Media watch: Geo, floods, fake degrees and Ramazan

Nadeem Farooq Paracha turns a critical eye on the media, while Ansar Abbasi keeps a watch on the fake degrees issue.

Express August 12, 2010

Media watch is a daily round-up of key articles featured on news websites, hand-picked by The Express Tribune web staff.


Columnist Nadeem Farooq Paracha analyses the blockage of Geo following the 'shoe incident'.
Exactly when or who gave the media, the mandate to become judge, jury and executioners?

The News

Journalist Ansar Abbasi highlights the HEC's warning to ten universities which have to submit copies of Matriculation and Intermediate certificates of the MPs who graduated from the institutions.

Daily Times

A staff report on Daily Times focused on bank account holders lining up in droves to withdraw money from their accounts to avoid Zakat deduction this Ramazan.

The Nation

Javiad-ur-Rehman reports that "the government seems making mockery of the miseries of the flood-affected people as artificial institutions are being announced which have no existence on ground."

Business Recorder

Ahmed Mukhtar reports that Pakistan is likely to lose 1-1.5percent of its GDP growth against its target of 4.5 percent due to devastation caused by floods.


Khadim Husain | 11 years ago | Reply NFP delete alter true comments or delete any criticism, he endorses a few appreciating comments. What he is talking about liberty of speaking, in fact he is Zardari appologist like others.
Natasha | 11 years ago | Reply What exactly is so 'great' about this piece that people are loving it? A waste of space.
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