Journalists discuss self-accountability

Media of Pakistan should resolve the discrepancies within media, issues of unethical reporting and overreaction by free media.These views were expressed by media professionals at a national seminar on “Media, Democracy and Public Interest: Issues and Options” held on Tuesday in Islamabad, organized by Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR). Journalists, attending the seminar…

Holding on to Hope

Stories and pictures of human suffering, killing and displacement of millions of people on newspapers; scenes of mass misery, towns and people submerged in water on TV screens are constantly reminding us that the worst disaster of the century is not over yet. Media is also informing that this massive flooding in Pakistan is even…

Counting miseries..

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is statistic.” Here are the statistics: Cost to Agriculture: US$1,000,000,000 (US$ 1 Billion in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only) Pakistanis Affected: 2,500,000 (including incidents of disease and displacement and with rising threats of epidemics) Households needing help: 100,000 (Mostly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa) People still waiting to…

Pakistan – in the line of disaster

During the last few days, the country has been through almost all kinds of man-made and natural disasters. As if target killing on the streets of Karachi in the name of ethnic, political or personal rivalries; the so-called military operation in the northern areas to wipe off the militants form the land of pure was…

Timeline of major Pakistani air crashes

Following is a chronology of major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes: May 20, 1965: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 707 crashes on its inaugural flight while attempting to land at Cairo airport, killing 124 people. August 6, 1970: A PIA Fokker F27 turboprop aircraft crashes while attempting to take off from…

No survivors in Margalla plane crash

Fact box of ABQ-202 : Contact no. of Crisis Management Cell 051-9211223-4. At least 152 people were on board the ABQ-202 No survivors from the crash sight. It is believed that the plane had its landing gear out before it crashed. Bad weather most likely to be the cause of the crash. 6 members of…

General Kayani to stay on till 2013

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on Thursday that General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will be military chief till 2013. PM made the announcement in a three-minute televised address to the nation in which he showered praise on Kayani and termed him a respected person both nationally and internationally. Gilani said that Kayani’s extension was necessary…