Posts Tagged ‘ Nawaz Sharif ’

Media’s Pre-Poll Rigging: The News Describes Nawaz As Taliban Sympathiser

Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: The News

A lot of attention is given to certain actions by politicians and political parties intended to put undue influence on the outcome of elections before polls take place. Usually these actions fall into the categories of promising political favours and offices and the diversion of public funds for development projects to discretionary accounts. Little attention, […]



Ansar Abbasi, wannabe political advisor, gives himself away

Dec 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Ansar Abbasi is at it again with a front page column in The News (Jang Group) that offers little more than Abbasi’s personal frustration that PTI and PML-N are not joining forces against the present government. Having utterly ceased to even pretend to be a journalist, Ansar Abbasi is now fantasizing that he is political […]



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 […]



Ansar Abbasi Continues Political Attacks, Extremist Sympathies

Jun 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his column for The News, Ansar Abbasi continues his pattern of misrepresenting facts and using journalism as a cover for political and extremist propaganda. His latest piece, ‘Battle-lines in war on terror get sharper Zardari, Nawaz take clear positions’, is a bald face attempt to show PML-N as an Islamist political party while bashing […]



Wikileaks selectively quoted for political attack in The News

May 27th, 2011 | By | Category: The News

An article in The News today which claims that Wikileaks proves that Nawaz stood tall and delivered in the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry while tarring PPP with a black brush. The author, Anusha Rehman Khan, is of course a PML-N MNA, so her words must be read with the understanding that she is […]



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 […]



The News vs. The News On Deedar Hussain Shah

Oct 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Yesterday’s edition of The News (Jang) included another example of politicized reporting that even contradicts other reports in the same newspaper. Ansar Abbasi’s top news story, “New NAB chairman, a Jiyala from A to Z” accuses President Zardari of appointing a political crony as the new NAB chief. His report calls Deedar Hussain Shah “controversial” […]



Waj S. Khan's Real Estate Rumours

Aug 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Blogs

I love email. It makes communication fast and easy. No more standing around waiting for the post office to open if you only have a computer and an Internet account. Unfortunately, it’s the perfect way to spread all sorts of rumours and smears. “Hey, I was just forwarding an email!” That roughly translates to, “I […]



Ahmed Quraishi and Flood Contributions

Aug 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Ahmed Quraishi’s latest blog post for Express Tribune (why are they giving this discredited conspiracy theorist a platform?) is either a c-grade comedy routine or further evidence that Ahmed Quraishi is willing to ignore facts when they are inconvenient to his political agenda. Ahmed Quraishi, by his own admission, is a political consultant who is […]



The News (Jang) Uses Double-Standard for PPP, PML-N

Jul 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News has had a difficult time lately with its star journalists using double standards for politicians that they like and don’t like. Mostly this has been making excuses for PML-N and giving no mercy to PPP. This would be fine if it was only on the opinion page, but rather it has been more […]



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