Monthly Archive:: October 2010

The LUBP Archive on Aitzaz Ahsan: Related articles: Dr Mubashir Hasan: Establishment’s latest pawn in the ‘war on democracy’ Syed Iqbal Haider, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan’s Pseudo-liberals Several friends have expressed concerns about Aitzaz Ahsan’s conspicuous absence from the recent SCBA elections, and his decision to
Asma Jahangir’s victory and the reaction of reactionary forces – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: In my immediate response to Asma Jahangir’s victory titled “Asma Jahangir’s victory is a loss for Jang Group’s yellow journalism” I had expressed my glee over the symbolic nature of her victory. It was also heartening to see a
Pakistan must refrain from military operation in North Waziristan – by Zalaan: آ ئی ایس آئی ضیاء الحق گروپ اور طالبان کے نمائندے ،جماعت المنافقین کے امیر منور حسن نے ایک بار پھر پور کمینے پن کا مظاہرہ کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ” دہشتگردوں کا مقابلہ صرف مزاکرات ہی سے ممکن
The Conservatively Hip – by Ayesha Siddiqa: Why are more youth, especially among the relatively affluent segments of society, embracing a greater religious identity and conservatism related to it? Why is it that we find an increasing number of young men and women among the upper-middle
‘White’ authority in Pakistani media – by Mazhar Arif: Most of the decision-makers in North American news and entertainment media are White. Media ownership is mainly concentrated in the hands of White males; White journalists dominate the mainstream media; and White people hold most creative positions in the
The PPP CEC comedy – by Fasi Zaka: From The News Archives, April 08, 2010 One of the staples of comedy is the relationship of someone in power with a sycophant. “Yes Minister” on the BBC, “Guest House” on PTV and numerous others did a good job
Nawaz Sharif’s Misaq-e-Pakistan – by Imtiaz Alam: Mian Nawaz Sharif has been baffling both his fans and critics with his conduct as an opposition leader, which is quite untypical of a popular Pakistani leader aspiring to be at the top again. While acquiring such a political
Relevance of the Bolshevik Revolution — by Dr. Lal Khan: As the ferocious crisis of Pakistani capitalism pillages and devastates society, there are frantic cries of ‘revolution’ by mainly right-wing politicians and intellectuals. It reflects their utter desperation and an impotent rage at the historical failure of their system
Little is expected of Barack Obama’s visit to India: Little is expected of Barack Obama’s visit to India The Economist Oct 28th 2010 | delhi BARACK OBAMA is expected to arrive in India next week in time for Diwali, the subcontinent’s festival of light. In Delhi and Mumbai
Critical articles are welcome: Recently there have been a number of critical views expressed regarding LUBP’s editorial policy and alleged intolerance of criticism of the PPP. Nothing could be further from the truth. This blog is dedicated to the principle of freedom of
Trust deficit emerges into newly Muslim League alliance: Related Articles: PML-N alliance with Musharraf League: Tariq Azeem to meet Nawaz In London Nawaz Sharif’s alliance with Musharraf League: Where are the principles now? IJI style game plan IJI style game plan: phase two One day after the
Cable operators’ press conference against Geo TV and Jang Group: As predicated by Naheed Khan (reported in Hamid Mir’s op-ed today), the Tsunami came, however, its direction was towards the dirtiest ever CEO of a Pakistani media group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has broken his own past records of yellow
China: ‘Pakistan is our Israel’: When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing’s uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: “Pakistan is our Israel”. But judging by China’s unrelenting support for some of its allies,
Toon Talk: Yellow Journalists pale further – by M. Ali: In simple words…second loss in one week.
3 Idiots in Courtroom No. 1 – by Ali Asad:
Zardari cronies attempt to buy honest lawyers!:   All I had to do was to read the headline and it made sense. In Pakistan, you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t! The recent nomination of ex-Senator Dr. Khalid Ranjha, a PML linked politician
Hamid Mir is everywhere: Dear Friends, Yesterday the National Day of Republic of Turkey was celebrated in Islamnabad by the Ambassador of Turkey. The Turkish national day is one of the most sought after events in the diplomatic calendar of Islamabad. This time
Seraiki Waseb seeks justice from Chief Justice: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhmmad Chaudary took suo-moto action against  unauthorized  diversion of floodwater and wilful breaches in the embankments of barrages and canals in Sindh and Baluchistan .The  three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar
Pakistan floods: Forgotten… but not gone: "When devastating floods hit Pakistan, the world rushed to help. But while the horror has slipped from our TV screens, millions remain stranded."
