The English press in Pakistan is usually on the metaphorical ‘same page’ when it comes to human rights or resisting bigotry, hate speech and violent extremism. However, they appeared to take rather different positions with regards to an Anti-terrorism court...
An unusual hashtag #WeSaluteMumtazQadri briefly reigned the Twitter trends panel recently in Pakistan and amassed nearly 10 thousand tweets within the first two hours. Around 1 PM on Thursday, a number of Twitter accounts associated with rightwing political party, Tehreek...
On the fifth anniversary of the heart-rending APS tragedy today, only two top tier newspapers gave it editorial space. Since editorials highlight the most important event or issue of the day, this finding leads to questions like if the tragedy...
Microblogging site, Twitter recently suspended a large number of user accounts from Pakistan, perhaps owing to violation of its community standards. However, the government of Pakistan suspects ulterior motives behind the move. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) last week informed...
Through a letter, widely circulating in social media, the parents of Junaid Hafeez have implored the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to give justice to their son, who remains in prison for six years on...
Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) remembered its workers, allegedly killed by police and security forces during the infamous 25 November 2017, Faizabad clashes in Rawalpindi. TLP workers had clashed with the police and paramilitary forces after the government, over Islamabad...
Another day, another hate campaign against Pakistani journalists A latest Twitter based hate campaign against prominent Pakistan journalists portrays them as 'greedy, treacherous and unscrupulous individuals' who need to be disciplined if we were to save this country. Some eight thousand...
Rightwing Urdu newspaper, Daily Ummat says the Prime Minister Imran Khan might be committing blasphemy by promising to make Pakistan the ‘Riyasat-e-Madina’ (the State of Madina). Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised more than once to make Pakistan a welfare...
Social media based propaganda in Pakistan might have touched its lowest ebb after this episode of political mudslinging put up for public spectacle. A fake notification, purportedly issued by the Information wing of religio – political party Jamiat Ulema Islam...
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...

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