Tag: Media Frenzy

  • Hide your condoms, Dr. Maria Khan is coming! -by Ammara Ahmad

    We need to stand up to these so-called ‘educated’ but otherwise unethical anchors who show up in western dresses, speak confident English but in fact have a very conservative and bigoted agenda. My name is Dr. Khan and I am a morality terrorist. I drop into massage centers with a microphone and the police following […]

  • Cajoling a “Decent Lady” – Ansar Abbasi shows his flirty side

    Ansar Abbasi, the right wing journalist known for his love for the Taliban, Osama Bin Ladin, Hafiz Saeed, Islamic Revolutions, Chief Justice of Pakistan, ISI and Army Chiefs and for his hatred for anyone and anything PPP, has made a desperate attempt to cajole a “decent lady” known as Dr. Fehmida Mirza, honorable speaker of […]

  • Kia hamaray media nay taraqi kar lee? -by Shaizi Tauseef ‏

  • Misrepresented: Pakistan needs an image makeover -by Ali Wahab

    Misrepresented: Pakistan needs an image makeover -by Ali Wahab

    DUBAI: “Ali, why doesn’t Pakistan get any good press? There must be something good happening in Pakistan? After all, it’s a nation of 175 million!” This was the theme of a discussion with a senior colleague after a transaction involving Pakistan offering very competitive pricing and a sovereign guarantee from the state was rejected by […]

  • Hectic political developments & irresponsible talk show hosts -by Saeed Ahmed

    سرد ترین موسم میں اسلام آباد کے سیاسی درجہ حرارت میں شدید اضافے کی گرمی کو پورے ملک کے عوام محسوس کررہے ہیں۔ تیزی سے بدلتے ہوئے اعصاب شکن حالات اور واقعات نے عوام کے ذہنوں کو بری طرح متاثر کیا ہے۔ ملک میں ایک بار پھر افواہوں اور قیاس آرائیوں کا بازار گرم ہے۔ […]

  • Truth be told -by Sana Bucha

    There’s been a startling moment in Pakistan’s foreign policy – a moment that not only crystallizes what this country is about but demonstrates the pitfalls of irregular combat in the age of terror. The moment was tragic and deliberate – a Nato air strike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead on a Pakistani base called […]

  • The Express Tribune Editorial: Is the ‘Get Zardari’ campaign democratic?

    President Asif Ali Zardari got sick and had to go to the UAE to get medically looked after. The media began to talk most blatantly about his ‘exit’ from Pakistan without realising what it would look like to anyone looking in from outside the country. The visceral, non-intellectual approach to the issue of the president’s […]

  • Make mine spicy – by Sindhyar Talpur

      I once went to dine out with this Gentleman, an acquaintance of mine. He advised that due to his health condition, he was only able to dine on soup. I agreed and we went to a place, reputed to have some palatable soup. As we dug in to our respective bowls, my companion took […]

  • Pakistan khappay, Zardari jeay

    Tuesday’s so-called breaking news made it seem as if president was being forced out of his job by the military; rumours swept Pakistan that a silent coup was under way. First, the good news: Thank God, President Asif Ali Zardari’s condition is improving and he is in a stable condition. Quoting the personal physician attending […]

  • Getting rid of Zardari is what unites them – by Ayaz Amir

    Samurai who refuse to learn Before anything else, the first order of national business should be a ban on the teaching of history. For this is a country with no use for history. We have been going around in circles for the last 60 years and seem destined to move in circles forever. “Frightful thing!” […]

  • Media and rise in intellectual infertility -by Shafqat Aziz

    Related Article: National media conference -by Arshad Mahmood مےڈےا اور بڑھتا ہوا فکری بانجھ پن عہد حاضر مےں مےڈےا اپنی تمام دوسری جہتوں کے ساتھ بعض بنےادی اصولوں پر عموماً کاربند دکھائی دےتا ہے۔ مےڈےا عام شہرےوں کو قومی و بےن الاقوامی حالات سے با خبر رکھنے کے علاوہ سماجی، سیاسی اور معاشی معاملات کے […]

  • aik nishana hai Zardari: Judgocracy and Zardari phobia – by Nasir Nizami‏

    An excellent Urdu poem ‘Aik nishana hai Zardari’ highlighting how an elected civilian President is a consistent target of attack by Pakistan’s right-wing leaning, pro-establishment judiciary:

  • Neya jaal laye purane shikari -by Mahmood Shaam

    Source: Daily Mashriq

  • Why Pakistan’s media needs a code of conduct?

