “the military establishment have moved to thwart the will of parliament by feeding the media with distorted information”. In fact, another journalist – Omar Waraich – noted in a piece for the American news magazine TIME that the military was holding closed-door […]

Ridding Ourselves Of Shireen Mazari's Mistakes

Oct 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In an opinion column published in today’s The Nation, “Ridding ourselves of the US“, Shireen Mazari makes several incorrect claims about incidents and statistics in the war against militants. While Shireen Mazari is certainly entitled to her own opinion about the war, she is not entitled to her own facts. Shireen Mazari claims that drone […]

So Much For Myth of US and Army-Backed Caretaker Government

Sep 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Since the day one of the present government, certain media personalities have been predicting a coup of some form or another. Whether because of personal grudges, political opposition, or simply an attempt to be controversial there have been countless stories or examples of Wishful Journalism saying that the government will soon fall to a US-backed […]

Are So-Called Defense Experts Really Connected?

Mar 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Interesting article received from a dear reader by email. It raises the question of why some journalists who are considered defense experts were not invited to a recent press briefing by the military. As always, please write in your tips and articles to! A few weeks ago, Army Chief Gen. Kiyani invited editors and […]

Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral?

Feb 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

Omar Khattab, blogging at Let Us Build Pakistan, asks a good question: Why did Pakistani media boycott Brigadier Hussain Abbas’ funeral? This is an interesting observation and one that makes a point that is often overlooked when we consider bias in our media. There is so much poor reporting, obvious propaganda, and fantastic conspiracy theories […]

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. […]

Trying to Knock out Zardari and Army Simultaneously?

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Jang

Making Sense of Shaheen Sehbai’s Recent Diatribes By Shaista Sindhu The Chief of the Anti-Zardari campaign in the Jang Group (Jang, The News, Geo), Mr Shaheen Sehbai at one time ran a similar campaign against the Pakistan army and General Musharraf. These days he is working over time to give the impression that the Pakistani […]

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 […]