Mr Shoaib Adil belongs to the school of progressive writers. He is Editor in Chief of the “Nia Zamana”, a liberal pro-democracy journal. In his current article (originally published in the ‘Daily Aajkal’), he criticizes Orya Maqbool Jan, a right wing columnist of Jamaat-e-Islami, for his anti-democratic and anti-West approach. Orya Maqbool Jan, a leading Taliban apologist and a member of Taliban Union of Journalists, continues to claim that the Taliban government in Afghanistan was the most just, honest and social welfare oriented government the world has ever seen since the time of the four caliphs. He also amazingly blames America, West and democracy for all evils in Pakistan. He has written a serial of columns in support of Taliban, in which he praised Mullah Umar and his ‘Talibanic’ style of governance. He also suggested to the present civilian elected government to follow Taliban.
Here is Mr Adil’s article in the daily Aaj Kal: