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...
Right-wing political party, Jamiat Ulema Islam (F)’s proposed plan to lay siege to the capital offers so much for media consumption. Conspiracies and speculations follow as usual. The party had announced a lockdown of Islamabad to protest against the government. An...
Researchers at the University of Oxford have noted an upsurge during the past three years in the number of countries that co-opted social media for running online disinformation campaigns. According to a detailed study by the Internet Institute of the...
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) have rejected rumours on social media regarding an alleged failure of a Pakistan-moved resolution on Kashmir at the United Nations. The rumours said Pakistan lost a...
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...
A number of important Sri Lankan cricket players’ decision to pull out of the planned Pakistan tour in September has dashed hopes of a complete revival of international cricket in Pakistan. The clouds of doubt over the series thickened...
There is a law and order situation in Ghotki, Sindh over alleged blasphemy by a Hindu owner and principal of a local school. An FIR was registered against Notan Lal, the accused when one of his students testified that...
What’s Happening? The news stories today report on the suspension of Afghan peace process, Pakistan government’s views on Afghan war, consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and anti-terrorism action in KP. Op-eds discuss the Afghan peace process and the...

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