Media watch: Millionaires in hiding and selfish TV anchors

Some believe Pakistan's richest families could pull it out of crisis, despite negativity perpetuated by the media.

August 27, 2010

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

Aid commitments top $1 billion: UN

Addressing a press conference at the UN headquarters here, Mr Holmes said that so far 70 per cent of the UN flash appeal of $460 million had been funded plus additional direct donations and pledges amounted to $1 billion. Masood Haider (

114 rich families can generate Rs 80 bn for flood victims in no time: Riaz

Business tycoon and chairman of Bahria Town Malik Riaz believes that 114 richest families of Pakistan could generate Rs 80 billion in no time, needed for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the flood affected people of Pakistan, if they show generosity and fear of God. (

Floods in Pakistan: a cover for conspiracies

Some TV anchors with their own selfish axes to grind are trying to outdo Goebbels to cast doubts about the government’s performance either due to sheer ignorance or deliberately, to show it in bad light to pursue their agenda of creating hurdles to prove that the present democratic dispensation has failed. Wajid Shamsul Hasan (

Distributing relief goods: Kayani meets businessmen

Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has offered Pak army's services in distributing relief goods, collected by the business community, to help the flood affected people of the country. He made this offer in a meeting with the representatives of various trade bodies. This is the first such instance when the business community was invited to meet the army chief in this regard. NH Zuberi (

Hope high school

Gulf News visits the Government High School Pabbi, where medical services and housing have been set up for Pakistani families dispaced by floods. (


Sohaib Khan | 10 years ago | Reply Callen: You are absolutely right. Its time to stop asking for aid and start to generate the aid internally. Lets say this diaster is big one but after INSHALLAH everything is ok, We should stand up as a nation ourselves and deal with our own future/problems and get rid of a president who only know how to beg!
Callen | 10 years ago | Reply How long will pakistan depend on foreign aid and funds begging from every person who has loose change in his pocket it is about time we take care of our own. Earn our own dignities, uphold our honor.
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