People & Society
How true were Asad Umar's HardTalk claims?
Updated 31 Jan, 2019 03:08am
Compiled through media reports.
This article was published in the Herald's January 2019 issue. To read more subscribe to the Herald in print.
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Jan 31, 2019 08:41am
Poor journalism! Under Umer's statement 1, Herald counterarguments Umer's statement by saying that the 'fact' is that "According to news reports publishes in March 2018...". Really? First, where are the links to these sources? Secondly, since when have 'news reports' become 'facts'? Fake media can publish anything. How about official data from World Bank, IMF, or State Bank regarding foreign debt to China?
Jan 31, 2019 10:40am
Nice try. But I still believe in Asad Umar.
Jan 31, 2019 10:41am
Truly shameful for a minister to lie like that.
Jan 31, 2019 11:14am
Don't nit pick. Pakistan is doing very well under PTI. Adad Umar was not far off the mark in his statements.
Jan 31, 2019 12:11pm
So basically PTI is back-tracking on its promises and knows too little - even today?
Jan 31, 2019 01:43pm
A flawed analysis by a premier newspaper.
Jan 31, 2019 02:35pm
Its all about guessing... atleast Mr. Umar was 50% correct in his statement. Problem is debt and not liabillities... if the cost of liability is coverable with revenue, no problem. :)
Jan 31, 2019 02:37pm
This report if published in Herald it is a very poor quality of journalism. Ministers statements are being pronounced incorrect and media reports are facts. Shame on the magazine and the journalist who wrote it. the previous government played the media like a fiddle and provided incorrect information, how come that was not checked for accuracy. Asad Umer hard talk interview was one of the best given by any personality form developing countries. the questions and assumptions put forward are always sensational and intimidating. He handled Stephen Sackur just right. Asad deserves all the praise.
Jan 31, 2019 03:25pm
A robbery in a journalist house is not a threat. This fact check needs a fact check !
Jan 31, 2019 04:05pm
Dawn will do well if it does some objective analysis. Picking on a 2 month old interview based on “facts” from some “News reports”, makes me wonder the motives of this publication and the scribe.
M. Sheryar FAROOQUI
Jan 31, 2019 04:38pm
And how much money did Dawn receive to publish this "Fact" report......can we also have some facts on propagandist journalism please, much awaited. Thanks and Keep it up!
Jan 31, 2019 10:06pm
Good article.. this kind of fact check is needed. Shows why the world does not believe in Pakistan's politicians.
Feb 01, 2019 09:35pm
Fake finance guy.
Feb 02, 2019 10:59am
@Hasan And by the way from where do these organizations get their data from. It is supplied by our extremely reliable government of Pakistan. I would believe a reputable daily like Dawn more than the government.
Feb 02, 2019 11:06am
@tariq ali Is the PTI government made of angels. Most of PTI senior leadership consists of so called electable a euphemism for what we popularly call lotay in Pakistan..
Feb 03, 2019 02:31pm
Hard Talk interview was a white wash since they censored their own interview to suit particular group. This actually raises questions on the whole purpose of the interview.