The House that Sharif built is not in order. Is the PML-N transitioning into a post-Nawaz party? The indicators are flashing and wailing like an ambulance light in emergency mode. There’s this meeting over “lavish tea” between Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Sharif that launches a media frenzy. Participants then fire off formulaic tweets which occupy the media space for a few hours before they are rudely shoved off the platform by an earthquake triggered by Hamza Shehbaz’s interview on TV.
All of a sudden everyone is gripped with fears of a martial law. What happened and why is such alarmist talk refusing to ebb away? Here are ten reasons:1. Major General Asif Ghafoor, director general of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said rather categorically at a news conference on Saturday the army believes in civilian supremacy and there is no threat to democracy from the armed forces.
History is a great teacher for those willing to learn. Eighteen years ago, I was witness to history as it unfolded. The date: October 12, 1999. Venue: PTV Centre in Islamabad. Here’s what I experienced:The pleasant October afternoon is grudgingly bidding adieu to the day. I am sitting in a ground floor office whose windows overlook the main gate of the Centre and the driveway that snakes into the porch.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".