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Hamid Mir stop hoodwinking the public – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Hamid Mir has been doing his best to divert attention of the public and journalists against his audio tapes that have been circulating on the Internet. In his column in 24th May’s Jang, titled “Dushman ka khel”, he has
Biggest crime of internet based media and social networking – by Junaid Qaiser: “The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.” – Henry Steele Commager Pakistan is a developing nation where digitally networked technologies
Hamid Mir Saga: Follow the sequence – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: In the last four days, Pakistan has mainly been in the news over the internet censorship of facebook, youtube and other websites where sacrilegious content is being broadcast against the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him).  However, LUBP has
God father of Pakistan’s conspiracy theorists returns to defend his prodigal sons – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Shaheen Sehbai, the God father of Pakistan’s conspiracy theorists has come out in defense of his prodigal sons i.e. Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi and Shahid Masood in his “Viewpoint” from Washington that was published in The News of May
Justice Khwaja Sharif at it again! – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: One can now be certain for the reasons why CJP, Mr.  Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhry, insisted on having Justice Khwaja Sharif to continue as Chief Justice of Lahore High Court and have Justice Saqib Nisar supersede him to be promoted
Grand plot against media? An analysis of Hamid Mir’s article – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Hamid Mir in his article in The News titled “Grand Plot Against Media” published on 17th May, 2010 has pinpointed Asif Zardari and the Federal Government for having hatched a conspiracy to malign and blackmail the Pakistani media especially
Justice Jahanzeb Rahim’s 28 Questions: There is an interesting column by Athar Abbas in today’s Khabrain newspaper that is titled “Justice Jahanzeb Rahim kay 28 sawalat”
Fauzia Wahab’s defamation notice to Ansar Abbasi – Well Done Madam! – By Ahmed Iqbalabadi: PPP’s Central Information Secretary and MNA, Fauzia Wahab has sent a defamation notice to our favorite, Ansar Abbasi for views expressed by him in a Private TV Talk Show. The notice has been sent with reference to Section 3
Jamshed Dasti’s election campaign and Jang Group’s concerns – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Seeing Kamran Khan’s program of May 11, 2010 and Jang of May 12, 2010, one can see a clear bias in the wordings of headlines as well as reporting. The news items are titled as: “Jaali degree par mustaafi
Dr Shahid Masood and Ilm-e-Najoom – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: One of my favorite activities in the morning is to read Jang. Not because I am fond of its quality but because it is something I have done all my life. It is also ironic that the people who
Jang Group’s twist – Chairman FBR’s “decision” to take back leave request – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: On May 1, 2010, I had written a post on this blog titled “Ansar Abbasi, the undeclared spokesperson of Iftikhar Chaudhry”. That post was in response to Ansar Abbasi’s investigative report on the decision of Sohail Ahmed, Chairman Federal
Ansar Abbasi and Tariq Butt at it again – Fact Finding Commission Report – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Our self righteous media’s erstwhile investigative reporters, Ansar Abbasi and Tariq Butt are at it again. In their yet another  report cum analysis titled “Confusion prevails over fact-finding committee report- Rehman Malik, Babar Awan to record statements now” with
PPP’s Core Committee and Jang Group’s concern – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: In The News and Jang of Sunday, May 2, 2010, Tariq Butt has presented a report captioned “Zardari holds power through Core Committee” available on The report talks about a Core Committee being formulated of the closest aides
Ansar Abbasi, the undeclared spokesperson of Iftikhar Chaudhry – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Is Ansar Abbasi a journalist or is he the chief spokesperson of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry? Let us have a quick look at today’s daily Jang (1 May 2010) and you see his two analyses on the front page.
Khalid Khwaja’s death – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: I am saddened by the killing of former ISI officer, Mr. Khalid Khawaja, by the so called “Asian Tigers” (Punjabi Taliban) after having abducted him more than a month ago. Even though I have strong differences to the point
Bravo Chief Justice! We look forward to your involvement in Army’s and Corporate Sector’s promotions too in the near future – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: I have tears of joy in my eyes when I see these “amazing” decisions being taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Yesterday’s decision to declare the Prime Minister’s decision to promote 54 senior civil servants from grade 21
Don’t you ever get tired , Kamran Khan? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: My clearest memory of Kamran Khan is of December 1996, when he came on PTV with a laptop in front of him, talking about the corruption of then recently ousted Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto and her “notorious” husband, now
Saleh Zaafir should be taken to foreign trips more often – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Jang Group’s (apparently) senior correspondent Muhammad Saleh Zaafir has been seen in recent times as a staunch antagonist of the PPP government. His reporting has a way of supporting (right wing) elements who have some sort of grudge against
Ansar Abbasi’s investigative journalism and the convicted local spies of the RAW, CIA, FBI and Mossad – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: It pains me to read yet another piece of sensational investigative journalism by Ansar Abbasi that appeared on back page of Daily Jang (25 April 2010)  and The News (24th April, 2010). The sub heading in Jang is mindboggling