Monthly Archive:: August 2013

Obama Threatens to Teach Bashar al-Assad a Lesson- by Rusty Walker: After months of posturing and indecision, President Obama appears to be forced to act by his own pronounced “red line.” ‘President Obama’s narrative heats up against Syria and its alleged use of chemical weapons: “The goal here is to
Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern – by Nafeez Ahmed: U.N. chemical weapons experts visit people affected by an apparent gas attack, at a hospital in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters On 21 August, hundreds – perhaps over a thousand – people were killed in a
PAKISTAN/SAUDI ARABIA: Save poor Pakistanis from being beheaded in Saudi Arabia: ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-095-2013 ISSUES: Death penalty; right to life; right to fair trial; drug trafficking; impunity; rule of law Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information
SC Bars Zardari from leaving Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: AFP/FILE ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a notice to the federal government in relation to a request that called for barring President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country, Express News reported on
The Syrian stumble – by Zeeshan Shah: The war on terror has changed the landscape of the Middle East. It has brought in a new world order and created divide between the East and the West. In this context, the UN Security Council set a line
Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: Shame on PPP for selecting two women candidates in these elections when Taliban Protectors PTI and PML N did not give any tickets to women. Shows that basically PPP is a part that favours women and minorities and what
Letter to Uncle Sam: Hajjaji Congrats on your Union with ISI and Al Qaeda – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: Hear Ye Hear Ye The Ghairatmand Taliban Supportors are on the rise! Until last year, whenever we -PML N, PTI, JI, ASWJ, ISI/Pakistan Army, Media, Shia Mullahs- used to say that America is supporting the Taliban and Al Qaeda,
جمہوریت کے منہ پرطمانچہ:   پیپلز پارٹی کے رہنما خورشید شاہ نے کہا ہے کہ کراچی میں فوج بلانا جمہوریت کے منہ پرطمانچہ ہوگا.ہم خورشید شاہ  کوپیپلز  پارٹی کی تاریخ یاد دلانا چاہتے ہیں  کیا 23 مارچ 1973 ء کو لیاقت باغ راول پنڈی
Syria and the Confused Role of the United States – by Rusty Walker: Rebel forces and human rights activists have confirmed that poison gas was used at a site near Damascus, killing several hundreds of people, including women and children, August 21, 2013. It cannot be confirmed who did this, while UN
LUBP appreciates the clear headed stance by Ed Miliband: Editors Note: LUBP appreciates the clear headed stance by ED Miliband leader of the opposition Labor party in the British Parliament. Wars have been undertaken too many times on flimsy evidence and in haste, the West must learn from
Syria – The Whirlpool of World’s Hypocrisy – by Xain Gardezi:   If some decades later, historians are asked to depict the Syrian civil war with just one drawing, they might as well just use above shown illustration of Jordanian Cartoonist Osama Hajjaj. Ironically everyone in the picture has always
شیعہ سنی اتحاد کے داعی مولانا اسحاق چل بسے: ممتاز عالم دین مولانا اسحاق رضائے الٰہی سے وفات پاگئے فیصل آباد سے تعلق رکھنے والے ممتاز عالم دین مولانا محمد اسحاق قضائے الہی سے وفات پاگئے ہیں،مرحوم پاکستان کے ایک معروف محقق عالم دین کے علاوہ وحدت امت
The Concerns of a Pakistani Shia Muslim – by Salman Zaidi: I woke up today on 27th August, 2013 at 4 am, it was just after 5 hours of sleep, I woke up after I had a nightmare, in the nightmare, I saw that I am sitting infront of the
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Taleban execute 13 civilians in Afghanistan: HERAT, Afghanistan: The Afghan Taleban executed 13 Afghan workers in two provinces after accusing them of working for the government, officials said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on civilians this year. The Taleban are
شام امریکی خون آشامی کا نیا پڑاؤ: امریکی سیکرٹری خارجہ جان کیری نے ایک پریس کانفرنس کرتے ہوئے یہ انکشاف کیا کہ امریکی صدر شام کی جانب سے اقوام متحدہ کی معائنہ ٹیم کو دمشق کے گرد و نواح میں کیمیائی ہتھیاروں کے استعمال اور اس
Growing sectarianism in Balochistan : Govt shunning clampdown against LeJ – by Kiyaa Qadir Baluch: ISLAMABAD: While the Balochistan government is looking for support and help of the central government to bring an end to growing sectarian violence in Quetta, the federal government seems to control the violence with composure. Well informed circles in
Support Democracy, Not the Monarchy – by Ali Al-Ahmed: For several decades, American media, think tanks and government officials have viewed Saudi Arabia as one of the most important allies in the Middle East although the two countries share no true common values and strategic interests. The United
Who is Using Chemical Weapons in Syria? by A Z: The reality is Syrian conflict is ‘bad guys’ against ‘bad guys’. There are no good guys in this battlefield. Assad’s regime is unscrupulously murderous to Stalinesque proportions, but it would make no sense for them to use chemical weapons.
