Just came across this comparison of the Lahore and Karachi editions of Express from 30th December, 2009, and thought it was worth sharing. (I am not the one who's done the actual compositing and circling.)
So two days after the attack on the Ashura procession in Karachi and the subsequent arson campaign that followed, two editions of the same newspaper have wildly different figures. While Karachi mentions the dead as 43, Lahore rounds up the figure to 45. That would not be such a big deal (casualty figures often vary depending on sources, at least initially) if only it wasn't the SAME newspaper. But where Lahore really takes the cake is in DOUBLING the number of shops allegedly torched, from Karachi's 3,000 to 6,000!
Of course, we now know that the number of shops burnt was actually a whole magnitude less - between 700 to 800... Not a small figure by any means, but certainly not 6,000 or even 3,000. ... And that's why, ladies and gentlemen, one should take initial media reporting (at least in the Punjab) with a pinch of salt.