The issue of moral policing on university campuses is not a new one in Pakistan. But is such an action an overreaction, or a reasonable response? According to some media writers, not only is such a reaction valid, but...
As support poured in for the Hindu community from all over Pakistan after the Ghotki unrest, right-leaning Urdu daily Ummat has blamed the victim itself for the tragedy. A feature in Daily Ummat by Azmat Ali Rehmani claimed that the...
Far right-wing group Majlis-e-Ahrar has taken exception to an interview of Aasia Bibi to The Sunday Telegraph, where she broke her silence about her ordeal of being on a death row for nearly a decade over false charges of...
Indian media outlets on Friday started reporting, albeit without any source that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s Asia Pacific Group (APG) has blacklisted Pakistan. The decision, Indian media said, was taken after Pakistan could not convince the global...
The International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief is being celebrated across the world today. The day however was largely ignored in Pakistani media despite the fact that Pakistan has remained a long-term target...
In a story published by Daily Ummat, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has declared its latest campaign to support the ‘Jihad-e-Kashmir’.  The piece extols the success of TLP’s social media campaigns, and how the organisation sees this as a stepping stone to...
The West intensifies efforts to free up more ‘blasphemers’. Screams a headline in bold red on top of one of the colored pages of national daily, Ummat. Right next to it, an old photo of Aasia Bibi is displayed on...
‘Daily Ummat’ – an Urdu national newspaper has claimed that the banned sectarian organization, Sipah-e-Muhammad was behind the 22nd March attempt on the life of top religious cleric, Mufti Taqi Usmani, which he miraculously survived. Three other people, including...
Orya Maqbool Jan’s penchant for inviting criticism over violations of religio-cultural sensitivities in TV shows and newspaper articles is quite well-known. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) recently suspended Orya Maqbool’s Neo News TV show ‘Harf-e-Raaz’ for a month...

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