Rina Saeed Khan writes: Given the prevailing gloom hanging over the country, it is good to hear such positive words and learn from experts like Malik Amin who have a ‘can do’ attitude. It is also heartening to see a political party give such importance to the environment with a well thought out green agenda Dawn: PTI’s green policy vision
A rant I posted on Facebook on the Tuesday morning as I was trying to drop my kids to school – negotiating Container barricades around Bilawal House, we ducked dodged and sneaked past one barricade only to be blocked off by another:
It is a crime to go to school in the 1-km vicinity of Bilawal House Karachi where extensive container security keeps children out of school while Zardari-Bhutto royalty resides in
Heck it is a crime that my kids vocabulary now includes Bomb Blast & Strike as the only reason why school is off
Shame on us for electing these idiots and then all ready & full of excuses to re-elect them again
who cares if the children go to school – Bilawal Bhutto studies in UK
who cares if my children don’t have a hospital to go to when sick – Nawaz Sharif gets his medical treatment in the UK
who cares if Karachi had another strike / business closure – MQM, ANP, PPP make money collecting bhatta
I don’t think hoping for a better future for our children matters 180 million can go to hell because 0.001% have it all set for their own prosperity & well being
Another example how genuine Intra-party elections empower the common man to rise up the ranks and be a part of the movement for change – In Attock a common man Waheed Murad garnered 432 votes while his rival Sardar Mumtaz Khan, a landlord, received 360 – and Waheed Murad was elected as the district President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf in Attock – Genuine Change by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf … DAWN: Peasant defeats landlord
With parliament and the ECP at loggerheads over the issue of fake degrees, the Sindh Assembly has passed a new law to make the federal Higher Education Commission totally irrelevant in relation to the Sindh province by setting up its own provincial HEC that has been given all the powers, including the authority to verify degrees awarded by any institution in the world – allows them to induct Fake Degree holders bypassing Central HEC The News: Sindh quietly makes law to de-fang HEC
There are plans for another 4-5 more polices to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
It shows to you the seriousness and commitment with which PTI wants to change Pakistan – no mere slogans but a strategy on how we hope to fix the problems of Pakistan. And lets not forget a massive grass root Intra-party elections to have done so publicly with over 7 million registered members
Change is here, its now your choice, seal your fate with the existing set of circus politicians or work to bring a genuine democratic party into power
PITY the nation where the blood of innocents comes cheap and murderers live under state patronage …. Govt of Punjab harbors LeJ leaders and supports them with a monthly stipend under the pretext of an electoral adjustment … Pity the nation that ignores this state sponsored alliance of terrorism on its people – DAWN: Dangerous liaison
Printed in the Lahore edition of Express Urdu & also in NawaiWaqt Lahore on 21st Feb 2013 – It seems that PML Media cell found it embarrassing to promote a barren picture of a rally and felt the need to manipulate the image and then fool the news-desks to report these images on the front pages of their respective newspapers in Lahore – When one comes across the actual picture its hilarious to note how desperate PML-N is to appease itself to the Lahore crowd that it is popular when in fact its a far cry from a house full “Mammoth rally”
Another case of Lifafah Blooperism Exposed – enjoy the laughs
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Wednesday announced its six-point education policy. It emphasised the education emergency in the country, the importance of an equal system for all, and the need to increase the education budget to 5% of GDP from the currently-pegged rate of 2.1%. Express Tribune LINK: Six-point education policy: PTI aims for one education system
A Set of images floated by PML-N Social Media team trying to show Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif standing amongst the people buying a Metro Ticket himself. Rummaging through the album posted on the Chief Ministers Facebook page some observant PTI supporters spotted an interesting blooper – two pictures caught their attention where Shahbaz Sharif is standing in line – the adjacent picture then shows the lineup jumbled up
Observe the shuffled subjects namely A-B-C-D
Subject A – moves from being in front of the line to being behind the Chief Minister Subject B – The Chief Minister himself moves backward in the line (notice that he is standing ahead of the glass door in the first picture but in the next picture he moves behind it? Subject C – Disappears from the line Subject D – Being absent in the first picture emerges to the front of the line
It is evident that this was a photoshoot session was geared up for the Chief Minister to be seen promoting his humbleness it seems that after the first picture the subjects were called to reassemble in line and a few accidentally forgot their lineup – most bystanders would fall for this trickery but two accidentally posted images prove that this is an orchestrated shoot – Another example of a Drama by Drama-e-Ala
The PTI chief also said that CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should take suo motu notice of the incident. The party chief also said that members of his party will protest in all four headquarters to express solidarity with the Hazara community. – Imran Khan (official) & Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Express Tribune: Quetta bombing: Imran Khan condemns Lashkar-e-Jhangvi for attack on Hazaras
Imran Khan Tweets: I wish I could physically be at all the countrywide protests against the killings in Quetta. PTI is present everywhere as am I in spirit. I have condemned LeJ in strongest terms for the killings in Quetta. Demanded they must be brought to justice. We must protect all our people
What a horrendous tragedy the killing of 65 members of shia hazara community in Quetta. Deeply condemn this barbarous atrocity.
Its interesting to note how easy it is for a tabloid newspaper to conveniently delete a news story from its website without even bothering to offer an explanation or justification – Express Tribune today (18th Feb) has been caught (Again) to have deleted the fourth story that was published in its Print edition (e-paper link) but the story has been entirely removed from its online website
This latest story was another expose on the potential election alliance between PML-N and the banned outfit Ahle Sunnat Wali Jamat where PML-N is planning not to contest against ASWJ on three National Assembly seats – all in the name of Politics while the same banned outfit is known to support Shia killing.
All four stories were hard hitting reports against the PML-N and we have documented each deletion, seems like our efforts are paying off in exposing Tribune and its bias towards PML-N
A closer examination of all four stories we notice a common factor where the author of all four were by a political reporter Abdul Manan – Abdul Manan has been writing for Express Tribune since April 7th 2010 and a quick calculation reveals that he writes regularly and has over 750+ news reports for the Tribune under his name. He has written about every political party and many have been hard hitting & damaging articles as well. But when it comes to PML-N, the Express Tribune web desk is quick to delete the storieswithout offering any explanation and it may well be after some heated phone calls from Raiwind.
Some critics point out that these reports by Abdul Manan are inaccurate so were rightfully removed, my question then stands, Coincidentally why does it only happen to hard hitting stories regarding PML-N, that such reporting inaccuracies are deleted without any explanation, the print edition editorial board finds these stories pertinent enough to let them be printed, but within a few hours the web desk in turn finds them erroneous to delete – despite the three prior incidents the journalist continues to write for Express Tribune and no action is taken against him. If Abdul Manan is misreporting facts then who are these errors only related to news stories related to PML & ASWJ? Many questions and the fourth incident is proof enough that there is foul play to hide facts – Prime case of Yellow Tribuninsm by Express Tribune