Lots of Sources – not all valid

In a time span of 18 minutes, the CNN news website changed its headlines from “Pakistan declares Emergency” to “Martial Law in Pakistan” to “Sources: Martial Law in Pakistan” is just a quick reminder to all those visiting the various news sites online, that there is a struggle between factual reporting and sensationalization of the news. Please take caution before reacting to several rumours that are spreading around.

The fact of the matter right now is that a state of emergency has been declared on the judiciary and the media only. That’s all we know. Some of the comments on this site and others are being written by people speculating on their own accord – Be wary of what you read. All our prayers for things to work out in the best and safest possible manner –

10 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

    Well, it would be all clear in a few ours when the Pres talks to the nation.

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    Sorry, it should had read: ‘hours’ and not ‘ours’

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Heading changed again: “Pakistan declares state of emergency”…..30 secs ago.

  4. mantissa (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

    agreed. definitely a lot of opinions out there. incidentally the “best” source of news at this time is PTV National :P (one of the few channels that are working for obvious reasons).

  5. Jalal (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

    BBC has actually done a good job with their news since it is quite sedate and based only on facts.

    CNN has been utterly unbelievably rumour mongering this time. Shame.

  6. Junaid (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:56 pm

    idiot.. emergency against judiciary and media..what else remain we had lost our chief justice and media… whats remain…
    no more justice…

  7. Yahya (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    cnn still has .. pakistan declars state of emergency

  8. sami shah (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

    Good source of updates:

    It’s the site for India’s CNN-IBN, they are Dawn News’ affiliate and have cut to Dawn News for the updates.

    BB on her way back to Karachi from Dubai.

  9. Sameer (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    Say goodbye to the stock market. And goodbye to TV and internet.

    R.I.P. Azaad Pakistan.

  10. Karachiite (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

    For updates, you can watch al-jazeera english live for free at this link:


    They are showing live images of Islamabad. 8 member supreme court panel rejects declaration of emergency. They will be showing Musharraf’s address to the nation live on the above link.

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