Media Math

Which political party is richest? That depends on which newspaper you read. Front page of The News reported ‘PML-N richest, PML-Z poorest political party‘.

The News report on political parties wealth

Same day, Daily Times reported ‘PPP richest, PML-Z poorest political party‘.

Daily Times report on political parties wealth

The error appears to belong to The News whose report says ‘Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is the richest party with assets worth Rs88.7 million, followed by the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) with assets of Rs190.17 million’. Last time I checked, 190 was still more than 88. But in Pakistani media, who knows!

Author: Mahmood Adeel

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