Monthly Archive:: July 2012

The Samosa and the Court – by Noah Bukhari: The Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the Punjab Bakers and Sweet Federation and set aside a notification by the Punjab government through which the price of a Samosa was fixed at Rs6. In 2009, the City District Government
Dr. A Q Khan Who is he? – by Ali Taj: I believed that Dr. A Q Khan was the scientist who brought advanced atomic energy technology to Pakistan. Of course there were other stories that he was really a figure head and the real heroes of the atomic power
Media Exoneration Commission, the JJJ (Journalist, Judiciary, Jernail) – by Ali Taj: More than a third of US population thinks President Obama is a Muslim, about the same number believe that he falsified his birth certificate to get into office. These are obviously malicious lies but no one in the American Administration is
A truly democratic future -by Farahnaz Ispahani: For the first time in its history, Pakistan is close to a democratic transfer of power. One directly elected government will go through the electoral process again in the first quarter of 2013 and a new, elected group answerable to
Congratulations Bilawal, my emerging ‘Benazir leader’… – by Maleeha Manzoor: ‘Bhutto is back!’ – Elated with extreme delight, my heart shouts out loud as I perceive the physical traits, features, expressions, elegance and charisma of Bhutto, the man of Millennium, in the young Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who turns out to be
New header on LUBP: New header (Green background with crescent and star) on LUBP is to dispel the impression that we are an official blog of the PPP. LUBP has always been a voluntary project comprising supporters of the PPP and other progressive
تین سپر پاورز کو شکست….کیا واقعی؟: افغانستان نے تین سپر پاورز کو شکست دی ہے…. ہمارے پاس اپنے نوجوانوں کو گمراہ کرنے کے کے لئے ایک سے ایک بڑا مسخرہ موجود ہے۔ کوئی لال ٹوپی پہن کر ٹی وی پر آ جاتا ہے اور اِس
Kohenoor TV studio fire kills five during Ramzan transmission. Thank you, corporate media!: Related post: Dunya News must not politicize the murder case against Mian Amer, Atif Aslam and Qasmi “Corporate media” refers to a system of mass media production, distribution, ownership, and funding which is dominated by corporations and their CEOs.
Baladast kon? Awam ya koi aur?: ہمارے میڈیا میں موجود دوست، شیخ رشید، اعجاز الحق، عمران خان اور جنرل( ر) حمید گل جیسے صفر نمائندگی رکھنے والے لوگوں کو بلا کر تواتر سے جمہوریت مخالف ٹاک شوز کرنے کی توجیہ یہ بیان کرتے ہیں کہ
This is how Pakistan army ruined Pakistan Railways: Compiled by: Irfan Qadri پاکستان کے ریلوے کے وفاقی وزیر حاجی غلام احمد بلور نے کہا ہے کہ ریلوے کا بیڑہ غرق کرنے میں فوج کے ٹرانسپورٹ کے ادارے نیشنل لاجسٹک سیل یعنی ‘این ایل سی’ کا بڑا ہاتھ
Pakistan Democracy Review: Pro-women legislation by the PPP government: Here is a list of pro-women legislation enacted by the present PPP Government which is implementing the vision of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed under the leadership of President and Co-Chairman Asif Zardari. 1. The National Commission on the Status of
SOCMM12 and the ban on – by Karrar Hussain: The two-day Pak-India Social Media Mela (SOCMM12) was held in Karachi on July 13-14, hosted by the US Consulate General in collaboration with a non-governmental organization‚ Peace Niche. As to what were the requisites for the participation is something
Sipah-e-Sahaba thanks Hamid Mir for peddling Saudi-Salafi propaganda on Syria: Hamid Mir has circulated a video recently released by Saudi-Salafi propagandists (most probably affiliated to the Al Qaeda militants in Syria) which presents a very partial and sectarian picture of the situation in Syria. This act of his is
This too was Pakistan (1947-71): A response to Nadeem Paracha’s “Also Pakistan” – by Abdul Nishapuri: Related post: This All Began in 1947: The Jihadist Operations of Pakistani State Nadeem F. Paracha’s (NFP) history of Pakistan in the four part series in daily Dawn suffers from an error of exclusion. It is the history of Pakistan’s
A letter to Anti Peoples Party (APP): Author: Realistic Voice Dear APP (Anti Peoples Party), Thank you so very much for supporting and voting for Aslam Bosan in NA-151, Multan. You have come a long way from 1969 to 2012. You have snatched 60,000 votes from
SOS for Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry: Hamid Mir in Action – by Ahsan Shah: “Arsalan Iftikhar is totally innocent. All the evidence against him are Fake. They are cooked by the Government and the Secret Agencies mutually to bring Mr CJ under Pressure”, writes Hamid Mir in his 26 July column in daily
Deeply bitten by your liberality – by Zainab Binte Ali: Plato, the totalitarian, out of passion and prejudice hushed Democritus to strangulate the spirit of progress, evolution and above all democracy. Ali abbas Jalalpuri must have been working with darbar in Jalalpur if he had paid heed to the
A comment on Hussain Haqqani’s lecture on clashing U.S.-Pakistani narratives: In this lecture organized by the Chautauqua Institution, Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., seeks to explain the notorious love and hate relationship between Pakistan and U.S. Tracing the history of Pakistan-U.S. relations, Haqqani touches on some
Moderate Deobandi vs Takfiri Deobandis دیوبندی بمقابلہ تکفیری دیوبندی: دیوبندی بمقابلہ تکفیری علی شیرازی مولانا فضل الرحمن پر ہونے والے حالیہ خودکش حملے اور اس سے بھی پہلے مولانا حسن جان کی شہادت، رائج دیوبندی علماء اور تکفیری جہادیوں کے درمیان بڑھتی ہوئی چپقلش کا شاخسانہ ہے، بلکہ
Maulana Hassan Jan, a senior Deobandi cleric killed by Takfiri militants of Sipah Sahaba – by Abdul Nishapuri: Maulana Hassan Jan was a leading Sunni Deobandi cleric of Peshawar who was martyred by the Takfiri Deobandi militants of the Sipah-e-Sahaba Taliban (SST) on 17 September 2007. Maulana was born on 6 January 1938 in Prang, Charsadda. He
Aik parliamentarian ke remarks: آج کل صحافت کا ‘دھندہ’ جج صاحبان کے ریمارکس اور پھر ان کی بنیاد پر روزانہ کۓ جانے والے ٹاک شوز پر چل رہا ہے۔ لہذا اب صحافت سے وابستہ افراد تحقیقی صحافت کے کٹھن مراحل سے گزر کر
Muslims of Burma and lesser Muslims of Pakistan – by Nusrat Javed: In the following op-ed in Urdu daily Express, veteran columnist Nusrat Javed shames those (Imran Khan, Munawar Hasan, Nawaz Sharif, Hafiz Saeed, Ahmed Ludhianvi, Hakeemullah Mehsud etc) who are issuing statements and/or organizing protests in support of Muslims of
The Living Dead! -by Asad Ejaz: Who recalls that the dead cannot be turned alive? It swiftly happens with Pakistani media in charge. Local media houses have resorted to making a mockery of investigative journalism which meekly calls for a slight hassle of travelling, reaching
“The FBI is gonna get you”, Najam Sethi threatens a freelance columnist: Follow up on your threat, Mr. Sethi – by Adnan Gill Dear readers, I am a freelance columnist and political scientist with keen interest in Pakistani politics and media. On Twitter, I use the following handle: Adnan Gill @TomCat111.
