Govt lied about “martyred cop”

LAHORE: The Lahore police ‘falsely’ dubbed the death of a 27-year-old constable as murder and ‘immediately’ booked PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and his unknown supporters in a murder case on Saturday last.

A police handout issued on Sunday also declared the constable as martyr and his funeral prayers were offered at the Qilla Gujjar . . . → Read More: Govt lied about “martyred cop”

Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Ayaz Amir

Islamabad diary

Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Pakistani social media reacts against whitening products

An advert for skin-whitening soap has sparked a debate in Pakistani society about what many are calling the country’s ‘obsession’ with attaining fairer skin.

Campaigners say that the idea of having fair skin is unfairly linked to personal and professional success in Pakistan.

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The twist in history by the twisted historians!

I found this post on a website, the original article was so biased and one sided but the comment below the article was so well researched and befitting! You can read the article if you like (from the website link provided) but you must read the comment which I have copy pasted here (I hope this . . . → Read More: The twist in history by the twisted historians!

How Geo & Jang Group over estimated their strength

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

Did GEO News and Jang Group bite off more than they could chew?   

On April 19, 2014, senior news anchor and journalist Hamid Mir was attacked by gunmen when on his way to the GEO Karachi office from the airport. The attack made breaking news headlines on all Pakistani news . . . → Read More: How Geo & Jang Group over estimated their strength

Steps towards a stable exchange rate

THE recent appreciation of the rupee, despite weak fundamentals, is becoming controversial, with the same interest groups first extolling it as an outcome of good financial management and now complaining about its damage to exports.

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MNA’s hit by price hikes, demand 20% increment: Manzoor Watoo

“Finance Minister Ishaq Dar should announce a 20 per cent in salaries of government employees and pensioners because they have been badly affected by the unprecedented hike in the price of food items,” Mian Mazoor Wattoo, Punjab president of Pakistan Peoples Party, said on Sunday.

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Shooting in the dark

What do you do if you think you are being threatened? You have to be clear on the exact nature of the threat and how it has been delivered. Did you get a call? Was it given in a one on one meeting? Were there witnesses? Have you received something in writing or via email? Was . . . → Read More: Shooting in the dark

Mouths louder than gun shots!

Karachi’s shooters targeted a prominent journalist and were promptly let off the hook by a segment of the media that immediately began making wild unfounded allegations about ISI (Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Agency) being behind the attack.

The actual attackers and those who launched them must be laughing themselves silly because no one was really . . . → Read More: Mouths louder than gun shots!

Carlotta Gall: Motivated by personal grudges

Carlotta Gall’s piece in the New York Times has caused a firestorm in the media and government circles and given the Pakistani state very bitter pills to swallow. Yet the allegations and assertions she raises, articulately wrapped in personal anecdotes, are nothing new. Analysts and journalists from across the spectrum have been obsessed with making . . . → Read More: Carlotta Gall: Motivated by personal grudges