Author Archive

Why did Iftikhar Chaudhry hit Ahmed Riaz Sheikh? – by Farhad Jarral: Cheap (wrongly known as Chief) Justice of Pakistan has started targeting ideological supporters of PPP. Ahmad Riaz Sheikh, former Deputy Director FIA, was arrested today on orders of Cheap Justice. His crime? Because Mr Sheikh is a loyalist of
A parochial stance – by Murtaza Razvi: Originally Published at DAWN MIAN Nawaz Sharif’s abrupt about-turn on the constitutional amendments that MNAs of his own party hammered out after intense negotiations with their counterparts from other major political parties will be seen as doing little service
Can you hear the Himalayan Mountains? – by Amjad Rashid: Today is 27th March 2010 or it may by 28th of March when this article will be read by you. I see that some people are enjoying the spring season and its festivals. Some are planning their Summers and
Sharifs plea against tax evasion notices admitted: Originally Published at THENEWS Saturday, March 27, 2010 By The News Correspondent LAHORE A TWO-member bench of the Supreme Court on Friday admitted for regular hearing the petitions of the Sharif family, challenging notices of the Federal Board of
Injustice in the case of Kalim Khan (Senior Civil Judge, Multan) – by Farhad Jarral: The ‘promotion row’ has triggered a second resignation from the subordinate courts in Punjab; this time in Multan, as a senior civil judge Muhammad Kalim Khan resigned here on Wednesday. This resignation also sparked a serious judicial crisis in
Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chanakya politics – by Faizi Mughal: It is a natural rule that facts can never be concealed. At one stage or the other, truth is unveiled how deep you bury that. The same rule is working for PML-N also and despite several masks of piety
Nawaz Sharif Backtracked – by Sajid Ali: The Constitution Reform Committee worked for about 9 months at 18th amendment for repealing 17th amendment. The Committee consisted of senior parliamentarian of all parties, treasury as well as opposition. All nation put their eyes at the 24th of
My name is Nawaz Sharif and I am proving Zia-ul-Haq was my daddy – by Farhad Jarral: Nawaz Sharif is proving himself that he is not a democratic leader but he is a son of a military dictator who played a big role to ruin Pakistan’s sovereignty and its youth. General Zia-ul-Haq was the man behind
Back to square one – by Faizi Mughal: A political system usually has two choices, one option leads towards autocracy and other towards, rule by the people that is democracy. There could be no other third option. The entire civilized world believes that democracy is the best
Sasti Roti scheme caused irregular expenditure of Rs1bn – by Aftab Maken: Originally Published at THENEWS The much touted Sasti Roti (cheap bread) scheme of the Punjab’s `Khadim-e-Aala’ (chief minister) has caused irregular expenditure of Rs1.06 billion from the national kitty, reveals an audit report of the Director- General of Audit,
Shahbaz’s ‘spare Punjab’ plea – by Aijaz Qamar: Originally Published at DAWN! DISGUSTING, sickening and outrageous were some of the adjectives that came to my mind when I heard the Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, begging the Taliban to spare his province on the grounds that his
Punjab S&GA audit objects to Rs614m spending – by Aftab Maken: Originally Published at THENEWS! Auditor-General Punjab’s report questions purchase of 30 vehicles and sale of aircraft and spares ISLAMABAD: The audit report of the Services and General Administration Department (S&GA) of Punjab has raised objection on a sum of
Benazir Employees Stock Option Scheme – by Saad Hassan: Originally Published at THENEWS! Employees turn millionaires overnight; Govt gives 12pc of shareholding in PPL to employees SUI: Hundreds of junior-cadre workers of the state-run Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) became millionaires overnight after getting ownership certificates of their company under
Celebrating Nationhood and Constitutionalism – by Farahnaz Ispahani: Originally Published at THE NEWS The emergence of Pakistan as the homeland of South Asia’s Muslims, with their unique identity as a nation, was an unparalleled event in the twentieth century. The adoption of the Pakistan resolution at the
The Constitutional Package vs Masses Miseries – by H.A. Khan: Now a days if you switch on any news channel you will see a very deep and detailed discussion on the current work of the 27 members committee on the coming constitutional package. All anchors are confirming with their all sources
PPP co-chairman felicitates Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 81st birthday: Islamabad March 22, 2010: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People Party President Asif Ail Zardari has said that Begum Nusrat Bhutto was great woman and a national asset not only because she is the woman behind two great leaders of our
March Events – by Wajid Shamsul Hassan: March is a landmark month for Pakistan. Notwithstanding the Shakespearean ides of March, it became a historical land mark for us as a nation when under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah Muslim representatives of from all over
My Name Is Iftikhar Chaudhry and I’m Not A PCO!! – By Usama Bhutto: Khalid Khawaja, a former official of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) claims to have arranged at most Five Meetings between Usama Bin Laden and the Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Talking to Samaa News, Khalid
NA needs to clear judicial slur – by Captain Mansoor A. Mughal: Originally Published at DAWN RECENTLY an eminent Journalist, speaking on a private TV talk show, talked about Nov 3, 2007 short order by seven honourable judges of the Supreme Court, declaring the PCO illegal and barring all judges of
