Posts Tagged ‘ Tariq Butt ’

Who is playing Sindh card?

Apr 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The popular talking point has become, once again, that the government is playing ‘Sindh card’ in its relationship to the judiciary. But a careful examination of recent media articles suggests that perhaps there is another player holding the cards. ‘Sindh card’ refers of course to the idea that President Zardari and other PPP politicians attempt […]

The News (Jang Group) Assault on Government

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News (Jang Group) has taken a particularly adversarial tone against the government lately, with Jang’s celebrity journalists coming out with bald faced political attacks on the president and parliament based on nothing more than rumour, speculation, and conspiracy theories. We have already covered Ansar Abbasi’s baseless attack on parliament over devolution of HEC. But […]

Tariq Butt and Ansar Abbasi play Prosecutor and Judge Against PML-N

Aug 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

In today’s issue of The News the grand inquisitor of media Ansar Abbasi plays judge and jury against PML-N following a FIR accusing certain persons of trying to rig by-polls in NA-100. His verdict is based on a prosecution delivered by his colleague, Tariq Butt. At issue are allegations of poll-rigging in the NA-110 Gujranwala […]

Tariq Butt crosses the line

Jul 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Yesterday’s issue of The News included a column by Tariq Butt that crossed the line between questionable judgment and irresponsible journalism. The column in question, “The demolition squad gets another ‘educated’ Awan”, is a vicious political hit piece and nothing more. From the very introduction of the column, it is clear that the author has […]

Conflicting Conspiracies in The News

Jul 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

There appears to be a curious conflict of conspiracies in reports published by The News (Jang Group) on Wednesday regarding the HEC report submitted to the Education Ministry. Ansar Abbasi reports that there is a conspiracy to change the contents of the report, and that the Education Minister Sardar Assef Ahmad Ali has sent the […]

Tariq Butt's latest column – Is this reporting?

Jul 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Jang, The News

The News today features a top story by Tariq Butt that hardly qualifies as serious journalism. The article, “Fortress NAB shuts all doors and windows” is nothing but a polemic intended to smear NAB officials and is supported by no facts or evidence other than the supposed statements of a nameless “ex-official”. Tariq Butt’s rhetoric […]

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 […]

Ansar Abbasi and Tariq Butt at it again

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

The following report comes from the blog Let Us Build Pakistan. LUBP is an independent blog by supporters of PPP. Pakistan Media Watch is not partisan (we have defended individuals from different political parties, and will continue to) but only seeks to correct inaccurate and misleading information in the media. We are re-posting this analysis […]