Posts Tagged ‘ supreme court ’

Babar Sattar vs. Babar Sattar on transparency

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

Islamabad based lawyer Babar Sattar is a regular columnist on legal issue for The News (Jang Group). As a respected legal mind writing for the nation’s largest media group, he has a special ability to influence public opinion on important issues. Mr Sattar is entitled to his opinons, of course, but we believe it is […]

Ansar Abbasi vs. Ansar Abbasi on 18th Amendment

Oct 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

There is a famous saying that no man has a good enough memory to be a perfect liar. Ansar Abbasi could never be a good liar because his memory is so short that he cannot remember even what he has claimed the day before. Within the past two days, Abbasi’s statements in his columns about […]

The News Report on Constitution Contains Factual Error

Oct 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

A front page report in The News today by Ahmad Noorani contains a factual error about how constitutional amendments are treated in other countries. The article claims that: In different countries with developed political systems, including US and India, apex courts have struck down constitutional amendments. This is not true. No constitutional amendment has ever […]

Daily Times Condemns Media Rumour Mongering

Oct 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Daily Times, Geo TV, Jang

The following editorial appeared in today’s Daily Times and echoes our analysis of yesterday on the issue of media’s role in the executive-judiciary tensions. Of particular interest is the statement by the Daily Times editorial staff: Even the prime minister’s statement that this was a conspiracy to pitch the two institutions against each other was […]

Is Media Intentionally Fueling Executive-Judiciary Tension?

Oct 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Aaj TV, ARY TV, Geo TV, Jang, The News

Imagine how much could be done towards actually rooting out corruption, overhauling the tax system, and all the other issues supposedly important to the media intelligentsia if they would quite wasting time on rumours and conspiracy theories. Just last night there was another emergency that turned out to be a non-emergency only because of some […]

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 […]

Ansar Abbasi For the Prosecution: Part II

Jun 8th, 2010 | By | Category: The News

Ansar Abbasi cannot seem to stop play acting as a Supreme Court Advocate. One can imagine him walking around his house in a black robe and wig taking suo moto notice of kabobs. Today, though, he has taken up his mighty pen to duel with Kamal Azfar, who is a real Senior Advocate of the […]

Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!)

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis” about the NRO. The column, “After Sindh card, Zardari uses Benazir,” is Ansar’s attempt at playing judge against President […]

Ansar Abbasi's "Truth" Problem

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

Just this week I posted about Jang Group’s problem with facts. Now, as if to prove my point, Ansar Abbasi writes an article filled with so many problems and errors that it’s hard to keep them all straight. The article in question appeared in Friday’s issue of The News titled, “SC’s resolve unnerves Presidency; US.” […]

Shahid Masood is Not Chief Justice

Dec 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Geo TV

Why is Shahid Masood pretending he is Chief Justice? As a TV talk show host, Masood could be facilitating discussions about the topic of the day in a way that brings new and enlightening information to the people. Instead, he is constantly thrusting his opinion over others, and treating his own opinion as fact. Take […]