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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 –
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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،
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
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
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
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
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
Confessions of a pro-dictatorship politician – by Naseer Ahmed: