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The Wrong Bandwagon by Soufia A Siddiqi: Cross post : Institute of Democracy and Development by Soufia A Siddiqi Lately, Ufone’s been making all of us laugh really hard. That’s ended brutally with its latest advertisement in the Saaf Awaaz campaign. A lot of people I know are
Imran Khan, Urban Middleclass Morality and its Contradictions – by Raza Habib Raja: With thanks : Pak Tea House This article is critical of Imran Khan’s political orientation and tries to introspect middleclass liking for him. It admits Imran’s virtues as a cricketer and philanthropist but argues that his politics is the
Explosion at Shiite Protest Kills at Least 40 in Pakistan: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A blast ripped through a Shiite protest, the second such attack in three days, in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, police and rescue officials said.
The denial of the lambs – by Anas Abbas: Cross Post : Accounterterror blog By Anas Abbas This Essay is in response to an article “The liberal lynch mob” written by Mahreen Aziz Khan published recently in The Express Tribune. It will not only focus on this article itself
Coming Of Age – M Usama Kabbir & Humza Ikram: There was a time when the Frontier Province was the scene of fiery political rivalry between Z.A.Bhutto and Wali Khan whereas now the former ANP and PPP are coalition partners at the Center as well as the Province. There
ANOTHER Ahmadi Muslim killed in Ramadan for his faith: August 19th: It is with a heavy heart that we report the martyrdom of Peer Habibur Rehman, a devout member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. One week into the most Holy month of Ramadan, two Muslims who believe in
Keeping him alive — by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: Source : Dailytimes The greatest medal that all of us can award Safwat, which would be true to his legacy, is to earnestly carry on the fight against extremism and terrorism. If truly the whole country feels his loss,
LUBP Condemns cowardly attack on Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai: Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai survived attack on life. She received minor injuries on her right hand. Some unknown gunmen opened fire on her in Karachi Market.  Dr Gul-e-Lalai was coming out of her clinic in Peshawar.
LUBP condemns attack on house of Dr Ayatullah Durrani: State minister Dr. Ayatullah Durrani’s  house is attacked badly ;which is  located in his native village Mastung,  Balouchistan. According to initial  reports his house was attacked  in the  evening today , no causality resulted  and his family members are safe. Earlier
Safwat Ghayur: Former PSF activist and Chief of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary martyred by Taliban: It so sad to hear assassination of Sifwat Ghayur . He was former active member of PSF ,which is a student body affiliated with peoples party . later he joined civil services of Pakistan. He was killed in the attack along
Rivers burst, floods kill at least 110 in KP: PESHAWAR: Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets, battering a dam and killing at least 110 people in most severe floods in decades in northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of thousands more
Waris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz: with thanks : Dailytimes WASHINGTON DIARYWaris Shah’s battle against mullah shahi—Dr Manzur Ejaz In his first encounter with Heer, Ranjha teaches the arrogant and pampered daughter of the feudal chief that ‘human love’ is not based on good looks
Reconstitution of CCI: Last year President Asif Ali Zardari  reconstituted the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on the advice of Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani under Article 153 of the Constitution. The President named Prime Minister Gilani as Chairman of the
In defence of Shahbaz Bhatti: Aalmi Majil-e-Tahfuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat (AMTKN) is demanding sacking of federal minority minister Shahbaz Bhatti after his critical comments against the blasphemy law. He made this comment after killing of two Christian brothers in Faisalabad . Previously, Shahbaz bhatti received threat for pursuing
Syria’s niqab ban is part of a clash within Islam itself: with thanks : Guardian Far from the heated debates of Europe, Syria has banned the niqab in classrooms, adding another layer to this complex story. Quietly, away from the fanfare that accompanied the French vote on banning the niqab in public, and
Thus stands Karachi-Nadeem Farooq Paracha: For long Karachi has been known as one of the country’s most liberal cities. But its liberalism is of a Nietzschean sort: what doesn’t kill Karachi makes it stronger. It would be obvious to proclaim that no place is
Silencing the Moderate Voice: with thanks: THEBALOCHHAL By Rashed Rahman The assassination of the moderate nationalist, secretary general of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), Habib Jalib Baloch, in broad daylight in Quetta reflects what may be an emerging pattern in the conflict-ridden, largest
Another Friday attack in FATA: Today, on friday 16th July 2010 , bomb blast occurred in Friday market during rush hours . According to initial reports 10 people killed and 15 others injured in a blast in Tirah valley in Khyber Agency on Friday. The people,
Hindu families evicted for drinking water from mosque: with thanks : THENEWS Friday, July 09, 2010 By Rabia Ali Karachi As many as 60 Hindu men, women and children were forced into abandoning their homes in Memon Goth and taking refuge in a cattle pen all because
ANP and women legislators: Awami national party is the only political party in Pakistan, which doesn’t has a separate women wing unlike other mainstream political parties of Pakistan. The another important fact  worth mentioning is that only two female members who were part of  historic constitutional
Politics of Sahibzada Fazle Karim: MNA Sahibzada Fazle Karim is a senior member of the PML-N and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP). JUP is a traditional Barelvi political party, which is moderate in its thinking and is popular with traditional and folk Muslims in Pakistani villages in
Muttahida Kabail Party: United Tribal party is formed in FATA and they are demanding a separate province consisting of all Pashtun tribal agencies. Mutthida Kabail Party’s manifesto states,” MKP will work for 1. Peace 2. Basic Rights 3. Progress”. Earlier LUBP posted a article
Fashionable dreams in turbulent Balochistan: with thanks : Dawn QUETTA: Mehtab Kanwal embroiders a women’s tunic, dreaming of a prosperous future as a fashion designer with a boutique – albeit in one of the most turbulent and forgotten parts of Pakistan. Kanwal’s dream just
Sui gas employees protest: Sui gas employees are protesting across the country against the torture of a special task force of the Sui Northern gas company.According to media reports Sui gas employees were detained and tortured by Senior PML-N leader Rana Tanveer. PML-N has a urban vote
Swat Aman Mela: I just found this video and its so hearting to see so much happiness and festivity in Swat,specially after seeing so much negativity in recent past. The Gojra massacre, the attack on two Ahmedi mosque and now the attack
Sufism being victimized – by Amjad Rashid: It is an established fact that Islam’s spread all over happened the world through Sufism and its teachings of love and peace. But in present times, the name of Islam is being used by the extremists, terrorists and ignorant
Maulana Ludhianvi hate speech against ANP: Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi has labeled ANP as banned outfit. He further said that ANP should not be allowed to run Pakhtunkhuwa government. Its is regrettable that maulana has compared peaceful political party like ANP with banned sectarian and jihadi organization . source
Amendment in Political Parties Order 2002 for radical changes in electoral politics:  Palwasha Zai Khan, a member of the PPP Human Rights Committee and also a member of the NA Foreign Affair Committee moved a private bill,  seeking amendment to the Political Parties Order, 2002 to enable the middle class
This is Radio Conspiracy FM-70 – by Nadeem Paracha: Source :Dawnblog Hello this is Radio Conspiracy FM-70 and I’m your host and RJ, Ali Azmat. Today in the studios we have with us Pakistan’s leading DJ and rock star from the band Conquering Israel, Ghalat Hussain, hello Ghalat
Pakistan has highest annual deforestation rate in Asia: with thanks :Dawn by Bhagwandas KARACHI: While forests currently cover only 2.5 per cent of the country’s land, Pakistan has the highest annual deforestation rate in Asia, according to the latest findings of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Dr Amna Buttar and Sherry Rehman object to Jamat-ul-Dawah funding by the Punjab government: Dr Amna Buttar and Sherry Rehman are amongst a few brave parliamentarians who have always  raised issues which are not normally raised in our parliament. Dr Buttar is the only parliamentarian  who has consistently raised the issues of (lack of)
Tribute to Benazir Bhutto – Hafsa Khawaja:
City court attack – by M Amjad Rashid: Terrorist groups are using name of Allah, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Sahaba (his companions) which is surely symbolizes Dajjal.  Prophet Muhammed (P.B.U.H) told Sahaba that Dajjal will come in a disguise of good. If I look at
Senior Minister Zulfiqar Khosa: Admits Punjabi taliban is a reality: PML_N Punjab President and senior minister Zulifqar khosa admits reality of punjabi taliban . Zulifqar Khosa told journalist that taliban are offering stipend of Rs 16,000-20,000 to youth of southern punjab. Earlier this year , Khosa house in Dera
Religious Minorities in Pakistan by Dr Iftikhar H.Malik: with thanks :minority rights group international Religious Minorities in Pakistan
How I wonder what we are — by Fauzia Yazdani: Source : Dailytimes The chief minister of Punjab failed on all counts as he did not visit the families of the deceased, meet with community representatives and condemn the role of organisations that flourish in Punjab to obliterate Ahmedis
Bhutto the film lahore :Reaction: with thanks : ETribune The documentary “Bhutto” based on the life and legacy of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto  premiered in Lahore on Friday.
Inflation and Crony Capitalism in Pakistan: Source :Ahmed Nadeem Gehla Blog Almost one third of the population of Pakistan lives under poverty line. Same number of children have never gone to school. If an educated youth willing to work is unemployed or a child cannot
Another Stabbing of Christians by PML(N) – by Junaid Qaiser: Mubashir Lucman has exposed the atrocity against Christian as their graveyard has been taken over by Ahsan Iqbal of PML (N), not allowing Christians even to be buried in Pakistan any longer. last year Gojra “Punjab” witness one of
Punjab: the new FATA — by Ali K Chishti: Source :Dailytimes COMMENT: Punjab: the new FATA —Ali K Chishti Sectarian jihadis, who are now transformed into ‘Punjabi Taliban’ through evolution, are concentrated in the economically backward and feudally dominated agrarian areas of Punjab A recent survey puts the