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Deconstructing Express Tribune and Dawn’s narrative on “Taliban in Karachi?” – by Ali Arqam:   ‘Terror tales’ revolve around the same stale rhetoric In a session at Karachi Literary Festival (KLF) correspondents of foreign media outlets were questioned about their obsession with the terror tales and news on militant organizations known to the
Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s silence on Pakistan army’s atrocities in Bangladesh – by Hasan Mujtaba: Veteran journsalist Hasan Mujtaba has written an excellent piece on the Pakistanis honoured by the Government of Bangladesh led by Awami league for their support to the people of bangladesh against the state of Pakistan when they were suffering
Darra Adamkhel is next after the fall of Tirah: LUBP got an email from student of a private University of Peshawar, hailing from Darra Adamkhel. He has requested for anonymity due to risks involved. Telling us about fears of people of Darra Adamkhel after the fall of Tirah. 
Ludhianvi’s interview: an item number in Najam Sethi and Raza Rumi’sTFT blog? – by Ejaz Baloch: Much has been said about an interview of the leader of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi. Why advisor to a right-wing media group like Jang/Geo has placed that interview in a  a Right Wing Liberal weekly
First day of Governor Rule: ASWJ-LeJ flags being hoisted around Pakistan Army posts in Lasbela, Balochistan: According to our sources, Sipah Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ) flags are being hoisted in large numbers on and near Winder-Lasbela Road in Balochistan. The flags have been hoisted on the Zero Point from Winder to Lasbela Road (the Gwadar intersection) and
A cynical laugh at Pakistan Army’s poster campaign against Taliban in Swat: Pakistan Army has pasted a large number of the above and similar posters at various public places in Swat. The poster shows handshake between the United States and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and compares the two evils. Pictures of the
Asad Rahman, aka Chakar Khan, died of ill-treatment by Punjab Police: The Baloch Hal report QUETTA: Asad Rahman,62, a renowned intellectual, social activist and ardent supporter of Baloch movement, passed away on Tuesday, media report. Son of a former chief justice of Pakistan Supreme Court, Mr. Rahman had advocated for Baloch
Why don’t more Muslims speak out against the wanton destruction of Mecca and Madina’s holy sites? – by Jerome Taylor: Saudi Arabia’s Wahabists are tearing down buildings that have links to the Prophet and replacing them with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Muslims are often criticised for not speaking out more vocally on key issues that affect their community. Barely
Its how organised religion exploits!: There are currently 10500 tombs of descendents of Imams in Iran,people donate money to these places by throwing money inside the tomb.There’s no proper management system and even parliament members have questioned this issue.In average there will be 300
Transgressing Madrassas territory : TTP has asked for sacrificial animal hides: A meeting of traders, businessmen and working class laborers of all the major tribes Mohmands, Safis and Shonkaras who belong to Mohmand agency was called by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (Mohmand chapter) in Kanwari Colony Manghopir Karachi. Mohmand chapter is headed
Former PM Gillani: Pir Mehar Ali Shah’s ‘holy mission’ to defeat Qadianis was completed by Bhutto: Pakistan’s recently ousted premier Yousuf Raza Gilani reportedly addresses an anti-Ahmadi rally organized by a splinter faction of Khatima-e Nubuwwat movement, the infamous extremist hate group operating in various parts of Pakistan. The conference, held in the town of
Fawad Chaudhry and other Army apologists in PPP: Nawab Akbar khan Bugti Shaheed’s brutal murder in an Army action is one of the most significant incident in the history of Balochistan, and is part of series of killings by the military establishment for their own designs putting
Shia Killings and Baloch Nationalists: A response to Ali Ahsan: In a recent piece on LUBP, a sports enthusiast who has picked up the pen to write on Balochistan. Believing in hearsay and individual accounts on the happenings in Balochistan, he advices Baloch comrades to keep an eye on
Muslim killings in Burma: Islamist parties spread fake pictures – by Faraz Ahmed: In now a days, certain people are posting pictures with captions like Muslim massacre in Burma, Muslims slaughtered by Buddhists in Burma. I have tried to check the reality of some of the pics shared frequently by the activists and sympathizers of
Baloch Martyrs of 15th July – by Baloch Khan Dihani: Source: Daily Tawar
SCBA follows Supreme Court in making a laughing stock of itself: Sends notice to Khurshid Khan: It is indeed a very embarrassing development that Supreme Court Bar Association has followed the foot steps of Supreme court and Lahore high court by issuing a notice to Deputy Attorney General Khurshid Khan for the alleged defamation of
Imperialism, old and new – by Aasim Sajjad Akhtar: Editor’s Note: In this article, Aasim Sajjad Akhtar attempts to cut through an apparent ethical and theoretical dilemma for Pakistani progressives: the place occupied by anti-imperialism in their worldview. Pakistani progressives are torn apart by an intellectual environment where
We condemn brutal massacre of Pashtun labourers in Balochistan – by Sheherzade Adil: Background: In plunging Balochistan into perpetual violence, Pakistan’s powerful military establishment is no different from the colonial powers it replaced in 1947.  Since its annexation by Pakistan in 1948 when it was the State of Kalat, Balochistan has witnessed five military operations.