Most bitter wounds in the history – by Amjad Rashid: Karbala is surely the hardest trial in human history. Seventy two noble souls refused to bow their heads before 1,20,000 beasts, and they kept humanity alive. SACRIFICE of the wealth, property, lives and homelands is the tradition of our
Another deal – by Faizi Mughal: Mixing politics with judiciary is a murky but profitable business in Pakistan. In the name of rule of law and dispensation of justice, this business is flourishing by leaps and bounds. One important and advantageous aspect of this business
Unprecedented Zardari- by Faizi Mughal: The unprecedented Zardari has set new precedents in the history of Pakistan. He is no doubt a trend setter, who has set several living and everlasting examples. From Iskander Mirza to Musharraf, Pakistan’s history has witnessed several heads of
Zardari’s Courage – by Selig S. Harrison: In response to U.S. pressure, India and Pakistan recently conducted their first diplomatic dialogue since the Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba staged its terrorist attack on Mumbai in November 2008. The discussions were acrimonious, and the blame game began almost
The Taliban-e-Aala rules in Punjab – by PPP UK: ایوان صدر میں سیاسی بم اور پنجاب میں طالبان اعلی اصل میں آج ایک بھی ایسا شخص دنیا میں زندہ نہیں کہ جس نے حضرت امام حسن رضی اللہ عنہ اور امام حسین رضی اللہ عنہ کو دیکھا ھو
Double Face- By Sajid Ali: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif in his speech at Jamia Naemia Lahore requested Taliban to spare Punjab from terrorist attacks. It shows the double face of the Chief Minister as well as the double face of his party’s
Time to wakeup for PPP- by H.A. Khan: If you have some love with the history and the current affairs of Pakistan, then it is very easy to assess some important things going around. Certain things that are happening around these days are making some more clarity towards
Seven Blasts in Lahore: New agenda of Punjabi Taliban and PML-N – by H.A. Khan: A Pakistani woman mourns a death of her family member in a suicide bombing in Lahore Photo: AP Wake up my people, Wake up my people, They are the extremist elements; they want to put their flag in my country.
Unsubstantiated and biased reporting of Geo TV – by Usama Bhutto: Two years ago in a remote village of Goth Gorang (Balochistan), three women were burnt alive for alleged fornication. An anti-terrorism court of Jafferabad today sentenced the accused four men to life imprisonment and heavy fine each. Geo TV
Need Prayers – By Farhad Jarral: It us my request to all visitors, contributors and team members of LUBP to pray for father of Ahsan Abbas Shah (LUBP member and author). His father passed away last evening due to heart attack. This is to request
Taliban Mindset of Punjab Police – by Dr. Khurram Shaukat Yousafzai: The Police were beating 8 people as seen in a video on Geo TV. They were seen beating naked men on their butts, with Leather Lashes which is given names as Mola Jut and Sher-e-Punjab etc in different Thanas of
A man giving birth to a child – by Usama Bhutto: NA55 Elections – Imran Khan’s PTI Contesting – Campaigning and Appearing on 30+ News channels – For 30+ Hours each – STILL – Getting Less than 30 Votes in each Polling Station – Total of 3000 Votes – That
As the noose tightens – by Usama Bhutto: Since December last when the Supreme Court of Pakistan started hearing the petitions for NRO, political climate of the country took a revolve. Newspapers were littered with twisted facts about the controversial ordinance and the eletronic Media celebrated an
The judicial coup and authoritarianism – by H.A. Khan: In one of his recent TV appearances Dr. Lal Khan, a longtime Marxist, explained that in a capitalist state the judiciary will always  favour and to protect the vested interests of the ruling class. The current judicial crisis makes it
The Express Festival in Lahore – by H.A. Khan: Lively people and lively nations always celebrate their events and festivals with all the joy and pleasures. Three days ago when the renowned newspaper The Express started the Express Family Festival in Lahore at the Fortress Stadium, our people stormed there and showed
And this is the fact – By Saria Benazir: The words, quoted in my tears – the tears of a supporter of democracy…..these excruciating, but most retarding moments of my life compel me to realize that life is nothing, more than a game of whist – We have
Judicial coup in Pakistan – by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey: Source: Wall Street Journal- ASIA EDITION When U.S. President Barack Obama sharply challenged a recent Supreme Court decision in his State of the Union address, prompting a soto voce rejoinder from Justice Samuel Alito, nobody was concerned that the contretemps
The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment: What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand
Hats off to Prime Minister Gilani – by PPP UK: Those who were hoping that PM Gilani will undermine the President of Pakistan / Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari, this is a message to you to shut your mouth and keep playing games if you want to but this
Iftikhar Chaudhry’s appointment was void ab initio – by Yousuf Nazar: SOURCE: Forget about the fact that Mr. Zaradri is , like it or nor, the President and is bound by the advice of only the Prime Minister and no one else, although he should consult regarding the appointment of
Insight of a Leader – by Usama Bhutto: Lucy Komisar writes: Twenty years ago, on a campaign trip in rural Pakistan in October 1987, Benazir Bhutto told me of her concern about the long-term effect of Afghan refugees who had set up safe houses, stored munitions and