BBC Archive

How low the BBC have stooped in their coverage of Syria?: “This is how low the BBC have stooped in their coverage of Syria. Lina Sinjab, the Beeb’s Syria correspondent reports the Rashideen terrorist atrocity as follows: “It is not clear how the vehicle (used for the blast) could have
An absolutely stunning example of how the BBC tries to manipulate the terms of debate and subvert reality:   Give me a King Abdullah, a Prince Khalifa or a King Salman any day! These and other elected Sheikhs of the GCC put the L into Liberal and are leading some of the most Gay-friendly societies on the
Masood Azhar: The man who brought jihad to Britain:   Masood Azhar, today the head of one of Pakistan’s most violent militant groups, was once the VIP guest of Britain’s leading Islamic scholars. Why, asks Innes Bowen. When one of the world’s most important jihadist leaders landed at
BBC challenges PC doctrine of DC liberals: Hajjaji does Hai:   “As with other British Deobandi scholars, references to Mehmood disappeared from the pages of Azhar’s magazines well before 9/11. However his name appears in the magazine of Sipah-e-Sahaba, a militant group responsible for killing Shia Muslims and other
Police probe Scottish mosque figures’ links to banned sectarian group:   Police Scotland is to investigate alleged links between two prominent Muslim leaders and a banned sectarian group in Pakistan. A BBC investigation has found that Sabir Ali, head of religious events at Glasgow Central Mosque, was president of
متحدہ عرب امارات: ’خلافت قائم کرنے کی سازش میں گرفتاریاں‘: متحدہ عرب امارات میں پولیس نے بغاوت کے الزام میں غیر ملکیوں سمیت 41 افراد کو گرفتار کیا ہے۔ حکام کا کہنا ہے کہ ان لوگوں پر اقتدار پر قبضہ کرنے اور ملک میں خود ساختہ خلافت قائم کرنے
Story of Dilawar Khan Wazir, a Pakistani journalist who was betrayed by his employer BBC:   No story of betrayal is more tragic than of Dilawar Khan Wazir, a BBC World Service journalist who was the only voice reporting from the militants’ first ever sanctuary in Pakistan. .His house in Wana, South Waziristan, was
Owen Bennett-Jones report against MQM – Bahadar Ali Khan:   OBJ is a respected name in English journalism. His report factually may be correct but to feed the curiosity first something needs to be filtered out. Firstly, the timing of OBJ report surprisingly synchronizes with the recent MQM’s
کھودا پہاڑ نکلا چوہا، ایم کیو ایم کے خلاف بی بی سی کی رپورٹ – خرم زکی: کھودا پہاڑ نکلا چوہا، صبح سے جس بی بی سی رپورٹ کا چرچا تھا اور ایم کیو ایم دشمنی میں کچھ حضرات صبح سے اس کا ڈھنڈورا پیٹ رہے تھے کہ کوئی غیر معمولی انکشاف ہونے والا ہے تو
Dr Adib Rizvi: Pakistan’s ‘miracle’ doctor inspired by UK’s NHS: Dr Adib Rizvi says he and his team still has “a long way to go” to improve healthcare in Pakistan. Pakistan’s shambolic public health system suffers from corruption, mismanagement and lack of resources. But one public sector hospital in
BBC’s report on Pakistan’s drunk Deobandi cleric Tahir Ashrafi: A leading Deobandi Islamic scholar in Pakistan who appeared to slur his words on live TV has become the subject of ridicule on social media. When it comes to Islamic clerics in Pakistan, few are more senior than Hafiz
BBC’s dubious coverage of Israeli aggression on Gaza – by Aamir Hussaini: I have been monitoring BBC, CNN and other leading TV channels and newspapers of the West and am surprised that they are reporting that Gaza and other Middle Eastern conflicts (eg Iraq, Syria) with neocons agenda. They termed Syria
BBC and CNN’s Sectarian Agenda – by Faheem Raza:   I have been monitoring BBC, CNN and other leading newspapers of west surprised for me that they reported that Gaza and Arab conflicts with neocons agenda. They termed Syria war Shia –Sunni conflict but never tell the truth
Who, What, Why: What can you be flogged for in Iran?: A campaign has begun in Iran to get an actress flogged after she was seen being kissed at the Cannes Festival. Flogging is common in Iran – but what offences in Iranian law are punished with the lash, asks
Has Lashkar-e-Jhangvi infiltrated BBC Urdu? – by Mahpara Qalandar: On 17 July, the BBC Urdu published a feature on the banned Sipah-e-Sihaba Pakistan (SSP), which is now known as the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ). The ASWJ is the political face of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) which has