Aiman, Adele and Agnes Obel – By Nasser Yousaf: Editor’s note: Aiman Udas was a singer and songwriter in Peshawar, Pakistan. Udas had frequently performed on PTV television and AVT khyber a private pashto channel in pakistan. She won considerable acclaim for her songs but had become a
Balochistan National Party terms Shia killings a bid to defame Baloch struggle: Balochistan National Party (BNP)’s Acting Central President Dr Jahanzeb Jamaldini has termed the wave of Shia killings in Balochistan a bid to defame Baloch national resistance. He alleged that activities of extremist religious outfits and sectarian killers have been
Doctors’ Strike and Moral Justification – by Awais Aftab: During the strike of doctors last year in Pakistan, I wrote a post as an effort to make sense of the issue of whether a strike by doctors can ever be morally justified. I am reposting it with relevant
The joke of free judiciary and media in Pakistan – by Yousuf Nazar: As I watched reports on GEO TV showing relatives of Dr Khalil Chisti eating sweets to celeberate his release in India, I wondered how could our electronic media not highlight that for the last several days,  a beautiful part of Pakistan,
A response to Dr Syed Mansoor Hussain’s Daily Times op-ed – by Mureed Bizenjo: I was indeed shocked to read opinion of Syed Mansoor Hussain regarding Baloch in his piece, “All good things must come to an end” published 25th June 2012 in Daily Times. In it he says he never wasted ink on
An interview with Dr. Maroof Vaince, President YDA Faisalabad: پاکستان میں ڈاکٹرز کی پوری دنیا میں سب سے کم تنخواہیں / ڈاکٹر وینس صدر وائے ڈی اے تحریر اہتمام: رضوان اختر، ارتقاء قادر چنگاری ڈاٹ کام  پنجاب بھر میں ڈاکٹرز سروس سٹرکچر جاری کروانے کے لئے پنجاب حکومت
Terror hub: Jamia Farooqia on Balochistan border: Jamia Farooqia is a Sunni Deobandi seminary known for its principal Moulana Saleem Ullah Khan, who is president of Wifaqul Madarisul Arabia Pakistan, an organisation to regulate Deobandi seminaries and Iqra Schools across the country. The madressah is one of
An interview with Qadeer Baloch – by Daily Tawar:  Courtesy: Daily Tawar
While Rome burns the Quarter-Pounders rule – by Zachary Latif: In a Troubled Country, Still Time for High Society. Pakistani High Society exerts a unifying influence along the same lines as Bollywood does for India. Pakistan’s elite is predominantly English speaking, convent educated and with strong overlapping ties to
Karachi turf wars: Indigenous Baloch are the victims – Faqeer Baloch: Courtesy: Daily Tawar
Quetta Attack on Tablighi Jamaat : Intra-Deobandi feud must not be presented as Sunni-Shia sectarian violence: Related posts: Plot thickens: ISI strikes back by killing non-compliant Deobandis – by Sheherzade Adil Daily Jang is helping ISI to manufacture Sunni-Shia sectarian violence in Quetta – by Ali Muntaziri Continued pattern of misrepresentation by Jang to create
Baloch social activist killed by state backed drug mafia – By Archen Baloch: Karachi: A Baloch Doctor has been killed in Malir City as the extra judicial killings of innocent people by the government backed drug mafia groups continue across Karachi. According to details on Wednesday 20 June 2012, Dr. Rahim Baksh
Baloch resistance and puppet mullas – by Meeran Baloch: Courtesy: Daily Tawar
Nasim Zehra’s resignation: Rind ke rind rahey hath se jannat na gai – by Danial Lakhnavi: Related post: Nasim Zehra’s resignation, a proper class act نیوز چینلز پر ٹاک شوز کی میزبانی کے لئے ٹی وی کیمرے کے سامنے بیٹھنے والے فن کاروں کو کئی طرح کے فرائض انجام دینے ہوتے ہیں، جیسے اٹھارہ کروڑ
Plot thickens: ISI strikes back by killing non-compliant Deobandis – by Sheherzade Adil: Editor’s note: On the most recent tragedy in Quetta, Sheherzade Adil’s article goes beyond the superficial analysis that is being peddled by Pakistan’s media.  In analysing the violence, Pakistan’s media carefully deflects attention away from the main cause of