Urdu Articles Archive

Mela Charaghan (Festival of Lights) in Lahore: Life and Poetry of Madhu Lal Hussain: Madhu Lal Hussain said: “Be never engaged at all in arguments so long but ponder over your end so says Hussain Faqir.” Mela Chiraghan or Mela Shalamar (“Festival of Lights”) is a three day annual festival to mark the
Asif Zardari, Journalists, Terrorists and Ansar Abbasi: Tahir Sarwar Mir, in the following op-ed, seems to offer an advice to Ansar Abbasi (and his likes) based on Habib Jalib’s poetry.
Shafeeq-ur-Rahman: the inimitable humorist: By Rauf ParekhTuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) Despite having not written for such a long time, Shafeeq-ur-Rahman did not fade out and new editions of his books were
General Mullen, the real hero of the Long March in Pakistan:
PPP and PML-N, New lines of friendship?: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, left, seen with opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, during a press conference after their meeting in Raiwind. — AP Lines of friendship Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (The News) The post-long march shape of the political
Who will lead a Long March against horse trading in Punjab?: An interesting op-ed by Asadullah Ghalib in which he appeals to the people of Punjab to start a Long March against the politics of horse trading in Punjab. If Nawaz Sharif is a man of principles, he must not
Air Marshal Shahid Lateef: What is the story?: Javed Chaudhry offers an interesting story in today’s op-ed in Daily Express regarding the appointment of the new Chief of Air Staff. My view is that Air Marshall Shahid Lateef was VCAS and rarely do VCAS become the Air
From Pakistan to Madagascar: A case of military aided revolutions?: From Pakistan to Madagascar, it seems we are faced with a comparable case of military aided revolutions. In Pakistan, the Punjab Police practically defied the orders of a Sindhi led Federal Government which wanted to crush an illegal Long
Sufi and Tasawwuf, A critical view – by Khurshid Nadeem: In this op-ed, Khurshid Nadeem offers a critical perspective on Sufis and tasawwuf (mysticism) based on his reading of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Javaid Ahmed Ghamidi. Nadeem also offers his appreciation of a Pakistani
Justice, Chief Justice and the Illusion of a False Revolution: In the following op-ed, Hasan Nisar asks some critical questions about the Long March and the restoration of the Chief Justice. Some of those questions are: 1. The Long March remained in the main confined to the Punjab. 2.
Benazir Bhutto: Mein Baghi Hoon – I am a rebel: Benazir bhutto recited Dr. Khalid Javed Jan’s poem when she returned to Pakistan in 1986 when over a million people welcomed her in Lahore. The poem was written during General Zia’s tyranical rule. This particular clip is from the
Long March, Deal and Topi Drama? – by Asadullah Ghalib: External intervention by the US and the UK: The officials said Clinton coordinated with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to exert strong pressure for a deal. Clinton told reporters Monday that the decision to reinstate Chaudhry was a first
In support of President Zardari: First they said, “we will accept Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) minus Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto” Then they said, “Benazir Bhutto is a security risk; we will accept PPP minus Benazir Bhutto.” Now, they say, “PPP is a good party minus
The City Administrators’ (Nazim) Appeal against the Long March against Democracy in Pakistan:
Benazir Bhutto: Darte hain bandooqon walay – by Habib Jalib: Dartay hain bandooqon walay ek nehatti larki sayPhailay hain himmat kay ujalay ek nehatti larki sayDaray hooway hain maray hooway hain larzeeda larzeeda hainMulla, tajir, general jiyalay, ek nehatti larki say“Aazadi ki baat naa kar, logon say na mil”,
Sindh Assembly unanimously adopts resolution supporting Zardari; condemns Sharif’s conspiracy against democracy: احتجاجی تحریک سازش ہے: قرار داد احمد رضا بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی قرارداد حکمران اتحاد میں شامل جماعت متحدہ قومی موومنٹ کے سردار احمد نے پیش کی سندھ اسمبلی نے بدھ کو اتفاق رائے سے ایک
Long March: Nawaz Sharif’s banaspati revolution, made in Punjab.: Dangerous options By I.A. Rehman Thursday, 12 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) Much can be said in favour of all the three gladiators in the arena — the lawyers, the government and the PML-N-but much weightier are the arguments against them.
