Zardari Phobia Archive

Same old formula – Divide the Party and Win the Elections – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: The media of Pakistan, which until the bombardment of TV channels comprised mainly of newspapers, has a love-hate relationship with the Pakistan Peoples Party. When the party is not in power, it is hounded by the media yet agreeably
Floods, Fanatics, and Fault Lines: Raza Rumi’s column in today’s Express Tribune should never need to be written. A tragedy of the proportions we are facing is a time to put aside petty differences and work to heal our wounds and move our nation forward. But
Does the media expect the PPP to remain under influence of anesthesia? – By Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Every action has a reaction. The reaction can differ from person to person and party to party. The media especially some elements in it, like the Jang Group and now ARY, with its change of guard, have been targeting
Generation Axe – by Nadeem Farooq Paracha: Generation Axe by Nadeem F. Paracha Source: It does pain me to see a lot of ground-level PPP workers being pushed into a corner by their party leader’s nonchalant ways. They seem and sound helpless and exhausted in
“The much they hate, the more we love” – Riaz Ali Toori: “The much they hate Zardari, the more we love Zardari” the slogan I read over twitter by a worker of PPP. The comments on facebook attracted more I read “thanks to the opponents of PPP and Asif Ali Zardari
The False Bravado shown at Birmingham- by Chauhdry Ahmad Khan: Objective and constructive criticism is the cornerstone of secular liberal democracies. In that regard, those who have disagree with the current Pakistani president’s trip to the UK have the right to express their protest at what they perceive is
Repent and be saved – by Sindhyar Talpur: Recently I was asked to join a group which called for ‘Collective Repentance for Our Sins’. Now I keep a tally of my personal follies….well actually I don’t, I really am hoping for a massive ‘ah you are alright,
Sensationalism at its worst – Geo & ARY Zindabad: As soon as I reached home, I heard my brother say, “President Zardari ko joota mara gaya!”. Turning on  Geo TV, and waiting for the 11 pm news bulletin, I was surprised to see the reporting. Murtaza Ali Shah,
Another Glaring Example of Yellow Journalism by The News Investigative Cartel – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: I have not been very keenly following the matter of “massive losses” of Pakistan Steel and the alleged perpetrator of those losses. All fingers are pointed towards Riaz Laljee and a connection is somehow or the other made with
Rage of the virtue brigade – by Ayaz Amir: A brigade is just a metaphor. What we have now is a veritable army of the enraged middle classes inveighing day in and day out against the evil of the times in which they live and hoping somehow for
Ansar Abbasi to the Rescue of Khwaja Sharif:   Do we need to say more? Read the article’s contemptuous tone towards the PPP, Asif Zardari and support for Khwaja Sharif. “Mayn Sadqay Jaawaan aisee masoomiat par” that is being opinionated by Pakistan’s apex investigative journalist.  Justice Sharif
The politics of Shaheen Sehbai and the tomato juice bath – by Fawad Manzoor: Skunk is a small animal found in the wild. It looks beautiful from distance. It has beautiful white stripe going through middle of his body all the way through its tail. One of the defense this animal has against
Pakistan’s right wing media: a breeding ground for extremism – by Junaid Qaiser: Pakistan’s predominantly right wing media’s hostile propaganda against politicians and misrepresentation of information serve as a breeding ground for extremist aberrations in the society. Journalism is a gentleman’s profession, but here in Pakistan, newly born liberalized media seems to
Differentiating between journalism and ‘churnalism’ – by Azeem Daultana: First published on Pak Tea House Apropos “Information Minister vs journalists” by Usman Manzoor published in The News International of May 27, 2010, the reporter has desperately tried to use the space of this newspaper to establish the now
Shaheen Sehbai’s Viewpoint – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Shaheen Sehbai could have easily been a better playwright if he focused on churning conspiracy driven soap operas for Geo TV than to come out with his viewpoints which are getting funnier by the day to read. As they
Defamation and Libel Cases in Pakistan – It’s just the beginning by Ahmed Iqbalabadi:   We at Let Us Build Pakistan have been highlighting the way some elements in the media have been targeting the PPP, its leadership and people who are close to its leadership for the last two and half years.
Ahmad Noorani mischaracterizes Zardari’s statements, contradicts own newspaper – by Pakistan Media Watch: Source: Pakistan Media Watch Ahmad Noorani writes a ‘top story’ in The News today that is an example of yellow journalism at its worst. The article, “President confuses PPP Jialas and the nation“, is a political ‘hit job’ and not
On opinion survey and President Zardari’s popularity – by Abbas Ather: Here is a critical article by veteran columnist Abbas Ather on the reality of opinion surveys in Pakistan. Source: Express, 20 June 2010
Jang Group refutes Shaheen Sehbai’s analysis – On the way out?:   It seems that after Shahid Masood, the fate of Shaheen Sehbai has also been sealed at Jang group of newspapers.  In today’s Jang newspaper, a detailed rebuttal for Shaheen Sehbai’s June 12th analysis is published. Mr Sehbai leveled
Desperation of Ansar Abbasi: What sort of language is Ansar Abbasi using these days in his columns? On page 3 of Jang on June 14, 2010, his two columns have appeared which are nothing less than contemptuous and target the popularly elected government
Ansar Abbasi let lawyers be lawyers and you remain a journalist: Pakistan Media Watch in their critical response to Ansar Abbasi’s opinions have raised certain pertinent points which we at LUBP have been raising for a long time. Pakistan Media Watch believes and we concur that by running his opinions
Career Opportunities – by Hukam Singh Siasi: Source : AJF
Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s weakness: Why is Jang Group so hysterical about President Zardari?: Every journalist knows Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s weakness, but none wants to talk about it. By Omar Khattab in Islamabad June is almost there. In 33 days July will come and the Jang Group will become even more desperate against its
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
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
Shaheen Sehbai: A champion of Pakistan Army’s interests: Here is Shaheen Sehbai’s most recent article in support of GHQ’s interests at the cost of the democratic government. The article is being presented on this blog to archive Sehabi’s dark role in the democratic history of Pakistan. ……….
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
Asif Zardari and ‘concerned’ journalism – by Nadeem Paracha: What to say of an electronic media some of whose channels, for example, decided to place the cosmetic Shoaib-Sania saga at the top of their main 9:00pm news bulletins on the day the 18th Amendment was passed by the
Sleeping with the enemy: Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi fulfilling establishment’s designs – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: For the last few months, loyalists and jiyalas of the PPP have been quietly witnessing what may be termed as suspicious activities and statements of Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi. Right from their participation and statements in the notorious
Did Rehman Malik and Babar Awan kill Benazir Bhutto?: After the indictment of General Pervez Musharraf and some of his cronies in Pakistan’s military and civil establishment by the UN Commission, certain agents of the establishment in Pakistani media and politics have become active in their traditional diversion
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
Shaheen Sehabi Explains What It Means To “Have No Shame”: Source: Pakistan Media Watch Amir Mateen’s attempt a script writing seems to have disappointed ‘The Godfather’ of wild storylines, Amir’s mentor Shaheen Sehbai. In today’s The News (23 Apr 2010), Sehbai shows Mateen how to really write an attack column. Sehbai’s column targets his
The UN commission report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder and the ISI’s spin-doctors – by Haider Nizamani: After the UN commission report Ordinary Pakistanis, especially those who cannot read English, should be given the opportunity to access the report in its entirety, instead of leaving them at the mercy of spin-doctors and prejudiced television anchors trashing
Sick and Tired! – by Agha Haider Raza: Over the past week Pakistan has read many different news items. From the passing of the 18th amendment to the bomb blast at the US Consulate, much is happening. Some may say the stories are for the betterment of
Ansar Abbasi Out LBW (Learn Before Writing!): Thanks: Pakistan Media Watch Poor Mr. Ansar Abbasi – he does not know how to quit while he is ahead. After his very poor showing on Friday, Mr. Abbasi has decided to have another go at writing his “news analysis”
“Real workers of PPP can never support Zardari.” Really? – by Khalid Wasti: نیا جال ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ پرانے شکاری ======================== پیپلز پارٹی کو ختم کرنے کی کوششیں اس کے قیام کے ساتھ ہی شروع ہوگئی تھیں – قیام پاکستان سے لیکر پیپلز پارٹی کے معرض وجود میں آنے تک جو طاقتیں مسلسل اقتدار
Exclusive Interview with Daniel Zapelli, the Attorney General of Geneva. Don’t Miss: The has been much speculation over the reopening of the Swiss Cases which could never be substantiated with concrete proves in the last ten years. Primarily targeted at President Asif Ali Zardari, the Swiss Cases are begin used as
A comment on Dr Shahid Masood’s meray mutabiq – by Khalid Wasti: ڈاکٹر شاہد مسعود کا ٹاک شو “ میرے مطابق “ مورخہ چار اپریل سننے کے بعد خاکسار نے اس پروگرام پر جو کمینٹس دئیے وہ ارسال خدمت ہیں =============== ڈاکٹر شاہد مسعود- تعصب میں اتنی دور تک نہ جائیں کہ
Punjabi judges must stop the witch hunt in the name of justice or risk backlash from other provinces – by Farrukh Siddiqui: Source: State of Pakistan blog The News reports the following on March 29, 2010 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) warned the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) that he may be put behind bars if the judicial ordersdelivered on National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), were
Who is Shakeel Anjum, the author of ‘Who assassinated Benazir Bhutto’?: Related post: Shamsul Anwar’s fraudulent story has a few lessons for us Ansar Abbasi, as critical readers of Pakistani media and politics know, is a loyalist of (a certain sub-section of) a spy agency. Ansar Abbasi is notorious for