The mysterious case of the white tigress used in PML-N’s political rallies – by Rina Saeed Khan: LUBP Editor’s note: The following article published in Dawn deconstructs how foreign journalists based in Pakistan are either naive or incompetent; some of them also happen to uncritically promote pro-establishment politicians. BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones wrote an article recently that
Letter to BBC in response to their coverage of massacre of over 100 Shia Muslims in Quetta Pakistan – by Asif Zaidi: Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta have killed 81 people and injured more than 120, police say. Sir, While covering today’s blasts in Quetta, Pakistan, you ascribe it to Shia-Sunni violence in
#ShameBBCUrdu: An account of BBC Urdu’s misrepresentation of Shia genocide in Pakistan: BBC Urdu claims to be objective and transparent in its coverage of issues related to the world, particularly related to Pakistan. However, with very few exceptions, its coverage of massacres and persecution of Shia Muslims in Pakistan is generally
On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar: Related post: Secret Pakistan: BBC documentary on how Pakistan’s ISI trains and arms Taliban Human Rights of Pakistan Army – by Riaz Malik Urgent Petition: Stop Pakistan Army’s Crimes against Humanity The world may help Pakistan through United Nations
Erosion of press freedom in Britain – by Shiraz Paracha: A British regularity body that is partly funded by the British government has ruled that a popular English language international news TV network with millions of viewers be taken off the broadcasting platform. In other words Press TV is banned
Secret Pakistan: BBC documentary on how Pakistan’s ISI trains and arms Taliban: Related posts: On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar A comment on Bruce Riedel’s proposed accountability of Pakistan army Appeal to international community: Impose travel restrictions on all senior officers of
British double standards–by Shiraz Paracha: Last week, hundreds of the BBC World Service employees gathered outside the Bush House in London to demonstrate against the detention of one of their colleagues, Urunboy Usmonov, in Tajikistan for his alleged links with an extremist militant group,
Zahida Kazmi: Pakistan’s ground-breaking female cabbie: With Thanks : BBC Zahida Kazmi: Pakistan’s ground-breaking female cabbie Zahida has had to drive long distances on treacherous routes to northern areas Zahida Kazmi has been hailed as Pakistan’s first female taxi driver. She has driven from the
People of Waziristan support drone attacks: Related Post : A survey of Drone Attacks in Pakistan .What do the people of FATA think? by Farhat Taj With thanks :BBC The following article suggests that contrary to what the military establishment and their proxies would like
The BBC World Service: A mouthpiece of the British establishment – By Shiraz Paracha: On 24 September 2010, the BBC World Service television broadcast an interview with the US President Barack Hussein Obama in which the U.S. leader trashed the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his comments at the UN General Assembly the
Pakistan flood victims ‘have no concept of terrorism’ – by Mohammad Hanif: Three weeks after the start of the floods in Pakistan, a fifth of the country is under water. More international aid is now reaching the country – but the world’s media finds it hard to stop talking about terrorism.
Accepting foreign help — by Ishtiaq Ahmed: In an interview given to Lyse Doucet of the BBC and shown on August 16, 2010, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi pleaded passionately for help from the international community for the unprecedented monsoon floods that are wreaking havoc in
In Support of BBC: Lift the Ban Immediately: BBC ‘concern’ over Urdu FM news ban in Pakistan The BBC World Service has expressed concern that 24 out of its 34 FM partner stations in Pakistan have been told to halt BBC Urdu news broadcasts. The decision was