Author: Farhad Jarral

  • PPP Human Rights Cell Condemns the demolition of Ahmadi worship places

    PPP Human Rights Cell asks the Chief Justice to take Suo Moto notice for violation of Article 20 of the Constitution by law enforcement agencies in the Punjab. The PPP Human Rights Cell has expressed its concern on the increase in incidents where religious minorities are being denied their right to religion. On July 11 […]

  • Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing – by Syed Salman

    Though I wrote this blog last year when daring Salmaan Taseer was assassinated, hoping his death would not be just another to increase tally, but unfortunately things didn’t move an inch towards improvement, rather further deteriorated;  Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated then, Shahbaz Taseer got abducted & is still missing. This is not all, lately we […]

  • Adil Gilani of Transparency International Pakistan condemns new contempt of court law

    Editor’s Note: LUBP has previously published quite a few posts highlighting the dubious role of Adil Gillani and his fraudulent Transparency International, which is always there to promote agendas and discourse of the Military Establishment. Gilani’s current stance on the new contempt of court law passed by the elected parliament clearly shows he remains ‘Shah […]

  • A critical assessment of female anchors in Pakistani media – by Farhad Jarral

    Electronic media in Pakistan has become very vibrant with a label of powerful state pillar since it got freedom during General Musharraf’s regime. However, things are quite different and unique in Pakistan, unique in sense that no media in the world has this much power which our media has. TV anchors take bribes, gifts as […]

  • In response of LUBP’s ‘Raza Rumi and Marvi Sirmed join notorious Jinnah Institute’ – by Farhad Jarral

                        This post is not favoring anyone but contains some facts which were misquoted by the LUBP in earlier post ‘Raza Rumi and Marvi Sirmed join notorious Jinnah Institute’. Marvi Sirmed who is working on Parliamentary development in Pakistan is known as a pro-democratic figure in […]

  • For upholding the Constitution, Prime Minister Gillani gets convicted! – by Farhad Jarral

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has just convicted an elected Prime Minister for following an explicit Constitutional clause (Article 248 (2)) – on the basis of an Ordinance passed by a military dictator, General Musharaf (Contempt of Court Ordinance 2004) – who in turn was empowered to subvert the Constitution by this very same Judiciary!  However, if one is […]

  • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, My Peace Hero – by Hifza Shah Jillani

    Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is a known political phenomenon. Bhutto, not only a political leader, is someone who created new kind of politics in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, first state to be created in the name of Islam. He blessed the country with a constitution that had never been gifted in 26 years, a formal […]

  • Mullah, the Talib and Pashtun society – by Asad Munir

    Originally Posted at: The Friday Times Pashtuns are believed to be the largest segmentary lineage society in the world today. They have been living in their defined homeland areas since ages, in a social order loosely defined by the code of Pashtunwali. They believe in the myth that they are children of one common ancestor, […]

  • Who is Supreme – Parliament or The Supreme Court? – by Farhad Jarral

    It’s been a trend in Pakistani media to make headlines and breaking news on television that the Government is unstable and rumors of the imminent military coup are always floating around. The headlines and breaking news syndrome gained further hype when the opposition along with some other anti democratic entities were forced to acknowledge that […]

  • Gilgit-Baltistan: Fact File – by Dr. Zaeem Zia

    What a misery it is to see, we always beat the drums and propagate tyranny of Indian forces for what’s happening in Kashmir and Israel in Palestine. We claim to be the champs and the sign of peace and disassociate ourselves from our own bloodshed on our soil. We pass the resolutions and condemn when we see injustice and brutality beyond our borders, we take suo […]

  • If Zardari must hang – by Harris Bin Munawar

      Originally Posted at: Pakistan Today Top leaders of Pakistan Army decided in a meeting last week that they would make no compromises on ‘national security’, and according to reports, also promised to provide protection to Mansoor Ijaz – the man who said the army “breeds hatred among Pakistan’s Islamist masses and then uses their […]

  • Imran Khan’s suicide attack on PTI – by Imam Bakhsh

    عمران خان کا تحریک انصاف پر خودکش حملہ تحریر: امام بخش میرا ایک بچپن کا دوست ہے جس سے میں بہت تنگ ہوں جو اپنی بیہودہ باتوں سے اکثر مجھے سہا نے سپنوں کی حسین وادیوں سے گھسیٹ کر حقیقت کی دنیا میں لا پھینکتا ہے۔ آج کل اس کا موضوع سخن سپنا خان ہے۔ […]

  • Target of the century – by Ibrar A. Mir

    دھائیوں کا نشانہ پانچ جولائی 1977، چھ اگست 1990، پانچ نومبر 1996 اور اب 2012 کی کوئی وارد کی ھوئی تاریخ کونسی ھوتی ھے اسکا انتظار کرنا پڑیگا یا پھر موجودہ گورنمنٹ کی دی ھوئی تاریخ کو معجزے سے کم نہیں سمجھنا چاھئیے اور کچھ لوگوں کے لیئے یہ ہضم کرنابھی مشکل ھو گا کیونکہ […]

