Monday, December 9, 2019

PAKISTAN DISTANCES ITSELF FROM BOUNTY FOR FILMMAKER

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A spokesman for the prime minister of Pakistan has told the BBC that the government “absolutely dissociated” itself from remarks made by Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilou, who offered a $100,000 to the person or persons who assassinated the maker of an anti-Islam movie. “If someone else makes other similar blasphemous material in the future, […]

PAKISTAN CALLS FOREIGN REPORTING “ILLEGAL”

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Apparently reacting to negative broadcast news accounts questioning Pakistan’s baffling role in the hunting down of Osama bin Laden, the Islamabad government has ordered nine international news channels, including CNN, Fox News, and the BBC, to halt what it said are “illegal” broadcasts from Abbottabad, the town where bin Laden had holed up for several […]

BIN LADEN KILLING ANNOUNCEMENT DRAWS OBAMA’S BIGGEST RATINGS

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama drew his biggest audience ever Sunday night when 56.5 million viewers tuned in to watch his announcement that a U.S. Navy SEAL team had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The figure was more than twice the number who watched his March 28 speech on Libya — even though it did not begin […]