ISI mole arrested in Kabul is a friend of Abdul Khaliq Hazara and HDP – by Mehdi Changezi: Editor’s note: This letter from Quetta proves as correct LUBP’s stance on Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and Abdul Khaliq Hazara. We are glad that a Shia-Hazara friend from Quetta has noticed our efforts and sent us this letter which
A fake defender of parliament, constitution and judiciary: Pakistan’s so-called independent judiciary is mounting pressure on the newly elected prime minister Raja Pervaz Ashraf to write the oft-debated letter to Swiss authorities against Pakistan’s President. It has already disqualified and ousted Yousuf Raza Gilani as PM after
Thank you Mr. President! – by Saria Benazir: “God brings night and God brings day. God brings light and God brings darkness. Victory and defeat are in God’s hands. In our hands is the decision to live a life that can give us the satisfaction to say,
My president: The most valiant and tolerant – by Maleeha Manzoor: When the lights on the stage of life go out, those names shine brightly that were dedicated to the people, God’s agents in this world and its true masters. Asif’s name will be one of those shining stars while
Baba Mazari’s message of unity to Shia Hazaras – by S. Batool: Quoting Baba Mazari’s address to foster unity and harmony: “The war that has been pushed into you, these rifts are all caused by [Khariji] Wahabbis. My Mujahid brothers, my honorable people, never think that our enemies are Pashtoons, Tajik
Prior convictions and Pakistan’s president: In the last few weeks, news reports have appeared in the US which mischaracterize the history of allegations against Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari. The publication“KGS Nightwatch,” a nightly national security newsletter, reported that  Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari “was
Are we caving in?‏ -by Dr Amjad Cheema: Having gotten up early in the morning after a tiresome struggle with the hourly load shedding of electricity at night I planned the day during which I had to buy a Pakistan International Airlines’ ticket for my wife. I
PML-N playing politics on the abolition of death penalty – by Dr. Zulfiqar Ali: One of the first acts of ZAB, after Dec 20th 1971, was de facto abolition of death penalty. At the time Pakistan was one of the few such countries.On the black night of July 5th, he asked his servant
From banks of the Nile to the land of Talagang – by Dr. Zulfiqar Ali: Dear Ummah, My name is Ali Wanis. I am a Salafist member of Egypt’s parliament. As you know that Yahood o Hanood are totally, totally afraid of us. It is us, whom some people call fanatics, that no one,
Happy Birthday President Zardari – by M Usama Kabbir:             Back in 2007 as the lawyers’ movment gained momentum, it attracted abrupt attention of a youth brought up in the ‘prosperity bubble’ of a military regime. With little sense of our history and
More terror awaits Karachi as court acquits seven ASWJ-Taliban militants for ‘want of evidence’: Related posts: Acquittal of terrorists in Pakistan Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and the “lack of evidence” Let’s blame the prosecution KARACHI, July 24: A sessions court acquitted on Tuesday seven alleged members of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in a police encounter case
What role did Shia voters play in Multan by-election?: In his recent column in daily Dawn, Cyril Almeida offers an interesting perspective on the PPP’s victory in by-elections in Multan. In particular, he refers to the the behaviour of Shia voters: There were the expected loyalists — the
Phone interview with Dr. Syed Taj US congress contender – by Ali Taj: Today I caught up with Dr. Taj for a telephone interview when he was about to go for his Maghrib prayers. Although the name implies that he may somehow be related to me, yet the only relation I bear
Criticism of LUBP, let the readers decide: We are pleased to publish the following criticism by noted “liberals” on LUBP. We welcome critical comments and leave it to our readers’ discretion to decide whether the criticism levelled on LUBP is fair and justified.
Am I a Zionist? – by Irfan Qadri: Dear LUBP editors: I will really appreciate if you could publish the following note and the exchange. Thank you. Irfan As a Pakistani Muslim of Sunni Barelvi origin, I have always supported human rights of Pakistan’s persecuted and target
We appreciate Israeli President’s Ramadan message: Related post: Am I a Zionist? – by Irfan Qadri Israeli President Shimon Peres has released a video message wishing the Muslim world “Ramadan Kareem”, meaning “have a blessed Ramadan (or Ramzan)”. During the month of Ramadan, which begins this year (2012)