Media watch: Geo, floods, fake degrees and Ramazan

Published: August 12, 2010
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Local print media has focused on the ongoing flood crisis. photo: APP

Local print media has focused on the ongoing flood crisis. photo: APP

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

Dawn

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.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • anonym
    Aug 12, 2010 - 6:50PM

    Why would ET tell what others are printing?Recommend

  • S. Ali Raza
    Aug 12, 2010 - 8:15PM

    good summary! keep it up guys, and make it a regular feature, so we can it all on ET :)Recommend

  • Aug 12, 2010 - 9:50PM

    whats this? Recommend

  • Aug 12, 2010 - 10:28PM

    ET should avoid FoC advertising of other competitors.Recommend

  • Mohsin Hijazee
    Aug 12, 2010 - 10:41PM

    Really great! I appreciate this media watch. Love it! Yet there are other channels and newspapers who wont name anyone else. Recommend

  • Aug 12, 2010 - 10:43PM

    Dude (Anonym) perhaps you’ve not read the tagline Media watch is a daily round-up of key articles featured on news websites, hand-picked by The Express Tribune web staff.Recommend

  • Aug 12, 2010 - 11:21PM

    Had it happened with some Mullah president or the NFP’s worst nightmare Zia ul Haq, he to be sure would have skipped writing on the subject or would have endorsed the joota hurling incident!Recommend

  • Aug 13, 2010 - 1:47AM

    What exactly is so ‘great’ about this piece that people are loving it?

    A waste of space.Recommend

  • Khadim Husain
    Aug 13, 2010 - 8:06AM

    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.Recommend

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