For all those decrying the death of creativity in Pakistani music, the rise and rise of Pakistani rap is an eye-opener. While Pakistani rap started with Fakhar-e-alam, once the comic Ahmad Ali Butt (White boy from L-town) was the only rapper of note in the Indus Music (IM) days. Most of the recent acclaim however, has been garnered by the witty Waderai Ka Beta fame Ali Gul Pir. The well-produced Adil Omer from Islamabad (BC Kholo), along with Osama Cum Laude (I’m Zoning), both of whom rap primarily in English, have also been making waves.
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Political and defence circles have expressed serious concerns over Jang Group’s attempt to implicate the national security institutions – particularly the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – in the gun attack on Geo TV senior anchor Hamid Mir.
Mir was seriously wounded when gunmen ambushed his car on Sharea Faisal around 5:15pm minutes after he flew into Karachi from Islamabad. Soon after the attack, Geo TV blamed the ISI. The allegations did not even take into the account the fact that investigations into the attack had not even begun.
Continue reading Jang group’s propaganda against the ISI
Reacting to the ‘baseless allegations’ levelled by Geo TV against the premier intelligence agency, the chief military spokesperson said on Sunday that Pakistan Army will take legal action in accordance with the law and Constitution.
“We are evaluating the baseless allegations levelled against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) from all aspects and there should be no doubt that we will take legal action [against Geo TV],” Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa told Express News on Sunday. Continue reading Mir’s allegations will be met in the court: Army
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 looking for them—everyone and their aunts were taking this opportunity to vent their personal grievances against the ISI and indirectly the entire military establishment.
Continue reading Mouths louder than gun shots!
Pakistani spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq has said that players should move on accept the current rules of the ICC regarding 15 degrees of permissible straightening of the elbow joint for all bowlers in international cricket.
Widely regarded as the inventor of the famed ‘doosra’ delivery, Mushtaq is considered as one of the greatest spin bowlers and was the first off-spinner to consistently utilise the doosra which formed a key part of his armoury in both Tests and ODIs. Continue reading Pakistani bowlers advised to accept ’15 degree’ limit
The management of the Jang and Geo News group on Sunday distanced itself from the allegations levelled against the ISI with its anchors claiming that the Mir brother’s allegations did not reflect the media outfit’s stance on the issue.
Soon after the attack on Mir, most media houses had aired allegations against the ISI and its director-general for over 14 hours since the attack took place. Continue reading Mir’s allegation do not reflect Geo’s stance: Management