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Radio silence

On the media’s curious near blackout of the storm that is brewing in the Punjab police Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people. I had used


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The curious case of the bias

Political parties’ supporters and their problem with “bias” The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party. Though they are also present in KP, it is only the Pashtun belt of Balochistan where they have electoral


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Curious blind spot

There is more focus on Zaid Hamid’s religion than the really serious allegations Before we get to Hamid Mir’s takedown of Zaid Hamid (Capital Talk, Geo News, 22nd July) it would be


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Taliban and Not Taliban

The MQM and its one-size-fits-all defence The Taliban has had it in for the ANP. For anyone not living under a rock, the animosity the “student militia” bore the party has been


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Comedy of errors

Spin in the time of s**t hitting the fan Two years on, one thinks it would have been funny, had it not been so embarrassing as a Pakistani. No, not the actual


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Get Mansha!

Mubasher Lucman’s hilarious attempts at playing Ahab to Mansha’s Moby Dick Do you watch Mubasher Lucman’s show on ARY? Me neither. But the troubled souls who do watch it, testify that, of


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“Da gr8st ledr s bak!”

Firework time is nigh for the PTI Imran Khan’s first interview after the elections (Capital Talk, June 27, Geo). Or was it his first interview after his fall? In either case, it


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The MQM and the media

Media Watch “The arrested target killers belonged to the ANP, the PPP and another political party.” –News Bulletin Copy on a major TV channel The media’s relation with the MQM draws out as


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Palmists and pundits

Do you think it was silly, the way the occult was consulted (Geo, Aapas Ki Baat, 5th May) to predict the outcome of the upcoming elections? You might, but it probably wasn’t


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Baby Bhutto at the mike

Media Watch THE PPP’s media apparatus has an MQM situation on its hands. You see, the MQM, despite its considerable media management, simply cannot get around a particular problem. That inactionable variable:


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Schooled in classes

MEDIA WATCH I have said it before and I’ll say it again. Conspiracy theorists, take a hike: if there is one single thing that determines the content of television, it is the

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