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Gulf News stands by editorial on Expo 2020 vote
Gulf News responds to the criticism against its December 15 editorial, ‘UAE deserves answers from Pakistan and Afghanistan’.
While so much has been said about GN , I was bit amused and surprised by the consul general remarks on another big trading partner of UAE - why should he drag another counry ( which in this case is India) into the discussion. This is solely a matter between UAE & Pakistan, Afghanistan - why get India into this? - that also such childish comment from the Consul !
VRAO, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Dear Sir, The report and the editorial in GN regarding the indifference shown by Pakistan and Afghanistan in favor of Dubai’s bid during the Expo 2020 voting despite their official assurances is simply proper. What wrong for posting such a news in the Gulf News? Gulf News has every right, as an independent newspaper to inform its readers what was gone on at that time. It is natural to take stock of Dubai’s successful bid in which most of the countries voted for Dubai beating other great competitors. Further, it was also extremely bizarre that Pakistan and Afghanistan considered to be the two close allies of UAE, voted for other cities with advance assurances of their governments that they would vote for Dubai. It is imperative to question about their credibility and required their explanation for why they declined when it was needed. Friend in need is a friend indeed!
N E Haq, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
sad to read this article from my once favourite newspaper..we pakistanis consider UAE our second home...I think all the comments below made it very clear for gulf news what they have done..An Apology would be highly Appreciated from gulf news.
amara, dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shame on you GN..... dont have the guts to make an apology... shame!
WAK, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GN has acted in a very unethical manner. The Opinion piece was either 1) deliberately aggressive and biased against Pakistan, with an agenda to cast it in a bad light or 2) not researched properly and full of half truths. Either way, in refusing to acknowledge its mistake and continuing to try to justify its stance is totally irresponsible. I for one will be cancelling my subscription and shall move to a paper which does not have an anti-Pakistan agenda.
Obaid, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
stop inciting hatred against the community.
Bilal, Dubai, Pakistan
"Every Country has a Culture and UAE prides itself as a multicultural Place and is doing a pretty Good job with over 200 Nationalities. We all are happy to be a part of this developing country. This tune in this article printed on the Front page was never seen before...even when India "Betrayed" and "Stabbed" Iran-Pakistan-India Gas pipeline Deal.. despite assurances. and Sold his word to American Nuclear power projects. It's the attitude and understanding that makes us Civilized human. else even Parrot have loads of words to say. Facts and figures aside, which are in Pakistan's favor - approach from the first sentence is not correct for readers of GN.
Qumber Abbas, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The actual fact remains is that, Gulf News Management is being stubborn in realizing its mistake of not mentioning the commitment of Pakistan to Turkey & the subsequent voting in favor of Dubai in 2nd and 3rd round this is the worst example of yellow journalism & bias reporting residents might have witnessed in U.A.E. ever. I think the bunch of so called journalists in GN doesn't know the "Value of Promise" by any means...cancellation on the way.
Tajammul, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
First gulfnews didn't cited any source of information. Secondly it was factually incorrect. Thirdly it was an orchestrated attempt to damage and defame the historic fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE.
Siddiq, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The editor is afraid to reveal himself.
Sheldon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates