Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Time to change: ‘Iman, Taqwa, Jihad fi Sabilillah’–by Shiraz Paracha: India centric mindset of the Pakistan military is one of the root causes of Pakistan’s problems. From generals to soldiers most men in the armed forces are paranoid about India and some have racist tendencies, too. This mindset has
Sadqay on Kamran Khan & Geo’s Innocence – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi:   Kamran Khan, Geo TV’s ace anchor having his show named after him, “Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saath” is known for his end of times scenario build ups related to the PPP government’s demise. Starting from corruption stories to
Balochistan: Blinkered slide into chaos: HRCP launched the report titled ‘Balochistan; Blinkered Slide into Chaos’ in a press conference held at a local hotel in Islamabad. The Commission’s Chairperson Zohra Yusuf, its Secretary General I A Rehman, former chairperson Asma Jehangir, Council member Hina
Dysfunctional, incapable or extra clever?: The Pakistani Army and it’s leadership is facing worst sort of credibility crises and increasing criticism of poor administrative and defense practices, and right now practically it finds itself in the midst of a inferno, particularly after Osama Bin
Pakistan – A National Identity Crisis – By Hammad Khan: Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form
The Killing of Mir Rustam Marri, a Man Who Stood For IDP Rights: Source: The Baloch Hal The killing of Baloch political activists, journalists and human rights champions in Balochistan by the  government-backed groups is no longer a secret. These killings take place so frequently that it has almost made it difficult
The fable of the gold mines -by Saria Benazir: Balochistan is the largest among Pakistan’s four provinces, comprising 43 percent of land area of the country. Balochistan is fundamentally a clannish society possessing its own history, culture, behavior and norms. Balochistan became part of Pakistan as a consequence
British double standards–by Shiraz Paracha: Last week, hundreds of the BBC World Service employees gathered outside the Bush House in London to demonstrate against the detention of one of their colleagues, Urunboy Usmonov, in Tajikistan for his alleged links with an extremist militant group,
AJK election: PPP victory is actually a defeat for extremist parties -by Ammar Kazmi: No electricity. No gas. No jobs. No security. And sky high prices of all commodities including electricity, gas & food. But still a victory for Pakistan Peoples Party is actually a defeat for pro-extremist parties. People of AJK have
Mass murder by Pakistan Army in Mohmand – by Hamid Mir: پاکستانی ریاست بہت سے اندرونی و بیرونی خطرات میں گھری ہوئی ہے۔ لیکن افسوس کہ ان خطرات کے مقابلے کیلئے قوم متحد نہیں ہے اور نہ ہی قوم کو متحد کرنے کے لئے ریاست کے پاس کوئی حکمت عملی
Waah Salim Safi Waah!!! – by Danial Lakhnavi: جب میں نے سلیم صافی کے بارے میں اپنا پہلا آرٹیکل لکھا تو کچھ دوستوں کو عجیب بھی لگا کہ ایک صحافتی نابالغ کو اتنی اہمیت دینا ایں چہ معنی دارد؟ لیکن  سلیم صافی حالیہ کالمز میں کیمبرج اور
MQM Leaves Government Yet Again:   Related Article: The Pseudo-liberals strike back Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced, yet again, that it is leaving the Federal Government, Provincial Government and the coveted position of Governor Sindh. This time the announced reason for parting ways has
FIR against Mrs. Arif Nizami: A specimen of moral bankruptcy of media owners in Pakistan: Here is a copy of an FIR (First Investigation Report) which has been provided to LUBP through a reliable source. Our source claims that the report is 100% authentic. Overall, the FIR highlights the moral and ethical bankruptcy of
Those little girls on the street! -by Dr. Shazia Nawaz: You love Pakistan when you live in Pakistan, but you love Pakistan even more when you do not live in Pakistan anymore. You do not love those poor children on the streets of Pakistan when you live in Pakistan,
Jamaati goons misbehaved with woman professor in Punjab University – by Aamir Hussaini: پنجاب یونیورسٹی میں خواتین سے بد سلوکی کب تک؟ فلاسفی ڈیپارٹمنٹ پنجاب یونیورسٹی کی لکچرار سہرین بخاری کے ساتھ اسلامی جمعیت طلبہ کے غنڈوں نے اس وقت بد سلوکی کی جب وہ نوٹس بورڈ پرایک احتجاج کا نوٹس چسپاں
Who’s role was it in renaming NWFP? – A Rebuttal to Saleem Safi: Saleem Safi  wrote renaming of Pakhtunkhuwa was never PPP/Zardari agenda . Truth is it was PPP who wanted to move a renaming resolution in NWFP assembly in 1988. And later on I think was Akbar Khan of PPP who
Shia Hazaras of Queta: Entrapped in deep state’s delinquent and obedient proxies – by Farrukhzad Ali: Initially, I was amazed at the media attention Syed Ibrar Hussain’s recent assassination in Quetta received, but I could rationalize it quickly – it wasn’t Syed Ibrar Hussain (or Ibrar Agha as he was known) who was being eulogized
Democracy is the path and solution – by Naveed Ali: “خدا لگتی” کسی نے ایک لطیفہ سنایا تھا “بعد از مرگ ایک شخص جسےجنّت لے جایا جا رہا تھا اس نے فرمائش کی کے اگر جنّت میں داخلے سے پہلے اسے جہنّم کی سیر کرا دی جائے، فرشتوں نے
Benazir Bhutto: a visionary – By Shahid Hasan Khan: The incoming PPP–led coalition will face the task of overcoming gruesome economic challenges that their predecessors have left the country with. It is rather ironic that a PPP government should find itself in this position. This was precisely the
Book Review: A thousand and one tales of terror- by Dr Mohammad Taqi: The book is a news reporter’s entry into the world of analyzing current affairs and to an extent geopolitical forecasting. Off the bat, the author rejects the prevailing western understanding of al-Qaeda being on the ropes Book review: Inside
