Posts Tagged ‘Media’

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Obama’s Disregard For Media Reaches New Heights At Nuclear Summit

April 14, 2010

Dana Milbank

World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow.

They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck.

In the middle of it all was Obama — occupant of an office once informally known as “leader of the free world” — putting on a clinic for some of the world’s greatest dictators in how to circumvent a free press.

The only part of the summit, other than a post-meeting news conference, that was visible to the public was Obama’s eight-minute opening statement, which ended with the words: “I’m going to ask that we take a few moments to allow the press to exit before our first session.”

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US Recruiting Retired Pakistani Military Officers

October 1, 2009

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Who Protected Ali Zaidi, A Frontman For American Mercenaries In Pakistan?

An AhmedQuraishi.com Report

Despite denials by the US Embassy in Islamabad, this incident exposes the presence of American private security operations similar to Blackwater in Pakistan. The embassy and US citizens working for either the US government or the US military are recruiting retired and well connected Pakistani military officers in order to build a network of informants and special operations agents inside Pakistan. This is tantamount to creating a US military presence in Pakistani cities without sending the US army into Pakistan. To counter reports the growing reports of how the US is raising private security militias armed with heavy weapons to supplement the existing information-gathering network and the coming expansion in the US diplomatic presence in Pakistan; the mainstream US media is churning out stories that seek to discredit these reports as ‘conspiracy theories’.

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The Onslaught of Indian Media.

September 28, 2009

Saadullah Aleem | PKKH

It is time to shed some light on the electronic media of our neighbouring country and the effects that it has on our society especially on our youth and the anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistani feelings that it is exciting.

For many years, Indians have been using their media to despoil Pakistani society by injecting their own culture into it. This is quite dangerous as both of these countries, Pakistan and India, share a somewhat similar culture and language. Thus, some Pakistanis end up thinking that there is little or no difference between these two nations. Tune into any Pakistani radio station on a Saturday evening and you will find almost all of them playing tunes from Indian flicks that they term as ‘Desi’. And that’s not it, even our own “Free Media” is helping them out by copying the styles of their TV shows and Dramas, abolishing the decency that the Pakistani telefilm industry(especially PTV) possessed for years.

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ALERT: America Targets Pakistan And Silences The Critics

September 2, 2009

Shireen M Mazari

Dr. Shireen Mazari has had the honor of being one of the targets of the US Embassy in Islamabad particularly since 2008 when in her columns she broke the news of US Army’s General Hood coming to Pakistan and the 11 conditions that the Pakistani government was quietly planning to accept granting unfettered access in Pakistan for US personnel with no legal restraints.

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Security Breach In Pakistan: Military Must Reign In Its Ex Sleuths

September 2, 2009

Makhdoom Babar

Time for Services Chiefs and Chairman JCSC to take action

Three cheers to these custodians of national secrets and national solidarity and hats off to our television hosts – or anchor persons as we call them in Pakistan – who not only encourage these retired officers to talk but willingly provide them a platform to air national secrets, live, across the world, without care for the price the nation will have to pay for this collective act of grave indiscretion. It is time that the Services Chiefs of Pakistan Army, Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy should sit together under the Chair of Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and end this soap opera at national cost.

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Speech – Not As Free As It Used To Be!

August 11, 2009

Atif F Qureshi | PKKH

Kashif Abbasi, who was allowed by a ‘Dictator’ to speak his mind and criticize the then government in a media campaign which eventually saw the ‘Dictator’ resign, has been kicked off the airwaves by our ‘Democratic’ Government. Irony at its best. The free-wheeling liberal social democratic facade is starting to peel as the current government now resorts to tactics not even ‘Dictators’ indulge in.The stifling of contrary opinion is normally only done in one of two cases: a desperate measure to veil weaknesses, or to shore up strength and consensus. No prizes for guessing which applies here.

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Indian World Record broken by Pakistani villagers!

July 16, 2009

Ministry of Environment on Wednesday scripted the Guinness World Record of tree plantation by planting 541,176 saplings in one day from sunrise to sunset, breaking the Indian record of 447,874 trees set on June 12-13 this year in Keti Bandar, Thatta.

Through the plantation held at Keti Bandar, Tehsil Thatta, some 150 kilometres in the Southeast of Karachi, broke Indian record of 447,874 trees that had beaten Mexico’s record of planting 348,493 trees on June 12-13 this year.

PKKH has received first hand exclusives images of the record breaking saplings plantation frenzy which are presented for our readers.

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