  • Urban middle class, extremism and biases – by Dr. Zaeem Zia

    In my opinion the word extremist has been too narrowly defined. Extremists are not only those who kill but are also those who have a narrow and intolerant mindset.  Thus extremism is another term for the intolerance, and it is also the disregard for other’s opinion particularly when you assume others to be naïve and […]

  • Pashtuns beware of Imran Khan – by Jan Assakzai

    Originally posted at: PASHTUN CHRONICLE Pakistan’s pro-establishment media, journalists, pundits and spin doctors are relentlessly trying to usher in a possible new alternative to the current traditional political class of the country- led by PPP and PML (N). A day hardly passes by when one does not see pressers, articles and talk shows eulogising the […]

  • Stellar yet sadly affronted accomplishments of PPP Government – by Dr. Zaeem Zia

    After the ouster of the Military regime in 2008- Pakistan faced ultimate challenges in various forms.  Aftermath of martial law, for sure was deleterious, it may take a decade to overcome its effects and miseries. Elections in 2008 itself proved the anti Martial law stance of people, and the majority of Peoples Party in elections […]

  • Has the PPP government ruined the economy? – by Khubaib Siddiqui

    Rants against the economic performance of the current government have become such a common and recurrent feature of our political discourse that the statement “this PPP government has ruined the economy” has assumed the properties of an axiom or a self-evident truth which does not require any more substantiation by way of rational and dispassionate […]

  • You can’t twist reality – By Farhad Jarral

      Today the media pundits proved their right wing psyche once again when they compared Imran Khan’s Jalsa with the arrival of Benazir Bhutto in 1986. Well, I must agree that it was a huge hit for Imran Khan today as he was trying to get the sympathies of ISI and GHQ for the last […]

  • Magnanimity Continues – by Shaizi Tauseef

    Mother Teresa once said, “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity”. Many people come and go but only those are remembered who dedicate their lives for serving humanity. The meaning of serving humanity in these materialistic days can only be understood by those who are helpless and needy. All religions of the world […]

  • Constructing a ‘Secular’ Jinnah: New Project for Pakistani Liberals -by Marvi Sirmed

    Originally Published at: BAAGHI As a firm believer in cultural roots rather than oneness through religion, August gives me hope. Flags adorn the cities and marketplaces fill up with the echoes of milli naghmas (patriotic songs) sung in the 1960s and 70s. The country is engulfed by a sense of patriotic love for the soil. […]

  • Heal Karachi – by Farhad Jarral

    ‎ In putting things into perspective, I would like to quote from Rashed Aurakzai’s Metro-Netherworld: A Comment on Karachi 2800 killings in past eighteen months in Karachi haven’t awoken our intellectuals, human rights groups, civil society or media.Let’s analyze the flawed arguments, which blanket criminality of the so called ‘middle class force’, the MQM. Of […]

  • Vidpk – Involving Pakistan into the new media -by Mahjabeen Sheikh

    Pakistan is blessed with talented people in all fields including TV artists. Since TV was launched 40 years ago, PTV and other channels have given the audience some excellent plays which have won several awards. These renowned artists have not only worked in these plays but in several others, where they along with country’s best […]

  • On being Pakistani -by Morial Shah

    With 14th of August around the corner, festive fever is on the rise. Civic organizations, student groups, and social, electronic and print media are joining the swelling ranks of celebratory brigades. And that’s where some of the problems with ill-informed, obsessive nationalism begin. Have you been confused by invitations to ‘no ethnic identities welcome’ events? […]

  • We’ve to make a ‘Benazir’ Pakistan -by Saria Benazir

    There pass decades and experiences inscribe themselves on sections of sheet. Eyes seize back to millions, who in their kick laid down their lives for the cause of liberty – for the sake of a detached home, where the Muslims of the Sub Continent could direct their survives, according to the lessons of their belief. […]

  • In Defence of Asif Ali Zardari – by Abdullah Zaidi

    What comes to your mind with the mention of Asif Ali Zardari? “A cunning, vile, and corrupt man,” said my 19 year old cousin. This was a good summation of what the urban middle-class thinks of him. The more I hear people talking about him the more I am convinced of the power of propaganda. […]

  • Daughter of The East (Tribute to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto) – by Rida Haider

    Benazir Bhutto wasn’t popular and loved by just Pakistanis but she owns a huge fan-list all around the world. People in every corner wept on her death. Here’s a poem written by supporter & lover of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed from India. Her vision for a progressive and peaceful Pakistan was alive in the form of PPP. […]

