People & Society How true were Asad Umar's HardTalk claims? Herald Updated Jan 31, 2019 03:08am WHATSAPP 16 Comments Email Email Your Name*Recipient Email* Print Compiled through media reports. This article was published in the Herald's January 2019 issue. To read more subscribe to the Herald in print. WHATSAPP 16 Comments Email Email Your Name*Recipient Email* Print More From This Section Acts of faith: Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan Crimes against women: The stories we all forgot The railway lines in Pakistan and the stories they tell Abdul Sattar Edhi: A king without a crown Mrec Large Comments (16) Closed Hasan 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? Raghu Jan 31, 2019 10:40am Nice try. But I still believe in Asad Umar. SajjadX Jan 31, 2019 10:41am Truly shameful for a minister to lie like that. Zak 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. Sachcha Pakistani Jan 31, 2019 12:11pm So basically PTI is back-tracking on its promises and knows too little - even today? Commander Jan 31, 2019 01:43pm A flawed analysis by a premier newspaper. NC 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. :) tariq ali 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. Copper Jan 31, 2019 03:25pm A robbery in a journalist house is not a threat. This fact check needs a fact check ! Hassan Awan 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! Chris Henson 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. Virat Kohli Feb 01, 2019 09:35pm Fake finance guy. Umer 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. Umer 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.. sajjad Memon 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.