Tariq Butt of The News / Geo TV threatens Asma Jahangir – by Sikandar Mehdi: I wrote a post yesterday about Asma Jahangir’s victory. When I woke up this morning I picked up the newspaper and on page 9 of daily The News (of Jang Group) I read a “comment” by Mr Tariq Butt,
Is Orakzai Agency cleared of the Taliban? — by Farhat Taj: The IDPs say that both the Taliban and the Pakistan Army have bombed their empty houses in Orakzai. The authorities are now handing them tents so that they go back and erect tents on the sites of their bombed
Hamid Khan: Downfall of the godfather of the Insaf Business Association: The notorious role of Hamid Khan Advocate (a vice president of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) in the anti-Asma Jahangir campaign in recent SCBA elections has remained largely ignored in the mainstream media. This is not much different to Hamid
Asma Jahangir is not a PPP toady – by Munno Bhai: عاصمہ کی جیت اور جمہوری انتخابات کی آبرو گریبان …منوبھائی ہماری ایک نیوز ایڈیٹر نے سپریم کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کے انتخابات سے چند رو ز پہلے کہہ دیا تھا عاصمہ جہانگیر کی شکست اتنی بڑی خبر ہوگی کہ
Finalization of APNS-CPNE Media Codes Urged: Related Articles: “Ethical Codes for Media: Yes or No?” Free, independent and responsible media -by Farhad Jarral QUETTA: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) would have to  play their role to curb non-professionalism in media
Pakistan Resists Military Action in ‘Epicenter of Terrorism’: Foreign media published numbers of reports indicating that Pakistan’s military is resisting pressure to begin a promised offensive against Taliban sanctuaries in its border region. In Washington, however, there is increasing anger at Pakistan’s reluctance to take on groups
China standing up to US – by Shiraz Paracha: US interference in the regional issue of the South China Sea has caused a stir in Beijing’s military and political circles and some in the Chinese military are prepared for a show of power with the United States. It
The fake liberals strike back – by Qudsia Siddiqui: First part of this article: Another pseudo-liberal muck-raking of the PPP: So what’s new? – by Qudsia Siddiqui Firstly, thanks to the LUBP for accepting my post. I was heartened to see blogs like this one and Pakistan Media
Asma Jahangir’s victory makes us realise that the decision power rests with the people of Pakistan – by Ali Raja: Intellect On The Front Foot: Congratulations Asma Jahangir “Cross Connectivity” is a term of English language which though originated in good old Britain but gained the essence of recognition in dear Pakistan. “Cross Connectivity” was defined by H.B.Acton way
On a side note: Imran Khan in D.G. Khan: Related article: Imran Khan will sweep next elections – by Abdul Nishapuri Apparently, the PTI wallas lured poor people to Imran Khan’s jalsa in D.G. Khan through a false promise of the distribution of ration to the flood affected
Criminal silence of Deobandi and Ahl-e-Hadith scholars on terrorism – by Ali K Chishti: So important is the business of fatwas that when Masood Azhar was re-launched by certain security agencies after he returned in exchange of some passengers from Kandahar as the ‘new saviour’, a fatwa was needed to launch his Jaish-e-Muhammad.
Army blockading Shias in Kurram to enforce their subservience to Taliban?: Related articles on LUBP: Mr Zardari, Is Kurram Agency a part of Pakistan? Genocide of indigenous people of Parachinar, Kurram Agency in Pakistan by Taliban Innocent Shias and Sunnis of Kurram agency thrown to the Taliban wolves – by
Hizb ut-Tahrir and terrorism in Pakistan – by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: Unable to understand — Gulmina Bilal Ahmad Hizb ut-Tahrir is an organisation that believes in the implementation of the caliphate all over the world. It is banned in most countries including Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and even Saudi Arabia.
Military Mullah Nexus – by Shahid Mahmood: Related articles on LUBP: General Ahmad Shuja Pasha’s letter to Mullah Baradar – by Hakim Hazik Taliban Apologist Court bars extradition of Mullah Baradar It is not a self-created tragedy that almost one million people gave up their lives
Kafir kafir Shia kafir, jo na manay wo bhi kafir – by Zalaan: This is an excellent post by Zalaan which describes how extremist Deobandis of Sipah-e-Sahaba (Taliban) are at the root cause of sectarian and jihadi terrorism in Pakistan. (It is a known fact that extremist Deobandis are responsible for almost
Syed Iqbal Haider, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan’s fake liberals: The LUBP is honoured to be the first Pakistani blog to dedicate a full post written with an aim to introduce (and expose) the Commander-in-Chief of Pakistani pseudo-liberals, Syed Iqbal Haider. According to Wikipedia: Iqbal Haider (born 14 January
First anniversary of Meena Bazaar bomb blast: Source : TOPNEWS Peshawar bomb attack victims struggle for daily life Islamabad, Oct 28 : The victims of a devastating car bomb attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar city in 2009 still face enormous hardships to meet their daily needs as
My salute to Asma Jahangir – by Sikandar Mehdi: Related Articles: Congratulations, Asma Jahangir won the SCBA elections – by pejamistri Asma Jahangir becomes first female SCBA president; success of democracy in Pakistan Asma Jahangir’s victory is a loss for Jang Group’s yellow journalism – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi
Terrorists of Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahaba kill 4 Shias in Quetta: Gunman kills four in Pakistan By AFP Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 A sectarian terrorist shot dead four Shiite Muslims in Pakistan’s insurgency-torn southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said. The shooting took place in the southwestern city of Quetta,
An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan – by Zaheer Ahmed Khan: Pakistani media, especially electronic and to be more specific New Channels has been projecting and broadcasting the violent and brutal scenes over and over again making an event breaking news for many hours. That is effecting the image of
Hamid Mir vs Fauzia Wahab on media’s accountability: We have received this email from PPP’s Information Secretary, Fauzia Wahab which talks about an experience in a program on Samaa TV called “Faisla Aap Ka”. The host of the show was Asma Shirazi while the program was telecast