What exactly happened in #Bhakkar #ShiaGenocide – by Sabah Hasan: ‪#‎ShiaGenocide‬: Friends have been asking what exactly happened in ‪#‎Bhakkar‬that has been referred as ‘2 girohon ka tasadum’ by our supposedly independent media> Here it is: It started in Kotla Jam (district Bhakkar) on 23rd August when an illegal rally
فرقہ واریت کون پھیلا رہا ہے؟:   میں ہالینڈ سے تعلق رکھنے والے صحافی ڈگلس اور ایک روسی نژاد خاتون صحافی کے ساتھ ضلع بھکر گیا اور وہاں جاکر ہم نے بھکر،کوٹلہ جام اور پنج گرائیں کا دورہ کیا-اس دورے کے دوران ہم بھکر کی
Asmatullah Muavia is a product of Lal Masjid operation – by Amir Mir:   ISLAMABAD: Commander Asmatullah Muavia, who was sacked by the central Shura of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday for welcoming Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s recent offer of talks to the “armed militants”, started his jehadi career from
Pathetic reign of a decaying society – by Lal Khan: A majority right wing government is a provocation for the oppressed masses that are being tormented with this avalanche of socioeconomic onslaught  The maiden speech by the third time prime minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif, was no different from the
A season for grief’s pursuing – and now Mirza Abbas Arif – by A Z: As a warm August morning wore on in Karachi, Mirza Abbas Arif, a young man of 25 years in his glorious youthful prime, left for work. Soon after his car came under attack by the terrorists of the SSP
The Grand Narrative: There are things we observe but we either don’t want to admit them or we don’t know what they are. We all hear big terms such as the establishment, status quo, civil-military bureaucracy & foreign plots to exploit Pakistan. These things have
Ansar Abbas: The blast tore his arms but not his spirit – by Shiraz Hassan:     Ansar Abbas uses his computer with his feet after losing his arms in a tragic suicide attack. PHOTO: SHIRAZ HASSAN Pakistan has been a hotbed of terrorism and militancy for almost a decade now. In this period of time, more
Deleted Daily Mail Online Article: “US Backed Plan for Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria to Be Blamed on Assad: In January 29, 2013, Britain’s most popular Daily Newspaper, in its online version published an article titled: U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’ A few days later they pulled the
Justice for Mirza Abbas Arif – by Alizeh Khaleeli: The words stare back at me,and leave me bereft of speech.What justice will there be when our collective consciences are in denial as a nation?  I cannot love justice without hating injustice.I am not made of the clay that
Rights of minorities: ‘Ahmadis not allowed to do business in Muslim areas’ – by Rana Tanveer: A photo showing a destroyed Ahmadi worship place. PHOTO: AHMADI COMMUNITY PRESS OFFICE LAHORE: A man was forced to abandon his woodworking business and flee Gujranwala with his family after his erstwhile friends and neighbours discovered that he was an
فرقہ واریت اور ہمارا معاشرہ – از امام بخاری: فرقہ واریت ہمارے ملک کے مسائل میں سے ایک ایسا مسلہ ہے جو گزشتہ کچھ سالوں میں انتہائی شدت اختیار کر گیا ہے اور ملک کے بعض علاقوں  کوئٹہ،گلگت ،پاراچنار ،کراچی اور جنوبی پنجاب کو یہ عفریت مکمل طور پر
فلاحِ انسانیت یا تباہِ انسانیت ؟؟؟ – از یاسر علی: فلاحِ انسانیت کے نام پر انسانیت کو بدنام اور تباہ کرنے کا جو پلان میاں صاحبان اور رانا ثناءاللہ کی مدد سے کالعدم تنظیم لشکر طیبہ کا نام بدل کر کام کرنے والی جماعت ا لدعوۃ نے بنایا ہے
واشنگٹن میں شیعہ نسل کشی کے خلاف انٹرنیشنل کانفرنس کا انعقاد: شفقنا اردو (بین الاقوامی شیعہ خبر رساں ادارہ) -بین الاقوامی شیعہ ادارے شیعہ انٹرنیشنل کے تحت عالمی سطح پر شیعہ نسل کشی کے تدارک اور دہشت گردی کے خاتمہ کے لئے کانفرنس کا انعقاد کیا جارہا ہے۔ واشنگٹن، امریکہ
مسلم پاکستان میں کافر یوٹیوب – عمید ملک: ستمبر ٢٠١٢ میں ایک متنازعہ فلم کو بنیاد بنا کر حکومت پاکستان نے یوٹیوب کو پاکستانی صارفین کے لئے بند کر دیا۔ آسان الفاظ میں ہیروئین، چرس گانجا، خطرناک ہتھیار، بارود، خودکش جیکٹ اور اسی طرح کی خطرناک اور
Martyrdom is our Inheritance – Alizeh Khalili: I do not know the strength it takes to sit with your son in the cold.In a coffin.I do not know what those eyes look like when their glance falls upon the snatched youth of their son. I do
The Saudi Arabian Salafi winter casts its dark shadow over Egypt: Pakistan is next: In an article dated October12 2011 LUBP asserted that the Arab Spring was in fact the Saudi Arabian Winter. We saw further evidence with the brutal murder of Ambassador Stevens. Now we see the emergence of a Salafi government backed
The Implications of Pakhtuns’ Stereotyping – by Arshad Haroon: It would not be wrong to claim that the people inhabiting both sides of the Durand Line are peace-loving people who entertain a secular worldview and who hold in high esteem aesthetic practices. This is evident from centuries old
The merits of the case – by Farahnaz Ispahani: Erstwhile coup-making general and former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf was indicted on murder charges Tuesdayin connection with the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. While the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi had named Musharraf in the case in early 2011,
Jamat Islami: The Apex of Hypocrisy!: News Beat – 6th August 2013 by zemvideos Editor’s note: we are Cross posting an article by Hassan Amin from Pakistani Spectator. This article explains some of the points made by Shaher Bano Walajahi and Saleem Safi in the talk
The Confused Jang Group and its Khushamdi Sahafi Hazraat: There is a list of adjectives that can be attributed to Jang Group and its journalists. While “cheater” is the most appropriate one for the entire group, “confused” is another for them. Jang Group has a number of journalists
Why I am Anxious About Chilas.:   Diamer District is bounded by Astore District in the east, by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the southwest Neelum District of Azad Kashmir in the south, the Ghizer District in the north and northwest, and the Gilgit District in the north and northeast. Before the Karakoram Highway was opened in 1978, the