Express Tribune Archive

Question of ethics in journalism: Express Tribune’s (@etribune) shameful attack on a member of Shaheed Taseer’s family: Time and again, rights activists with clear anti-Takfir stance are routinely misrepresented by those who cannot respond honestly to their nuanced analysis and non-selective criticism of extremism. We witness not just double standard but a complete lack of proportion
پاراچنار دھماکہ اور پاکستانی میڈیا کا شرمناک کردار – خرم زکی: گزشتہ روز پاراچنار میں کالعدم تکفیری دیوبندی دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت کے ہاتھوں 26 سنی شیعہ مسلمانوں کے قتل عام کے بعد جہاں میڈیا کا طرز عمل شرمناک و افسوسناک تھا اور مین سٹریم نیوز چینل نے اس
پارا چنار میں شیعہ مسلمانوں پر کالعدم اہل سنت والجماعت کا دہشتگرد حملہ اور کمرشل لبرل لابی کا رد عمل۔ خرم زکی: گزشتہ روز پاراچنار میں کالعدم تکفیری دیوبندی دہشتگرد گروہ اہل سنت والجماعت کے ہاتھوں 26 سنی شیعہ مسلمانوں کے قتل عام کے بعد جہاں میڈیا کا طرز عمل شرمناک و افسوسناک تھا اور مین سٹریم نیوز چینل نے اس
Fatima Bhutto’s Blog in New York Times Photoshopped by Tribune – by Zulfiqar Ali: 1. Fatima Bhutto wrote Op-Ed in New York Times. Tribune reproduced it. I believe they have arrangements with NYT. BUT 2. They changed Op-Ed to Blog of E-Tribune. SO it means that FB writes ‘blog’ for tribune. Blog has
Who is a Traitor? – by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa: The other day as I criticized the authorities stopping Mama Qadeer and Farzana Majeed Balouch from leaving the country on social media, a retired army officer was quick to snap back that the state had only stopped a traitor
As expected, Jang Group backtracks while Najam Sethi, Nasim Zehra and Zaid Hamid attack Hamid Mir’s charges against ISI: Jang Group back tracks on its charges against ISI: ============ Sethi’s cocern, as is clear towards the end of this clip (see 1:45 onwards), is not the attack on Hamid Mir, by TTP-ASWJ or their alleged masters in Aabpara,
اداریہ تعمیر پاکستان: پاکستانی میڈیا کی سیلف سنسر شپ اور دیوبندی دھشت گردی پر عوام دشمن ڈسکورس بے نقاب ہوتا جارہا ہے: پاکستان سے تعلق رکھنے والے صحافی، دفاعی تجزیہ نگار عامر حسینی کا کہنا ہے کہ پاکستان کا ایک اور میڈیا گروپ طالبان کے آگے ڈھیر ہوگیا اور اس نے ایسی سنسر شپ ازخود اپنے اوپر نافذ کی ہے جس
Dear Express Tribune: Shall we surrender Pakistan for a little security?: Editor’s note: Only yesterday we published a piece from A Z, praising Malick for his resolve to stand up to the beasts, that are Taliban. And then today we come across this item in one of the most respected names
Famous Shia Doctor Brig (R) Sikander Malik killed with family in Rawalpindi: Author: Kashif Ahmed Pakistan’s English newspaper Express Tribune reported on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 that ‘an intelligence officer Brigadier (retd) Sikander Malik was killed along with his wife and two daughters in Gulistan Colony, Rawalpindi.” BBC Urdu reported that
Express Tribune crosses all boundaries in covering up murder by ASWJ’s chief terrorist in Karachi – by Xain Gardezi: Headline in one the ‘liberal’ English dailies (Express Tribune) as follows: “ASWJ leader survives another assassination attempt” If one reads above piece of news, it would seem that Karachi chief of banned Anjuman Sipah e Sahaba (ASS, currently
Express Tribune removes its report on release of LeJ terrorists in Rajanpur by Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif: Note: Express Tribune editor Omar Quraishi is not being truthful when he claims that no post was removed from ET website. He is referring to a different news report. Read this entire post and reviews screen images and tweets
Deconstructing Express Tribune and Dawn’s narrative on “Taliban in Karachi?” – by Ali Arqam:   ‘Terror tales’ revolve around the same stale rhetoric In a session at Karachi Literary Festival (KLF) correspondents of foreign media outlets were questioned about their obsession with the terror tales and news on militant organizations known to the
Racist Tribune pokes fun at Bacha Khan: Balochistan Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested eleven children aged between 11 to 16 years, who were allegedly involved in carrying out the  Bacha Khan “Chowk” blast in Quetta, Express News reported. The blast at Bacha Khan square
