Monthly Archive:: June 2010

Internet Crime Alert: The IP trail of Dr Shahid Qureshi (aka Earthman International Professor) of The London Post: Update: Watch this man: Part 1 of this post Dr Shahid Qureshi aka International Professor is a dangerous man. He is a secret member of the Hizbut-Tahrir (writers’ cell of the Al-Qaeda), an affiliate of the Sipah-e-Sahaba and Taliban,
Jamshed Dasti, the rapists’ protector: Is this Benazir Bhutto’s PPP? – by Abdul Nishapuri: I have previously expressed concern about the bad old ways of the Pakistan People’s Party, which were particularly evident in the manner in which party tickets for various seats of national and provincial assemblies were allocated to candidates who
An open letter to Asif Ali Zardari – by Javed I. Sheikh: I would like to share this letter posted almost one year before at another forum. Mr. President, Sir, 1. As one of the most senior founder members of the Pakistan People Party and Ex-General Secretary of the PPP District
The un-sharif Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court – by Fawad Manzoor: Cat is out of bag. It has always been said that Khwaja Sharif (Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court) is the “bookie” from Raiwind. He himself admitted in his books that he (and his sons) took money from
On Ahmadi massacre in Lahore – by Ayesha N. Rashid: My article about Lahore incident was originally published in Pak Tea House, which I am reproducing below for the interest of the LUBP readers. Regards, Ayesha Armed with grenades, machine guns and suicide vests, Pakistani terrorists killed 86 Ahmadi
Last time it was Rafiq Tarar, who will be the next president nominated by PML-N? Justice Khwaja Sharif: PML-N leadership is known for being magnanimous to its benefactors. The only point that needs to be taken care of by the benefactor is that the beneficiary should only be the Sharif Family. Justice Rafiq Tarar was gifted with
Good governance in Punjab – contractors rally for dues worth Rs 10 billion: Doesn’t timely payment and honoring financial commitments come under the head of good governance? The contractors are demanding payment as they are in default of suppliers. Isn’t this circular debt in the making? The government owes the State Bank
Convicted teacher of terror training acquitted by whom? Justice Khwaja Sharif: When in times of despair, turn to your biggest ally. That is what religious extremists are doing. Who else to turn to? Our azad adliya and if you have the likes of Justice Khwaja Sharif listening to your case,
The politics of Shaheen Sehbai and the tomato juice bath – by Fawad Manzoor: Skunk is a small animal found in the wild. It looks beautiful from distance. It has beautiful white stripe going through middle of his body all the way through its tail. One of the defense this animal has against
Pakistan’s right wing media: a breeding ground for extremism – by Junaid Qaiser: Pakistan’s predominantly right wing media’s hostile propaganda against politicians and misrepresentation of information serve as a breeding ground for extremist aberrations in the society. Journalism is a gentleman’s profession, but here in Pakistan, newly born liberalized media seems to
The end of the welfare state? – by Shiraz Paracha: Europe is at the verge of the biggest overhaul since the Second World War. The target of the change is the welfare state. At the beginning of the Cold War, several Western countries adopted the idea of the welfare
Is the Pakistan Army a security risk for Pakistan? A historical perspective: Here is thought provoking excerpt from a recent article written by Nazir Naji (in daily Jang, 28 June 2010). In the main, it is not politicians such as Feroz Khan Noon, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,
The fake degrees issue (part ii) – by Fawad Manzoor: This country has over 70% population which is illiterate (almost 120 million out of 170 million). Then the ones who are literate are all not graduates. I don’t have figures but I would assume there aren’t more than 20
Ship breaking activity at Gaddani, Balochistan grows by 10% in FY10: I have been highlighting the positives that are happening in Pakistan’s economy and this post is 3rd in the series after motorcycle and tractor sales. Ship breaking activity in Gaddani, Balochistan has increased by 9.4% in number of tons
Maulana Muhammad Ishaq – an eminent Ahle Hadith scholar: Related article: Religious tolerance in Islam: an excellent lecture by Maulana Muhammad Ishaq Link to Maulana’s book on unity: Wahdat-e-Ummat – Maulana Ishaq- part 1 Wahdat-e-Ummat – Maulana Ishaq part 2 In these times when sectarian and faith based
More Children to Spur Jihad – MMA MPA: More the better MPA wants end to birth control to spur ‘jihad’ Dawn – June 29, 2010 By Zulfiqar Ali   PESHAWAR, June 28: Liberal and the religiousminded members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday debated the issue
PML-N’s myopic thinking on Benazir Income Support Program – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: PML-N just doesn’t know what it wants to do. There are such huge contradictions in their speech and acts. They say one thing and do the complete opposite. We have time and again raised matters of their contradictions. I
An Ahmadi mother’s story – by Zaheeruddin Babar: ’دعائیں سن کر دل کو ڈھارس ہو رہی ہے‘ ظہیرالدین بابر بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، اسلام آباد انیسہ منور کی آنکھوں میں آنسو نہیں تھے لیکن کانپتے ہوئے ہاتھ اور لرزتی ہوئی آواز ان کے غم کو
Provincialism in Quaid’s Pakistan? – by Tasbih Fayaz: Unfortunately, our country has gone through loads of rampant corruption, nepotism and maladministration. Such curses always lead to complete breakdown of law and order in the state. Pakistan is undoubtedly the second largest Muslim nation in the world, yet,
The nexus between state and religion and the embrace of insanity – by Sherry Rehman: The nexus between state identity and religion is always a dangerous link. When citizens are massacred and abused on the status of their religious identity, then the slide into bestiality is no longer a heartbeat away. It is firmly
