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
ENCOURAGINGLY, the government’s negotiating committee is standing firm. Cleverly, the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is trying to muddy the waters further by levelling grim allegations. Yesterday, the impasse continued as the TTP announced its conditions for a ceasefire by the militants, and the government committee rejected a conditional ceasefire. The TTP claims that the security forces . . . → Read More: TTP’s failed media campaigns
Over the last few months Kejriwal and his AAP have turned the spotlight on a number of fundamental issues: one of the most important of them, which has not received the scrutiny it deserves, is the attitude of the mainstream media-primarily the elitist, English language TV channels and print media- towards the Aam Aadmi party . . . → Read More: Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has increased the power tariff by Rs1.01 per unit under the head of monthly fuel adjustment mechanism knowing the fact that electricity worth Rs281 million was wasted in transmission losses in December.
The decision will not be effective on the electric power consumers of the Karachi Electric . . . → Read More: Nepra augments power tariff by Rs. 1.01 per unit
BY DILAWAR HUSSAIN
KARACHI: The statements of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar scarcely receive serious notice. Many people, therefore, yawned when the minister pledged to pull the rupee from the depth of Rs110 to a dollar to a respectable position. Although the target parity of Mr Dar (which he insists he did not set at Rs98) . . . → Read More: Another perspective
By Nang Durrani and L. Yousafzai
In an age of satellite technology and the Internet, insurgent media operations have reached a level of technical maturity that often outpaces their adversaries.
Instant outreach: Twitter user and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted this news of a suicide bombing on November 17. (Photo: Twitter screenshot) Main photo: Videos . . . → Read More: Techno Taliban’s media attacks
According to Finance Ministry sources, Pakistan will soon receive the second installment of loan amounting to USD 550 million from the IMF.
The approval for the issuance of second tranche of loan was granted by the IMF board of directors, sources said.
. . . → Read More: IMF okays $550m Pakistan’s way
‘— the past is a great place to visit but not such a great place to stay in permanently—‘
The book ‘Magnificent Delusions’ by a former Pakistani Ambassador to the US is being launched today. There has been much hype about the book in the US media and the Indian media — and this really . . . → Read More: MAGNIFICENT DELUSIONS OR OBSESSIONS?