Express Tribune’s article on Tahir Ashrafi’s law suit against LUBP: Related post: In Pakistan, a pro-Taliban cleric files law suit against a pro-rights blog #LUBP LUBP Editor’s note: We are cross-posting a news report published by Express Tribune on Tahir Ashrafi’s law suit against LUBP blog. While we appreciate
Express Tribune publishes false propaganda about #TahirulQadri’s real name, asylum and return flight to Canada: In the last few days Pakistan’s urban elites, many of whom remain aligned (due to sectarian, economic, political reasons) with the Saudi-sponsored Deobandi-Wahhabi hegemony in Pakistani establishment, have been a part of a sustained propaganda campaign against Dr. Tahir
Congrats to all Shias and Sunnis: A Takfiri Deobandi LeJ terrorist killed in Quetta: Congratulations to all Shia, Sunni, Hindu and other friends in Quetta. For the second time in recent weeks in Quetta, during the current wave of Shia genocide and attacks on moderate Sunnis by Takfiri Deobandi terrorists, a Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (Sipah-e-Sahaba
Threatened or bribed? Express Tribune removes report on PML-N’s alliance with Sipah-e-Sahaba: Related posts: A comment on PML-N’s electoral alliance with Takfiri militans of Sipah-e-Sahaba The cat is finally out of the bag: PML-N in formal alliance with Sipah-e-Sahaba (LeJ-ASWJ)
An example of how Pakistan’s English press blindly follows foreign news agencies: LUBP has previously reported that, barring one or two exceptions, the quality of foreign correspondent in Pakistan is really disappointing. We explained that many foreign correspondents in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi etc remain surrounded and influenced by a tight club
Urgently needed: A camera for Express Tribune to cover Shia genocide in Gilgit Baltistan: Recently a few friends have objected to LUBP’s criticism of Express Tribune’s (ET) alleged bias against Shia Muslims. Our fellow bloggers at Pakistan Blogzine (PB) have previously highlighted how an op-ed published on ET blatantly insulted Shia Muslims and
Express Tribune’s Shia-phobia: Misreports massacre of 30 Shias of Gilgit-Baltistan as Sunni massacre: Related posts: Urgently needed: A camera for Express Tribune to cover Shia genocide in Gilgit Baltistan Shia genocide continues unabated: Passenger buses in Naran attacked, scores dead Express Tribune (ET) has a consistent pattern of insulting Shia Muslims, ridiculing
An example of anti-LUBP vitriol- “LUBP & Etribune help in Qadyani propaganda”: Editor’s note: We are cross-posting this post as an example of criticism levelled at LUBP by Pakistan’s right-wing leaning upper-middle class. This hate article against LUBP is separate from and in addition to the propaganda against LUBP by “noted
Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani – by Laibaah: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga It is now well established that by virtue of his influential position as Pakistan Ambassador
On Jahanzaib Haque’s cri de coeur for the Baloch – by Maula Bux Thadani: The Pakistani media has perfected the art of assigning false equivalencies and obfuscating issues and their abuse is restricted to a few politicians of the PPP who are not in favour of the security establishment. These pompous blowhards have
Politics of Plot Allotment – concern of Ahmed Noorani: Rauf Klasra is doing a series of reports on the beneficiaries of politics of Plot Allotment during the last few years. The first piece was on the high and mighty judges who have been allotted plots in Islamabad, even
Supreme Court judges unduly allotted plots in Islamabad – Rauf Klasra’s first scoop: The torch bearers of justice and equality to the people of Pakistan were allotted plots in Islamabad worth millions of rupees by during the last two years! This is in spite of the “azad adliya’s” tirade against the current
Where is my military coup? – by S Gulbadan: I wrote this for the Express Tribune’s sunday magazine and they published a much shorter (“mutilated”, according to the editor dude) version. General sahab, I have been a silent admirer of you and your methods for a long time