Monthly Archive:: November 2011

Saudi-funded TV channels continue to radicalize Muslim youth: With billions of petro dollars to fund their global clout, the Saudi lobbies have simply brought off opposition to their continued efforts to spread Wahabism worldwide.  In failing to confront Wahabism, North America and Europe remain paralysed by a combination
Smartest journo on smartest nukes: Every now and then, we reminded of the greatness of Pakistan’s military and intelligence prowess by none other than the military and intelligence supporters in our right wing media. While in love with their masters, some of these journalists
Non-Muslims’ homage to Imam Hussain ibn e Ali (a.s.) – by Ali Salman Alvi: . Karbala spreads a universal message of non-violent resistance and supreme sacrifice to the cause and in today’s climate of violence, extremism and tyranny; it is more pertinent than ever. For the very same reason prominent leaders, statesmen, scholars,
PPP, a story of achievements amidst continuous opposition – by Riaz Ali Toori: We are celebrating the 45th Foundation Day of Pakistan Peoples Party through the auspices of which, proper democracy and constitution got introduced first time in Pakistan. From 1947 to 1973 we had failed to formulate an effective constitution but
Bilawal’s vision on the eve of PPP Foundation Day – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
PPP’s Founding Day: President and PM urge the party workers to unite against anti-democratic forces: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is celebrating its 45th Foundation Day today. The President Asif Ali Zardari‚ and the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani‚ in their separate messages on the occasion have urged the party workers to unite against forces
Qila Bhatianwala: A tiny oasis of Sunni-Shia unity in Pakistan – by Karamat Bhatty: LAHORE: A small village near Lahore has achieved what most of the country has failed to forge: religious tolerance. In Qila Bhatianwala village, Shia and Sunnis live, pray, celebrate and mourn together, while the rest of the country sinks
Danish’s crime was being a Shia Muslim – by Marya Mushtaq: Muhammad Danish Baltistani, 32, left his home in Nawan-Killi (Quetta) for University of Balochistan, where he taught in the Computer Science Department on November 29 only to be carried back home by several men. He was killed. His crime:
University lecturer killed in Quetta by ISI-SCP backed LeJ-SSP-TTP terrorists: Related Posts: Silence Of The Liberal Lambs – By Dr. Taqi  Blood of Shia Muslims flows freely in Pakistan – by Amir Mir Intellectual dishonesty in misrepresenting Shia massacres in Pakistan A university lecturer, Danish Baltistani, was gunned down
Ch. Nisar’s resignation sets a bad precedent for democracy: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan resignation as chairman Public Accounts Committee(PAC) is the biggest blow to democracy came at the hands of the Ziaist forces, it further exposed Sharif Brother’s impatience to hold on to power and the worst decision
Chief Justice of Pakistan: A monumental failure – by pejamistri: Big successes often turn into monumental failures and this is one such case. It does not matter whether IMC was hand in glove with Kyani in order to get rid of Pervez Musharraf, the point is people started putting
وہ میرا آشیاں کیوں ہو؟: ایک پہلوان حضرت ابراہیم ابن ادھم کے پیچھے پڑ گیا کہ مجھ سے کشتی میں مقابلہ کرو، انہوں نے نرمی سے انکار کر دیا تو وہ اور پیچھے پڑ گیا، آخر پوچھا کیا تم مجھ سے طاقتور ہو ؟ اس
Why the memo issue is not dying down – by Fauzia Wahab: Cross posted from The News, November 28, 2011 We thought with the resignation of Husain Haqqani, the issue of the memo will die down. It has not! With each day the issue bounces back more forcefully than ever. Is
Supreme Court accepts Nawaz Sharif’s petition on memo under Article 184(3): According to news reports, the Supreme court of Pakistan has accepted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition  on the “memogate”. Mr. Sharif had pleaded that the court should itself constitute a committee on the recent Husain Haqqani-Mansoor Ijaz memo
Shah Mehmood Qureshi: Clean or dishonest politician?: Congratulation, the newborn Judas’s name is also included in the list of ‘Clean Politicians’ compiled & released by PTI’s Kaptaan Imran khan. So, eventually Kaptaan has got one more big turn coat and opportunist in PTI’s fold after a
War with NATO, suicide for Pakistan – by Shiraz Paracha: A low-intensity military conflict between Pakistan and the United States is going on in Afghanistan and along the Pak-Afghan border since the U.S. military invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Both sides have been using proxies and guerrilla war tactics
Has LUBP followed PPP in disremembering Balochistan?: Dear editors of  Let Us Build Pakistan Though our memories of Pakistan Peoples Party are not pleasurable enough, but the way it has been plowed by a common adversary, the security establishment and discredited by right wing sycophants in politics,
National Media Conference: Pakistan’s media, present & future: The two-day of media conference entitled “Pakistan Media: Present and Future” arranged by Individualland(IL) in collaboration with Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF), drew a large number of journalists from all parts of the country including a strong representation from
Bahrain Independent Commission’s report and the role of Pakistani mercenaries: Also read: LUBP articles on Bahrain KARACHI: Around 8,110 complaints and statements of various human rights abuses were received, and a “systematic practice of physical and psychological mistreatment” was uncovered when the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) began
Every land is Karbala: The globalization of Muharram – by Fahad Desmukh: Above: Tabuik festival in West Sumatra, Indonesia (source: Wiki Commons)   Here’s a map I’ve made by plotting a bunch of Youtube videos of the rites of the Shia Muslim commemoration of Muharram/Ashura. The embedded map below is a bit
Husain Haqqani and Mansoor Ijaz deserve each other – by Ayaz Amir: Ours must be the most insecure country in the world, and the most paranoid. We are terrified not just by our nightmares but our very shadows. And judging by our behaviour we seem to think that the rest of
Jalil Reki’s murder is a test case for rights champion Sherry Rehman – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine While elite media and human rights organizations are currently busy in projecting Sherry Rehman (Pakistan’s new Ambassador to the USA) as a champion of human rights in Pakistan, here is a first opportunity for Ambassador Rehman
RIP Naseer Kavi (author of ‘tum kitnay Bhutto maro gey’): The LUBP team is deeply saddened to hear the news of Naseer Kavi’s death. We urge the PPP office bearers and government officials to provide every possible moral and financial (if needed) assistance to Mr. Kavi’s family. We also
Pakistan’s urban, elitist liberals must not uncritically promote Sherry Rehman: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: Some gems from Declan Walsh’s article promoting Sherry Rehman Where Ansar Abbasi and Mosharraf Zaidi converge: “PPP killed Sherry Rehman’s bill” Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring of sympathy for Sherry Rehman –
Husain Haqqani’s replacement with Sherry Rehman was jointly engineered by Uncle Sam and Pakistan Army – by Laibaah: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine This is not a definitive post, however, there are some indications to suggest that at least some USA officials were, to some extent, on board with Pakistan army in trapping and ultimately deseating Ambassador Husain
China, Russia flexing muscles: A New World Order, or Cold War? – by Shiraz Paracha: China and Russia are flexing their muscles in the wake of Western actions and policies in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Days after China issued a warning against the establishment of U.S. military bases in Australia; Russia has
An open letter to LUBP – by Salma Jafar:         Dear LUBP editors, Just a few thoughts for what they are worth. Although I am not a part of LUBP team and you have every right to define the parameters of your debate and LUBP
Who will Nawaz Sharif choose: A steadfast friend or a solo flying opportunist?: Shah Mahmood Qureshi who recently resigned as an MNA and a member of the CEC of the Pakistan Peoples Party after having been overlooked for the position of Foreign Minister of Pakistan is keeping two political parties of tenterhooks
jo beet gaya wo kal: a chronology: جو بیت گیا وہ کل “کہاں قاتل بدلتے ہیں فقط چہرے بدلتے ہیں” “موت سے کس کو دستکاری ہے آج وہ کل تمہاری باری ہے” “کس قیامت کے یہ نامے میرے نام آتے ہیں “ ” ذرا سی آہٹ
Make Husain Haqqani a Senator and Slap the Military: There are no two doubts that this blog is of critical supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party, who are operating independently of party guidelines and support. Pakistan’s Ambassador to USA,  Husain Haqqani has been forced to resign from one
The dream of a new start in Pakistan – by Omar Ali:   The rise of Imran Khan and memogate have enthused those who dream of a “reformed” democracy under the guiding hand of the army. A few days ago, I was planning to write about Imran Khan. Pakistan’s most successful
This is not the 90’s: It seems the Pakistani politics and the powers in the background still rely on the proverbial “masala formula” followed by Bollywood and Lollywood movies. The “masala formula” of Pakistani politics involves two main political parties along with a few
The case of a curious memo – by Ali Aftab Saeed (Beygairat Brigade): First published at Pak Tea House Related posts: LUBP archive on memogate LUBP archive on Beygairat Brigade Let’s start with a simple thought, why does one write a letter to someone? Clench that answer in your mind and now
Pakistan army too should learn to forgive bloody civilians: Editor’s note: We provide below extracts from two Urdu articles (from BBC Urdu and Top Story Online) in order to remind the Deep State that while Pakistani nation forgave or was forced to forgive military dictators (Generals Ayub, Zia,
Sincere Advice to Nawaz Sharif: Is it really fair to say that the PPP is now pro-establishment (when in fact it has decided to tow the line simply to survive and protect all the good legislation enacted by its government) or equally is it
Memogate: Pro-establishment fake liberals and right wingers’ coordinated plan against democracy: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related post: Husain Haqqani’s resignation and urban elites’ sham-e-ghariban on Twitter Usual suspects have approached the Lahore High Court to place Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s name in the Exit Control List! This is a serious development which
Rinse and Repeat – by Sindhyar Talpur: Once a director of popular films was asked in a casual meeting- why his last three films seemed similar to another. His candid reply: if public is willing to pay money to watch same film over and over, who am
An open letter to Nawaz Sharif — by Gul Bukhari: Because you have firsthand experience of how democracy and the people’s will is thwarted and corroded, you must be cognizant of the role you must play at this crucial time, as you have done in the service of the
Mansoor Ijaz says Zardari had no knowledge of the memo: If the following version of events is true, then this is either a case of dishonest representation or dishonest advice by Ambassador Husain Haqqani. It was a shocking error of judgement to engage with and get entrapped by someone as unscrupulous as Mansoor
Islamization and Pakistani Society – by Zainab Khawaja: Khamosh Pani is a film about a widowed mother, Ayesha, and her teenage son, Saleem, based in Charkhi, Punjab, which is coming under radical influence. The story begins in 1979. President Zia-ul-Haq has imposed martial law, & manipulated the interpretation