Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Imran Khan ke naam khula khat – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Related post: Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے چئیرمین جناب عمران خان کے نام ایک کھلا خط میں انصاف کی طالب ہوں جناب
An analysis of Imran Khan’s speech in Lahore rally – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Related posts: Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups Imran Khan takes over Lahore – by Riaz Malik Editor’s note: In this post, we offer two thought provoking commentaries on Imran Khan’s
You can’t twist reality – By Farhad Jarral:   Today the media pundits proved their right wing psyche once again when they compared Imran Khan’s Jalsa with the arrival of Benazir Bhutto in 1986. Well, I must agree that it was a huge hit for Imran Khan
ANP: fall from grace -by Rashid Orakzai: The ANP has remained taciturn viz a viz Rawalpindi’s expansionist policy beyond Torkham. It had no say in the USIP-JI report on the ‘Endgame in Afghanistan’. It maintained an eerie silence on the new FATA and FANA regulations allowing
U.S. Seeks Aid From Pakistan in Peace Effort: By ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON – Just a month after accusing Pakistan’s spy agency of secretly supporting the Haqqani terrorist network, which has mounted attacks on Americans, the Obama administration is now relying on the same
Pervez Musharraf – Popular or Infamous? -by Ibrahim Sajid Malick: When former general, dictator and president Pervez Musharraf was telling a packed audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington Wednesday that he may return to lead his country again, a well established Pakistani entrepreneur sitting next
Magnanimity Continues – by Shaizi Tauseef: Mother Teresa once said, “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity”. Many people come and go but only those are remembered who dedicate their lives for serving humanity. The meaning of serving humanity in these materialistic days
Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups: Related posts: Imran Khan takes over Lahore – by Riaz Malik Imran Khan ke naam khula khat – by Laibaah First of all, we congratulate Imran Khan and his PTI on attracting a sizeable crowd in their public rally (jalsa)
Another Bhutto gone -by Maleeha Manzoor: Once again black clouds of sorrow have covered us… Ah! Another doleful moment for Pakistan and political history!! Another chapter of history has been closed… Yeah! The former first lady of Pakistan “Begum Nusrat Bhutto” has been departed…A true
Congratulations to Yaseen Azad: LUBP felicitates Yaseen Azad on his election as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). The victory of Mr. Azad is a manifestation of the confidence reposed by the country’s legal fraternity in his professional and leadership abilities
Ajmeer Shah, you will not be mourned – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine You will not be mourned. Right wingers hate you because of your operations against the soldiers of Islam (TTP, LeJ, SSP etc). Urban liberal elites (aka fake liberals) do not consider you worthy of much
Imran Khan takes over Lahore – by Riaz Malik Hajjaji: About the author Related post: Imran Khan’s Lahore rally offers no hope to Pakistan’s religious and ethnic minority groups Tomorrow is the DAWN that Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Islamic Leftist poet used to refer to. Tommorow is the day
Kurram: a paradise lost – by Farhat Taj: Kurram is a mixed Shia-Sunni agency in FATA. Despite occasional Shia-Sunni clashes, Kurram remained by and large a peaceful part of the British India state and later its successor, the Pakistani state. There are mainly two reasons for that.
aik Zardari, sab per bhari – by Shoaib Adil: ایک زرداری سب پر بھاری جوں جوں سینٹ کے الیکشن قریب آتے جارہے ہیں الیکٹرانک میڈیا میں جمہوریت کو ایک ناکام نظام ثابت کرنے کا پراپیگنڈہ شروع ہو گیا ہے۔ تقریباً ہر ٹاک شو کا موضوع حکومت کی ناکامی
We condemn Shahbaz Sharif’s violent language against President Zardari: I was appalled to see the highlights of the PML-N rally in Lahore today. Shahbaz Sharif was insistent on killing Zardari and derailing democracy. I saw at least two instances which were frankly unacceptable. Firstly, the threat in unequivocal
Growing Urban Islamist Militancy in Punjab – by Zia Ur Rehman: Source: Jamestown Foundation While Pakistan has directed its focus and significant resources to fighting terrorism in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the growing activities of banned militant organizations and their influence in Punjab, the country’s most
مرتا کیا نہ کُرتا:   ہم نے کبھی سوچا بھی نہ تھا کہ کُرتے کا ذکر کیا ہوگا  لوگ باگ بشارتیں دینے لگیں گے اور وہ  صورت حال پیدا ہو جائے گی کہ جس میں آدمی کہتا ہے کہ ‘جان کی امان پاؤں
Begum Bhutto remembered – by Kamran Shafi: When I see the carping on Twitter, and various blogs and discussion boards and what have you, complaining about the holiday to mark the passing of Begum Nusrat Bhutto; or about the government flying journalists to Larkana to cover
Shadows of Endless Nights – by Ayesha N. Rashid:     Dedicated to the students Those who arrived at the gates of the officials Petitioning with open arms for pen and paper. But never came back. Those innocents who, in their idealism, took the fire of dedicated learning
Erosion of press freedom in Britain – by Shiraz Paracha: A British regularity body that is partly funded by the British government has ruled that a popular English language international news TV network with millions of viewers be taken off the broadcasting platform. In other words Press TV is banned
On LUBP’s apology to Najam Sethi club: Why can’t we respect free speech even if we disagree? – by Salma Jafar: The national media in Pakistan has become too sordid and boring despite the freedom it had to turn itself into credibility amongst its audience; apparently it has lost it. Because people like me no more watch the talk shows
