Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Pakistan is an ideological state, a nation created in the name of religion and it is for this very reason that religion and politics are not separate from each other. Skillfully articulated by Iqbal, the spiritual father of the nation, “Judaa ho deen siasat se to reh jaati hay Changezi” (statecraft divorced from faith leads . . . → Read More: Hypocrisy, thy name is… us

Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?

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?

Who funds the media?

By NASIR IQBAL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes.

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Nawaz talks about softer media regulations

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has highlighted the role of media in bringing the people of India and Pakistan closer.

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Sohni Dharti aims at improving farming living standards

Unlike many of his peers in the media industry, Aneesur Rehman dreamt of launching a television channel for a cause – highlight the plight of the neglected agriculture sector and create awareness among farmers to improve their standards of living.

With that mission in mind, Rehman four years ago started Sohni Dharti, the first agriculture . . . → Read More: Sohni Dharti aims at improving farming living standards

CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

As a Pakistani I was amazed by what I heard on one of our national TV channels. The well known and generally balanced anchor had a panel of three — a highly qualified economist who has been in government earlier, a columnist who researches his facts carefully and a man who was prominent in the . . . → Read More: CONFUSION COMPOUNDED

PTCL / PEMRA BLOCK INTERNET IN PAKISTAN

Not realizing that the protesters “protesting” on the streets of Pakistan don’t have access to high speed internet nor the knowledge and expertise to search and view the undesirable content on websites like YouTube, PTCL and PEMRA have started blocking the websites indiscriminately and irresponsibly without regard how it might be affecting the real and genuine . . . → Read More: PTCL / PEMRA BLOCK INTERNET IN PAKISTAN

Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

July 12th: According to ‘some’ international news agencies: 500 villages torched, thousands killed by Buddhist mobs and the Burmese army.

July 16th: The photos, all the evidence is out!

July 17th: Somehow all of that makes Pakistanis are unpatriotic for not staying in the country.

July 19th: Google images prove the photos were a . . . → Read More: Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

Dr. Amir Liaqat is back

With a vengence

It was quite obvious after last Ramadan that Geo was going to hire Dr Amir Liaqat back. Geo had six to eight anchors last year, ranging from Junaid Jamshed to Omar Sharif and of course Sahir Lodhi, for around six hours of Ramadan special programming. Still, Amir Liaqat single-handedly took on all . . . → Read More: Dr. Amir Liaqat is back