The Indian media, while taking advantage of Jang Group’s slur campaign in the aftermath of Saturday’s gun attack on anchor Hamid Mir, has launched a frontal attack on Pakistan’s security establishment, particularly its premier intelligence agency, say political observers.
Soon after the attack, Geo TV pointed an accusatory finger at the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its chief Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam. According to observers, the baseless allegations provided a godsend opportunity to the Indian media to direct their guns at the ISI. Instead of expressing solidarity with Mir, the Indian media highlighted the alleged involvement of the ISI in the attack. Continue reading ISI faces Indian slander over baseless allegations
The inability to vaccinate children in some parts of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and other sensitive places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) will make Pakistan the last country in the world to eradicate polio, concluded a senior official from the K-P health department.
“If the virus from Fata and Afghanistan is not controlled immediately, all efforts and resources dedicated to the eradication of polio in other areas will remain futile,” said an official closely involved with polio eradication campaigns in the region while requesting not to be named.
Continue reading Polio endemic predicted in the absence of polio drops
Major General Shahida Malik, and Major General Shahida Badshah, the first two star female generals of Pakistan armed forces, the only ones in the Muslim world.
Continue reading Pakistan Army’s female Generals
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.
Continue reading Pakistan’s growing and inspiring rap culture
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