Posts Tagged ‘ religion ’

Jamaati Noorani

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: The News

Despite approving $2 million for the defence of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the government has been continuously criticised for failing to do enough to defend her rights. But some other Pakistanis have found themselves with less support from the media. A Foreign Office statement saying it would be “premature and wrong to draw any conclusion” about […]



The Nation Publishes Misinformation About Anti-Islam Film

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: The Nation

An editorial appearing in The Nation of 14th September contains several inaccurate claims both about the film and about freedom of speech. The editorial, which represents the official position of the newspaper, claims that “was funded by Jewish business to the tune of $5 million dollars, as admitted by Israeli-American director “Sam””. Actually, there is no […]



Inappropriate from any perspective

Sep 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Jang, The News

Last week one of the PMW team Tweeted about an article published by The News and Daily Jang as ‘National News’. The piece referred to was written by Abdur Rehman Bawa whose Khatm-e-Nubuwwat is an Anti-Ahmadiyya group. Leaving aside for the purposes of this post the question of whether it is appropriate for a media […]



Maya Khan Is Willing To Sacrifice Your Reputation For Her Career

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Ethics, Samaa TV

Maya Khan may have wanted to gain fame and notoriety through a career in media, but this is probably not what she had in mind. Following a clip from her show Subah Sawerey Maya Kay Sath aired by Samaa TV over the weekend, her name has entered countless conversations as a public outcry has grown […]



Ansar Abbasi’s ‘Islamic Warriors’

Sep 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

According to Ansar Abbasi’s column in The News, recent accusations of American officials claiming that ISI has supported the Haqqani netork of militants is ‘a blessing in disguise’ because this has united the nation and given the opportunity to end all extremism and terrorism. Let’s set aside for a moment the ridiculous claim that somehow […]



Media Maulvis Mixing Religion With News Reporting

Jun 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Tazeen Javed describes the way Media Maulvis are mixing religion with news reporting. Pakistan is a strange country; the people who garner maximum news coverage are often shady. If January was the month of Mumtaz Qadri, then February and March definitely belonged to Raymond Davis and the man who hogged all the headlines across the […]



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 […]



A Picture Is Worth A Thousand (Distorted) Words

May 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: The News

The following editorial cartoon appeared on the pages of The Nation on 22 May. The image appears to show an American Uncle Sam wearing a tall hat featuring a Jewish star and holding a gun to the back of a Muslim wearing a hat with a star and crescent to represent Pakistan. This appears to […]



The Nation promoting jihadi ideology?

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation on Friday included a column that reads as if it were dusted off from the 1980s under Gen Zia. The author, Mr Tarik Jan, affixes to secular journalists the label of ‘communist’ and attempts to persuade readers of a Zia-era form of Islamism under the disguise of twisted logic. Worse still, his conclusion […]



Mullah Ansar Abbasi Imitates American, Indian Religious Extremists

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In his latest bizarre religious sermon, Qadi Ansar Abbasi has explained the CWC 2011 semi-final loss to arch rival India as due to Allah’s anger at a lack of anti-American protests. And yet despite our weaknesses and faults, and our rigidity not to get ourselves reformed, we pray to Allah to give us success in […]



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