Nazir Naji & Zafar Hilaly’s SOS from Swat: Swat and saving Pakistan Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Zafar Hilaly More information regarding the Swat deal between the government and the Taliban has come to light. It now appears that the Taliban were bought off by the government for
Is Nawaz Sharif paving the road to martial law in Pakistan?: If the army is compelled to step in Now that the two mainstream parties have virtually declared the doors of reconciliation shut, commentators are already talking of the possibility of the army stepping in “to bring the country back
Pakistani bloggers’ blackout on Shia killings: While Pakistani media, politicians, civil society and most of the bloggers remain focused on the Long March, NRO, political battlefield in Punjab and perhaps on certain other regions such as Gaza and Kashmir, the plight of Shias of Pakistan
9 March 2009: 2 more shia funerals in Quetta. Shia killing goes on unabated under the watch of the ISI: Two Shia Muslims gunned down in Quetta March 09 2009 at 11:56AM Quetta – Gunmen on a motorcycle on Monday killed two Shi’a Muslims in an apparent sectarian attack in Pakistan’s south-western city of Quetta, police said. The victims
Ansar Abbasi: Nawaz Sharif must refrain from political reconciliation with the PPP.: Ansar Abbasi advises Nawaz Sharif to refrain from reconciliation. He suggests that politics of reconciliation can be devastating for the country. Really? Good bye,
Tahir Sarwar Mir: Sharif Brothers and their principled struggle for revolution: Nila Gumbad loves Anarkali Shahbaz Sharif’s revolutionary style and the pledge to change his name (to what?) unless…. Parda hai parda – Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) Some relevant comments: MalangBaba said: Reconciliation can only happen if both sides are
Zardari is a cheater – Nawaz Sharif keeps his promises: In the following op-ed, Tanvir Qaiser Shahid exposes some secrets of the relationship between Qazi Hussain Ahmed’s Jamaat-e-Islami and Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N.
Quetta: 2 March 2009: 2 more Shia killed by Humayun Jogezai and his associates in Taliban: Quetta Police Chief, Humayun Jogezai has been once again successful in engineering and executing another round of Shia killings. Innocent people of Quetta demand an honest police officer such as Shoaib Suddle to be appointed in place of terrorist
Moonis Elahi "should be" the next Chief Minister of Punjab…: Manipulations in full swing for top slot Nasir JamalSaturday, 28 Feb, 2009 | 05:22 AM PST | Former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (R) and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.—Reuters/File LAHORE: Three days after imposition of the
Nawaz Sharif invites his followers to mutiny in Pakistan. Strike call fails.: The PMLN’s policy of not recognising the “PCO Supreme Court” anticipated its decision to reject the verdict the Supreme Court reached Wednesday to disqualify the Sharif brothers. However, desperate to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is
In appreciation of Shahbaz Sharif’s Danish Schools Project – Ataul Haq Qasmi: Notwithstanding our political differences, this noble project deserves our full support.
Kayani gets bashing by the US agencies, and the Taliban offer ceasefire. Coincidence?: Kayani visits NDUW; calls on heads of US agencies WASHINGTON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani called on Mr Robert Gates, Secretary of Defence, Admiral Michael Mullen and General George Casey. According to ISPR, General Kayani
Remembering Wasif Ali Wasif: Wasif Ali Wasif (15 January 1929 – 18 January 1993) was a writer, poet and sufi from Pakistan who was famous for his unique literary style. He used to write short pieces of prose on topics such as life,
Two divergent perspectives on the Swat deal with Taliban – by Kamal Siddiqi and Ansar Abbasi: Two perspectives on the Swat agreement with Taliban. The first one is by a pro-Taliban right-wing journalist Ansar Abbasi. The second op-ed by Kamal Siddiqi offers a critical, dialectical analysis of the situation on ground.
Taliban, Khmer Rouge and the Shining Path – By Wusatullah Khan: An interesting, thought provoking article by Wusatullah Khan, on BBC Urdu dot com, in which he compares the Taliban with Khmer Rouge of
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Imran Khan’s PTI vows to follow the Mullah Fazullah militancy model…: Govt. will be accountable if it disrupts long march: CheemaUpdated at: 2325 PST, Friday, February 20, 2009 (The News) LAHORE: Secretary Information Tehrik-e-Insaaf Umar Sarfaraz Cheema said the government will be held responsible if it tried to disrupt long
The newly forged Taliban alliance in Waziristan against the war on terror: Top militant commanders resolve rift Saturday, February 21, 2009 By Mushtaq Yusufzai Mullah Nazir Baitullah Mehsud PESHAWAR: In a dramatic development, three prominent Pakistani militant commanders — Baitullah Mehsud, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Maulvi Nazeer ñ on Friday set
SOS from D.I.Khan: Save Shia Muslims from terrorists of Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba: Why has Police and Army failed to protect Shias in D.I. Khan? Since the State of Pakistan has failed to protect innocent Shias in D. I. Khan, we request the international community, human rights groups, and the United
Dr Aafia Siddiqui: The other side of the picture: Less grey A little more colour and substance has been added to the ghostly form of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, currently languishing in an American detention facility and said to be suffering severely from mental illness. An illness so severe
MQM versus Imran Khan’s PTI: An interesting conversation:
Geo TV reporter Musa Khan Khel had 32 bullet wounds.: Slain Pak TV reporter had 32 bullet wounds Thursday, 19 February , 2009, 12:19 Islamabad: Thirty two bullets were pumped into TV reporter Musa Khan Khel in Pakistan’s Swat Valley two days after Islamabad allowed the Taliban to impose
PPP suspends Ch Aitzaz Ahsan as member of Central Executive Committee (CEC): Related articles: Aitzaz Ahsan, PPP and Long March: A critical perspective – by Abbas Ather You too Aitzaz Ahsan, the leader of the legal community? Pakistan’s left tilts towards right. Partners in crime? PPP suspends Ch Aitzaz as member