Leading Pakistani Daily 'The Nation' in its editorial has warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to act against terrorists on Pakistan soil instead of targeting the media. The editorial titled 'How to Lose Friends And Alienate People' said the government and the military instead of taking actions against Azhar and Saeed was lecturing the press. “Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Azhar and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, roam freely in Pakistan and are believed to have the protection of the military.” The daily said in its editorial that it was a "disturbing day when civilian and military top leadership meet to lecture the media on how to do their job." "Apparently a barrage of online abuse, and three official denials were not enough to assuage tempers riled after Almeida's exclusive story in Dawn, detailing an unusual exchange between the very same civilian and military top brass that yesterday issued forth a statement on the violation of 'universally acknowledged principles of reporting on national security issues', the editorial said. "The report by Almeida has been called 'fabricated', and 'speculative reporting'. But the Government and military top brass in yesterday's meeting delivered no explanation for why Government MNA's are protesting the visible presence of banned outfits in Pakistan. Or why possible action against Masood Azhar, or Hafiz Saeed is a danger to 'national security'. Or why Pakistan faces increasing isolation? We're all earsm." "Instead, how dare the government and military top brass lecture the press on how to do their job. How dare they treat a feted reporter like a criminal. And how dare they imply that they have either the right or the ability or the monopoly to declare what Pakistan's 'national interest' is," it said. "And for Almeida, nothing but solidarity. More power to you, and to your pen. The press stands with you," it added. http://www.timesnow.tv/international/article/now-pakistan-media-warns-islamabad-govt/50550 Wow! This paper and its editor are sure gonna get screwed by the ISI! But hats off to their courage in reporting the truth and calling a spade a spade!