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The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

Editors Note: Wajahat S. Khan sent me an email with this heartfelt piece on his recent experience with the ” the all-consuming, thankless revolving door that is Pakistani broadcast media”. He rightly complains about his seniors and colleagues in the industry. I am reproducing his email that was sent with the article: “Hey, Champ: Wrote this three days ago. Soon after my … Read entire article »

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

By Awais Saleem To say that the exposé done by the New York Times on a Pakistan-based IT company, Axact’s shady business practices has caused ripples in the Pakistani media industry would be an understatement. The way it has divided opinions among the working journalists, be it senior or those still learning the ropes, is even more startling. The NYT story had detailed alleged involvement of … Read entire article »

Living the Pakistani Dream

Living the Pakistani Dream

By Nausherwan Ali Recently, I came across an article titled “What is the Korean Dream?” by Seong-Hyung Hong published in the World post in which he discussed a vision for his people, a vision which transcends national boundaries and which if translated into reality, will add to the splendor of the Korean people. The writer compared his “Korean dream” with the American, … Read entire article »

After Axact

After Axact

By Haseeb Akhtar Pakistan is again in the global spotlight. The terror cells and public sector corruption have taken a backseat to an elegant corporate scam conning thousands of people out of millions of dollars annually. Axact, a Karachi based company with a shiny building radiating authenticity, has been accused multiple times of operating a network of sham degree-mill universities. One … Read entire article »

ستارہ بروج اکبر اور احمدی پاکستانی قومی ہیروز عوامی سطح پر نظر انداز کیوں؟

ستارہ بروج اکبر اور احمدی پاکستانی قومی ہیروز عوامی سطح پر نظر انداز کیوں؟

تحریر: ایم احمد اعوان جکل کے دور میں اگر کوئ بہت بڑی اچھی یا بُری خبر ہو تو وہ میڈیا پر فوراً جنگل کی آگ کی طرح پھیلتی یا Viral ہو جاتی ہے لیکن ایسا سب بڑی خبروں کے نصیب میں نہیں ہوتا۔ ایسی ہی ایک خبر پاکستانی لڑکی ستارہ بروج اکبر کے حالیہ عالمی اعزاز کی بھی ہے۔ابتدا میں یہ خبر چند … Read entire article »

Bol Exodus, House of cards started to fall

Bol Exodus, House of cards started to fall

Malik Omaid NYT story on Axact which uncovered the business of fake degrees had been the talk of the town since last monday. Our readers would know that Pak Tea House did a followup story of twitter responses on the report on Axact by NYT. Axact in return sent a legal notice to Pak Tea House upto Rs. 500 million claiming … Read entire article »

Perils of Defining a Muslim

Raza Habib Raja Pakistan, as we know, is not a very tolerant country for minorities. We all know that Christian colonies have been attacked whenever a member of their faith was accused of blasphemy. Likewise, there have been forcible conversions in Sindh of some Hindus. Yes, there is no doubt that minorities suffer a lot in Pakistan but there is a category (which has various sub-categories) which has suffered even more in Pakistan. This category is not a fixed category as the basis for inclusion in this category varies a lot. This is the category of Muslims who are assumed by some or majority to be Non-Muslims. In fact, literally everyone is potentially a member of this category … Read entire article »

بول ٹی وی کچھ نئے حقائق

بول ٹی وی کچھ نئے حقائق

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل نیو یارک ٹائمز کی تحقیقاتی رپورٹ کے مطابق بول ٹی وی چینل شروع کرنے والی آئی ٹی کمپنی ایگزٹ AXACT دنیا بھر میں جعلی ڈگریوں کے کاروبار میں ملوث ہے۔ رپورٹ کے مطابق اس کمپنی نے جو اپنے آپ کو دنیا کی ایک بڑی آئی ٹی کمپنی ظاہر کرتی ہے کا تمام کاروبار جعل سازی پر مشتمل … Read entire article »

Bloggers, Activists and Social Media shows Solidarity with Pak Tea House

Malik Omaid On monday after the New York Times broke an explosive story on the huge business of fake degrees operated by a Pakistani company Axact Pak Tea House published a report on the twitter responses afterwards with the title “Break the Internet – Report on Axact by NYT“. Unfortunately for free speech Axact sent Pak Tea House a legal notice later in the evening through its lawyers. We have Published it as “Pak Tea House has been Threatened for Free Speech“. This has gone viral on the Internet since then and notable bloggers, activists and many on social media have condemned the Axact for using “intimidatory tactics” to curb free speech. Here are some of … Read entire article »

Why I Left Axact? The Inside Picture.

Editor’s note: This post reflects the views of the blogger and are not necessarily shared by Pak Tea House, its administrators, editors or contributors. Only the author can verify the claims made here. PTH accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the contents in this post.  Kasim Osmani Yeterday, social media lashed out at Axact after NYT report disclosed its million-dollars fake degrees scam. Axact appears to be ‘world’s leading IT company’ as its slogan reads; however, most of its office floors (at least at DHA) are occupied with agents who operate in Middle East region luring Arab/international people with certified US degrees solely on basis of their professional experience. These degrees range from Bachelors, Masters, and PhD (Axact … Read entire article »

Evolution of Religious Extremism in Pakistan

Evolution of Religious Extremism in Pakistan

By Syed Amir As per an estimate 96.4% of total 199 million Pakistanis are Muslims and rest of the population consists of Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and other minority groups. However, diversity in Pakistan is more visible along cultural and ethnic lines and less through its religious distribution. Pakistan is the cradle of Indus Valley Civilization and since those days, Pakistan opened its … Read entire article »

Pak Tea House has been Threatened for Free Speech

Pak Tea House has been Threatened for Free Speech

New York Times broke an explosive story on a Pakistani company Axact which revealed how the company may be involved in a huge scam of awarding fake online degrees. Pak Tea House compiled some of the reactions here and now it has been served with a legal notice. This is against the principles of free speech. If the company is … Read entire article »

NO MORE…

NO MORE…

Here is a poem that writer, art aficionado Fakir Syed Aijazuddin composed on the massacre of 43 innocent Ismailis in a bus in Karachi on 13 May 2015. I have no more blood to spill. My veins are dry, but still My heart beats, pumping clots of remonstrance. I have no more tears to shed. My eyes are no longer red, Instead ringed Saturns of grief … Read entire article »

Return to the Path of the Sufis

Return to the Path of the Sufis

Uzair Khan Auqabi Rooh Baidar Hoti Hai Jawanon Mein Nazar Ati Hai Iss Ko Apni Manzil Asmanon Mein When an eagle’s spirit awakens in youthful hearts, It sees its luminous goal beyond the starry heavens. Words that were used to rally a nation into action. Have self belief, it tells the agitators and the activists. Focus on the innate ability and capabilities one is endowed … Read entire article »

Break the Internet – Report on Axact by NYT

Break the Internet – Report on Axact by NYT

Malik Omaid Pakistani internet broke on Monday morning but it was not because of Kim Kardashian but because of New York Times report regarding Axact group involved in a fraud of fake degrees. Axact group is the owner of Bol Network. This is the reason that thousands joined twitter discussions on Axact scam report and gave their views. Some of the … Read entire article »