Three ways to help Pakistan: President Obama’s Afghan withdrawal plans include working with Pakistan to “root out the cancer of violent extremism.” Bruce Riedel’s three key steps to do it right. By Bruce Riedel On Wednesday evening, President Obama rightly said we “need to
Trust: Military’s biggest challenge—by Shiraz Paracha: The incompetency and dual standards of the some in the Pakistan Armed Forces have shattered the myth of the military might and its manufactured moral superiority. A disaster after disaster has put the military and it’s Chief General Ashfaq Pervez
Zia’s lagacy: Radicalization of Pak Army: The Pakistan army has extended an investigation into officers with links to the Hizb-ul-Tahrir, a spokesman said on Wednesday, in what analysts said was a long overdue move to root out sympathizers of the banned Islamist group. The military,
Kaddu sharif se Mazrat ke sath – by Danial Lakhnavi:   پچھلے دنوں سوشل نیٹ ورکس پر کدو شریف کے فضائل اور اس سے تیار کئے جانے والےحلوے اور دیگر ڈشز کی تراکیب کے حوالے سے ایک وڈیوزیربحث رہی، کدو کے ساتھ شریف کے اضافے کا شان نزول کچھ
Mussali (A slave) – by Ali Sher Mussali: White Muslims from various parts of India had migrated in territories of Pakistan during early and mid of 19th century to restructure a land from non-pure to a pure land for Wahabi Muslims. The White Wahabi Muslims Migrants (WWMM)
Wikileaks – President Zardari, Iran and US Pressure: Related Articles: Shahbaz Sharif was willing to remove CJP after restoration General Kayani wanted more US drone strikes in Pakistan US blames Jang Group of publishing ‘false, inflammatory’ stories  I have been meaning to write on the recent Wikileaks
In Pakistan, denial is easier than heartbreak: Pakistanis have long revered their Army as heroic and pure. Now, they’re coming to terms with the fact that it might not be as awesome as they thought. Denial is a natural reaction. By Nzaar Ihsan Doha, Qatar Ever
How the Taliban turned a child into a suicide bomber: By NICK SCHIFRIN A 17-year-old died this week in Afghanistan, hanging from the end of a rope. A prison official fastened it around the boy’s neck in Kabul’s largest jail, tightened the knot, and then, in front of a
Reporting from the Danger Zone: An Interview with Pakistani Journalist Malik Siraj Akbar: “We believe there is no journalism but fearless journalism.” Pakistan has recently become a subject of some attention as one of the deadliest places for journalism, brought into the global eye to a small degree by the death of
حميرا علواڻي !شهيد ڀيڻ سان هڪ وچن:   اڄ 21 جون تي شهيد محترمه بينظير ڀٽو جو جنم ڏينهن آهي، هن 1953ع ۾ اڄوڪي ڏينهن تي جنم ورتو. سندس نالو بينظير معني ”لاثاني“ رکيو ويو ۽ وقت ثابت ڪيو ته واقعي هو لاثاني ۽ بي مثال
Political Supreme Court gets a taste of Awami backlash! Man tries to self-immolate in Court Premises:  The supreme court of Pakistan which has increasingly become a Supreme League of Pakistan – Chaudhry wing over the last few years got a taste of “awami” backlash when a person who has been visiting the Supreme Court
My Benazir lives -by Saria Benazir: BENAZIR – I screech out to top of the volume, as much as my larynx could afford. Engraving the name “Benazir” – it fills my eyes with tears & breaks my heart into trillions. I ramble here and there,
‘Where is bin Laden?’ Asked Benazir Bhutto—by Shiraz Paracha: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had enemies in the Pakistani military, Saudi Arabian ruling classes and the U.S government.  Benazir had equipped the Pakistani military with missile technology, which she had successfully obtained from North Korea, and supported
Over a coffee: Alcohol is thicker than blood —Dr Haider Shah: The courts should remain defenders of fundamental rights and personal liberties. When the Facebook ban was issued, the court appeared to be playing to the gallery of populist radicals A long time ago, when I was a college student
The Pakistani Taliban’s media jihad: The piece examines the TTP’s media productions and the movement’s shift toward having its media distributed to jihadi-takfiri Internet forums via the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), a long-established jihadi-takfiri media and translation network. The writer argues that this
Meer_e_Karwan Khushboo_e_Insaniet‏ – By Allama Rai Muzamill:
What an egomaniac our CJP is! Appoints same judges as Commission heads!: To say our Chief Justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry is an egomaniac would be an understatement. While he remains trigger happy to humiliate the sitting government over one thing after another, either through his suo-moto notices or through his “spokesmen” in
Benazir Bhutto – A shining example for the younger generation- By A.L:   21st June is one of the longest day of the year. It is also that day of the year when a great leader of Pakistan was born 58 years ago. Benazir Bhutto was a brave and dauntless leader.
Islamabad based Jihadi Women Group and their support in mainstream media:   It’s been more than a week that a story appeared on page 2 of Dawn. It was a four column report about a mother whose son has been missing for nearly three years now. Though not known how
LUBP Interview with Amna Paracha: Related : Revisiting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s trial – by Amna Paracha Amna Paracha was Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s political secretary through the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s trial. Her husband (late) Saleem Zulfiqar Khan was on the original defence bench. Mr Khan was