Posts Tagged ‘ Taliban ’

RAW supplying missiles to Taliban? Not necessarily.

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: The News

A report in The News of 14th May quotes “highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment” that Indian intelligence is supplying missiles to terrorist Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan aka TTP. Highly placed defence sources working with diplomatic assignment claimed while talking to The News Wednesday that India is the only country that possesses GTAM-7 currently as […]



Media’s Role In Legitimising Taliban

Apr 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Taliban has contributed to the deaths of over 50,000 Pakistanis since recent years in their quest to replace Pakistan’s constitution with their own definition of an Islamic state. Eager to stop the bloodshed, the government has been pursuing a strategy of negotiation. Whatever one’s opinion of this strategy, it is agreed by all that some […]



Is PPP The Last Acceptable Media Punching Bag?

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Express Tribune

When we were first shown a copy of the email sent by Kamal Siddiqi advising Express Tribune staff against writing against Jamaat-e-Islami, PTI, extremism, militancy, TTP or any other terrorist group, a debate began about whether we should say anything. After some heated discussion, an agreement was finally made that out of respect for the journalists who […]



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, […]



Nadir Hassan’s Missing Link

Nov 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Express Tribune

Nadir Hassan wrote for Express Tribune that it is time to de-link drones and terrorism. Nadir Hassan’s analysis is based on a commonly accepted idea: that TTP and Afghan Taliban are two distinct groups with different goals. Much of the terrorist violence in the country is the handiwork of the TTP, a coalition of various militant groups […]



Malala in the Media: Consensus and Confusion

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The Taliban’s attack on Malala Yousafzai put Pakistan once again in the headlines. What was less noteworthy, though, were the headlines in the foreign media – it was the Pakistani media that was raising eyebrows. Immediately after the attack, there was a rare moment of unity in the media. Conservative and liberal, English and Urdu […]



Ansar Abbasi Twists Facts, History In Defence of Militants

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

In his latest piece for The News (Jang Group), Ansar Abbasi requests “home-grown solutions to Talibanisation” – something many people would probably agree with. Unfortunately, he then goes on to spread a mixture of misinformation and pro-militancy which undermines his original thesis, suggesting that Ansar Abbasi’s “solution” to Talibanisation is actually to embrace it. Abbasi […]



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 […]



The Nation Responds, Sets Example

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

Today we received a response from The Nation regarding our post of 1st September, ‘The Nation Still Publishing Taliban Propaganda‘. We appreciate the quick response from The Nation which clarifies that these articles were a result of the website being hacked. We believe the response from The Nation deserves special mention here because following our post they took […]



The Nation Still Publishing Taliban Propaganda

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: The Nation

One year ago, this blog revealed that The Nation was publishing Taliban PR as news articles. Since that time, The Nation continues to publish Taliban propaganda including 61 pieces signed by Zabihullah Mujahid who is the official spokesman for Taliban. This propaganda includes pieces which term suicide bombings as “martyrdom attack” and term the Afghanistan […]



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