Secret Pakistan: BBC documentary on how Pakistan’s ISI trains and arms Taliban: Related posts: On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar A comment on Bruce Riedel’s proposed accountability of Pakistan army Appeal to international community: Impose travel restrictions on all senior officers of
Begum Nusrat Bhutto, We salute you – by Farahnaz Ispahani: The political history of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has been one of relentless and unyielding struggle to restore democracy in Pakistan in the face of overwhelming resistance by the forces of tyranny and dictatorship. Though this history is
Maligning Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on Nusrat Bhutto’s death: My attention to Murtaza Razvi’s piece on Begum Nusrat Bhutto was drawn by a fellow Tweep (@Darveshh) who referred to the article (A remarkable life story) published in Indian Express with the following comment: “No, it’s not Ansar Abbasi,
maan tujhe salaam: Four excellent articles on Begum Nusrat Bhutto: Editor’s note: We are pleased to post four excellent articles about Begum Nusrat Bhutto, her relentless struggle against tyranny and oppression, and sacrifices for the cause of democracy in Pakistan. While Begum Bhutto was mentally and physically tortured by
Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban: Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game, acting as America’s ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan according to US intelligence. In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan
Tribute to Begum Nusrat Bhutto (1929-2011) -by Shoaib Mir: Tribute to Begum Nusrat Bhutto (1929-2011) خاک اصفہان جب مل گئ مہر ا ن میں نصف جہا ں کی خو شبو پھیل گئ چا ر سو نشا ن ا متیا ز ہے ما د ر جمہو ر یت جس
LUBP wishes its readers a Happy Diwali: LUBP wishes its readers a Happy Diwali, a festival which marks the triumph of good over evil, colorful rangolis and firecrackers. This is a festive time for many Pakistani Hindus and all those who celebrate open-heartedness, mirth and joy! 
Ansar Abbasi: Journalism or Wishful Thinking – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: It seems that PML-N’s unofficial spokesman, Ansar Abbasi has a front page spot dedicated for his “reports” in The News. His reports are usually in forms of discussions with majority “unnamed” sources and a very few known personalities. Like
WikiLeaks confirms that Pakistan’s Deobandi clerics Ludhyanvi, Fazl-ur-Rehman are funded by Arab countries: The following cable confirms what was long suspected, i.e., the connection between Deobandi clerics and terrorists in Pakistan and their financiers, the Arab dictators. The cable confirms that the banned Pakistani Deobandi terror outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP, currently operating as
LUBP must not consciously malign Najam Sethi – Comments by Shaheryar Ali and Mehmal Sarfraz: Editor’s note: LUBP has received some critical comments on Laibaah’s post titled “Najam Sethi’s role in the Baloch resistance movement of 1970s” and also via Twitter which suggest that the assertions in that post about Mr. Sethi’s role in
Mind your own back, Mr. Karzai – by Rusty Walker: For the record, why would the U.S., EVER be “stunned” as the news report stated, that Hamid Kazai would “not back the US in a confrontation with Pakistan” – mind you, a confrontation that is not in the least
Shia genocide, complicity of judiciary and the attempts to stifle dissent – by Haider Karrar: Today Pakistan is in the midst of a low grade war against its minority Shia Muslim population. This is the same Pakistan whose founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had said: “Minorities, to whichever community they may belong, will be safeguarded.
Islamabad ke kufe se: A tribute to Madar-e-Jamhooriat Begum Nusrat Bhutto: Haji Nazar Mohammad Leghari, born in 1921, was 58 when Mr. Bhutto was executed and brought to be buried in Garhi Khuda Bux. He was working as Estate Manager for Mr. Bhutto’s family from Jan 1, 1941. In his
Pakistan is poorer without you: Rest in peace Begum Bhutto – by Marvi Sirmed: Islamabad, Oct.24 (ANI): She had been ill since long. In fact after 1996, when her son was killed, none of us ever saw her or heard from her. Yet the news of Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s passing away came as
Why Pakistan’s media needs a code of conduct?: Pakistan’s media landscape has exploded over the last decade. But it is still the most dangerous place on earth to be a journalist and there are now calls for a strict code of conduct to protect the press and
Marginalizing Pakhtoons here but longing for their rule in Afghanistan, Army paradox — by Kahar Zalmay: My people want to live peacefully with their neighbours. My people are poor, their wishes and desires too little and they want to live as free men, not soldiers During my extensive travels in the Pashtun heartland after a
Begum Nusrat Bhutto: a woman who sacrificed all: Begum Nusrat Bhutto has passed away. May Allah rest her soul in peace. She was a woman of substance who gave more to the world than took from it. She lost a husband, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, undoubtedly the biggest
A lonely voice: Nasir Ali Shah’s mission to save Shia Hazaras: His community, the people who elected him as their representative in Pakistan’s parliament (National Assembly), are being killed like flies in a systematic and ongoing manner. He has been highlighting the mass murders and persecution facing his community for
R.I.P The woman of substance Nusrat Bhutto Ispahani – by Saria Benazir: When one glances into the record of Pakistan Peoples Party, one will stumble on it. It is a long history of struggle and sacrifices. No doubt unfolding them is not even that unproblematic, but it necessitates a lot of