Posts Tagged ‘ Shahbaz Sharif ’

The Raoof Hasan Fiasco

Feb 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Pakistan Today

When I posted about the death of the Visa Conspiracy I wondered who would be the first person to dig the grave and drag the rotting corpse back out for one final blow. I must admit I was surprised, though, to see it not from one of the usual suspects but from CM Shahbaz Sharif’s […]



LHC Assassination Conspiracy Theory Threatens Jang Group's Believability

Sep 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Jang, The News

The News (Jang) finds itself in a rather embarrassing situation today as the Supreme Court has issued a public statement that an article in Sunday’s newspaper is misleading and requested Jang to publish a correction “prominently, preferably at the same spot on the front pages of the two newspapers in order to set the record […]



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 […]



Is Shaheen Sehbai reporting the news, or trying to manipulate it?

Jun 28th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Shaheen Sehbai’s article in The News today crosses the line from reporting to attempting to influence the public perception of current events. I would not even call this analysis, as mostly it is Shaheen Sehbai making statements without any evidence or sources. I suppose this should come as no surpise after Imran Aslam, president of […]



Amir Mateen's Gossip Column – Part I

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News recently announced the return of senior journalist Amir Mateen who was supposed to bring his 24-years of experience and write a series of profiles on political parties – “how they may have performed, changed, and developed in the two years after the last elections.” What resulted, however, is better titled, “Amir Mateen’s Gossip […]



The Nation's Response to Shahbaz Sharif Is Bizarre

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

One can often tell much about a media group not only by how they approach broadly reported topics. Take, for example, the recent case of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif’s statements about TTP ‘sparing’ Punjab. The way that The Nation responded to Shahbaz Sharif’s controversial statements was completely bizarre, and speaks volumes about the newspaper’s editorial […]



Editorial Provides Insight Into Mazari's Lunacy

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

It’s not particularly difficult to find contradictions and outright misstatements in the work of Shireen Mazari, but yesterday’s editorial in The Nation proves particularly insightful into Mazari’s special kind of luncay. The editorial in question takes on an important topic – the need for a vibrant opposition in democratic politics. But the editorial is so […]



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