  • جب پاکستان پر فرقہ واریت کا سایہ تھا– علی سلمان

    Originally Posted at: BBC URDU کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ کے رہنما ملک اسحاق کی رہائی نے پاکستان کے اس دور کی یاد تازہ کر دی ہے جب پاکستان شدت پسندی کے خلاف امریکہ کی شروع کردہ کسی جنگ کا حصہ بھی نہیں تھا اور نہ ہی کوئی نائن الیون ہوا تھا لیکن اس کے باوجود قتل […]

  • Sexual Harassment of women on the streets of Pakistan- by Shazia Nawaz

    If you ask me, it is not difficult to understand. But yet people act like they do not understand it. This problem in Pakistan is like a white elephant in the room that no one sees. No, I am not talking about terrorism. We all see that elephant. We just insist that it is a […]

  • Osama Bin Laden and Pakistan in Perspective from the U.S. – by Rusty Walker

    Related Articles: Why did ISI dispose of Osama Bin Laden? – by Mahvish Afridi Bin Laden Killed in a joint operation?? Take a Bow Mr President Bin Laden’s death, Pakistan’s counterpunch to the United States – by Shiraz Paracha Pakistan did its part -by Asif Ali Zardari Osama’s Death: Fact or Fiction – by D. […]

  • Bullets of Intolerance – by Farhad Jarral

    The apparent lull following the daylight slayings in recent months of two of Pakistan’s most prominent liberal politicians raises even more questions about a nation unwilling to confront the propagators of fear and destruction. They took less than 60 seconds to complete. Each cold blooded murder was carried out in a public place, and within […]

  • Why Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto loved us – by Ali Sher Mussali

    Related posts: A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto slaps General Zia and Ziaists from his grave – Hasan Nisar What is the difference between ZAB, Benazir Bhutto and other politicians? – by Munno Bhai PPP is losing popularity: Myths of the Electronic Media – by […]

  • Bhutto Reference. Why it should be opened? – by Sikandar Mehdi

    I have written few times about people who are spokesperson for ruling PPP. They should be well versed, they should be smart, they should know the PPP & its history, along with all the turmoils that it has gone thru by the hands of different people. PPP is really getting the beating on the news […]

  • Pakistan’s fatal revolution viral – by Hafsa Khawaja

    Cross-posted from: HK’s Blog Having been dragged by the horses ridden by politicians and military despots through the mud for 63 years, the notion of a revolution has not failed to enter the mind of Pakistanis as a saw to cut and break free from this chain of humiliation manacling them. Recently this feeling and thought has become stronger […]

  • Bhutto di beti aai si

    میلے لاوو، جشن مناوو، فتح دے جھنڈے اج لہراوو بھٹو دی بیٹی آئی جے ظلم دیاں زنجیراں توڑن، مظلوماں دے رشتے جوڑن، دکھ دے دریاواں چوں گزر کے، اپنی جان تلی تے دھر کے بھٹو دی بیٹی آئی سی، انج جان وی نذر چڑھائی سی، سارے جگ وچ پئی دھائی سی، بھٹو دی بیٹی آئی […]

  • Necessity Pushes Pakistani Women Into Jobs and Peril – by Adam B. Ellick

    Cross Posted from: New York Times Her conservative brother berated Ms. Sultana for damaging the family’s honor by taking a job in which she interacts with men — and especially one that requires her to shed her burqa in favor of a short-sleeved McDonald’s uniform. Then he confiscated her uniform, slapped her across the face and […]

  • Benazir Bhutto, Why she was martyred? – by H.A. Khan

    The month of December is felt as a very lovely month as winter season is in its full swing with a feeling of joys and happiness and with warm sentiments all around Pakistan. But 3 years ago we had witnessed this day to be remembered as the historical black day in the history of my […]

  • Is Transparency International a CIA Agent?- by Farhad Jarral

    Following are the converted Images of a ‘PDF’ Document, Originally published at website of Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the UK and Ireland Here’s the Video Clip of Mubashir Luqman’s Show ‘Point Blank’ in which he openly said Transparency International an Israeli/CIA Agent:

  • Free Islam from Pakistan – by IJ Qureshi

    A nation was born in 1947 name Pakistan. It was created on the basis of 2 nation supposition Muslim and Hindus. Muslims of sub continent under the leadership Quaid-e-Azam liberated Pakistan from British Raj. Since 1956 this Country, that was formed in the name Islam doing injustice with Islam. Pakistan is the only country who […]

  • Chronology of Blasphemy Legislation in Pakistan- by Marvi Sirmed

    SOURCE: Marvi Sirmed’s Blog In order to put the record straight on the chronology of Blasphemy Legislation in Pakistan, following Timeline has been compiled using information from annual report of National Commission for Justice and Peace. 1860: The original Penal Code is written, intended by the British Raj to govern united India. 1927: Criminal Law […]

  • Confessions of a pro-dictatorship politician – by Naseer Ahmed