Over the past few months an ongoing debate about opening the borders to our next door neighbor has engulfed drawing room discussions,economics and politics lectures,the industrialist,the Mazdoor (wage laborer),and of course the talk shows. Those in favor of this upgrade in India’s status have brought to notice a need for better . . . →Read More:Lip Service to Goodwill
Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about ISI’s involvement with . . . →Read More:Afridi:whistleblower or traitor?
First of the 10 strategies for media manipulation,presented by Noam Chomsky,is the strategy of distraction. The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites,by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and . . . →Read More:Media’s hand in creating wrong ideas about intelligence agencies
Pakistan has given foreigners working for Save the Children a week to leave the country after becoming convinced that the aid organisation was used as cover by US spies hunting Osama bin Laden.
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If there was an international shoot-in-the-foot prize Pakistan would win it hands down,our genius for self-inflicted injuries surpassing that of all competitors. We don’t need RAW,Mossad or the CIA to conspire against us. We are self-sufficient in this department,no conspiracy from those quarters coming close to what we . . . →Read More:Behold the country of the inane
It is easy to feel admiration and not a little respect for President Asif Zardari,who turns 57 this week.
Like Manmohan Singh,he rarely allows himself to be interviewed by his own media because journalism on the subcontinent is quite poor. And so,while there is much reported about him,and rightly,his defence . . . →Read More:The admirable President of Pakistan
The Arsalan Iftikhar affair has made history but for the wrong reason. It may be the only case that was based entirely on hearsay and yet the Supreme Court took it up. Even in its preliminary stage,the affair has so many intriguing aspects that an investigative journalist can explore and bring out a bestseller . . . →Read More:Facts you overlooked in the Mediagate scandal
By Muhammad Abd al-Hameed
The Arsalan Iftikhar affair has made history but for the wrong reason. It may be the only case that was based entirely on hearsay and yet the Supreme Court took it up. Even in its preliminary stage,the affair has so many intriguing aspects that an investigative journalist can explore and bring . . . →Read More:Behind the ‘Familygate’ Smokescreen
With the story going through so many changes so quickly,the truth about Dr Afridi’s case is cloudier than ever. One thing is clear,though – Dr Afridi did engage in one indefensible act:Using a critical healthcare programme as cover for his activities. Unfortunately,in expressing concern about Afridi’s willingness to risk the credibility . . . →Read More:Dr. Afridi delivers another blow to polio eradication in Pakistan
By Zoon Ahmad Khan
For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet,time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . →Read More:Tacstrat:What double-game?