    Pakistan’s media landscape has exploded over the last decade. But it is still the most dangerous place on earth to be a journalist and there are now calls for a strict code of conduct to protect the press and the public. Nosheen Abbas investigates the chaotic world of Pakistani journalism. In 2008 a colleague of […]

  • The Hazara Issue

      In a nation like ours where some groups hold massive power, abuse is common. In Pakistan, abuse has been of varied nature. Those who have arms, ammunition, clout and a large budget have repeatedly abused their power and conquered the country on numerous times. When not in power, they move the strings in the […]

  • Capacity Building in Pakistan’s Media

    Monday’s presentation by Dawn reporter and Woodrow Wilson Institute Scholar Huma Yusuf examined the state of Pakistan’s media and offered excellent insights into the at-times-controversial institution and provided suggestions for addressing issues confronting Pakistani journalists and media consumers. Beginning the event, “Who Watches the Watchdog? The Pakistani Media’s Impact on Politics and Society,” Huma recounted […]

  • Tariq Butt’s deep analysis of the PPP-PML-Q dialogue – by Sikandar Mehdi

    Related articles: Nawaz Sharif’s alliance with Musharraf League: Where are the principles now? PML-N alliance with Musharraf League: Tariq Azeem to meet Nawaz in London Butt Sahib’s analyses in The News (Jang Group) are so deep that you can literally drown yourself in such highly qualified depth of analysis. His analysis rakes of stink of […]

  • Will ‘civil society’ please relax? – By Ayaz Amir

      Ayaz Amir has been a respectable columnist of Pakistan though for PPP supporters, he has been a thorn all along. He is now a member of National Assembly from his native Chakwal and this is his second stint as a parliamentarian. In 1997, he was elected MPA. He has been elected on a PML-N […]

  • Pakistan’s media piling on president – Washington Post

    It seems that the Western Media is coming to see through what Pakistani media is doing. Having repeatedly picked up stories on an as is basis, Washington Post has questioned the recent frenzy created by the media. They have also termed them to be increasingly becoming a political party than a chronicler of news. Pakistan’s […]

  • Malik ‘lodges case’ at press club against misreporting

    After all, politicians are human beings and have a level of tolerance. That level of tolerance varies from person to person. Rahman Malik is at the receiving end most of the time especially from those belonging to the Taliban Union of Journalists. We all know who those journalists are. In an interesting meeting, Rahman Malik […]

  • The hypocritical media – by George Fulton

      Source: Express Tribune (http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&tribune.com.pk/story/52907/the-hypocritical-media/) The media, more than most professions, draws charlatans to its ranks. It has always attracted enough bad apples to make industrial quantities of cider, and perhaps no more so than its proprietors. Britain’s press barons have notoriously been a rouges gallery of scoundrels. The 1930s had the Nazi-supporting Lord Rothermere […]

  • Method in Madness – by Sindhyar Talpur

    In an ideal world, a catastrophe that hits a country right down the middle is a sobering and binding event. The state quickly springs into action, with a two tier response-safeguard followed by rehabilitation. In case of a flood, there is urgent help sent to people to do whatever is necessary to safeguard peoples’ lives. […]

  • Voyeur-at-large by AA Sheikh

    A nearly true depiction of the Non-State Actors at play, arousing public sentiment at all times against a single target!   Voyeur-at-large by AA Sheikh Source: Express Tribune, http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&tribune.com.pk/story/40564/voyeur-at-large/ As a veteran TV commentator with stints at both Expressive News and Gee-whiz News, not to mention KRY News and Yawn News, I jumped at the […]

  • A critical analysis of Adil Gilani’s National Corruption Perception Survey 2010 – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi

    After my initial response to the report that was published in various newspapers (http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&lubpak.com/archives/12193), I downloaded the  National Corruption Perception Survey 2010 by the Transparency International-Pakistan (TIP). The report is biased without an iota of doubt. Some of the points are given below for the readers to make up their mind about: This was the […]

  • Beyond state of denial: How blind hatred of United States is undermining our own interests

    Raza Habib Raja has contributed this piece to LUBP which was previously published at Chowk. Here is Mr Raja’s brief introduction in his own words: I am an economist by education and a banker by profession. I have enormous interest in political issues. Politically I am a moderate though slightly on the left side and […]