Media Frenzy Archive

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
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
Kia hamaray media nay taraqi kar lee? -by Shaizi Tauseef ‏:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
The hypocritical media – by George Fulton:   Source: Express Tribune ( 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
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,
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, As a veteran TV commentator with stints at both Expressive
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 (, 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
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