Four Shia men killed by the Sipah-e-Sahaba laid to rest in Karachi: Photo source: Shaheed Foundation Four Shia men laid to rest: Riots erupt during funeral processions By Atif Raza Source: Daily Times KARACHI: Riots were reported in various areas of the city on Sunday during the funeral processions of four
Salam: A documentary film by Dr Babar Awan to clarify misconceptions about Islam and Quran: In April 2008, Senator Dr Babar Awan announced his intention to make an international documentary on the Holy Quran in response to a controversial film released by a Dutch parliamentarian. Senator Dr Babar Awan said the documentary was being
Differentiating between journalism and ‘churnalism’ – by Azeem Daultana: First published on Pak Tea House Apropos “Information Minister vs journalists” by Usman Manzoor published in The News International of May 27, 2010, the reporter has desperately tried to use the space of this newspaper to establish the now
Is Osama in Pakistan? – by Fawad Manzoor: CIA Director Leon Panetta: Source AP/Dawn If it is assumed by CIA director that Osama is in Pakistan then why dont they convey it to Pakistani agencies to capture him. Even if they dont convey us to capture him
The fake degrees issue – by Fawad Manzoor: Choudhry Nisar aka PML-N leader in the national assembly aka Raiwind brother aka industrialist seems to be getting his wish. Judiciary is the new tool for establishment and army to destabilize young democracy in Pakistan. For last sixty years
The mysterious connection between Malik Riaz of Bahria Town and jihadi terrorists: A call from Hunza – by Abdul Nishapuri: Related articles: The car race tragedy in Malik Riaz Hussain’s Bahria Empire Shame on PPP govt for rewarding Lal Masjid terrorists: Jamia Hafsa allotted 40 times larger land than the original site Many of our critical readers know that
Lest we forget: update on Attabad lake disaster: Photo Source: GB Times Lake inundates more areas Source ISLAMABAD, Jun 26 (APP)- The water outflow from Attabad lake in Hunza has reached to 15300 cusecs as more areas in upper Hunza Gojal submerged with rising level of the
The captain is however a principled man – by Kashif Naseer: Source: Kashif Naseer ka blog کپتان مگراصول پسند بہت ہیں لاہور کے سیاسی منظرنامہ پر ضمنی انتخابات کا شوربہت سی نئی تلخیوں کے ساتھ تھم چکا ہے۔ واقعات بتا رہے ہیں کہ لیاقت بلوچ جو چاہتے تھے وہی ہوا
Pakistan’s economy, tractors production: While scanning Dawn, I saw this advertisement from Millat Tractors Limited (MTL). MTL has announced that in fiscal year 2009-10, they have produced over 40,000 tractors. This is a figure which is 32% higher than 2008-09. Being a shareholder
Election Commission Woes – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Working  in the Banking sector which has been rocked by the ongoing crisis of confidence in the region, I have learnt one thing from senior bankers: “Do not rock the boat, but do throw ideas that are not implementable
Hamid Mir in support of Pakistan NOT being a failed state: In his op-ed, Hamid Mir has raised some points that we at LUBP have been repeatedly been saying that Pakistanis don’t know how to manage our image. Please read Hamid Mir’s column that has appeared in Jang today. He
Ansar Abbasi’s support for Abid Sher Ali – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: In his op-ed “Siasat ya ikhlaqi pasti ka safar”, Pakistan’s apex investigative journalist , Ansar Abbasi has taken the usual route of claiming high moral ground, given the fake degree holders reason to think and then supported the likes
Shaheen Sehbai’s Viewpoint – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Shaheen Sehbai could have easily been a better playwright if he focused on churning conspiracy driven soap operas for Geo TV than to come out with his viewpoints which are getting funnier by the day to read. As they
Pakistan was made in the name of Quaid’s Islam or Mullah’s Islam? – by Khalid Wasti: ” پاکستان اسلام کے نام پر بنا تھا” قائد اعظم کا اسلام یا مُلا کا اسلام ؟ مذہب کے نام پر سیاست اور مذہب کو سیاسی اغراض و مقاصد کے لیئے استعمال کرنے والا ٹولہ وقتا فوقتا اس بات
PML-N: Politics of Hypocrisy and Ballyhoo- by Hafsa Khawaja: “The largest party in opposition today, the PML-N is as quick and nimble as their election sign, the Lion when it comes whipping a rumpus against Government and ballyhooing about their government in Punjab and their Chief Minister, Shahbaz
Kainat Soomro: Lost her brother pursuing gang rapists- by Rabia Ali: Source: The News, 26 June 2010 The family of the gang-rape victim Kainat Soomro had to suffer another loss on Saturday as they found the body of Kainat’s elder brother, who had been pursuing his sister’s case in courts,
Who buys motorcycles? By Ahmed Iqabalabadi: NOTE: These are not Federal Government Figures. These are released by the Pakistan Auto Manufacturers Association Who buys a motorcycle in Pakistan? Answer: a common man like a milkman, newspaper vendor, people commuting to their workplace, factory workers, farmers
Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali: a beacon of hope in Pakistani Politics or is he not? – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: NOTE: I am not trying to defend the people who have fake degrees. There is a court of law that deals with forgery but what is happening in the media is to brand politicians and parliament as inept and
Interview : Afrasiab Khattak on Pak India dialogue -by Jyoti Malhotra: Senator Afrasiab Khattak, President ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and former Chairman HRCP and member of Constitutional reforms committe chaired by Raza Rabbani recently has in an interview to Jyoti Malhotra in discussed Pak India peace dialogue, Terrorism and constitutional amendments.
In Pakistan, Criticism of President is Good for TV Ratings – by WSJ: Source: WSJ KARACHI, Pakistan—TV executives here, supported by a boom in advertising revenue and feeding off a public taste for conspiracy theories, are using popular news channels to chip away at the standing of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.