Tag: wikileaks

Did someone say “Dr General-CMLA Ziaul Haq” too?

Ninety-nine percent of Pakistani (electronic and print) media (Urdu as well as English) is right wing, and 100 percent of it has run amok in fury over an honorary doctorate awarded to Interior Minister Rehman Malik by Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad Khan. A newspaper editorialised its anger thus: “The huge smile on ‘Dr’ Malik’s face…

Crowded conscience

You can’t make this stuff up: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, held a press conference on September 13 to ‘prove’ that the fact that his wife and children are US nationals does not make him “pro-America.” The revelation about viscerally anti-America Ch Nisar’s secret comes via WikiLeaks. Indeed,…

Maverik Mullah & his Jamiat Ulema

(From Viewpoint Online) WikiLeaks reveal Maulana Fazl ur Rehman approached the US embassy in India through Maulana Madni. The embassy was informed: Mr. Rahman “could not speak freely in Pakistan, that he would say one thing in Pakistan and something else in India if asked”…Mr. Madani was also carrying another message on behalf of Mr.…

drone do it

The general was refreshingly frank in his appraisal. “Myths and rumors about U.S. Predator strikes and casualty figures are many, but it’s a reality that most of those being killed … are hardcore elements, a sizable number of them foreigners,” said Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mehmood, general officer commanding in North Waziristan, earlier this month. After…

Religious Lobby is Running Riot in Pakistan

Image by Salmaan Taseer via Flickr (From mustafaqadri.net). guardian.co.uk, Thursday 9 December 2010 15.00 GMT While the country reels from flood devastation, an increasing gap between rich and poor, and a ceaseless energy recession, Pakistan’s religious lobby has lined up to attack a straw woman. Yet again a powerful political lobby has decided to focus…

The WikiLeaking of Media

(Syndicated from Viewpoint Online) Imperialism had an unchallenged upper hand on how and where to launch psychological warfare until the age of cyberspace arrived. The new information and communication technologies (ICT) have provided amazing tools in the hands of common citizens worldwide to expose and challenge superpowers in their efforts to control people’s mind and…